Resilience: Film and Conversation, May 20th 2020

Arts in Reach presents Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.

Wednesday, May 20, 6:00pm at The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH


Arts in Reach (AIR) would like to invite you to the screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, followed by a panel discussion.

Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.

This one-hour documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. As one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

However, as experts and practitioners profiled in Resilience are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. Daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect will help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

Following the film, a panel comprised of Becca Romanoski, AIR Program Director; Larry McCullough, Executive Director of the Pinetree Institute; Jodie Lubarsky, Director of Child, Adolescent and Family Services at Seacoast Mental Health Center; and Mea Santulli, AIR alumna, will lead the community in a discussion about ways to build resilience with our teens.

Please come and learn more about the importance of teen resilience and share your voice during this community conversation.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please register at