Healing the Healers is an extension of the ground-breaking PBS film NEWTOWN that follows the community as it emerges from the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. From NEWTOWN, two twenty minute documentary shorts focusing on how clergy both ministered to their grieving congregations as well as themselves were produced. This tragic experience was a heart-wrenching way to learn that clergy are drastically unprepared to address mass-level trauma – for both their congregations and themselves. We are creating a two-phase project around the two twenty minute documentary shorts to provide clergy and seminaries training as well as online and in-person networks to support their ministry and self-care before, during, and after a community-level crisis, as well as the crucial mid-to-long term effects.
Production is in process for this project.