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The ACES Action Alliance is a multi-sector collaborative of individuals, public and private organizations. We work together to promote a trauma-informed, resilient Clark County. We align local efforts by convening partners, assessing needs, raising awareness about the causes and impact of trauma and toxic stress, measuring progress, and promoting approaches that build individual, family and community resilience. We meet monthly and welcome new members. Please see the calendar for the date of our next meeting.

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RESILIENCE + Paper Tigers
select segments
Virtual Screening & Live Twitter Townhall
April 3rd, 2018
Expanding the National Dialogue on ACEs and Childhood Trauma

"This story has had more impact on me than practically anything I've ever done." - Oprah Winfrey

"Thank you Oprah for sharing the science of the long-term health impacts of childhood trauma! This issue will take all of us to address - and strong voices help us move this critical work forward!!" - Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

"People have often asked me: what will it take for the general public to understand unmitigated childhood trauma...Oprah." - James Redford

Click Here To Watch The Full 60 Minutes Report

Join us on Tuesday, April 3rd for a VIMEO Virtual Screening of the award-winning film, RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope - a critically acclaimed documentary chronicling a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.
RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope is the latest film from documentary Director-Producer James Redford and Executive Producer Karen Pritzker. The film premiered in January 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival to sold out audiences and received high acclaim, traveling around the world and sparking community dialogues, action plans and trauma-informed practices that address childhood trauma.

In the aftermath of Oprah Winfrey's 60 Minutes segment and in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, KPJR Films would like to both broaden and deepen the national conversation around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of childhood trauma on a global scale, including a live post-screening Twitter Townhall Q&A featuring leading national and international experts working across the sector.

RESILIENCE, and companion film PAPER TIGERS, are proven, innovative media tools used to build awareness and provide additional education about ACEs and shows the impact of child abuse and neglect in communities across the country. PAPER TIGERS follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. While RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress, which is now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, toxic stress and extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.
April 3rd, 2018
Vimeo Virtual Screening 6:00 a.m. ET- 11:00 p.m
(tune in anytime during the day or evening)
RESILIENCE Live Twitter Townhall Q&A 8:00 p.m. ET - Follow us at @DocResilience

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Additional expert contributors TBA
During and after the film on April 3rd, join the virtual conversation between 8pm ET-9pm ET by sharing your thoughts or questions about the film using the twitter handle @DocResilience. Be sure to include #ResilienceReset & #BeTheOne — our signature hashtags— to receive real-time responses. This will help build critical momentum around ACEs awareness and trauma-informed practices. We need your voice!

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Now that you’ve watched RESILIENCE & Paper Tigers, what can you do today to build resiliency? Resilience can be developed at all ages! We just need to take the time to practice strategies that work.

KPJR FILMS offers a wide range of trauma-informed tools and resources for individuals and communities, including A Facilitator's Guide To Resilience, Guiding Blocks for educators and practicioners, an ACEs Questionnaire, Impact Reports, our nonprofit and institutional Partnership Directory and more.

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