On June 15th, 2021 we recorded the last discussion of the Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Film Festival series. Our special guest was the Wrestling Ghosts documentary producer and director, Ana Joanes, who spoke about the film and parenting with ACEs.
Here is our Zoom discussion which was recorded and uploaded to YouTube.
Resources Shared via Chat:
- CTIPP (The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice)
- First-Person Narratives
- PACEs Connection
- Parenting with ACEs Community on PACEs Connection
- The Relentless School Nurse
- The Wisdom of Trauma
- Wrestling Ghosts website
- Healing Our Ghosts
"Any story that shifts from blame, shame, and punishment, to compassion is a story that needs to be told."
"The voice of the community is what is most impactful. This movie also shifts definition of "experts."
“There’s no adult in the room if there’s no regulated adult in the room.”
"I heard Dr. Bruce Perry talking with Oprah and Brene Brown about how often what we call resilience is just resources and what they called the "privilege of regulation" because not everyone gets to be that because of being in survival mode."
"We are the stories we tell ourselves."
"3 C's: Compassion, Connection, Community"
"Many children who have to look after their parents grow up to be over achievers as adults, needing to be THE person who does it all. That behaviour is a recognizable trauma response. And that shouldn’t be celebrated or enabled rather supported to be relieved from that behaviour compulsion."
"I think it was incredible to see Kim move from being unable to even think about herself as a child to talking to and soothing her inner child. So much bravery and vulnerability."
"the film was emotion and inspirational at the same time, I could resonate with the trauma and the emotional impact of self and its impact within my life, there are many layers to us all. I was Cissy, we can move forward, I'm still moving forward, we need to be mindful of others."
"I recommend your film (Wrestling Ghosts) for my readers who have chronic illness. I think of this particular ACE of emotional neglect and all its complexity - as an “invisible ACE” and one of the biggest and least visible risk factors for chronic illness."
Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Film Festival
Please find links to each of the films in our Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Film Festival series below as well our Zoom discussions about each of them below.
Portraits of Professional Caregivers
Zoom Discussion of Caregivers
Zoom Discussion of Whole People Part 1
Zoom Discussion of Whole People Part 2 with Father Paul Abernathy
Zoom Discussion of Wrestling Ghosts
CTIPP, PACEs Connection, and The Relentless School Nurse collaborated on this entire film series and it was wonderful to work with @Erin Connolly, @Whitney Marris, @Robin M Cogan, and @Natalie Audage. However, it's the film producers and directors who made these films available, at no cost, to members of PACEs Connection and who joined our discussions who we are especially grateful to for making this series so successful. Thank you to @Vic Compher, Rodney Whittenberg @ana joanes, PBS Broadcasting,
The Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Film Festival Team