Science has finally gotten around to proving something that many of us have understood for a long time; stress can be toxic for kids, and effects can last a lifetime.
This is especially important to note here in Mission, after UBC's "Middle Years" researchers found that our local children experience an unusually high rate of anxiety-related issues. No segment of society is immune, we are encouraging everyone with children or who work with children to attend.
This event will host
- presentation of the film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope to learn what this means for our children and families
- guest speaker Dr. Linda Uyeda (GP and mom) making the connection between how emotional things we deal with driectly impact our bodies
- a panel of experts and parents will answer your questions and provide insight
We want to make sure everyone who wants to attend - is able to. Therefore, we are providing this evening free of charge, we will feed you dinner and provide onsite childcare if required.
As we want to make sure we have enough food and enough licenced child care, please register the appropriate tickets.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
Watch the Film Trailer https://vimeo.com/137282528
**COMPANION FILM PRESENTATION**
Tuesday December 6th, from 3-5:30pm, at the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre (B101), Abbotsford. (no registration required)
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of youth at Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington. The movie explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and toxic stress on the students, and shows the trauma informed approach that created a turnaround in everything from the number of fights to test scores and graduation rates. The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families through the practice of trauma-informed care. It is also a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving: that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.
Visit the film’s website and view their trailer: www.papertigersmovie.com. You can also find further background on the movie at http://kpjrfilms.co/paper-tigers/about-the-film