78 S. Sandusky St.
How do you help children who have undergone toxic stress to lessen their risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death? The community is invited to explore this important topic during an upcoming film screening and panel discussion at Ohio Wesleyan University. The free, two-hour event will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 with a screening of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress; The Science of Hope.” It will be held in Room 312 of Ohio Wesleyan’s R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. “Resilience,” created by director-producer James Redford and producer-writer-editor Karen Pritzker, is described by one reviewer as “required viewing for counselors, teachers, school leaders, medical teachers, and open-minded parents that want to address what shouldn’t be bottled up any longer.” Following the screening, there will be a panel comprised of area professionals who serve children and families that have experienced trauma. Each will make brief remarks, answer moderator questions, and take questions from the audience. Scheduled panelists are Aaron Cook, director of secondary curriculum and assessment, Delaware City Schools; Judge David Hejmanowski, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Ohio Probate/Juvenile Division; Josh Page, principal of Conger Elementary School, Delaware City Schools; and Tonia Wilson, housing coordinator of Family Promise of Delaware County. This event is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Education in collaboration with A Good Start, a nonprofit organization that provides a literacy rich summer experience for children in two Columbus, Ohio, neighborhoods. Learn more about the film at https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience, more about A Good Start at http://www.agoodstartmaynard.com, and more about the OWU Department of Education at http://www.owu.edu/education.