In 2021, Bounce engaged over 235 people from across the state in a screening of the documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and Science of Hope, followed by facilitated discussions.

The documentary, produced and directed by the late James Redford, 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.

The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Resilience 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. 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.

However, as experts and practitioners profiled in the documentary are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

Bounce offers organizations and communities the opportunity to host screenings of the film, followed by a facilitated panel discussion to help raise awareness of ACEs and begin the conversations on how organizations and communities can play a part in preventing and mitigating the impact of childhood adversity.

“The Resilience documentary screening was a great way for the districts in our coop to learn about ACEs and the impact of trauma on our students, as well as, creating an opportunity to discuss ways to organize supports in schools for building resilience with our students!” – Dusty, Phelps, Behavior Specialist, Southeast South-Central Educational Cooperative

For more information or to schedule a Resilience screening and discussion in your organization or community, check out Bounce’s Trainings page.