On November 16th, The NASW USC Unit, Black Social Work Caucus of USC, and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association screened the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion that explored the biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect, and the movement that is determined to fight against and protect children from effects of toxic stress. The event hosts graciously extended an invitation to the TI Task Force listserv, and we were very excited to see some of you there!
Check out the video recording of this powerful and meaningful discussion, shared with us by the hosts:
Gabriel Crenshaw, PsyD, currently serves on the board of directors for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Santa Monica chapter and also as mentor to the Sons of Abraham, a Los Angeles faith-based boys group and lectures on neuroscience at USC.
Pia Escudero, LCSW – is the Director of the School Mental Health Services and Crisis Counseling & Intervention Services, LAUSD.
Salina T. Gray, PhD – teaches Physical Science at Frank D. Parent Middle School in Inglewood Unified School District and is an adjunct faculty member at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, CA.
Samantha Buckingham, J.D., runs the Juvenile Justice Clinic at the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy at Loyola Law School and teaches courses associated with the year-long live-client clinic and supervises students who represent juvenile clients in delinquency courts in Los Angeles.