Presented with Lutheran Family Services, this one-time screening will be followed by a post-film panel discussion.
RESILIENCE explores recent research into trauma caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. The documentary asserts that 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. RESILIENCE also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back, spotlighting trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare who 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 one would choose.
The post-show panel will be composed of experts in the field of trauma as it relates to three core competencies addressed by Lutheran Family Services: Children Services, Behavioral Health, and Community Services. Speakers will include Cyndi Muhlbauer, MA, LIMHP, Lutheran Family Services Statewide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Program Coordinator; Sharon Robino-West, MA, CPSWS, Vocational Development Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs and trauma survivor; and Deb Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, Founder of the Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and internationally recognized expert in the treatment of child trauma. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Donna L. Polk, Ph.D, LMHP, Chief Executive Officer, Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition.