Daily Update February 9, 2017
Award winning documentary explores impact of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress
Parents, teachers, service providers, and community members are cordially invited to attend a free community screening of Paper Tigers, the award winning documentary that explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress on struggling teens. After the film, viewers are invited to participate in a panel discussion about the film and moving towards trauma-informed schools and a trauma-informed community here in Athens. The film and discussion will be Monday February 27, 6:00-8:30 pm, in the Athens Community Career Academy.
Paper Tigers is an intimate look at a year in the life of the students of Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set in the rural town of Walla Walla, WA, the film examines the concept of Trauma Informed Schools and Communities - a movement that shows great promise in healing youth struggling with exposure to chronic and adverse traumatic stress. Paper Tigers captures the pain, the danger, the beauty, and the hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing their lives for the better.
“Paper Tigers is a moving and profoundly important film that offers critical insights into one of the most widespread educational and health challenges in American society." -- New York Times
Please note: The film is not rated, but does contain some profanity, discussion of substance use, and discussion of sexual abuse.
Mark your calendars: May 22-23, Awareness to Action Community Summit on Trauma and Toxic Stress.
Love & truth, agape & satyagraha, Tim
Tim Johnson, executive director
Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens
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