Resilience

Break the Cycle - Starting Today

Professional Education Conference & public education events

You are cordially invited to attend a special screening of  Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope the award winning documentary that chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

    What is the Resilience Documentary?

    RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Experts now believe that toxic stress is one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression. These extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. RESILIENCE chronicles this new approach among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities who are using cutting-edge science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. 

    Community education events

    All film screenings will be accompanied by a panel discussion with local experts and allow for a public question and answer. Events are free and open to the public. We hope you can join us! 

    Professional Education Conference (May 13)

    The Professional Education Conference will kick off with the film screening hosted by director James Redford. Workgroup sessions will follow throughout the day to discuss breaking the cycle of adversity and responding as a trauma informed community.  The event is scheduled from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    We invite all educators, counselors, law enforcement, mental and behavioral health care professionals, etc. to attend the event. Those who are looking to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the day to apply toward your CEUs as required by your professional field. The Professional Education Conference will run approximately 6 hours. It will be each participant’s responsibility to turn in that certificate along with any other documentation required for their specific area of expertise.  

    Special guests include: 

    James Redford

    James started his collaboration with Karen Pritzker on HBO’s The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, a film that gave hope to millions of families around the world who have struggled to educate their dyslexic children. From there, they turned their story telling eye on the hidden menace of adverse childhood experiences with two documentaries—Paper Tigers and Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.

    Jim Sporleder

    Principal Sporleder was at the end of his rope trying to manage a high school riddled with violence and drugs. When he learns about the science of what stress does to a developing brain, he decides to completely overhaul the traditional model of discipline. 

    Peter Ashenden

    Peter Ashenden is the Director of Consumer Affairs for Optum’s behavioral health solutions business.  Ashenden is responsible for developing and implementing behavioral health programs that help people with mental illness achieve long-term recovery and resiliency. He is also a mental health consumer.

    Screenings & Registration

    On May 4th at 1:00 pm MDT, tune into Cable One channel 64 or click HERE for a live stream of our live discussion of the film "Resilience," an exploration into the developments of medical studies where conditions like heart disease can be linked to childhood experiences.

    On May 4th at 1:00 pm MDT, tune into Cable One channel 64 or click HERE for a live stream of our live discussion of the film "Resilience," an exploration into the developments of medical studies where conditions like heart disease can be linked to childhood experiences.

     

    Screening Information:

    • Parents, teachers, providers and community members are invited to learn about the positive approaches of dealing with child and adolescent trauma and the effects that positive engagements have over punitive punishment. 
    • Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 
    • The film is 60 minutes long. Immediately following the film we will host a panel discussion with local experts and allow for a public question and answer.
    • The film will be shown with subtitles. 
    • The film is not rated. It might not be suitable for children.
    • These screenings are sponsored by Optum IdahoIdaho Federation of FamiliesIdaho Children's Trust Fund and The Speedy Foundation
    There are doctors, researchers, teachers, nurses, social workers and law enforcement officers that are turning the tide against the cycle of trauma and abuse. A movement is rising, one that sees aberrant behavior in children as a symptom rather than a moral failing. This movement asks not what is wrong with our youth, but rather what has happened to them. The paradigm is shifting from punishment and blame to a deeper commitment to understanding and healing the underlying causes of aberrant behavior. With this shifting paradigm comes the promise of great improvements in many of the society’s costly ills: less crime, less illness, less teen pregnancy, abuse, rape, divorce.

    Simply put, it is cheaper to heal than to punish.”
    — Prevent Child Abuse America