RESILIENCE is a powerful documentary film by James Redford, the son of actor and Oscar-winning director Robert Redford, to be shown at the 20th Century Theater on April 6, and hosted by Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) in partnership with Empower MediaMarketing and Luxottica Retail North America.
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”
Redford argues that toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death.
The film chronicles a movement that is determined to fight back, showing how some in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to try to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress – and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
CYC President and CEO, Jane Keller, believes that one caring adult can make a monumental difference in outcomes for our youth. She says, “By connecting students, particularly those affected by ACEs and toxic stress, with a positive adult advocate, CYC shows students the possibilities, and guides them down pathways to success. A nurturing mentor has the capacity to change lives. Together we can strive for all children to achieve their full potential.”
The screening is open to all and is intended for a mature audience. There will be a cash bar and networking following.
Pre-registration is required.
About Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC), a United Way Agency Partner, has been committed to increasing Greater Cincinnati high school graduation rates for over 30 years by collaborating with schools, businesses and volunteers throughout the community. Since its founding, CYC has served more than 176,000 students by placing positive adult advocates in their lives. Working directly with local school districts, CYC offers comprehensive college, career and work readiness, as well as robust mentoring platforms for individuals, groups and businesses. Over the past five years, an average of 96% of CYC senior students have graduated on time from high school. By connecting students, particularly those at a high-risk of dropping out, with resources and tools for success, CYC continually proves that preparation and opportunity make all the difference in creating bright futures. CYC’s 3 E’s – Enrollment, Enlistment, and Employment – are the key outcomes we track for our youth, because we know that success does not end after a high school diploma. To learn more about CYC’s services and to discover ways that you can positively impact the lives of our city’s most vulnerable youth, visit cycyouth.org.
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