Family First Health FREE Film Screenings

Family First Health sponsors FREE film screenings for people in our community.
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Tuesday, Oct. 25 – “Resilience”
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Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Hannah Penn’s auditorium for the showing of the documentary “Resilience” which chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your free tickets here. It will be followed by a Q&A session and panel discussion featuring: Dr. Christopher Echterling of WellSpan Health; Sue Yohe, Director of Early Head Start/Head Start; Catherine Edwards, Supervisor of Family First Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership; and Gladys Dyson, a Kindergarten Teacher at Logos Academy.

About the movie

“THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.”

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress 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. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, 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.

Learn more online.