Monday, May 21, 2018

[391] MTSU to show ‘Resilience’ documentary that reveals link between hormones, stress in children

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. —When it comes to the impact of child abuse on impressionable young minds, the proof is in the research.

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, in partnership with MTSU and Murfreesboro City Schools, will present “Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” an award-winning documentary, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Center for Educational Media of the Ned McWherter Learning Resource Center. 

The hour-long film shows how toxic stress caused by adverse childhood experiences triggers hormones that wreak havoc on children’s brains, ultimately affecting their health and prosperity as adults.

“Resilience” chronicles the work of research and other work by physicians, teachers, clinicians, nonprofit organizations and social welfare professionals in attempting to prevent or mitigate the effect of toxic stress on youngsters.

This film is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. A discussion will follow the screening. The trailer may be viewed at To register in advance, go to

A printable campus parking map is available at

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