Resilience Screening & Panel Discussion

Join us Tuesday, April 17 at the North Park Theater for a free screening of

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope a panel discussion with local experts will follow the screening. 


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. Following the screening, we will be hosting a panel discussion with local experts about what this research means for our community and ways we can best combat the epidemic of toxic stress.

Panelists include:

Dr. Ursula Anderson, MD, FAAP, Consultant. Pediatrics, Public Health, Professor Emeritus

Monica Brown, Program Officer, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York

Dr. Dina Spiropolous, Buffalo Pediatrician with a focus on Trauma-Informed Care 

Rebecca Stevens, Director, Lee Gross Anthone Child Advocacy Center

Mickey Sperlich, Ph.D., MSW, MA, CPM, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Moderator: Timothy Hathaway, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse New York

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What People Are Saying about Resilience:

“If I had to boil it down for one thing for people to learn from this science, its to totally put to bed forever this sense that children who are born under disadvantaged circumstances are doomed to poor life outcomes. The science is saying that’s just not true.” – Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Pediatrician, Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

“ engrossing study of how Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACEs) can be linked to destructive behavior and medical diseases.” - Matt Fagerholm, ROGEREBERT.COM


Doors open at 10:00 a.m and the panel discussion will begin at 11:30 a.m.  


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