Resilience Film Screening and Discussion


1:00pm  — 3:15pm


Natural Sciences Building
Collegiate Alliance for Student Success and Prevention (CASSAP) teams up with Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth for this screening of the film Resilience, and discussion moderated by Dr. Andrew Bell- Program Director for Children’s Mental Health, Westchester County.


Please join us for an exciting co-meeting of our coalitions to screen the film “Resilience” followed by a discussion led by Westchester County’s Children’s Mental Health Program Director, Dr. Andrew Bell. 

About the film: “Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.”

A County-wide effort to bring attention to this topic is led by the Resilience Coalition – a concerned group of service professionals that believes broader understanding of how ACEs impact each of us – as individuals and a community – can open doors to services and solutions that make a positive impact.  For more information on the Coalition and this topic go to conversations.westchesterlibraries.org.

All members of the community are invited to join. Please register here by 7/9/2018 for entrance to this FREE event. Please find parking pass attached and be sure to display on your dash when you arrive at Purchase College. 
Registration for this event is now closed.


Lauren Johnson, MA, LAC, CASAC