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Russell County students, school and community leaders discuss resilience, stress and hope

Russell County students, school and community leaders discuss resilience, stress and hope

Community is invited to video screening with discussion panel to follow


Join school and community members, health care providers, and students as they learn and discuss how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact children and how resilience is fostered. This is especially timely in the face of the pandemic and the impact on students’ mental health. 

Hear from Superintendent Michael Ford about the district’s leadership in trauma-informed practices and what that means for students. 

The video screening comes as the three-year grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for work with the Bounce Coalition in Russell County Public Schools and Lake Cumberland Health Department wraps up. The goal of the Bounce in Rural Kentucky Project is to increase the know­­ledge, awareness and skills of adults who interact with children to understand ACES and the ability of an individual or community to recover from trauma or stress.


WHAT:             Video screening and discussion panel “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope”

                        This onehour documentary discusses the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. 

WHEN:            Thursday, March 8, 2022
6 – 8 p.m. (CT)

WHERE:           Russell County Auditorium Natatorium Complex
2167 US-127
Russell Springs, KY 42642

WHO:              Michael Ford, Superintendent, Russell County Public Schools 

Tracy Aaron, Director of Health Education, CHES Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Dr. Richard Miles, MD, Family Medicine Specialist

Judge Jennifer Edwards, Kentucky Circuit Court

Macayla Vaughan, Mental Health Counselor, Russell County Public Schools

Ben Chandler, President & CEO, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

                        Joe Bargione, PhD, Bounce Coalition 

Russell County High School Student   

REGISTER:       Click here to register 



Media Contact:

Ashley Brauer

Vice President, Communications

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky


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