UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT MAY 2 from 12:00-2:00 pm 

Screening/Discussion of

Resilience: The Biology Of Stress & The Science Of Hope
(Strongly recommended for all mediators who work with vulnerable populations)

Surprising research confirms a biological syndrome caused by the experience of trauma during childhood. The documentary Resilience explores the way toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience also celebrates trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare who use cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children and adults from the insidious effects of toxic stress.

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center strongly recommends that all volunteer mediators see this film as continuing education in compassionate, trauma-informed practice.

The screening will last one hour (12:00-1:00pm) and will be followed by a guided Q&A focused on how mediators may benefit from the film’s information.

NOTE: Due to the special nature of this event, the scheduling does not follow the usual time and place for our Lunch & Learns. This screening/discussion is on the first Tuesday of May, and it will take place in the Fellowship Hall of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, at 3900 West End Ave. This event is scheduled for 2 hours, from noon until 2:00pm.

CME 1 hour ethics & 1 hour general approved

RSVP here for the May 2 event



WHAT Lunch & Learns are noontime presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics relevant not only to mediators, but to anyone interested in the challenges and strategies of conflict resolution. The Lunch & Learn programs offer participants the chance to network, discuss current issues relevant to mediation, and sharpen communication skills.

WHEN Every other month beginning in January, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (except for the May event, see above)

WHERE  Cathedral of the Incarnation, Third Floor, 2015 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 (except for the May event, see above)

TIME  12 noon – 1:15 pm


  • Presentation is free to the public
  • CME credit: Free for active NCRC volunteers; $10 for others
  • CLE credit: $15 for active NCRC volunteers; $25 for others
  • Lunch is now BROWN BAG.

*an active volunteer = one who has mediated with NCRC a minimum of 1 time within the last two months