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MOVIE: Paper Tigers (FREE!) One high school's unlikely success story.

  • Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center Keene, NH 03431 (map)

Sponsored by the Fenton Family Dealerships in celebration of Mental Health Month

LOCATION:

The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire

OVERVIEW:

This moving film follows a year in the life of an alternative 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.
“Stressed brains can’t learn.”

That was the nugget of neuroscience principal Jim Sporleder used to shape a new way of discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgement and suspension. Fights declined by 75% and graduation rates increased
five-fold.

Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: Just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.

NB: This film contains strong language and may not be suitable for small children

COST:

Free and open to the public.

QUESTIONS?

Call Monadnock Family Services for details at 603-357-4400.