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Free Movie Screening & Discussion

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

April 10, 2017

For Immediate Release
Denise Banker
Jefferson County Public Health
(360) 385-9438

Free Movie & Discussion at Chimacum High School

Port Townsend – The public is invited to an evening with nationally recognized speaker Jim Sporleder and free screening of the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope on Tuesday, May 2nd  from 6:00 – 8:30 at the Chimacum High School Auditorium.

Sporleder, who retired in 2014, was the principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, which was the focus of the 2015 film Paper Tigers, directed by James Redford. Currently, Mr. Sporleder is a trauma-informed coach/consultant and trainer with the Children’s Resilience Initiative in Walla Walla. Lincoln High School became a “Trauma Informed” school as a result of its understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences  (ACES), and is nationally recognized for its notable drop in out-of-school suspensions, increased graduation rates, and higher numbers of students seeking tertiary education.

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, also directed by Redford, explains ACES and Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, & Resilience (NEAR) science while exploring not only how toxic physical and emotional stress can trigger hormones that negatively impact brain and body development, but also focuses on research and therapies to protect children from its effects.

The event is sponsored by the Chimacum Prevention Coalition, Jefferson County Guardian ad Litem / CASA program, WSU Extension Jefferson County 4-H, Jefferson County Public Health, Chimacum School District, Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF), and the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.

CPC is a volunteer prevention advocacy organization that brings parents, schools, agencies, community groups, and community members together to work on preventing youth substance use and abuse. The Coalition works primarily in the Chimacum School District in collaboration with the Olympic Educational Service District 114, Jefferson County Public Health, and the Chimacum schools.

For information about the Chimacum Prevention Coalition, visit the Jefferson County Public Health website at

For local information contact Denise Banker, 360-385-9438 at Jefferson County Public Health.

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