Alaska CARES, Alaska Children's Trust host screening of 'Resilience' film, panel discussion

October 27, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska CARES and the Alaska Children’s Trust will host a screening of the movie “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & Science of Hope” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage. 
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The film will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on work that is being done to provide treatment to victims of child sexual and physical abuse in Alaska. 

“Resilience” is a documentary that chronicles the movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities who are using cutting-edge neuroscience to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. This is the second screening of “Resilience.” A screening in August received overwhelming response, which influenced the decision to offer a second showing to the community. 

“Unfortunately, children who are exposed to bad things or have bad things happen to them have a higher risk for future mental and physical health issues. This can also make them more vulnerable to future substance abuse, victimization, and problems in the criminal justice system,” said Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, M.D., medical director of Alaska CARES. “For many, adverse childhood experiences have lifelong consequences.” 

Tickets cost $4 with proceeds benefitting Alaska CARES. Tickets are available at beartooththeatre.net/movies/resilience/.

  • Who:       Alaska CARES, Alaska Children’s Trust
  • What:      “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & Science of Hope" 
    5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 (panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Where:    Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave., Anchorage

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About Alaska CARES
Alaska CARES (Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Services), part of The Children’s Hospital at Providence, is an outpatient clinic located in Anchorage that provides evaluations for children that have endured sexual, physical and other forms of child maltreatment, newborn to age 18 years, and 24-hour on-call services for cases that are considered emergent. Alaska CARES is the state's largest Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance, which is the governing body for more than 750 CACs across the United States. To learn more about Alaska CARES, visit akcares.org.

About Alaska Children’s Trust
The Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) is the lead statewide organization in Alaska focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  ACT fulfills three key roles to achieve this mission: (1) advocacy, (2) convener, and (3) catalyst. As an advocate, ACT works to ensure the overall well-being of Alaska’s children and families. ACT strives to actively influence public policy within political, economic and social systems and institutions that help build a state dedicated to ensuring the well-being of Alaskan children. As a convener, ACT believes large-scale social change requires a broad cross section of a community working collectively. No one organization or program can change an existing trend. Greater progress can be made if nonprofits, governments, businesses, and the public are brought together around a common agenda to create a collective impact. As a catalyst, ACT works to inspire and implement new, innovative ideas to bring about real change. To learn more about ACT, visit www.alaskachildrenstrust.org.