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'Broken Places' Screening and Discussion

  • The New School Starr Foundation Hall 63 5th Avenue, Room L105 New York United States (map)

BROKEN PLACES explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting children the filmmakers profiled decades ago, BROKEN PLACES dramatically illustrates how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. BROKEN PLACES interweaves these longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.

"The message of Broken Places is clear. It says that toxic stress and its downstream consequences are costly. It calls us all to create better interventions based on this understanding. And for this reason, it is a powerful tool for good in strengthening the work of my organization and our partners." - Elisabeth D. Babcock, President and CEO, Economic Mobility Pathways.

The hour-long film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker, participants from the film, and experts on children's well-being and trauma.

Moderated by: Kristin Morse, Director of Center for New York City Affairs, The New School

Guest Speakers:

  • Roger Weisberg, Writer/Producer/Director

  • Danny Jacob, featured in Academy-Award nominated documentary WHY CAN'T WE BE A FAMILY AGAIN

  • Raymond Jacob, featured in Academy-Award nominated documentary WHY CAN'T WE BE A FAMILY AGAIN

  • Keith Little, President & CEO SCO Family of Services

  • Rahil Briggs PsyD, the National Director of HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE

  • Daniella Rin Hover, Parent featured in BROKEN PLACES

Co-Sponsored by Citizens' Committee for Children