Upcoming Events

Critical Commentary 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

3:00 PM

Wilf Auditorium, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Contact us:  safechild@fairview.org

Register:  z.umn.edu/CriticalCommentary


Featuring the documentary: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

 Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, 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. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of childhood that no child would choose.

 The documentary will be followed by a facilitated discussion.



 1. To learn about the impact of ACEs on children.

2. To gain knowledge about resiliency and the impact it can have on future outcomes.

3. To learn ways to promote resilience in your work with children and families.


1.5 Contact hours will be available for social work and for nursing.





Save the Date!

2nd Annual Child Abuse Summit 2019

April 24-26, 2019