'Resilience' coming to Hannah Penn

Alyssa Jackson
  • A documentary open to the public will be shown at Hannah Penn K-8 in late October.
  • The documentary, "Resilience," will talk about childhood trauma and its effects.

The York community will be able to view "Resilience," a documentary, Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Hannah Penn K-8.

The documentary discusses childhood trauma and what impact such trauma mighty have on a child's future. According to a news release from Family First Health, studies have revealed that toxic stress can put children at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death. The release stated that poverty can increase the risk of childhood trauma, but everyone is at risk.

According to the documentary's website, the film follows "trailblazers" in pediatrics, education and social welfare who are working to protect children from toxic stress and the aftereffects it has.

The documentary "Resilience" will be shown Oct. 25 at Hannah Penn K-8.

"Resilience" was made by director and producer James Redford and producer, editor and writer Karen Pritzker.

The documentary screening is a joint effort between Family First Health, the York City School District and the Community Progress Council. It will be shown in the auditorium at Hannah Penn, 415 E. Boundary Ave.

Following the showing of "Resilience," there will be a Q&A session and panel discussion with Christopher Echterling, a doctor with WellSpan Health; Sue Yohe, director of early Head Start/Head Start; Catherine Edwards, supervisor of Family First Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership; Gladys Dyson, a kindergarten teacher at Logos Academy; and Laura Bloss, a licensed social worker in the York City School District Office of Special Education.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the film will start at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but those interested are encouraged to reserve their free tickets on Eventbrite or by calling Family First Health's Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Kate Harmon, at 717-801-4855.