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RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

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“RESILIENCE is a fascinating documentary that eloquently explains the health-care issues that confront us directly and indirectly on a daily basis. But more than that, RESILIENCE gives us the solution to this problem. Rarely do you find a documentary that highlights a problem and gives a solution. It’s a film every educator, health-care provider, and lawmaker should see.”
– Pamela Powell

“…an engrossing study of how Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACEs) can be linked to destructive behavior and medical diseases.”
– Matt Fagerholm, ROGEREBERT.COM

“…an able and worthy re-starter that deserves a wide public and family audience. Consider this new required viewing for counselors, teachers, school leaders, medical teachers, and open-minded parents that want to address what shouldn’t be bottled up any longer.”
– Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson

“It’s a film that is necessary viewing for a deeper knowledge of what you or others have gone through in life and also serves to enlighten us closer to a greater empathy and understanding for others in our community.”
-David J. Fowlie, Keeping it Reel

“There was a sense of disbelief. People actually said, ‘Rob, this can’t be true. Because if this were really true, it would’ve been studied and published.’”
– Dr. Robert Anda, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control

“We tend to the world of mental health from the world of physical health. But the body doesn’t do that. The body is only one.”
– Dr. Victor Carrion, Stanford University

“This is the biggest public health discovery we’ve ever seen.”
– Laura Porter, Co-Founder, ACE Interface

“The sad thing is that a lot of our students think that what they are going through is normal. This is their normal. If no one has given them a way to think otherwise, I think
that’s why the cycle just keeps going and going and going.”
– Cynthia Manifold, Kindergarten Teacher, Strong Elementary School, New Haven, CT

“Being in a community where you are hearing gunshots on the daily, where you are having friends who are being killed or being incarcerated, that really effects your body. It gets under your skin.”
– Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Pediatrician, CEO, Center for Youth Wellness, San Francisco, CA

“If I had to boil it down for one thing for people to learn from this science, its to totally put to bed forever this sense that children who are born under disadvantaged circumstances are doomed to poor life outcomes. The science is saying that’s just not true.”
– Dr. Jack Shonko , Pediatrician, Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University