Apps and a Movie

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is hosting a continuing education event of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem.

Join us on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at our offices on Thomasville Road for Apps and a Movie.

Bring and share your favorite appetizers to enjoy during the feature presentation, an exclusive screening of the 2016 documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope directed by James Redford. Following the film, a panel discussion will be led by Prevention Services Director Chris Lolley and Training Specialist Nydia Ntouda with The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, the Florida Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.

Participants may receive two (2) hours of continuing education credit. Afterward, report your hours using Optima.

The event is free and beverages will be provided. You can watch the film's trailer and register with the event contact below.

About The Film

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress — and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

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First Published November 18, 2017