Video takes aim at domestic violence
Jan 24, 2013 (Bladen Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
ELIZABETHTOWN -- Over the past three months, a local group of young mothers with Bladen County Young Moms Connect and students who volunteer with Bladen County's Family First, Inc. took on the issues of domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault and produced "This is NOT OK: Three Short Stories."
This three-part video was made possible through the Young Moms Connect Community Video Project. The students' goal was to create videos that would raise awareness among their peers and their community. They used role-playing to create a powerful series that illustrates each issue and how it affects young people.
To start, the students received training from a professional videographer (Chris Davis Photography), as well as the use of video equipment.
The goal of the Community Video Project is for local community groups to create short videos with health and pregnancy-related messages for their peers. The Community Video Project is one of the many Young Moms Connect Project activities coordinated by the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, under contract with the N.C. Division of Public Health.
The North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1990, which conducts ongoing public education campaigns, advises state and local policy makers, and provides technical assistance and professional training focused on reducing infant death and illness and improving the health of women and young children in North Carolina.
The Foundation also coordinates media, social media, a website and texting response service (TextMOMS to 66746) to support young pregnant women and new moms in the five Young Moms Connect Counties (Bladen, Nash, Onslow, Rockingham and Wayne counties.)
View the video at: http://www.youngmomsconnect.org/media.html#six.
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