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Children’s Institute Spotlight Series - Cracked Up: The Long Arm of Childhood Trauma

The Children's Institute will present the film, Cracked Up: The Long Arm of Childhood Trauma, in Basil 135.

Date: November 14, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Basil 135

Hosted by the Children's Institute

A film by Michelle Esrick, the documentary features Darrell Hammond, Lorne Michaels, Steve Higgins, Christopher Ashley, Dr. Nabil Kotbi, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Whoopi Goldberg, and Larry Laskowski.

Synopsis: In Cracked Up we witness the effects adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist, and "Saturday Night Live" veteran, Darrell Hammond. Behind the scenes, Darrell suffered from debilitating flashbacks, self-injury, addiction, and misdiagnosis, until the right doctor isolated the key to unlocking the memories his brain kept locked away for over 50 years. Cracked Up creates an inspiring balance between comedy and tragedy helping us understand the impact of toxic stress and childhood trauma in a new light, breaking down barriers of stigma and replacing shame with compassion and hope.

Moderator: Ann Marie White, Ed.D., Executive Director, Children's Institute
Panelists: Kenya Malcolm, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, URMC; Jody Todd Manly, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Mt. Hope Family Center

FREE ADMISSION / Registration required – This seminar is eligible for two hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit for educators. Professional development certificate also available.

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