Paper Tigers DVD presented by Betsy Woodin of ACRF

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm America/Anchorage Timezone
LINKS Mat Su Parent Resource Center
3161 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
LINKS Mat Su Parent Resource Center

Exposure to chronic and adverse stress (and the

altered brain function that results) leaves a child in a

fruitless search for comfort and escape from a brain

and body that is permanently stuck in flight or

fight.That comfort comes in the form of drugs,

cigarettes, alcohol, sex, food and more.

Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of

selected students at Lincoln High School, an

alternative school that specializes in educating

traumatized youth. Set amidst the rural community of

Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the

inspiring promise of Trauma Informed Communities –

a movement that is showing great promise in healing

youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse

Childhood Experiences (ACES).

Every year millions of unloved and traumatized youth enter

adulthood with damaged brains and hearts. They are highly

predisposed to die from self-destructive behaviors, and highly likely

to continue the cycle of abuse. Even those who do not engage in

self-destructive behaviors are highly predisposed to get cancer, high

blood pressure, diabetes, and immune disorders. Watch this

powerful documentary and learn more about ACES, and the

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.