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Resilience: The science of Adverse Childhood Expierences

Posted on Friday 12th June 2020

Together TV will be showing the ground-breaking documentary Resilience - a UK premiere on Sunday 14th June at 8.00pm.

Here is a quick preview of the film.

Overview: Whilst the global pandemic have been shaking everyone's daily lives across the world, it is important to highlight how tough times like these become even tougher for children stuck in abusive environments. This documentary shows what is happening to children right now could translate into a long term risk of developing diseases, instability in life and early death.
Whilst society often portrays childhood as a time of happiness and innocence, the sad reality for many children is that this is simply not true. In general, we assume that children are resilient and tough; we expect that they won't clearly remember upsetting events from their earliest years in their later ones. This documentary highlights that the body still remembers. Resilience reveals how toxic stress in pre-teens can trigger hormones that can wreak havoc on their brains and bodies; thereby putting them at greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and even early death.
The story of Resilience begins with two American doctors who realised that, despite their different fields of expertise, they had both discovered similar findings in their research. The pair then began to work together on research looking into Adverse Childhood Experiences. They highlight some of the promising practices that can support and mitigate the harm of Aces.
Resilience documents this journey of scientific discovery as what was once considered controversial and unsupported research becomes increasingly significant and relevant work in our present day.
To access: Together TV ( Freeview 88 / Sky 170 / Virgin Media 269 / Freesat 164 )