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Matawan,NJ: District to show film, 'Resilience'; discussion on kids and trauma to follow

Feb 22, 2018, Matawan (NJ) Patch: Documentary On Child Abuse Shown At Matawan-Aberdeen MS https://patch.com/new-jersey/matawan-aberdeen/documentary-child-abuse-shown-matawan-aberdeen-ms The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District presents a community film screening of "Resilience," next Thursday, March 1 at Matawan Aberdeen Middle School. All parents are invited to attend. … "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" 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. … After the screening, attendees are invited to join a thoughtful discussion about the film and develop practical action steps that can be taken back to their respective practices. The film is ideal viewing for educators, administrators, health-care staff, parents, social workers, mentors, social justice advocates and anyone interested in the well-being of children.