Chasing the Dream: Broken Places

How do you measure resilience in young children? Broken Places explored how traumatic stress in children impacted the rest of their lives. To illustrate this, producer/director Roger Weisberg drew on stories from his 32 previous PBS documentaries, focusing on four personal journeys.

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    Chasing the Dream published 81 pieces of on-air and online content in the past fiscal year.

Some of the young people Weisberg filmed decades ago were so scarred by their childhood challenges that they ended up in mental institutions, correctional facilities, drug rehab centers or died prematurely. Others became healthy, successful adults.

  • I was placed in the Bronx shelter for children at 7 and subsequently into various foster families & group homes until 18, I’m 60 now. This program resonated deeply. I’m happy to see the progress & awareness regarding this issue because every child deserves to feel safe & loved.

    – @mindgallery

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