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CCC&TI Early Childhood Education Program Hosts Film Screening

HUDSON, NC (March 19, 2019) — Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Early Childhood Education program, along with Caldwell County SmartStart, Burke County SmartStart and the Enola Group, will host a free dinner and film screening event for the community on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. The event will feature dinner and a screening of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope,” followed by a panel discussion led by local education professionals.

The one-hour documentary film 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 everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Jill Duffy, Director of Student Support Services for Caldwell County Schools; April Jacob from Robin’s Nest Children’s Advocacy Center, Lenoir; Dorraine Hernandez, Burke County Department of Social Services Director; Dr. Donald Phipps, Superintendent of Caldwell County Schools; and Dr. Holly Sink, with South Mountain Children’s Home in Morganton.

Registration is free and open to anyone in the community but will close after the first 100 spaces have been filled.

To register go to: For more information contact: Mandy White at

Funding for this event has been provided by the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.