May 23, 2017
Earlier this month, NCRC joined with Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee to screen the documentary film, Resilience: The Biology Of Stress & The Science Of Hope. Several staff members had seen the film already, and we agreed that sharing it with all of our mediators would be of tremendous value to them and, by extension, to the people we serve. We put quite a lot of time and thought into our ongoing education for mediators, and one area of focus is sharing best practices for supporting mediation clients with trauma history. This film, we felt, would be perfect. But where could we hold a screening?
Enter the Joy in Learning committee of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Recognizing that Resilience would also be of great interest to the many parishioners who engage in outreach and mission work through the church, the church generously offered the use of their beautiful new gathering space for the screening. This venue was ideal, and it allowed us to gather a large and diverse audience. After the screening (lasting about an hour), the audience engaged a lively discussion of how best to use the lessons of the film. Reluctantly, the group broke up after another hour, as people finished the last delicious brownies (made by congregants) and returned to their afternoon obligations.
If you have not yet seen this film, we urge you to do so. For information on screening options, contact Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee.