Below is a small sampling of the trauma-based narratives I've directed for educational tool kits under contract with Western University and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children.
Trauma & Violence Informed Responses (2020)
The goal of these videos, produced for the London & Woodstock Police Services in Canada, is to understand the principles of a Trauma & Violence Informed (TVI) approach and to identify ways of using existing resources to mitigate the impacts of vicarious trauma on uniformed officers and civilian staff in the organization. In this scenario an officer is experiencing signs of PTSD. Part two and three of this video (not shown) demonstrate supportive responses fellow officers and those in authority can adapt for a healthier work culture.
Make it Our Business promotional video
Make It Our Business develops resources to engage employers and other workplace stakeholders to prevent workplace domestic violence, to support employees at risk of or currently experiencing domestic violence, and to improve workplace health and safety. The videos we produced that are seen throughout this promotional video outline how employers, supervisors, managers, human resources professionals, security personnel, union representatives, and co-workers can recognize abusive relationships, respond to domestic violence, and refer victims and abusers to supports that offer help. Make It Our Business provides information and education to help employers and other workplace stakeholders to meet their obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. According to the Act, employers must prevent and respond to domestic violence in the workplace.
It's Not Right promo
The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) as well as professionals and passionate advocates from all over the country contributed to this Canadian public education on abuse and neglect of older adults. Facilitator Films produced a series of eight scenarios depicting the signs of abuse of elders with corresponding supportive responses that can be modeled by those witnessing or are aware of the abuse.
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence promo2
This series of filmed monologues (based on actual disclosures) was developed for front-line responders and service providers in the law enforcement, social work, and education sectors. The videos model effective responses to victims/survivors who report or/disclose experiences of sexual violence that will sustain support and intervention from that point forward.
FETCO DV@WORK (2019)
Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications (FETCO) partnered with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) to continue the important work of the DV@WORK project initiated by the CLC. A series of scneario's were produced specifically for the Communications and Transportation sector in Canada. In this sample scenario a flight attendant is being abused by her husband who works with the same airline. This set-up scene depicts the abuse being witnessed by a co-worker. Supportive Response scenarios (not shown here) were also filmed - one response from the co-worker. The other response from a union rep.