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Documentary: treating, preventing toxic stress

Chippewa County Department of Health and Human Services
Sault Tribe Anishnaabek Community and Family Services
United Way of the EUP
And Eagle Radio 95.1 FM

Presents: Resilience the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope – A James Redford Documentary at the LSSU Arts Center on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

The Chippewa County Department of Health and Human Services, Sault Tribe Anishnaabek Community and Family Services, United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Eagle Radio 95.1 FM are presenting the James Redford directed, documentary RESILIENCE the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope at the Lake Superior State University Arts Center on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Admission and concessions are free. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.


RESILIENCE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educations and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation.


RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that 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 experience in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.


RESILIENCE uses beautiful animation and compelling characters to explore the science and the solutions. The film follows pioneering individuals who looked at the ACEs research and the emerging science of Toxic Stress and asked, Why are we waiting? Each took this new information and used it in new ways.

RESILIENCE is the companion film to: PAPER TIGERS.

The Chippewa County DHHS is partnering with the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center of Western Michigan University to become a Trauma Informed Community linking DHHS, schools, courts, mental health, and other community partners. The initiative’s goal is to strengthen collaboration across systems within Chippewa County to utilize trauma as a common language to understand, identify, and respond to the needs of traumatized children, adults, families, and professionals resulting in safe and healthy outcomes for our community.
Chippewa County has an ongoing need for licensed foster homes to care for foster children of all ages.

If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster parent, please contact Lauri Bartunek at the Chippewa County DHHS at 906‑290‑3840, Geraldine Stelmaszek of U.P. KIDS at 906‑281‑3276, or Michelle Nettleton at Sault Tribe Binogii Placement Agency at 906‑632‑5250
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03.13.2018
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