Media Advisory

February 1, 2017

WHAT: Childhood trauma doesn’t end in childhood. Its effects ripple through adulthood unless young people are taught how to cope. In an effort to raise awareness about how stress and trauma impacts our communities, The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation is partnering with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, South Bay Youth Coalition and other local organizations to host a special screening of Jamie Redford’s Sundance-debuted film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.

The film screening, followed by a resource fair for educators, parents, high school/college students and other community members, will explore the emerging science of toxic stress on children and offer innovative solutions for helping vulnerable young people become thriving adults. The film will be presented in English with Spanish subtitles.

WHO: Karen Janney, Superintendent, Sweetwater Union High School District
Barbara Jiménez, Director of Regional Operations, Health and Human Services Agency-Central & South Regions
Dr. Dawn Griffin, Psychologist & Associate Professional, Alliant International University
MaryRose Peralta, Principal, Chula Vista High School
Alliance Healthcare Foundation
South Bay Youth Coalition
Chula Vista Community Collaborative
City of Chula Vista: Healthy Chula Vista
WHERE: Performing Arts Center
Chula Vista High School
820 4th Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(Parking Lot located off K Street, between 4th and 5th Avenue.)
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21 from 3:00pm – 5:30pm
The event is open to the public. RSVP here.
WHY: The San Diego Foundation Center for Civic Engagement brings community together to learn and discuss social challenges and opportunities by facilitating dialogue and collaborative action to create a vibrant San Diego region. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope is a free public screening that promotes community understanding and champions civic engagement to advance quality of life. This event aligns with the Live Well San Diego vision of a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego community needs now and forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300,