Worth Knowing: Windsor County Partners presenting film on childhood stress

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In an effort to explore the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how to treat and prevent toxic stress in youth, Windsor County Partners, a youth mentoring agency, is partnering with Building Bright Futures, Vermont’s early childhood state advisory council, to present a free screening of the film, Resilience, a film that explores the science of adverse childhood experiences. The film will be screened Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction with a brief panel discussion to follow.

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“Our mission is to create and support mentoring partnerships between caring adults and Windsor County youth to help build healthy communities,” said Bob Coates, executive director of Windsor County Partners. “This film addresses the stress today’s youth deals with in a thought-provoking way and provides suggestions for how we can address the stress and help them cope in positive manner.”

Resilience is an award-winning documentary by James Redford that explores the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.  The film contains a wealth of information about how developing brains respond to stress, and offers practical steps everyone can take to promote resilience in children.

Parents and family members, educators, health care personnel, community members, youth leaders, and all who interact with children will find valuable information in the film and in the discussion.  All are welcome.  There will be a panel taking questions following the film.

About Windsor County Partners: With nearly 40 years of experience in mentoring throughout Windsor County, Windsor County Partners is fully committed to promoting and sustaining positive, one-on-one intergenerational Partnerships. The non-profit matches carefully screened, caring adult mentors (“Senior Partners”) who provide fun, trusting relationships with boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14 (“Junior Partners”) who reside anywhere in Windsor County.

Visit: http://www.windsorcountypartners.org.

For more information contact Julianne Harden, 802-674-5101 or info@WCPartners.org.

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