Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6-8pm
GRuB-2016 Elliott Ave. NW Olympia, WA 98501

$5.00 Suggested Donation

LIMITED SEATING & PARKING! PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE. (Please consider carpooling, biking, walking. We are located on the #41 busline) 

Are you familiar with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & how they can affect health & well-being throughout one's life? 

RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & the birth of a new movement to treat & prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease & cancer to substance abuse & depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development & have lifelong effects on health & behavior.

Join us for the screening of the film, RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE. This film chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators & communities, who are using cutting edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction & disease.

This film will be followed by some reflection time & short discussion session.

Click here to watch the TED TALK, "How childhood trauma affects health over a lifetime" with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris from the movie.
ACEs in Our Schools
Disengagement in school (one of the primary criteria for participation in GRuB School) is significantly correlated with high Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scores ( Youth in our community are struggling to find a sense of purpose & connection with others. Poverty exacerbates isolation & brings a higher risk for incarceration, hunger, & medical neglect, as well as fewer resources for managing abuse, self-medication, & other ACEs. Young people with ACE scores of seven or higher are 51 times more likely to attempt suicide. Thirty-six percent of low-income 10th graders in Thurston County have seriously considered suicide, compared to 17% of those not low-income. These numbers are higher than state averages (Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department 2014).
Register now for an upcoming training at GRuB!
GRuB now offers one-day trainings in addition to our intensive 3-day GRuB Institute so that you can get an introduction to the tools we use or hone in on a particular skill you've been cultivating. Attendees will leave with skills & tricks that can be put into action immediately. For more information on upcoming trainings,

Facilitation 101 - GRuB Style
Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Register here!

This one-day training serves as a focused introduction to tools & strategies we use when facilitating groups of people of any age, whether for one-time events or over the entire life cycle of a group. This training is useful for facilitators of any type including those who lead adults in work groups, teach students & other young people, or facilitators looking for ways to organize community conversations. 

Participants will leave with:
• Ways to integrate kinesthetic learning into curriculum and meeting
• Facilitation practices that establish a culture of engagement & leadership
• Tools for opening & closing conversations, activities, & meetings