Resilience Screening and Discussion for Faith Communities
Join us in viewing an award-winning film about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and opportunities to respond. After the hour-long viewing, we will have a discussion on how faith-based communities can help build safe, welcoming environments for children and adults to thrive.
Tuesday, January 21
First Unitarian Church
1800 Bell Ave., Des Moines
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by filling out the form on this page. We encourage you to invite 1-3 additional members from your faith community to attend with you.
About the film
RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.
About the discussion
Faith communities have an opportunity to respond to ACEs by creating safe, supportive spaces that help individuals and communities heal. Since May 2019, the Iowa ACEs Coalition has convened faith leaders to learn about brain science, toxic stress, and opportunities to respond. This event will continue the conversation with a discussion after the screening that analyzes the film and identifies next steps for faith communities.
Learn more about ACEs and response strategies in faith communities by clicking the button below.