resilience: The biology of stress & the science of hope
Dir. James Redford | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 60 min.
FRIDAY, March 18, 6:45 p.m. - Chilmark School
Discussion to follow with producer Karen Pritzker and Don Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
In 1998, Drs. Robert Anda and Vincent Felitti published a study showing that traumatic stress experienced in childhood (especially sexual, emotional, or physical abuse but also parental neglect) usually leads to a whole host of illnesses and self-destructive behaviors later in life. Such stress can also alter brain development. Today, health experts and practitioners are proving that what’s predictable is preventable, and they’re using cutting-edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
Special Pricing: Free for educators
Dr. Donald M. Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will moderate the post-screening discussion. He has served as a clinical professor of pediatrics and healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, a professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and as a staff member at Boston Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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