This Multi Award Winning Film Documentary is not been shown on Network TV or in Cinema, and will screen at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at NUIG, Upper Newcastle Rd, Galway City on Thursday June the 28th from 12 noon – 2pm. 


“Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary 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. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare 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 child would choose.” [KPJR Films]

Please use this link to book a seat at the screening:

If you can’t make it but would like more information, this TED talk by Nadine Burke Harris is a good place to start: