The Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center will be hosting a documentary screening on traumatic experiences and how they affect adulthood.

The Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center will be hosting a documentary screening on traumatic experiences and how they affect adulthood.
"Resilience" is a 2016 feature directed by James Redford that focuses on the affects of abusive situations, particular on the victims’ brains. It has been featured in the Sundance Film Festival.
The documentary’s tagline, “The child may not remember, but the body does,” highlights the film’s focus on the CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study, which investigates childhood abuse. The original study took place from 1995-1997. Its research found that adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are a common occurrence, stemming from physical and sexual abuse and other domestic problems. Situations such as these can create toxic stress, thus hindering brain development.
These experiences can result in disease, imprisonment, homelessness and early death as the victim’s grow older.
“One caring and supportive adult can help change the course of a child’s life and ultimately the future of our community,” said PDMCSC Executive Director Christa Neal.
The one-hour documentary will be shown at First United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall on June 25, from 5:30-7 p.m. The Kiwanis Club and Becoming a Healthy Clark County Coalition are partnering with the PDMCSC for the screening.
There are no costs or reservations required to attend the screening.