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The purpose of the film screening is to raise awareness so that we can all make a difference to the lives of those that have been affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and have an understanding that impacts our parenting and, if from an organisation, our work and practice.

Aimed at:
Parents with fives and under children
Expectant parents
Professionals – doctors, teachers, health workers, police, social workers, local government policymakers
Local Councillors
Faith leaders
Anyone working with families
The event takes 2-3 hours at a time convenient to the above groups. A Facilitator's Guide is available.
If you are granted a free screening (see Challenge requirements), decide on a date and time.

We will register the event on this site and open up a booking page for people to register for free tickets.

Publicise the event with the above groups and get people to sign up to tickets via the booking page.

An example evening event (although can be held at any time of day):

6:00 pm Guests to arrive, tea and coffee may be served.
6:30 pm Film Screening
7:30 pm Panel discussion inc Q&A
8:30 pm Networking discussions, tea and coffee may be served.
9:00 pm Finish

Further details:

The film is streamed over the internet having gone to the film website and entered the code given to you. You need to make sure you have the appropriate technical set-up.

The event should be opened by a welcome from the host. A Facilitator's Guide is available.

The film ‘Resilience’ will be shown (1 hour) and will be followed by a panel discussion, exploring what we can all do to better parent and support babies, children and families in our community.

The film may provoke an emotional response in some of the audience due to introspection. It is recommended that you introduce a pastoral minister as someone who people could speak to either during a brief interval after the film, or at the end.

The panel needs to be made up, at a minimum, of a facilitator (who is also host), someone from the medical profession, someone from education and someone from the police or local authority.

There are a number of coaches/advisers who specialise in ACEs therapies. You may want to contact one to be part of the panel. However, they may charge for being there and/or want to make their own presentations rather than let the audience discuss. We do not list these on the site as we have no recommendations. You could search for these and take up references. However, you may want to let the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ come to the fore rather than be steered.

It is important to move towards some agreement on follow-up actions - ‘so what can we do here?’.

A follow-up action may involve showing the Resilience film again, some months later, to a wider audience who are now more aware of ACEs in their context and want to develop trauma-informed practices. A number of free ‘second screenings’ of the film may be available via this Challenge website as we develop the campaign. Please revisit once you know you want to re-screen.

The audience should complete short feedback forms (format is supplied by us). After the event, the host should complete our Resilience Challenge survey, entering information from the feedback forms so we can keep track of impact.

As you can see, the host is, in effect, the local champion for this initiative and should be prepared to visit people before the event to gain their attendance and follow-up after the event to catalyse a local movement.

Prefer to offer an online event? See Holding an online Resilience screening.

Find out more about what follow up actions might look like.

Find out about the 'Challenge requirements'.