Free Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion—Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

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Part of the Understanding Resilience Series: Overcoming the Hardships of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Resilient Augusta will host a virtual screening of “Resilience: the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope,” followed by a Q&A with health care experts, Wednesday, July 29, at noon.

“Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope” chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.

Community leaders, decision makers, law enforcement, juvenile justice staff, business leaders, church leaders, school administrators, teachers, parents, and anyone who works with children should participate in this screening.

Why Should I Watch?
One in four children experience at least one potentially traumatic event before age 16. This single event can negatively alter a child’s life. The good news is that building resiliency in children can help them cope with their feelings and offset the impact of trauma. Learning about the impact of trauma will help you understand what a child may need to be successful.

I don’t deal with children—how does this impact me?
Untreated childhood trauma impacts people throughout their adult lives and manifests itself in hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other increased health problems. Business owners and policymakers often encounter workplace behaviors such as substance misuse that stems from untreated trauma that impact the bottom line or community climate. Having this knowledge will help inform decision-making.

Watch the trailer:


How to participate

Install the Cisco Webex Meetings app.

Meeting number (access code): 120 259 5171

Meeting password: MhZDGJrV535 (64934578 from some mobile devices and video systems)

Join from a video system or application


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Join from a mobile device:
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After participating in the event, contact your local Georgia Family Connection Collaborative to find out more about the work already going on in your community dedicated to the health and well-being of children and youth. Find your local Collaborative.

Resilient Augusta is a group of partners including Augusta University and Georgia Family Connection in the Central Savannah River Area committed to the health and safety of children and families. The group’s goals are to build trauma-informed community partnerships and provide children and families with the skills and support needed to overcome stress and hardship.

For more information, call 706-721-4065 or email Julie Miller at

Bill Valladares
GaFCP Communications Director

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Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) is a public-private partnership created by the State of Georgia and investors from the private sector to assist communities in addressing the serious challenges facing children and families. GaFCP also serves as a resource to state agencies across Georgia that work to improve the conditions of children and families. Georgia KIDS COUNT provides policymakers and citizens with current data they need to make informed decisions regarding priorities, services, and resources that impact Georgia’s children, youth, families, and communities.