The Parent Action Committee of Roots and Branches School invites you to join us as we share a pathway to healing and understanding in building collective strategies for parents, teachers, and administrators. Our aim is to address a more holistic, whole family approach to student success, using an inquiry-driven, collaborative learning environment.
Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development, and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. These experiences are now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer, to substance abuse and depression. However, as the experts and practitioners profiled in Resilience prove, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers, and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse, and neglect. They’re using cutting-edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
Space is limited so… RSVP NOW!
January 12, 2018 from 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Roots and Branches Public Charter School
Anne Rossi, Principal
1807 Harlem Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21217
Chrysalinn Archie, Roots and Branches Parent Action Committee ( PAC ) Chair
For more information call (443) 219-7787
” When we dig in to better understand ourselves, we become better equipped to compassionately understand others. Resilience is a catalyst for healing, change-making, and bridge building. Anyone who interacts with people should see this film”. – Chrysalinn Archie, Roots and Branches Parent Action Committee (PAC) Chair and Board Member
What People are saying about Resilience:
The Gathering of the Commons monthly meals and documentaries is one of the most powerful and important programs we host at University of Maryland Baltimore’s Community Engagement Center. Its great strength is that it is a self-organized event by and for everyday people. Their screenings of Resilience exposed men and women to one of the most pressing public health and cultural issue of our times. I cannot think of a better way to share the information than in a community of supportive, nurturing men and women. An important and impressive aspect of the screenings through fall 2017 was to see the number of participants grow with many repeat visitors who brought friends and family. These powerful shared meals and conversations inspired me as an individual, as an academician, and as a community organizer. I urge everyone who cares about our city’s well-being to see the film with Gathering of Commons community. – Dr.Kelly Quinn, Coordinator Community Engagement Center University of Maryland, Baltimore
I am pleased that Roots and Branches is hosting a public screening of the film Resilience. The movie will inevitably spark important conversations about the experiences that affect our children and how we can better support them as they navigate the world. By fostering such dialog, Roots and Branches School continues to be a valuable resource for our students, our families, and our broader Harlem Park community. – John Berggren, Roots and Branches Board President
“We are honored to be performing our show, “We Got It!: A Show About Empathy” on the same day as the screening of “Resilience” because our pieces have the same basic premise, and that is this: childhood is the foundation of our emotional lives, and the things we experience and are taught to value at early ages shape the rest of our lives. This sounds simplistic, but it is absolutely true. It is why our theater company exists, and specifically why this show exists, and that is to introduce character-building traits like empathy and kindness to kids now, so they are thinking about them now. We have to equip our kids with the emotional tools that they need to live, and that’s what we try to do, and this is certainly the mind behind “Resilience”.-Lynne Childress,Founder and Artistic Director of Building Better People
As a teacher, I am aware that many of my students carry the burden of traumatic experiences with them. That is part of the reason I choose to work at Roots & Branches. Through use of the arts, our students are finding an outlet for expressing not only an understanding of academic standards, but a safe way to express and work through their own emotions. Our use of the Responsive Classroom method enables students to begin to recognize and manage their emotions in an accepting, safe community. I have seen many students begin to better manage how they express negative feelings through building trust, community and strong relationships with adults and peers. –Sarah Aguda, Roots and Branches Music/Arts Integration