“Resilience,” a one hour video on the importance of recognizing the damaging effect adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) present to children, will be screened and discussed at he Community Church of the Pelhams  this Saturday, May 4, from 10am – 12 Noon.

The post-video discussion will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Bell and Daniella Jackson from Westchester County government, and Marlene Furtick from Family Services of Westchester. This particular discussion of “Resilience” will highlight the adverse affect systemic racism brings to children and discuss ways in which the community can respond. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served at 12 Noon and people are invited to stay for a while for networking and conversation.

This event is co-sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Mental Health and features input from the Westchester Resilience Coalition. The “Resilience” video outlines the science of ACE’s and discusses the protective factors a community can rally together to help all its children. Protective factors include: safety and trust, peer support, voice and choice, mutuality and reciprocity, physical and emotional well-being and security, racial equity, and a networked community of support.

The Community Church of the Pelhams is located at 448 Washington Avenue, at the corner of Highbrook and Washington Avenues, just down the hill from the Pelham train station.

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