What if there was a completely new and effective approach to reach troubled teens?
This is the topic of the film Paper Tigers, which will be screened at the Kress Pavilion Nov. 8.
The film focuses on the students at an alternative high school riddled with violence, drugs, and truancy. The school radically changed its approach to disciplining students after the principal learned about ACE’s. ACE’s are traumatic experiences that happen in a person’s life before the age of 18 that the person remembers as an adult. What the principal learned was that stressed brains can’t learn.
Truancy rates declined 75 percent and the graduation rate increased fivefold. A trailer of the film is available here.
This free community event is open to all. The intended audience is adults, and a discussion will take place after the screening.
Doors open at 5 pm for a light meal, and the film begins at 5:30 pm.
This event is part of a Mental Health Film Series brought to you by the Door County Partnership for Children and Families, Door County Mental Health Focus Group, Door County Public Health Department, and the Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition.