Resilience – film showing

Women with a passion for improving children’s lives are organising Kent’s second screening of the award-winning documentary Resilience. They want to help our whole society wake up to the impact of childhood trauma. Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School on Thursday 16 May at 7pm. Tickets £5 from Eventbrite. Proceeds to West Kent Mind and Tonbridge Trauma Informed Communities.

The findings of the Adverse Childhood Effects study (1998) have revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Scientists now realise that extreme childhood trauma is one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression.

There will be a panel discussion after the screening with representatives from a range of professional backgrounds. This will help tease out specific implications for Kent and consider changes each one of us can make to help.

The film will appeal to a range of audience members from parents to professionals in Health, Social Care, Education, Mental Health and Policing. We hope we can harness the power of this film to start a snowball of small changes to improve the lives of children across Kent.

A Facebook group has more information about the film and the panelists.