Guidance & Counseling


New! Faith Leaders as First and Second Responders 24 min.

Cantor Michael Shochet is a Senior Clergy at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA. Before he was ordained, he was a police officer in Baltimore where he experienced the trauma of having his partner shot in front of him. Today, in addition to serving his congregation, he also leads the Police Chaplain unit for Fairfax County, VA. He has been on call during such traumas as the Pentagon terror att...

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New! Healing the Healers 100 min.

This series aims to support clergy, laity, social workers, first responders, and other spiritual care providers facing community-level trauma. Accompanied by written reflections and discussion guides written by scholars, clergy, and other experts, it provides insights into dealing with trauma in the short and long term, learning from trauma, and mourning and grief.

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New! Heartbreak and Hope 20 Years After Tragedy 18 min.

Father Basil O’Sullivan is the parish priest in Dunblane, Scotland. In 1996, this was the site of a primary school shooting that killed sixteen children and one teacher. It remains the deadliest mass shooting in Great Britain thus far. Father O’Sullivan got in touch with the Sandy Hook community after the shooting. Here, he talks with Reverend Crebbin about his experience as a faith leader, Dunbla...

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New! Looking Ahead and Moving Forward 18 min.

Expanding on the conversation he began in the first episode, Reverend Crebbin talks with another Newtown colleague, Reverend Kathie Adams-Shepherd, formerly of Newtown Episcopal Church, about her healing journey since the Sandy Hook School shooting. Reverend Adams-Shepherd discusses maintaining faith in the face of tragedy, and talks about how her experience in Newtown prepared her to serve her ne...

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New! Newtown Faith Leaders Unite in Tragedy 20 min.

Reverend Matthew Crebbin talks with fellow Newtown clergy, Rabbi Shaul Praver, and Reverend Mel Kawakami, about their experiences as faith leaders during and after the Sandy Hook School shooting. They talk about the steps they have taken toward healing, and how the trauma and its impact on their lives, faith, and work continues.

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New! Pastoring in a Community that Faces Continual Trauma 24 min.

Reverend Crebbin continues the conversation about chronic gun violence as he speaks with Pastor Samuel Saylor, Sr., Senior Pastor of Gardner Memorial AME Zion Church, and Pastor Henry Brown of Hope Street Ministries and Mothers Against Violence in Hartford, CT. Pastors Saylor and Brown both have personal connections to trauma that they discuss with Reverend Crebbin. In this program, they describe...

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I Love You, Now Die: The Defense 79 min.

In an attempt to prove that she was not solely responsible for boyfriend Conrad Roy’s suicide, Michelle Carter’s legal team begins their defense by focusing on Conrad’s relationship with his parents. They next call to the stand clinical psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin as an expert witness to speak to Michelle’s own mental-health issues and her prescribed medications that may have influenced her per...

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I Love You, Now Die: The Prosecution 62 min.

In 2012, teens Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy fell in love; even though they lived hours apart and met in person no more than five times, they exchanged thousands of texts over a two-year period. Then on July 13, 2014, 18-year-old Conrad was found dead in his car in a parking lot. What appeared to be a standard case of suicide by carbon- monoxide intoxication took a shocking turn when investigator...

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Fentanyl: A High-Risk High 5 min.

Fentanyl is an extremely powerful, fast-acting, synthetic opioid. It is a leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the United States. Fifty to 100 times more potent than morphine and 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin, fentanyl can kill even in very small doses and is more addictive than heroin. Although it may be safely used when administered by doctors, it is very easy to overdose on a small...

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Alcohol's Strain on Your Brain 7 min.

The saying "play stupid games, win stupid prizes" applies well to alcohol. While alcohol may be consumed safely, responsibly, and enjoyably, its natural effects can quickly lead to impaired judgment, poor decisions, and unforeseen consequences ranging from the embarrassing to the deadly. The body can process alcohol in moderation, but when one overindulges, alcohol slows down the brain and nervous...

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