The For Baby’s Sake Trust is releasing a new animated film, “The Impact”, where mothers and fathers tell their stories, in their own voices, of how For Baby’s Sake has empowered them to break cycles of domestic abuse and create a better future for themselves and their baby.
(You can watch the film here.)
The film is being released to coincide with two major international conferences which feature the learning from For Baby’s Sake, as the first known programme globally to work with both parents, from pregnancy until the baby’s second birthday, where there is domestic abuse.
The For Baby’s Sake Symposium, taking place within the World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress (WAIMH 20201, Brisbane, Australia and online, 22-26 June) is the major event on domestic abuse within the WAIMH2021 online programme.
For this WAIMH2021 symposium, The For Baby’s Sake Trust’s senior leadership team is joined by Dr Kylee Trevillion and Dr Jill Domoney from King’s College London, who led the evaluation of For Baby’s Sake, and Australia’s leading experts on infant mental health and domestic abuse, Dr Wendy Bunston and Kathy Eyre.
The Virtual Trauma Recovery Summit (Titanic Belfast and online, 21-23 June) brings together the world’s leading experts on trauma and trauma recovery, including Bessel van der Kolk and Gabor Mate. The For Baby’s Sake Trust is honoured to have been invited to present an online workshop at the Summit.
At the Trauma Recovery Summit, Amanda McIntyre, CEO and Judith Rees, Operational Director, share the learning from how For Baby’s Sake integrates trauma-informed approaches to breaking cycles of domestic abuse and childhood trauma with attachment-focused parenting interventions, notably Video Interaction Guidance.
Their workshop at the Summit incorporates the premiere showing of seven new films, produced by BAAFTA award-winning film director, Emma Lazenby and the ForMed films team. In each of the first six films, parents describe a particular dimension of For Baby’s Sake. In the last film, ‘The Impact,’ parents share some overall feelings about the difference that For Baby’s Sake has made to them and their baby. As a preview, The For Baby’s Sake Trust has put this last film, ‘The Impact’, on general release, on its website and youtube channel.
Judith Rees, Director of Operations at The For Baby’s Sake Trust, said,
“To understand how For Baby’s Sake works and the impact for parents and their babies, listen to the mothers and fathers in our new animated film. We are grateful to them for telling their stories and proud of what they are achieving.
“We are thrilled to share the learning from For Baby’s Sake with the World Association of Infant Mental Health and at the prestigious Trauma Recovery Summit. It is especially meaningful that the parents who work with us can speak directly to these audiences, in their own voices, through our powerful new films and recordings.”