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Mastering Trauma-Informed Approaches at a Critical Time

Dr Berke gives a presentation

Trauma knows no boundaries. Anyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation, might experience trauma.  

Becoming a trauma-informed professional is key to working effectively in all kinds of settings. Wilmington University has been a leader in workforce development by creating an undergraduate certificate in Trauma-Informed Approaches as well as providing professional development for audiences such as the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, The Jefferson School, SummerCollab, and more.
That’s why the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will participate in a virtual screening of RESILIENCE and Twitter townhall, April 3, to deepen the conversation on childhood trauma.
Join us on Tuesday, April 3, for a VIMEO Virtual Screening of the award-winning film, RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope – a critically acclaimed documentary chronicling a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope is the latest film from documentary Director-Producer James Redford and Executive Producer Karen Pritzker.  The film premiered in January 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival to sold-out audiences and received high acclaim, traveling around the world and sparking community dialogues, action plans and trauma-informed practices that address childhood trauma.

In the aftermath of Oprah Winfrey’s 60 Minutes segment and in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, KPJR Films would like to both broaden and deepen the national conversation around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of childhood trauma on a global scale, including a live post-screening Twitter Townhall Q&A featuring leading national and international experts working across the sector.

RESILIENCE, and companion film PAPER TIGERS, are proven, innovative media tools used to build awareness and provide additional education about ACEs and shows the impact of child abuse and neglect in communities across the country. PAPER TIGERS follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. While RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE  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, which is now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, toxic stress and extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

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