Toxic stress is 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. Learn how cutting-edge science can help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease. Join this free film-screening event on Tuesday, December 3 at Hamden Middle School, located at 2623 Dixwell Avenue, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Donations of nonperishable items for the Hamden Food Bank are welcomed. RSVP by emailing Hamdenkids@gmail.com.