Resilience is the focus of a free community event that will include an award-winning documentary followed by a panel of local experts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway (Upper level).
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education is sponsoring the event to learn about and discuss how the community can better support students and families that have experienced extremely stressful experiences.
The “RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress” documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and a movement to prevent toxic stress, which is believed to be the cause of disease, substance abuse, mental health issues and more.
Local experts on the panel will include:
- Vince Therrien, an organizational and change management consultant,
- Holly Schultz, a District 191 School Psychologist,
- Cynthia Sampers, a District 191 Early Childhood Educator with a master’s in holistic health studies, and
- Veronica Marshall, a Burnsville High School Counselor.
The event is appropriate for high school students and adults. Registration is not required, but it does help planning purposes if you let Community Education know you’re attending by calling (952) 707-4150 or visiting communityed191.org.