Resilience: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Student Union Theater, Storrs Campus
2110 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT  06269

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

"The child may not remember, but the body does."

Heart disease. Cancer. Substance abuse. Research now reveals the leading causes of many of the ailments suffered by millions can be linked directly to extremely stressful experiences endured in childhood, from loss of a parent to abuse and neglect.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Redford, Resilience is a powerful documentary chronicling the birth of a movement among pediatricians, therapists, and educators who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. 

You're invited to join us for a screening of the film, followed by a panel discussion. Panelists will include James Redford, Director; Alice Forrester, Chief Executive Officer of the Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, Conn.; and Paul Diego Holzer, Executive Director of Achieve Hartford! in Hartford, Conn. The film screening and panel discussion is free and open to all. 

Please RSVP by Monday, November 14, 2016. This event is presented by UConn's Collaboratory of School and Child Health in concert with the Neag School of Education. The mission of the Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) at the University of Connecticut seeks to facilitate innovative connections across research, policy, and practice arenas relevant to school and child health. Learn more at

Continuing EducationLCSWs, LMSWs, therapists, counselors and psychologists are eligible to received 2 continuing education credits (CECs) for this event. Sign-in and sign-out are required and there is a $15 recording fee for participants (we will not be collecting this fee at the event itself).

Two credits of Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) for school psychologists will also be available at no cost through co-sponsorship with the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists. If you are interested in CPDs, please register for the event using the link below AND then also send an email with your name/contact to (subject line: Resilience CPD request).  Certificates may be picked up at the completion of the event.

Program sponsors include: UConn's Neag School of Education, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (InCHIP), Office of Public Engagement; Achieve Hartford!; and the Clifford Beers Clinic.

Additional support providedby the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists (CASP); CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative; UConn's Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Kinesiology, Department of Public Policy, Human Rights Institute, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Student Association of School Psychology, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.



Questions? Please contact Caitlin Trinh, Alumni Relations, via email or call the Office of Alumni Relations toll-free at (888) 822-5861.