The child may not remember, but their body does. Adverse experiences such as violence, neglect, abuse, or the loss of a parent through death, divorce or incarceration have been proven to change the brain and cause physical and mental illness later in life. Resilience explains the link and chronicles the beginning of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma and treat the toxic stress it causes. Following the film, Cat Davis, a therapist featured in the documentary, and Shanta Rishi Dube, a childhood trauma researcher, lead a conversation focused on breaking the cycles of adversity, trauma and disease to help individuals, families and communities recover.
This event is sponsored by Cleveland Public Library through a partnership with the St. Luke’s Foundation and is free and open to the public.