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Veterans Administration: The Human Side of Empathic Counseling

Amidst current negative media headlines and defensive press conferences about the Veterans Administration, the pressures on the professional caregivers who work there are rarely, if ever, referenced. Last fall CAREgivers documentary film was able to obtain authorization to interview clinical psychologist, Peter Yeomans, who works for the VA in Philadelphia. His compelling stories of the […]

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Hospice Foundation of America’s film: “Something More”

The Hospice Foundation of America has recently released a one hour documentary that shares the stories of patients and their families who have elected to receive hospice care. The stories are poignant and illustrate a range of very interesting situations, while also combating various misconceptions the public may have about hospice services. The film, “Something […]

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Screening of our new short “Rasheida’s Story” at PIFVA

Pleased that we were able to screen “Rasheida’s story”, our recently released animated narrative which illustrates secondary trauma, at PIFVA (Phila Independent Film and Video Assoc.) on March 12 with an interesting Q an A which followed. See: www.pifva.org

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Happy to release 2 new shorts from CAREgivers film project

“Rasheida’s Story” at http://vimeo.com/fryett/rasheida is a compelling narrative by educator/social worker, Rasheida Peay, about the tragic death of a 10 year old student/client of hers, who was killed in the crossfire of urban violence, while on a class errand to pick up pastries for her other students. Rasheida shares her personal struggle with professional grief/ […]

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CAREgivers film – interview in NASW news article

Happy to report that CAREGIVERS FILM is featured in the article “Compassion Fatigue a growing concern” by Paul R. Pace in NASW NEWS (January, 2014) at http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/news/2014/01/compassion-fatigue.asp An excerpt from the article states in reference to CAREgivers: “Social workers, nurses, doctors, firefighters and other caregivers share their experiences in the film. There are also stories […]

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Columbia University Professor Tim Wu Responds to NY Times’ “Too Many Movies”

We believe that Caregivers film has the potential to help the public and other dedicated professionals appreciate the human side of professional caregiving, including the rewards AND the significant personal risks or toll that often occur. We hope you’ll help us to spread the word about CAREgivers film to your friends and colleagues. We will […]

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Appreciation for Dr. Charles R. Figley’s Interview

Dr. Charles R. Figley (www.charlesfigley.com) who invented the widely used term “compassion fatigue” has done both extensive pioneering and continuing research on Secondary Trauma. Recently he was interviewed on camera by Vic Compher about the emotional impacts upon professional caregivers who provide services to traumatized patients or clients. He referred to emotional “fingerprints that can […]

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Dorothy Johnson-Speight: CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Dorothy Johnson-Speight who has been awarded Citizen of the Year by The Philadelphia Inquirer!! Dorothy has channeled much of her grief into support for others and advocacy for legislation and programs to end gun violence. Dorothy was featured in our last completed film: I Cannot Be Silent. (See also: www.icannotbesilent.com) The Philadelphia Inquirer […]

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Secondary Truama-Police Officers and Suicides

Please check out the article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, HOW TO HELP POLICE WHO ARE SUICIDAL? It describes secondary trauma and the high incidence of suicide among police officers. There is clearly much need for additional training in this area and supportive assistance for officers who are exposed to trauma in their difficult jobs, “After […]

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CAREGIVERS film featured on Philadelphia Film Office website

CAREGIVERS film project is delighted to be the featured currently in the “filmmakers spotlight” for the Philadelphia Film Office. Please check us out at http://www.film.org/Philadelphia/public/gpfo/filmmakersspotlight/52

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