Paper Tigers: Film Showing and Discussion Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 pm

The Woman’s Co-op, BC Pulse, Great Start Collaborative & BC Vision have partnered on a learning opportunity for the community, especially those who work closely with children. Teachers, parents, and other caring adults are encouraged to attend.

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the documentary film Paper Tigers will be presented at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2055 E. Columbia, Battle Creek, 5:30 p.m. The viewing is free and open to everyone. Discussion, facilitated by Dr. Cae Soma of Starr/ TLC will follow.

Paper Tigers is about Adverse Childhood Experiences. James Redford documented the lives of students in Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. These students had behavioral issues and poor academic records. They were often suspended. After discovering the studies on ACE’s, the school changed its approach to handling the students with kindness instead of automatic punishment.

The film demonstrates how teachers use new science and fresh methods in their classrooms.  It also suggests ways in which family members, parents, and others can help children overcome the negative effects of ACE’s.

Paper Tigers is a must-see for parents and all who work with children. Adults/Parents please note that this film addresses emotionally charged topics and uses strong language. It is encouraged that youth under the age of 15 be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.