Guidance & Counseling


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...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

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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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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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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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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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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Case Studies 6 min.

If you go and see your doctor or a therapist, you’ll become a ‘case’ to them. They’ll want to know a lot more about you. Similarly, sociological case studies involve putting a social group, an event or a place ‘under the microscope.’ This film looks at a classic sociological study, The Spiritual Revolution, to show why case studies are used in sociology, what they provide for the sociologist and t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Interviews and Questionnaires 8 min.

How do school students negotiate the pressures to perform well academically alongside the pressure to be popular and cool? Carolyn Jackson combined questionnaires and interviews to research this question and this film uses her study, Lads and Ladettes, to illustrate why these methods are chosen, their respective strengths and limitations, and how the strengths of one can be used to offset the limi...

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Participant Observation 8 min.

Some research questions can only really be studied by sociologists getting out of their offices and interacting directly with the people they want to study. Starting with the famous Chicago School of sociology, this film looks at some classic studies to illustrate why participation observation is used in sociology, its major strengths and limitations and its contribution to sociological understand...

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Sociology: Research Methods 19 min.

The aim of this 3-part series is not simply to tell students about sociological methods, but to show their aims, strengths and limitations in action by looking at their application in key sociological studies

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019