Swanton Enhancement Project’s (SEP) Task Force to Reduce Substance Abuse in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Vermont will be hosting a Community Forum on May 4th at MVU, 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will include a showing of the movie Resilience and a follow-up panel discussion.

The movie RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE, “chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat Toxic Stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations.” Its subject matter is relative to ACE’s, Adverse Childhood Experiences, a topic of great discussion around the nation.

“Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs can be prevented. Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community.” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

SEP’s Task Force to Reduce Substance Abuse strives to make Swanton a hub of information for awareness, prevention and treatment of substance abuse. PLEASE participate in this great event…another step toward a positive future.

If you have questions, please contact Kathy.Lavoie2@myfairpoint.net or 802-782-1924.

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