MTSU screens ‘Resilience’ documentary ...

MTSU screens ‘Resilience’ documentary revealing link between hormones, stress in children

Still from “Resilience” documentary used as promo

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

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee“Resilience” documentary poster, in partnership with MTSU and the 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 hourlong 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 who are trying to prevent or mitigate the effect of toxic stress on youngsters.

This film screening is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be available, and a discussion will follow the screening.

A parking map is available at You can register in advance here to help ensure seating for the screening.

The trailer for “Resilience” is available below.

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