Human Services Dept Hosts "Resilience" Screening

SARANAC LAKE -- North Country Community College's Human Services Department will host a virtual screening of the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.

The screening and a facilitated discussion, which is open to the public and presented in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse New York, will take place Friday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. online via Zoom. To register, visit Film Screening Flyer

Resilience is a one-hour film that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of disease, substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

However, as experts and practitioners profiled in Resilience are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These communities are using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

For more information, contact Kathleen Dowd-Maloney, chair of the Human Services Department, at