LEAP NEWS - LEAP hold film screening for over 200 practitioners

LEAP and Lambeth Made held a screening of Resilience – the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, for over 200 Lambeth children’s practitioners on Thursday 12 July at the Assembly Hall, Lambeth.

The one-hour award-winning documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are stresses children can incur from issues such as domestic violence, neglect, living with parents with mental health and wider social problems. These “toxic” stresses are associated with a range of poor outcomes later in life.

The screening was followed by a Q&A with a panel of distinguished experts who shared their insight and reflections on ACEs and how best to support children, young people and families in Lambeth.

There was also an opportunity for professionals to network with colleagues from across Lambeth’s services (including health, social care, schools, early years, youth, police, housing, voluntary and community sector at a reception before the film screening.

Laura McFarlane, Director of LEAP said; “This ground-breaking film could help transform the way services work. We now understand with much clarity how trauma affects a child’s life and what we can do about it.”

Lambeth Made and LEAP have joined forces on this event as both are committed to making Lambeth one of the best places in the world for a child be born and grow up. This event was open to everyone working with children and families in Lambeth and was an opportunity to better promote resilience as an important aspect as part of a children’s development.

Shaff Prabatani, lead for Lambeth Made said; “The Lambeth Made campaign hopes to get people talking about ACEs. We were amazed at the profound impact the film had on people watching and the impressive questions asked during the panel discussion.  We hope this marks a milestone in Lambeth’s new commitment to becoming more ACE aware.”

 

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