Documentary Film Night Tomorrow (2/21) – Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Join us for this new documentary film series at Gutman Library! Once a month, we’ll watch a documentary that aligns with the theme “Idealists & Changemakers.” Everyone is welcome to attend.

On Tuesday, February 21 let’s watch “RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” the second in our series of four documentary screenings at Gutman Library. Enjoy snacks and refreshments as you connect with others who are interested in the health sciences, mental health care, architecture & design, and sustainability. Join us after the film for a discussion on mental health, facilitated by Slade Roff, LCSW, a staff member of the East Falls Student Counseling Center (SCC). Register here!

The research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. “RESILIENCE”  delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

Check out the films and documentaries available to you, thanks to the Thomas Jefferson University Libraries, via the Academic Video Online database and register for our March documentary screening.