Please check out the very interesting and thoughtful film review of CAREgivers film written by Sylvia Paull for the blog, acesconnection.com This blog primarily addresses the impact of trauma upon children in schools and trauma focused interventions that can help them. Understanding secondary trauma which may occur to teachers and other professional providers, the reviewer […]Continue reading . . . FILM REVIEW in Blog acesconnection.com
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Please take a few moments to listen to or read the thoughtful report by Kara Lofton about how a number of EMT’S are coping with traumatic death at: “Jonathan Bartels is a trauma nurse at UVA’s Medical Center, and helped begin “The Pause” movement. In America, death is not something we often talk about unless […]Continue reading . . . Emergency Medical Workers “Pause” After Traumatic Death
“Newsworks” Blog, belonging to Philadelphia’s NPR/PBS station WHYY features Rodney Whittenberg and CAREgivers in a recent post. (see link below). With our consent they have included short elements of the film and included a link to our trailer. ENJOY the interview with Rodney and updates on the film! NEWSWORKS LINK: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/speak-easy/item/82613-doc-from-pa-filmmaker-gives-voice-to-trauma-of-first-respondersContinue reading . . . Our Co-producer Rodney Whittenberg and film featured-yeah!
This very relevant article shares how the police department of Kansas City is seeking to provide emotional support to police officers–an impressive model program for other police departments. An officer shares her compelling story of investigating a four year old child’s accidental shooting of herself as a result of playing with a gun. The officer […]Continue reading . . . How Kansas City is addressing STS of Police
Our first community preview screening occurred this week and was co-hosted by ARTWELL and the Health Federation of Philadelphia. It was very gratifying after 4 years of creative work to screen the film and to receive feedback from the audience, including these moving responses. “An incredibly important and moving film. Anyone who works as a […]Continue reading . . . First Community Preview Screening of CAREgivers film!
We are excited to announce the new title of our documentary: “Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion. Their Pain.” Also we invite you to attend either of two initial community screenings, if you’re able, which will provide an opportunity for feedback and questions: May 5 at 2:00 p.m. at ARTWELL, 100 W. Oxford Street,Phila. Pa […]Continue reading . . . Announcing our new film title and first community “preview” screenings!!
Kudos to the United Kingdom’s fascinating campaign: STAND UP FOR SOCIAL WORK, which states: http://www.communitycare.co.uk/stand-social-work-2015/ “Community Care is re-launching its popular Stand up for Social Work campaign to raise the profile of social work … (in the UK) … in the face of budget cuts combined with huge demand. We need to showcase the inspiring […]Continue reading . . . Kudos to the “Stand up for Social Work” campaign in the UK!
Delighted to see this year’s Oscar for best short documentary awarded to HBO’s “Crisis Hotline–Veterans Press 1”. We hope that this highly acclaimed film will bring attention to the therapeutic and social needs of veterans. In addition we hope that it will stimulate conversations about how to recognize and support the fine work of hotline […]Continue reading . . . “Crisis Hotline–Veterans Press 1”
Another great resource that addresses workplace related stress and suicide is the Carson J. Spenser Foundation at www.carsonjspenser.org . It was a privilege to talk a few weeks ago with CEO Sally Spenser about some of the highly creative and supportive programming her organization provides. Sally and her team have also produced a number of […]Continue reading . . . Resource for addressing workplace related stress and suicide
Please check out the trailer for CODE 9, a documentary by Director / Producer Deborah Ortiz It was a real pleasure talking recently with Deborah about her life and experiences which have led up to the development of this fascinating film, CODE 9. Like CAREGIVERS film, it will take the public behind the scenes into […]Continue reading . . . Check out CODE 9 about Police Officers and PTSD