"Paper Tigers" Film Screening

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Florida State University's Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy and College of Motion Picture Arts are hosting a continuing education event of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem and staff.

Join them on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for a screening of Paper Tigers and panel.

Paper Tigers is a new documentary by James Redford that captures the transformation of struggling teens at Lincoln High School in rural Walla Walla, Washington as teachers armed with new science and trauma-informed approaches change their lives for the better. It was an official selection at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival.

The students at Lincoln had behavioral issues, poor academic performances and were often suspended from school. After discovering the studies on adverse childhood experiences, the high school changed its approach to handling the students with kindness versus automatic punitive punishments. Lincoln was the first high school in the country to integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices, which resulted in an eighty-five percent decline in suspensions and a forty percent decline in expulsions after the first year.

Following the screening — runtime one hour, forty-two minutes — stay for an interactive discussion of the film.

Participants may receive two-and-a-half (2.5) hours of continuing education credit. Afterward, report your hours quickly and easily using our eForm.

The screening is free. You can download the event flyer and follow @PaperTigersDoc on Twitter for official film news.

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First Published August 20, 2015