As licence holders of the award-winning documentary, ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope’, we are inviting interested organisations within health, social care and education to collaborate with us to view the documentary in what will be safe and supportive spaces.
We are holding ten facilitated screenings as part of our advocacy work this year. These will take place virtually for now, but we hope to hold them in person once it is safe to do.
Our mission is to help raise awareness of how supportive relationships in frontline practice can buffer the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.
A unique aspect of our screenings is that we facilitate on-line break-out rooms to provide an opportunity for people to reflect on and absorb the impact of the content on them.
Dr Maeve Hurley, CEO and founder of Ag Eisteacht, said: “One of the key messages in the documentary is one of hope: quality relationships make a difference to those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, acting as buffer and a protective factor in their lives.
“Research shows that ACE awareness leads to a more compassionate and empathic approach where a frontline practitioner such as a GP, a healthcare worker, social worker or a teacher, might wonder what has happened to someone, rather than what is wrong with them. This element of compassionate curiosity can be powerful and transformative.
“As frontline practitioners, we have the potential to make a difference in someone’s life through the relationships we build and how we listen and respond to others. This is an incredibly powerful and hopeful message.”
We have held 16 screenings to date, including two screenings on 7th & 8th January 2021 for a group of Dublin-based GP Registrars and a team of multidisciplinary frontline practitioners including Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists.
Our mission is to enhance frontline practitioners’ understanding of why quality relationships in practice matter. We do this through our training programmes, advocacy work, collaborations and evaluations.
For further information on 2021 Resilience screening dates and availability, please contact Donna Hennessy by emailing [email protected] or phone Ag Eisteacht on 021 4536556.