Paper Tigers Documentary Screening: Q&A with Jim Sporleder


HCET is pleased to invite you to join us for a screening of the revolutionary documentary, Paper Tigers, as well as a Q&A session afterwards with Jim Sporleder, principal of the high school featured in the film, author of The Trauma-Informed School, and national trainer on trauma-informed school practices on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm.



Paper Tigers is a relevant and timely documentary that explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on struggling teens. The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington. After radically changing its approach to disciplining its students, Lincoln High School saw a dramatic turnaround in everything from the number of fights to test scores to graduation rates. The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families through the practice of ongoing trauma-informed educational strategies.




Indiana Historical Society

Frank and Katrina Basile Theater

450 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Driving Directions


Parking is free, but limited, in the Indiana Historical Society Parking lot, located on New York Street, between West Street and the Canal.

Registration Information


Admission is $10.00 to the general public. HCET Adolescent Health Partner staff for STAR, IN-PACT, and Youth RISE! may attend free of charge.


If you have any questions, please email Doug Cope-Barnes at


Anyone who works or interacts with vulnerable youth.

Support Provided By:

HHS-ACF-ACYF-AR-0827 Competitive Abstinence Education Grant Program CFDA 93.060, Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) HHS-2015-ACF-ACYF-AK-0984, Office of Adolescent Health/DHHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grant #TP1AH000115.