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The Human Services Department is thrilled to invite you to join us for a limited-engagement screening of Paper Tigers, a powerful documentary film that is being hosted at the College of DuPage on 6/20/17 from 1:00-3:15pm in SRC 2000.
Paper Tigers explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and toxic stress on struggling teens. The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington. After radically changing its approach to disciplining students, Lincoln High School saw a dramatic turnaround in everything from the number of fights to test scores to graduation rates. The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families through the practice of trauma-informed educational strategies and is a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving: that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.
We’re hosting this screening to raise awareness of how impactful positive role models can be in the lives of adolescents. This film has a strong positive message that is truly inspiring. We’re excited to share this film with you and our hope is that this true story will change the way you see adolescents with behavioral issues. We hope this film will speak to you the way it spoke to us. We will be offering 2 CEUs for this screening.
Need more convincing? Visit the film’s website and view their trailer: www.papertigersmovie.com.
College of DuPage - SRC 2000
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