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IVAT - 24th International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

  • Hyatt Regency at Aventine La Jolla, CA United States (map)

September 8th @ 8:30-9:15am

Beginners Workshop - Tune In & Watch Out: Recognize & Reshape Trauma in Media

Media influences the public's perception of trauma by glorifying violence through fighting and jealousy. Traumatized children can potentially view abusive relationships in the media as normal, even inspiring because they want to emulate what they see and hear. When reality TV becomes reality, youth don’t often recognize their need to seek help or learn about resilience. This workshop will identify trauma, and the short-term and long-term effects of media consumption. Participants will practice normalizing conversations with youth about the differences between fantasy and real-life situations, encouraging critical evaluation, media literacy and healthier relationships.

September 8th @ 9:15-10:00am

Intermediate Workshop - The Consumption of Consumerism: Recognize & Reshape Trauma in Media

Trauma in media has drastically contributed to youth anxiety, depression, suicide and homicide by glorifying sexual violence through movies, music, and advertising. Not only through images shown, but through messaging via product placement. Normalize conversations with youth using the 3 C’s of Consumerism, which encourages media literacy and healthier relationships.

 

Through interactive learning, participants will identify the impact of trauma in media, from print to screen, commercials and product placement, and will learn 3 Tips & 3 Talks to give in 30 Seconds which help youth understand the differences between fantasy and real-life situations, encouraging critical evaluation. These workshops will give adults who live or work with youth the tools to discuss the issue in their communities by; (1) reviewing & critiquing media clips, soundbites, and print advertisements; (2) normalizing conversations about trauma in media using the 3 C’s of Consumerism; (3) advocating for community-based & school-based media literacy programs while teaching youth how to Recapitalize on Consumerism by understanding what they’re buying & selling others via their media consumption, and ushering stories about resiliency & restorative justice from underrepresented communities via the unregulated internet; #letstellourstories.