Resilience Film


‘Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’.


Research into Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) demonstrates the direct correlation between childhood trauma and physical/social outcomes later in life. We therefore need to focus on a family approach to safeguarding and our early intervention services. Ten ACEs are identified in the international research:


1. Physical abuse

2. Sexual abuse

3. Emotional abuse

4. Neglect

5. Mental illness of a household member

6. Problematic drinking by a household member

7. Drug misuse by a household member

8. Divorce or separation of a parent

9. Domestic violence towards a parent

10. Imprisonment of a household member

View the handouts from the event:

CISters Main Handout

Abuse Trauma Variables

ACEs – beyond signs of safety

Explain toxic stress

Not what was done but what it did

 System Failure


Short Films

Please see below to view a trailer for the film.