As we are nearing the end of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, ICAN, formerly Kids Oneida, along with Healthy Families of Oneida County and Herkimer County, are getting ready to release a virtual documentary to spread awareness.
At 9:00am on Monday, April 27, they will be showing the documentary, "Broken Places", for free on Zoom.
Below is how officials with ICAN are describing the documentary.
The documentary poses the complex question of why some children are permanently damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. To help answer this question, 40 years of film archives were used to update stories of children growing up in difficult circumstances that were filmed decades ago. Some of these children were so scarred by abuse and neglect that they are now in mental institutions, correctional facilities, or drug rehabilitation centers. However, there are others who managed to overcome comparable childhood stress and are now healthy, self-sufficient adults. Viewers are given a unique time-lapse perspective that spans decades, witnessing how a few of these troubled children evolved into the adults they are today.
Those who would like to watch the documentary can register for free, here.
*All registered participants will be sent the Zoom link.