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“One person is all it takes to make the difference in a young person’s life”.

The movie RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope delivers this message of hope. Lamoille Restorative Center, in partnership with Laraway Youth & Family Services, Lamoille Family Center, Lamoille County Mental Health, Johnson State College, Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union, Community College of Vermont and Healthy Lamoille Valley recently co-sponsored three community screenings of the film in the Lamoille Valley.

Science shows that resilience (the ability to return to being healthy and hopeful after experiencing trauma) reduces the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

All of us can help nurture resilience in children affected by ACEs. To do this we must first be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of ACEs and how they impact a child’s life. Equally we must create physically and emotionally safe environments at school, in the community, and at home to encourage children to grow and heal. We CAN improve the health and wellbeing of children by building environments that promote resiliency and prevent the toxic effects of stress and trauma.

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Coming Soon- Copies of the film RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope will be available for public use at your local library.