Resilience, “What if…” Film Series Screening

November 8, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Presented as part of The Gifford Foundation “What If…” Film Series
Presented in partnership with Onondaga Health Department and the Syracuse City School District Parent University
The community screening will be followed by a moderated discussion.
Free and Open to the public


NOTE: This event will take place at the Institute of Technology at Central High School (ITC) 258 East Adams St.
Note: This event was previously scheduled for 6:30pm, the event will now begin at 5:30pm


About the Film:
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.


Childcare and refreshments provided by SCSD Parent University