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Fri, Aug 28


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Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope is a documentary that chronicles the movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities, who are using cutting-edge neuroscience to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.

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Time & Location

Aug 28, 2020, 6:00 PM

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About the event

A feature presentation by Walt Kasmir, C.A.E.'s Subject-Matter  Expert, will immediately follow the screening with information and tools  for the faith community on how to respond when trauma is revealed  within their congregations and how to connect to available community  resources for support services. 

This movie is not rated and not for children.

  • 6:00 pm - Screening Begins
  • 7:00 pm - Presentation on Faith and Trauma

This event is presented by Community Arts Experience (C.A.E.), in collaboration with Zion Education Center and One Kingdom Ministries.

About the Featured Presenter:

Walt Kasmir, RN, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®, PT-CSp

Pastoral Care Thanatologist | Expositor | Trainer | Bioethics Consultant

Mr. Kasmir has over 25 years of experience in healthcare. He got his  start by working for ten years as a Fireman-Paramedic in Massillon, OH.  While working full-time on the fire department, he attended The  University of Akron and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in  1998. Over the years, He has developed a wealth of expertise  from working in emergency medicine, neuro-intensive care units,  psychiatry, prison-clinics, dialysis, case management, and hospice.

To develop additional and expanded expertise in eldercare Mr. Kasmir has  earned the distinguished CSA credential, a designation that is dually  accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the  National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Certified Senior  Advisors develop a broad-based knowledge of the health, social, legal,  and financial issues that are important to seniors.

Mr. Kasmir studied neurofeedback and had a private neurotherapy  practice in the Charlotte area. He became a member of the American  Academy of Grief Counseling after becoming a Certified Specialist in  Pastoral Thanatology (PT-CSp). He also holds membership in the American  Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

As an advocate for life-long learning, Mr. Kasmir is currently  pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in pastoral care and counseling. He  lectures and consults nationally on Long-Term Care Planning and Care  Management. He is also the author of Care Coach: Step-by-Step Caregiver's  Checklist, which provides an insider's perspective for successfully  navigating the complicated healthcare system, how to advocate for your  loved ones effectively, and how to optimize your OWN Health in the  process.

Mr. Kasmir is currently serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for  Community Arts Experience (C.A.E.) S.T.O.M.P. initiative on the known  behavioral, psychological, social, and physiological pathways by which  religion influences a variety of health outcomes; including, trauma,  depression, anxiety, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancer, and  immune system dysfunction, along with destructive health behaviors such  as smoking, substance abuse, and risky sexual activity.

For more information, please call the CYPEN Office at (724) 704-0484.

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