Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Date:   Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time:   4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.



When: Thursday, April 26 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Where:  Wasilla Public Library (500 North Crusey St, Wasilla, Alaska 99654)

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat Toxic Stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations.

When it was controversial to even think of asking patients about taboo subjects, the ACE Study dared to ask questions like, "Were you sexually abused as a child?" AND "Did you have a parent who was an alcoholic?"
The answers produced a public health revelation. For the first time, the loss of a parent through death, divorce or incarceration and other traumatic childhood experiences such a...s living with an alcoholic parent or being sexually abused was conclusively linked to both physical and mental health problems later in life. ACE, or Acute Childhood Experiences score, are now understood to lead to early-onset heart disease diabetes, addiction, and depression. Understanding that a broken-hearted child is more likely to suffer from mental and physical illnesses as an adult has professionals of all kinds asking, How can we help children before their physical and mental health problems emerge as adults?

Length: 1Hr