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Trauma-Informed Community Film Screenings and Group Discussions Series
Monday, April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
Join us at various library locations for film screenings and group discussions addressing the effects of toxic stress and childhood trauma on young children as they age into adulthood. This series of documentary film screenings and discussions is hosted by the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Cobb Collaborative, with support from Cobb Douglas Public Health.
- Resilience reveals how toxic stress can trigger hormones, wreaking havoc on children’s brains and putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and even early death. The film also chronicles pioneers in the fields of pediatrics, education, and social welfare who are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the effects of toxic stress.
- Paper Tigers examines the effects of childhood trauma and how one community transformed its culture to respond. The film follows six students as teachers, administrators, health professionals and counselors support them through stressful life events. The film offers a compelling example of how caring connections can improve the well-being of youth, adults, and the overall community.
- Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. In interweaving profiles of abused and neglected children with commentary from nationally renowned experts, Broken Places helps viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.
Dates, Times, and Locations:
- Paper Tigers
- Broken Places
The Cobb County Public Library is proud to offer a venue for difficult conversations for people of all ages. Being that the issue of stress and trauma is a sensitive topic, parental discretion is advised.