Healing Child Trauma as a Community
Paper Tigers Documentary Viewing and Discussion
The impact of unloved and traumatized children on society is profound and widespread.
85% of inmates were traumatized as youth.
27% of hospital visits can be traced to causes linked to childhood trauma.
Hurt kids grow up to hurt people.
The generational cycles of trauma and abuse are as stubborn as they are tragic.
But there is hope.
Paper Tigers looks at the effects of trauma on the youth of Walla Walla, Washington, and how one community transformed its culture to respond. This look into the lives of the students at Lincoln High School is a successful example of how an entire system can change to better respond to childhood trauma. After four years, suspensions dropped 90%, expulsions dropped to zero and the graduation rates increased five times.
Join our discussion on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and see what one school did to help struggling students heal from chronic and adverse stress and trauma. At the Healing Childhood Trauma as a Community – Paper Tigers Documentary & Discussion, ISU Extension, DCAT, and Seasons Center will jointly teach our audiences about the impact of ACES and importance of developing meaningful relationships with children in order to build a healthier and stronger community. After viewing the film, we will facilitate a discussion to engage our communities and instill hope that healing is possible.