Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Free Film Festival Community will be streaming episodes 4 and 5 of Whole People the weekend of March 12th through March 14th, 2021 on ACEs Connection. The viewing will be followed by a discussion with our special guest, Father Paul Abernathy from the Neighborhood Resilience Project, who will be sharing the Trauma-Informed Community Development model, on Tuesday, March 16th at 7 p.m. EST.
- The documentary viewing and the Zoom discussion after are both free events.
- How to Watch Whole People – Streaming on ACEs Connection from March 12th through March 14th, 2021
- Join ACEs Connection (if you aren’t already a member – it’s free)
- Join the Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Free Film Festival Community on ACEs Connection where Whole People will be streamed during our watch-party weekend This free and private online community is open to everyone.
- Pre-register for that event.
Here is the rich discussion from our December viewing of Whole People episodes 1-3:
More about the Whole People Series
Whole People is a five-part documentary series produced by Twin Cities PBS and CentraCare Health “spotlighting the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) through personal and community stories. It explores the long-term costs to personal well-being and our society. While much work needs to be done, there are many innovative developments to prevent and treat ACES. We all play a role in becoming a whole people,” per the website. In addition, this series comes with an excellent and extensive study guide to help with processing and group facilitation for those who watch this film in community settings. The study guide is co-written by Resmaa Menakem MSW, LICSW, S.E.P. of Justice Leadership Solutions, who is the author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies) and Pam Beckering, MS, LPCC, of CentraCare Health. It has questions, summary points, body-based practices and resources.
The Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Film Festival & Co-Sponsors
This series is co-hosted by ACEs Connection, CTIPP (the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice), and The Relentless School Nurse. It is supported by generous filmmakers and producers who are making this limited-time access available for free for our members. All the films in this series focus on generational, historical, racial, and secondary trauma as well as individual, community, and systems healing and change. We will focus on how ACEs sciences can prevent and heal ACEs and inspire trauma-informed change supporting all of our families and communities.