Welcome to our RESILIENCE resource page! Here you’ll find links to download the various handouts, discussion guides, marketing materials and other resources related to RESILIENCE screenings. We are proud to once again partner with KPJR Films because they share our belief that all children deserve a great childhood and that we all have a role to play in making that happen. Here by accident? Follow this link to learn more about RESILIENCE.
“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.” – Synopsis from RESILIENCE
Resources related to RESILIENCE
- Hosting a screening of RESILIENCE? Download a copy of the facilitation guide.
- Tips for Hosting a Successful Screening
- Interested in seeing if you are able to host a screening of RESILIENCE? Look at the film’s FAQ page for answers.
- ACEs: An Infographic Developed by Prevent Child Abuse America.
The Amazing Brain Series
The Amazing Brain Series was developed by Linda Chamberlain and is owned by the Health Federation of Philadelphia. It has been reformatted for Prevent Child Abuse America with their permission. Hard copies of the Amazing Brain booklets may be purchased from the Health Federation of Philadelphia Mutiplying Connections Store.
- Amazing Brains Series: Apps for raising happy, healthy children.
- Amazing Brain Series: What every parent needs to know.
- Amazing Brain Series: Trauma and the Potential for Healing.
- Amazing Brain Series: The Amazing Teen Brain.
National ACEs Resources
The ACEs Connection
ACEs Connection is a social network that accelerates the global movement toward recognizing the impact of adverse childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior and health. A major goal is the reforming of all communities and institutions – including schools, prisons, hopsitals and churches – to help heal and build resilience rather than to continue to traumatize already traumatized people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the leading agencies in the country working to address child abuse and neglect, determining the underlying causes and identifying pathways toward a violence-free future.
The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
The CSSP has developed Strengthening Families™ as a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors.
Connections Matter promotes caring connections as the foundation for developing healthy brains, supportive relationships and strong communities.