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Location: Newport

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 1.5

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Linda Michniewicz
(802) 540-5163

Broken Places-Documentary Film and Discussion Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Building Bright Futures Caledonia, Essex, Orleans

Broken Places explores why some children are permanently damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting some of the abused and neglected children profiled decades ago, the film is able to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves these longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
October 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Additional Information

Michelle Maitri-Mudita from CIS and a BBF and Building Flourishing Communities member and NEAR Science trainer, and James Biernat, MCH Coordinator at the VDH Newport District Office & a BBF and Building Flourishing Communities member will lead the facilitated discussion. The location for this event is the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport VT located on Main Street. Public parking is available.