Documentaries examine role of childhood stress in disease, behavior

FORKS — Two films scheduled this Wednesday and Nov. 14 will highlight how high doses of stress during childhood can lead to lifelong health and social problems.

Peninsula College and Quileute Youth and Family Intervention invite the community to the free screenings of two documentaries about the emerging science of adversity at the Peninsula College branch in Forks at 481 S. Forks Ave.

“Paper Tigers” will be shown at 6 p.m. this coming Wednesday. Produced and directed by James Redford, “Paper Tigers” follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. This was an Official Selection at the Seattle Film Festival in 2015.

The second film will be shown the following Nov. 14, also at 6 p.m. “Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt the cycle of violence, addiction and disease, organizers said.

“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,” organizers said.

Winner at the 2016 Carmel International Film Festival, “Resilience” delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and new strategies to treat and prevent toxic stress.

For more information, contact Deborah Scannell at 360-374-3223 or [email protected]

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