Note: My Dad grew up in the height of the depression. He was in first grade in 1929. His Dad was an immigrant cobbler from Italy. He had nine brothers and sisters - hungry brothers and sisters. And yet, he and his peers saved the world in World War II. Since Columbine, school shootings have been in relatively well to do districts, by kids whose lives may not have been 'easy,' but who weren't living in shelters wondering where there next meal would come from. And they had copious medical care... Oh... wait. Kim
By Anne Dachel
Spreading the latest REALLY BIG LIE about childhood disorders: THE FILM ‘RESILIENCE’
The masterminds of fraud and cover-up, the medical establishment and health officials, have devised the perfect explanation for the decline our children’s health and behavior: ALL THE BAD THINGS PARENTS HAVE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN TO THEM AT HOME. News reports are filled with the newly coined terms, “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs) and “toxic stress,” and they point accusing fingers at moms and dads everywhere.
Now there’s a supporting documentary called ‘Resilience’ that’s circulating internationally. (Trailer) Educators, parents and medical professionals are urged to view it in order to understand the “new science” on childhood behavior problems. It’s being taken seriously and countless news reports link the explosion in mental health problems in children and behavior issues at school to CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.
Somehow children today have to live in such negative circumstances that their emotional and mental health is alarmingly different from previous generations. The child in the 21st century suffers more than children who were raised during the Industrial Revolution, Great Depression, world wars, or de jure segregation in the South.
One of the ACEs they’re talking about is poverty, although no one can dispute that being poor is nothing new in childhood.
How did children survive these all these experiences in the past and somehow function without all kinds of accommodations?
We are not allowed to ask.
The same people who convinced us that all the autism overwhelming our children is the result of better diagnosing/no real increase are now successfully selling the latest REALLY BIG LIE. Here are examples of how the documentary is being promoted.
Feb 23, 2018, (UK) Orkney Orcadian: Childhood experiences documentary shown in Orkney Resilience, a groundbreaking documentary on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is available for public screenings in communities throughout Orkney, starting in St Margaret’s Hope next Wednesday evening.
Following a showing of the documentary last May, six Third Sector organisations formed an ACEs collective to look at how this new science can contribute to improving health outcomes and life circumstances for children, families and communities here in Orkney.
Local campaigner Kevin Denvir said: “There is a strong body of evidence emerging that confirms the experience a child has at home with parents is the strongest predictor of future health, happiness and success. Parenting, it transpires, has a bigger bearing on the well-being of our children than the school they go to, the incomes we have, the holidays they go on, the clubs they attend, those extra lessons or even possessions! A child’s emotional intelligence and sense of security is clearly linked to the quality of their relationship with their parents or key caregivers.
“Over 20 years ago a research study of over 17000 mainly middle class Americans, by Vince Felliti and Rob Anda, came up with the phrase Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). …
“The Orkney ACEs collective bought the public performance licence rights for the film and intend to show it throughout Orkney over the coming months. It is hoped by raising public awareness and understanding of this new science we can better support people who have experienced ACEs and provide more effective help when and where it is needed.” …
The Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior, will host a viewing of the film “Resilience” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Kress Hall. The film is a one-hour documentary that 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.
“Resilience” delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. This free event involves viewing of the documentary and discussion.
Feb 22, 2018, Matawan (NJ) Patch: Documentary On Child Abuse Shown At Matawan-Aberdeen MS
The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District presents a community film screening of "Resilience," next Thursday, March 1 at Matawan Aberdeen Middle School. All parents are invited to attend. …
"Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. …
After the screening, attendees are invited to join a thoughtful discussion about the film and develop practical action steps that can be taken back to their respective practices. The film is ideal viewing for educators, administrators, health-care staff, parents, social workers, mentors, social justice advocates and anyone interested in the well-being of children.
Feb 21, 2018, Mount Vernon (OH) News: Several free film showings of ‘Resilience’ available
In conjunction with Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Kenyon College, the Knox Health Department 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. …
Feb 21, 2018, Union, ME, Knox Village Soup: ‘Resilience’ screening, discussion
Broadreach Family & Community Services has received grant funds from the Maine Children’s Trust to purchase a license to screen the award-winning documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” across Waldo and Knox counties through the end of May. …
“Resilience” (2016, USA) is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. …
However, as experts and practitioners profiled in “Resilience” are proving, what is predictable is preventable. Physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect … and using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
Feb 19, 2018, Wilmington (NC) Star News: The first 2,000 days of your life
There are 2,000 days -- or five years -- between the time a child is born and when he or she will begin kindergarten.
Many local organizations, community members, business owners and elected officials gathered to spread awareness of the importance of a child’s brain development during those first five years. …
“Within the first 3-5 years of a child’s life, 90 percent of their brain development happens,” said Executive Director of Smart Start New Hanover County, Jane Morrow. “Everything that we see, hear, touch, how much we’re cuddled, or exposed to, the vocabulary we hear and all of the things we experience are making neuroconnections.”
Morrow said that when children have a nurturing and stable environment they thrive but when children suffer from neglect or are in an abusive environment, the prefrontal cortex doesn’t get the same chance to develop.
