Resilience The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

The child may not remember.
But the body remembers

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, TOXIC STRESS can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death.

While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. -Synopsis from KPJR Films

When: October 1, 2019 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Longview Early Childhood Center

Registration Information HERE
If you have an MI Registry account please use this link to register:
If you do not have an MI Registry account or need assistance, please email Micki Gibbs at or call 989-492-7702 x1173.

Please be sure to indicate your full name and email address so that we can promptly register you.

This presentation is FREE and open to all community partners and includes a small dinner. SCECH and PD credit offered.

Facilitated by:
Betsy Sullivan Ed.S., Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)
Starr Global Learning Network Trainer and ACE’s Champion
Betsy Sullivan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an experienced classroom teacher who consults with parents, teachers and schools to help all children reach their full potential. After spending many years working as a teacher and a counselor in schools, a private therapist and a trauma specialist and consultant Betsy knows and understands children and how we, as educators, professionals, parents and all caring adults can help children happily achieve their personal best.
Betsy has been training with The Center for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) since 1990, is a trauma specialist/consultant and a Starr Global Learning Network Trainer.

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