Digital Storytelling as a Trauma Narrative Intervention for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (Chapter 8)
Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice Edited by Joshua L. Cohen and J. Lauren Johnson
Publication available for pre-order, releases February 25th, 2015
"This chapter presents digital storytelling (DS) as a trauma narrative intervention, in the context of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, for children exposed to domestic violence who received mental health services at a rural domestic violence agency. In this work, we sought to better understand the individual and collective benefits of the various elements of DS (i.e., digital images, text, audio narration, and music). In doing so, we provide mental health clinicians with practical information on narrative development to use in their own practices. Our project findings indicated that DS is a powerful tool to help children process their traumatic experiences."
How to Use Blended Learning to Get Over Not Knowing: PBS MediaShift
Published August 26, 2014
"When I was a junior at Amherst College I went to a lecture by alumnus and photographer Steve Schapiro who prolifically documented the civil rights movement. Schapiro was 69 years old when he spoke to us. He said that we should practice one thing really well: accepting change. Change. Change. Change..."
Zacuto Young Filmmaker Series
Series of 5 essays commisioned by Zacuto
And I don’t just mean know. I mean this: Turn it on as loud as you can get it. Then get down on the floor and jam your ear as close into the loudspeakers as you can get it and stay there, breathing as lightly as possible, and not moving and neither eating nor smoking nor drinking. Concentrate everything you can into your hearing and into your body. You won’t hear it nicely. If it hurts you, be glad of it. As near as you will ever get, you are inside the music; not only inside it, you are it; your body is no longer your shape and substance, it is the shape and substance of the music. James Agee said this of Beethoven in 1939 in his classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. The same could be said of these five storytellers...