Rudolf Steiner School presents separate events on biology of stress, social inclusion


Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor presents “Resilience – The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.

Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

Join us as we view RESILIENCE, a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress.

Rudolf Steiner also presents “Social Inclusion and the New Rites of Passage” with Kim John Payne at 6 p.m. on March 27. Payne is the best-selling author of the parenting book “Simplicity Parenting.”

The event will focus on practical playground, classroom and home-based tools to work with social exclusion issues in all grades.

Rudolf Steiner School is located at 2775 Newport Road. For more information, log onto

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