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Resilience Documentary & Discussion with First Lady Sarah Stitt

  • Tower Theatre 425 Northwest 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK, 73103 United States (map)

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope - The child may not remember, but the body remembers!


About this Event

RESILIENCE 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. This one-hour documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

“This is the biggest public health discovery we’ve ever seen.” ~ Laura Porter, Co-Founder, ACE Interface

Presenting Sponsors: The Tower Theatre, The Oklahoman and Potts Family Foundation

Panel Moderator: First Lady Sarah Stitt

Panelists: Steven Buck, Secretary of Human Services & Early Childhood Initiatives; Dr. Sean McDaniel, Superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools; Dr. Deb Shropshire, OKDHS Director of Child Welfare; The Honorable Ken Stoner, OK County District Judge; Rep. Cyndi Munson, House District 85; and Kimberly Garrett, CEO & Founder of Palomar, OKC's Family Justice Center.

Co-Sponsors: City Care/Whiz Kids; Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform; Palomar; Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth; and ReMerge

PLEASE NOTE: The doors will open at 10:15 a.m. The event begins promptly at 10:45. Attendees will be offered a bottle of water and a healthy snack upon arrival. We will distribute box lunches as you leave the venue.

Earlier Event: September 26
Adolescent Group
Later Event: September 30
Recovery Support Group