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Date(s) - 04/04/2018 - 04/05/2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


“Paper Tigers” Movie Focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences

More than two decades ago, two respected researchers, clinical physician Dr. Vincent Felitti and CDC epidemiologist Robert Anda, published the game-changing Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES). It revealed a troubling but irrefutable phenomenon: the more traumatic experiences the respondents had as children (such as physical and emotional abuse and neglect), the more likely they were to develop life-threatening health problems later in life, as well as serious social problems. Wendy Woodhouse presented a program at the UUFD late last year describing these adverse experiences and how they affect children in Dubuque.

Loras College will present “Paper Tigers,” a movie deemed “absolutely riveting, profoundly important,” for a closer look at the effect of adverse childhood experiences, as well as the most proven way to help children escape devastating outcomes. Admission is free for two showings, April 4 and 5, in the Loras College Ballroom, from 5 to 7 p.m. Click here for complete information.