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UPDATE FOR END OF SUMMER-EARLY FALL!

It’s been an exciting end of summer and beginning of the fall season for the CAREGIVERS film project. Two of our Advisory Board Members, Don Friedman and Bob Groves, have been actively contacting national level professional associations in the areas of medical care and public health to share with them information about CAREGIVERS documentary. We […]

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Workshop Participant Offers Personal Experience

Each year it is my privilege to offer many times the workshop which I call, “When Trauma or Death Occurs on the Caseload: Ways of Supporting Staff and Clients and Promoting Learning”. The workshop is described on this website and is offered to organizations in a manner that is flexible and suitable to that organization’s […]

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Stress/Secondary Trauma and Public Service

CAREGIVERS film project appreciates the great vulnerability to stress or secondary trauma which first responders, such as firemen/firewomen and police officers experience on a very frequent basis. Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers have both shared their poignant personal and professional stories with us on camera in the past few weeks. […]

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“The Caretaker” – NY Times short video

Please check out the article and short, poignant video of an Fijian immigrant caretaker who provides service to an elderly Japanese American woman in CA. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/opinion/the-caretaker.html?ref=opinion&_r=1&

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“Stress First Aid for Firefighters”

Please check out the article from the Philadelphia Inquirer (June 23, 2013) called “Stress First Aid for Firefighters” at http://www.philly.com/philly/health/mental-health/20130623_Stress_First_Aid_for_firefighters.html The article illustrates the Philadelphia Fire Department’s efforts in a workshohp format to address the emotional impacts of firemen/women’s exposures to the extraordinary stress, trauma, and occupational hazards in their work.

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June Update on Caregivers Film

Yesterday I had the privilege of interviewing Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey on the human side of policing–i.e. the significant emotional costs and physical risks officers experience in trying to protect the public from harm. We’re grateful to the Commissioner for sharing his experiences and his insights on this subject. As we’ll see and […]

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Radio Interview about CAREGIVERS film on Boomer Generation — new link to podcast

Our 30 minute radio interview on the show “Boomer Generation” with host Richard Address is now archived at his website, Jewish Sacred Aging. To learn more about our film, we hope you’ll enjoy listening to the podcast which you’ll find by scrolling down to April 13 at the following website: http://www.jewishsacredaging.com/category/podcasts/

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May 2013 — an Exciting Month for CAREGIVERS film

May Update: We are very grateful to Ray Meyers and Peggy Luciani for hosting a terrific “Fun and Fundraising Party” in their beautiful Moorestown home on May 5 ! Also we recently completed very poignant and fascinating interviews on camera with Dr. Steve Goldfine, Kathy Kehoe, MSW, and Joan Ordille, MSW, of Samaritan Healthcare and […]

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CAREGIVERS FILM FEATURED ON NASW BLOG: Caregivers Speak

Greg Wright of NASW (National Association of Social Workers) interviewed Caregivers Film Director/Producer Vic Compher. Link below to read the interview of February 28: http://www.socialworkersspeak.org/media/caregivers-need-help-too.html

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Secondary Traumatic Stress: Fact Sheet of NCTSN

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network published Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals. The factsheet defines secondary traumatic stress, explains how it relates to similar conditions, and describes how it can affect the lives of the professionals involved in the care of traumatized children and families. The factsheet is divided into six […]

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