This year’s Summit has held at Lifepoint Church. Attendees watched a screening of, “Resilience,” a documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. After the film, they broke into groups to discuss a strategic plan for the community to confront issues of toxic stress for young children in New Hanover County.
Feb 14, 2018, Wisconsin Public Radio: "Resilience" Documentary Draws Attention To Childhood Adversity
Around 683,000 kids were reported to be victims of abuse and neglect nationwide in 2015, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A documentary being screened across northern Wisconsin seeks to raise awareness of the long-term impacts surrounding childhood adversity.
Reba Rice, CEO of Northlakes Community Clinics, said they’re screening the documentary “Resilience” around northern Wisconsin. She said the film talks about adverse childhood experiences that create toxic stress when a child doesn’t have a safe and structured relationship with an adult.
“There are several possible examples," she said. "What the science has done is narrowed them down to ten specific kinds of either abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction.”
Rice said children need strong, stable adults who can help them become resilient and rebound from difficult situations. She said challenging childhood experiences can have a significant impact on kids’ mental or physical health because children are still developing. …
Child abuse and neglect also take a financial toll on the healthcare, education and criminal justice systems. One year of child maltreatment cases can cost around $124 billion over a lifetime, according to a 2012 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …
Feb 10, 2018, Fairfield (CA)Daily Republic: Solano plan: Toxic childhood stress has lifetime consequences
One of the barriers to attaining a useful education is what medical experts call ‘toxic stress” during childhood.
The long-term stress can have a direct and negative impact on the child’s health as they age, but also carry serious lifetime consequences – many of which are the target of the 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan for Solano County. …
While many of the K-12 issues are the responsibility of the education system, members of the Board of Supervisors were told Tuesday that it does not all fall on the schools.
Gene Ibe, Family Support/Parent Education Program manager for First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission, said identifying adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, is critical. Many of those are the result of abuses at home.
“It is important to understand ACEs because traumatic experiences in childhood causes what experts have termed ‘toxic stress,’ ” Ibe said. “It’s an excessive, persistent stress that a person’s own system can’t deal with any longer, and in children this can alter their brain and body development.”
The causes can be the result of physical or emotional abuse, or even witnessing long-term domestic abuse within the family. Living around alcohol and substance abuse is also a cause, Ibe said.
If a child does have developmental issues, then that hinders the ability to get a proper education, which in turn can lead to unemployment, poverty, homelessness – even premature death.
RECENT REPORTS FROM THE WORLD MERCURY PROJECT reveal how the dramatically increasing rates of neuro—developmental problems in children today are now referred to as mental health issues. Since they can no longer be ignored, there has to be some explanation, and as we’ve seen, the “new science” on bad parenting is taking hold everywhere.
It has never been easy to be an adolescent, but by the look of things, twenty-first century teenagers may be having a harder time than ever. One contributing factor—the one that public health agencies and the media seem most willing to discuss—is a ballooning epidemic of mental health problems in teens. Meanwhile, an equally grim developmental disability crisis has been unfolding for years, affecting at least one in six American children and teens but receiving little attention.
Officialdom’s subtle sidelining of developmental disorders in favor of a focus on mental health is somewhat baffling, given that researchers frequently use the terms “neuropsychiatric” and “neurodevelopmental” interchangeably. This is particularly the case when they refer to diagnoses such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral disorders. In fact, one of the most credible national surveys cited as evidence of the teenage mental health crisis (called the NCS-A and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2010) defines three behavior disorders (ADHD, conduct disorders and oppositional defiant disorders) as “mental disorders.”
The NCS-A was conducted with over 10,000 teens from 2001-2004. The survey found that half (49.5%) of U.S. teens ages 13-18 suffered from at least one mental disorder (see chart), including one in five with behavior disorders and three in ten with anxiety disorders. …
A recent survey of early childhood teachers asked “What is your greatest concern?” The majority of teachers reported “Managing challenging behaviors in our classroom,” according to Mary Ann Hansen, the director of First 5 Humboldt, a county-based commission in California which provides programs for children under age 5. She went on to say “We hear this over and over again, that teachers are struggling.” Sadly, many students are also struggling as their needs are unable to be met in a classroom environment that lacks support, proper teacher training, and the funding necessary to provide a quality education which addresses their varying needs.
With an increasing number of children requiring special education services in the schools, significant demands are being placed on both special and regular education teachers. Learners with differing educational, behavioral, and medical needs are both financially and emotionally challenging for both their school districts and teachers alike. School budgets are being depleted rapidly as districts attempt to provide a free and appropriate education (FAPE) for all, especially when Individualized Education Plans (IEP) require extensive special services including speech, physical, occupational therapy, nursing, counseling, behavioral services, in-class support, and personal aides.
Providing for the many needs of children classified in special education costs our nation an estimated $50 billion annually, and that number is likely outdated as it is based on data from the 1999-2000 SEED study, which doesn’t reflect the rise in students requiring special education since 2000. …
Somehow reeducating parents on what their roles are supported to be and providing more mental health services for children will solve the problem. Meanwhile more and more disabled/dysfunctional students are flooding schools around the world; the costs are enormous and never-ending. And it doesn’t stop here. More new research links ACEs to chronic conditions like diabetes and asthma.
It seems everything wrong with kids today can be laid neatly at mom and dad’s door.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.