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Screenagers | Paper Tigers | Resilience

The ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force is hosting a socially engaged film fest in May.

The films and dates are as follows:

Screenagers:  Thursday, May 4th 6:30-8:30 pm in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre (LHT)

Award-winning Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Details at: www.screenagersmovie.com.

Paper Tigers:  Monday, May 8th  6:30-8:30 pm in the ConVal Library Learning Commons (CLLC)

Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn? Details at: kpjrfilms.co/paper-tigers.

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope  Monday, May 22nd  6:30-8:30pm in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre (LHT)

Resilience reveals how toxic stress can wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, even early death. But Resilience also chronicles how trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress. Details at: kpjrfilms.co/resilience.

ConVal ACES Docudrama – in production…date TBD

All films are free, open to the public, and hosted at ConVal.

We hope to see you there!