Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE 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
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”


Resilient Augusta is a group of partners including Augusta University and Georgia Family Connection in the Central Savannah River Area committed to the health and safety of children and families. Our goals are to build trauma-informed community partnerships and provide children and families with the skills and support needed to overcome stress and hardship.

Where: WebEx meeting, login information below

Who should watch? Community leaders, decision makers, law enforcement, juvenile justice staff, business leaders, church leaders, school administrators, teachers, parents, and anyone who works with children.

Why should I watch? Did you know that one in four children experience at least one potentially traumatic event before the age of 16? This one event has the potential to negatively alter a child’s life. Learning about the impact of trauma will help you understand what a child may need to be successful. The good news is that building resiliency in children can help them cope with their feelings and offset the impact of trauma.

But I don’t deal with children. How does this impact me? Untreated trauma impacts people throughout their adult lives. Trauma manifests itself in increased health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. If you are a business owner or policy maker, you will encounter workplace behaviors such as substance misuse that stems from untreated trauma that impact your bottom line or community climate. Having this knowledge will help you make better decisions.

What should I do after I watch the documentary? You can contact your local Family Connection collaborative to find out more about the work that is being done in your community to promote resiliency in children and youth. If you are not sure who to contact, go to and look for the Find Your Local Collaborative section on the home page.

WebEx Access
Meeting number (access code): 120 259 5171
Meeting password: MhZDGJrV535 (64934578 from phones and video systems)
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