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Video Collaboration Promotes Trauma-Informed Care

Educators interested in learning more about healing emotional wounds and nurturing resilience through trauma-informed care can share thoughts through Trauma Matters Delaware’s “Coffee and Conversation” events, which bring together teams and individuals from institutions of higher learning.

To help get the word out for the May event, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences came up with the idea of a seven-minute video explaining the concept. The on-screen presenter is Marilyn Siebold, an adjunct professor who teaches Trauma courses at WilmU.

“We thought it would be helpful if everyone had an introduction to us before we met and we came up the idea of a mini–TED Talk,” says Dr. Debra Berke, who directs Psychology and Organizational Dynamics Programs.

She reached out to Tim Day, chair of Animation and 3D, Video and Production at the College of Technology, asking if the project might be a good fit for students interested in making videos. Instructor Tom Mitten and his students in the Studio Production Techniques course filmed and edited the video. The team at Social and Behavioral Sciences provided the script.

“It was an amazing collaboration and a great experience to work with such talented faculty and students,” Dr. Berke says.

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