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Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion to Address How Toxic Stress Puts Children at Risk for Violence, Homelessness, Disease - Archived

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Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion to Address How Toxic Stress

Puts Children at Risk for Violence, Homelessness, Disease

Local organizations joining together to address the impact of toxic stress in Louisville

Toxic experiences, such as abuse, violence and neglect, can have a lasting impact on children for years to come. In the award-winning documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, filmmaker James Redford shows how the stress of adverse childhood experiences—or ACEs—alters brain development and impacts children nationwide, putting them at greater risk for prison time, disease, homelessness, and early death.

Resilience chronicles a nationwide movement to disrupt the cycle of adversity and disease and fight back. This movement is gaining momentum in Louisville where many groups are collaborating to strengthen resilience skills in children and adults to build a healthier community. On Thursday, January 19, a free screening and panel discussion will be held to address the issue.

Kick-off screening of Resilience and panel discussion

Thursday, January 19
6 p.m. (screening of Resilience)
7 p.m. (panel discussion)

Kentucky Science Center
727 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville
James Redford, Resilience producer and filmmaker
Gil Liu, MD, medical director, Kentucky Medicaid Services; pediatrician; University of Louisville School of Medicine Endowed Chair
Joe Bargione, PhD, lead psychologist, JCPS; Executive Committee Member, Bounce Coalition

·      Interview with James Redford, Resilience filmmaker
·      Interviews with panelists
·      Video/photos of Resilience screening
·      Video/photos of panel discussion

Additional screenings will be held on the following dates and feature panelists from an array of sectors including representatives from criminal justice and law enforcement, education, early childhood, non-profits, and the faith-based community:

·      January 25, 6 p.m., Norton Ortho Hand Care, 9880 Angie’s Way
·      February 2, 6 p.m., Central High School, 1130 W. Chestnut Street
·      February 13, 5:00 p.m., Clifton Center’s Eifler Theatre, 2117 Payne Street
·      February 23, 6 p.m., Durrett Auditorium, 4409 Preston Hwy
·      March 2, 7 p.m., Spirit Filled New Life Ministries, 4936 Hazelwood Avenue

All events are free, but registration is required. For more information, go to

This event is made possible by the C.E.& S. Foundation, Humana Foundation and The Bounce Coalition.

Resilience press kit may be found online -




Publish date: 

Friday, January 20, 2017