Stories for Children That Grownups Can Watch
“Stories” is an innovative set of materials that identify and highlight warning signs resulting from childhood exposure to trauma and violence. The goal is to raise awareness of the need to prevent, identify and treat exposure to trauma and violence in young children and to provide resource information for families. The target audience is infants and children under age of 6, and their parents, caregivers, and service providers.
The information is presented as a collection of tools in a series of interactive DVDs with animated films, support video segments, coloring/activity books, and professional tutorials from leading experts in the field. The core message, which carries throughout the Stories project, is “Bring the kids back into focus... so every child can be safe from the start.”
The links below are orientation webinars (both mp4 and PowerPoint with audio versions) for practitioners and clinicians. They provide an overview of the Stories project and provide details on the three modules, including all of the tools available and their recommended use.
A Clingy Thing
Lulita had heard her parents arguing, really loudly.  It frightened her and she had become clingy like a bug.  “A Clingy Thing” is about the clinginess and insecurity that can come about from exposure to violence and trauma.  It includes tips for responding to children exhibiting symptoms.
Inside Him
Eddie was really bothered by the things he had seen and heard but was very afraid to talk about it.  "Inside Him" is about how adults can help children talk about what they have seen or heard that might be upsetting to them.
A mobile hangs sweetly over a baby’s crib, and the butterfly, bee and teddy bear hear all that happens in the house. Mobile focuses on how infants react to conflict, and provides parents and caregivers tips for keeping infants safe and happy.