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.
Join us for an evening filled with conversation, listening, and learning as we hear from experts on this topic and discern how we as a community – both within the walls of W242 and our City as a whole – can come alongside these families and the organizations dedicated to transforming their lives.
Dr. Janice M. Gruendel / Senior Fellow, Institute for Child Success
(J.B.) Jarris Bell, LCSW / Lead Social Worker: Movement Family Wellness Center, powered by Novant Health
Dr. Meleah Ellison / Middle School Counselor at Ashley Park PreK-8 School
Dr. Christian Friend / Founder, President, and Senior Principal Consultant at C.A. Friend Consulting
Elizabeth Trotman / Manager: Charlotte Resilience Project