Seward, AK: 'Resilience' film explains how trauma at home during first 18 mos affects kids

Feb 26, 2018, Seward (AK) City News: Locals Build Seward’s Strength: Resiliency Movie on Tuesday at 7pm Earlier this month I wrote about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), a new method for measuring and understanding how trauma during the first 18 years of life has a large impact on lifelong physical & emotional health. There are ten factors of abuse, neglect and household dysfunction that are measured by a simple self test, available here: ACEs self test link. This test allows you to learn your ACE score. Research has proven that just knowing your personal score can help with treating the ill effects of the early trauma. … Seward Prevention Coalition has been spreading the word about ACEs and resiliency for the last few years. On Tuesday night, February 27th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30) at Seward High School, the group will be screening a movie on the topic, aptly named “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.” The movie was submitted by director James Redford to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival & was chosen as one of its featured documentaries. It’s a one hour film, which explains the surprisingly effective impact of acknowledging childhood trauma & implementing trauma informed care into schools & other institutions