This documentary explores how early childhood learning is tied to both short- and long-term health and wellness, and depicts the tragic health consequences of toxic stress.
Taking an in-depth approach, the documentary Reentry [working title] follows three women taking part in a reentry program in Ohio as they prepare to leave prison and rebuild their lives after serving time on drug related charges. A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant is supporting the public engagement campaign for this documentary, highlighting the unique perspective of mothers and their children when opioid prescriptions and addiction lead to incarceration and disruption of American families.
Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. Producer/Director Roger Weisberg revisited some of the abused and neglected children he profiled decades ago in order to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves these longitudinal narratives with poignant observations from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.
A keystone piece of a statewide media partnership, this reporting project will investigate persistently high suicide rates in Oregon and the West, what can be done, and the implications for the increasing national suicide rate.