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from KPJR Films.  “Stressed brains can’t learn.”

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

Audrey Stillerman, MD

The Science of Adversity, Resilience and Transformation
Board Certified Integrative Medicine-Family Medicine physician and THEN Founder, Dr. Audrey Stillerman describes how our current and historical experiences as individuals affect our biology and chart the course of our growth, development and lifespan.

Nadine Burke Harris, MD

Center for Youth Wellness, San Francisco, CA
​Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that repeated stress (abuse, neglect, or having parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues) has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. ​