South Belfast LPG hosted a screening of Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope on 13 December.
This was identified in their current action plan, which highlights the need to raise awareness of ACEs and improve resilience. 46 people attended the screening which was held in the Agapé Centre. The event included the documentary and a discussion panel of Maurice Leeson; HSCB on behalf of the Regional ACEs Reference Group, Fintan Connelly; Take Ten and Nicola Hannigan; Barnardo’s.
100% of attendees reported an increase in their knowledge of ACEs and toxic stress with one attendee commenting “…how valuable to see children holistically, understanding and supporting them, rather than blaming and punishing them, could change the world…”
Please see report card here
As part of this action a second screening was held on 16 January hosted Donegall Road Primary School for 30 teachers and schools staff from schools in the area. This screening included a question and answer session with Mairead Weir, Principal of St. Joseph’s Slate Street West Belfast.