Story submitted by Dr. McMaughan’s OSU Class

Resilient Payne County (RPC) in Oklahoma has organized an important educational opportunity regarding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and increased risk of life-long physical and mental health problems and the need to nurture resiliency in our community. RPC is partnering with Dr. McMaughan’s OSU class and Potts Family Foundation (PFF) to hold a virtual ACES education public event. 

The documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope uses stunning animation to allowed compelling characters who suffer through a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood.  Filmmaker James Redford uncovers how early hardships and traumas affect individuals such as toxic stress which can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.  This documentary also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose to experience.

EVENT:  Documentary and Discussion Panel: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

DATES: April 10-14, 2021 On Demand Virtual Documentary

April 16, 2021 Panel with Q&A 6:00-7:00pm

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilience-documentary-screening-panel- discussion-tickets-146600797933?aff=erelexpmlt

DEADLINE: April 9, 2021

The discussion panel will include the following speakers: 

Cheryl Step, MS, LPC, NCC from Resilience Payne County

Staff Sargent Jill Logan, Master Resiliency Trainer Legal Assistance NCOIC 

Jimmy Lawson, Founder of the John Marshall Impact Team 

Whitley Pierson, Crime Victim’s Court Advocate – Help-in Crisis Kane Mach

Kane Mach, President Held-in Crisis Family Resource Center