Marketing and outreach coordinator
What effect can childhood trauma have on a child’s future? Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity.
Studies reveal toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children putting them at a great risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death. While poverty can worsen the effects, all parts of the community can be at risk.
Join Family First Health, the York City School District and Community Progress Council 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. The film starts at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite or by calling Kate Harmon, marketing and outreach coordinator, 717-801-4855. 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; Gladys Dyson, a Kindergarten Teacher at Logos Academy and Laura Bloss, a licensed social worker in the York City School District Office of Special Education.
About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, Family First Health is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to increasing access to affordable, quality health care. With sites in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg, Family First Health provides a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services to insured, uninsured and underinsured patients with the goal of improving the health of our communities as a whole. For more information, visit www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla espańol.