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On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 7 p.m., LFS and Film Streams will present a special screening of RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey Street, followed by a post-film panel discussion.

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00 PM
Where: Film Streams
1340 Mike Fahey St
Omaha, NE  68102
Contact: Patrick Kinney
(402) 933-0259 ext 11

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RESILIENCE explores recent research into trauma caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. The documentary asserts that toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. RESILIENCE also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back, spotlighting trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare who are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no one would choose.

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Panel Discussion

The post-show panel will be composed of experts in the field of trauma as it relates to three core competencies addressed by Lutheran Family Services: Children Services, Behavioral Health, and Community Services. Speakers will include Dr. Matthew D. Dobbertin, D.O. Adolescent Psychiatry; Cyndi Muhlbauer, MA, LIMHP, LFS Statewide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Program Coordinator; Sharon Robino-West, MA, CPSWS, Vocational Development Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs and trauma survivor; and Deb Wessellman, MS, LIMHP, Founder of the Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and internationally recognized expert in the treatment of child trauma. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Donna L. Polk, Ph.D, LMHP, Chief Executive Officer, Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition.


Tickets for this special screening at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater are $9 general; $7 for students, seniors, teachers, military, and those arriving by bicycle; and $4.50 for Film Streams Members. Advance tickets can be purchased at or through the Film Streams Box Office, in person or at (402) 933-0259 x15.

For more information, questions or requests, please contact Patrick Kinney at (402) 933-0259 x 11 or

The screening and discussion are part of Film Streams’ Community Development Program, which facilitates partnerships with other nonprofits and community groups on film-related events that speak to their missions and programming. Each quarter, Film Streams’ Community Development Committee reviews proposals for special screenings and programs. Deadlines for proposals are January 2 (for April-June events), April 1 (for July-September), July 1 (for October-December) and October 1 (for January-March).