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Focus on ACEs in Film Showing at Moundsville Library

MOUNDSVILLE — A program at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 will focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences.

An award-winning documentary, “Paper Tigers,” will be shown with a special introduction by Jane Lambie.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

Lambie has worked as a registered nurse for 45 years and is now a certified Connections Matter ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) educator and a substitute school nurse in Marshall County Schools. As a community-based initiative, Connections Matter explores how connections made in life affect the brain’s growth and a person’s abilities to cope and thrive. The organization educates the public on the intersecting topics of Adverse Childhood Experiences, trauma, brain development and resilience.

Through a brief introduction and follow-up Q&A, Lambie will offer her own insight, information from the ACEs Coalition of West Virginia and touch on the film’s revelations.

Directed and written by James Redford, “Paper Tigers” chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington. The film shows the results of a radical change in the school’s approach to discipline for students at Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. Released in 2015, “Paper Tigers” has a running time of 102 minutes.

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