Free Resilience Screening

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Tue, 01/07/2020 - 1:15pm


On December 5th, Lenawee Great Start Collaborative in partnership with Monroe Great Start Collaborative hosted a Free Public Screening of the award winning documentary, ‘RESILIENCE’. Over 100 community members attended the event including community leaders such as State Representative, Bronna Kahle and Lenawee County Probate Judge, Catherine Sala.

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The documentary covers the research behind Adverse Childhood Experiences and what some communities are doing to help prevent and heal the effects of ACE’s

Following the movie, Master Ace Trainer and Director of Monroe Great Start Collaborative, Amy Zarend held an open discussion on ACE’s and discussed the science behind epigenetics and the maladaptive effects of ACE’s including historical trauma. 

The night was closed by Lenawee Great Start Parent Liaison, Sarah Meikle offering the “next step”, a Free 2-day Strengthening Families Protective Factors Training. The evidence based training from the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds covers the 5 Protective Factors and simple, every day actions that can help prevent and buffer the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Focusing on the strengths of families and the importance of respecting cultural differences.
The next 2-day training will be held on January 29th and 30th, and there will be another opportunity that will be held in the spring (TBA).
For more information on upcoming trainings, you can email Sarah Meikle at

To learn more about the Resilience Movie visit

To learn more about ACE's visit 

To learn more about the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Training visit