Parent Film Series presents, ‘Resilience: The biology of stress and the science of hope’

Submitted by Katherine Ingman

The Lopez Island Prevention Coalition and the Lopez Island Family Resource Center are happy to announce the next showing of their Parent Film Series: “Resilience: The biology of stress and the science of hope.” In January 2020, we started the film series by showing “Screenagers” and held a robust community conversation on the difficulty of parenting in this new media age.

Our next film, “Resilience,” focuses on the reality of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and the science behind how these adverse experiences are associated with numerous health risks and struggles later in life. “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. But this film also explains and highlights the work of pediatric doctors, early childhood educators and social work professionals as they seek to bring wholeness to families and communities. You will leave feeling refreshed, educated and hopeful about the future of organizations working together for the good of children everywhere.

We’re grateful to the Lopez Island School District for their willingness to host and facilitate a space for the showing. Join us at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 in the school multipurpose room. After the film we are lucky to have gifted facilitators Amy Ray, Patsy Haber, Chelsey Dyer and Elizabeth Halsey walk us through further questions and reflections on the film. We hope to see you there! If you have questions about the event, don’t hesitate to reach out to Katherine Ingman at