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BOOK REVIEW

RESILIENCE: The Biology of
Stress & the Science of Hope
"The child may not remember, but the

doctor's offices. This film is the story of trailblazers who have used the ACEs information
to make changes in their communities.
Science has told us that stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development. There can be lifelong effects on
health and behaviour, but a high ACEs score
is not destiny. This film takes the viewer into
the world of a social worker, supporting a
mother with a high ACEs score to provide
a life for her children that will give them an
opportunity for good health and a long life.
The film allows the viewer to sit with a doctor
who uses the ACEs score of all her patients
to inform treatment. Rather than focusing
on the symptom of trauma, such as anxiety,
the doctor goes to the source and treats that
instead. This film follows a high school principal who implemented trauma informed

body remembers." So begins the description
of this inspiring movie.
Adverse Childhood Experiences-known
as ACEs-became the topic of research to
doctors Felitti and Anda in the early 1990s.
Participants were recruited between 1995
and 1997 and have been monitored ever
since. The doctors found a strong association
between the number of ACEs a person has
and a host of adult high-risk health behaviours such as smoking, drug and alcohol
abuse, severe obesity or promiscuity and
a direct correlation to ill health such as cancer, diabetes, depression, or shortened life
span. With evidence this alarming, the next
question was how to mitigate the effects.
Trauma-sensitive training is reaching into
communities, beyond the school walls and

Provide emergency care.
Serve your community.
Open the door to an exciting career.
A career with the BC Emergency Health Services
(BCEHS) is an exciting opportunity to provide a vital
service to the residents of BC and to make a positive
difference in the lives of others.

practices into his school and saw the suspension rate drop and graduation rate increase.
Resilience is available to stream on-line
(www.kpjrfilms.com/resilience) or for purchase as a one-time public screening or for
educational purposes. I recommend that
everyone set aside 60 minutes from their
busy schedules to sit and watch this film.
You will be inspired and come away with
knowledge about ACEs and how to help.
You will come away with hope.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Counsellor - Winter 2018

President’s Perspective
The Fine Print
Book Review
How the Use of Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray Facilitates Healing in Low-Verbal or Non-Verbal Children
BC School Counseling: Preserving One-on-One Support for Students
SuperConference Recap
Ask an Expert: Dianne Noort Talks about Play Therapy
Counsellor’s Corner
Index to Advertisers
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - intro
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - cover1
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - cover2
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - 3
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - President’s Perspective
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - 5
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - The Fine Print
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - Book Review
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - How the Use of Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray Facilitates Healing in Low-Verbal or Non-Verbal Children
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - 9
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - 10
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - 11
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - 12
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - BC School Counseling: Preserving One-on-One Support for Students
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - 14
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - SuperConference Recap
BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - Ask an Expert: Dianne Noort Talks about Play Therapy
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BC Counsellor - Winter 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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