STRESSED BRAINS CAN’T LEARN: PAPER TIGERS,
A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY JAMES REDFORD
ON TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION,
TO SCREEN AT
DELAVAN-DARIEN HIGH SCHOOL
Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a screening
of Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes
of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches
that are changing lives for the better.
The documentary film, directed by James Redford and Executive Produced
by Karen Pritzker, will be screened on January 19, 2017 at 4:30pm at Delavan-Darien
High School and is open to the public, though tickets must be reserved in advance.
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA,
that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process
has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and
disease that affect families.
Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School,
an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set amidst the struggling
rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of
Trauma-Informed Communities - a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth
struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach
to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension.
Date: January 19, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm with refreshments
Location: Delavan-Darien High School
RSVP: email@example.com or 262-741-3402
For more information on Paper Tigers and to view the trailer, visit www.PaperTigersMovie.com.