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JBS Presents at #APHA2016 Global Public Health Film Festival

October 31, 2016

Two JBS staff members will present videos as part of curated sessions in the 2016 American Public Health Association’s Global Public Health Film Festival, October 31 through November 2.

JBS Director of Strategic Communications Shelley Caplan will present “1-800-RUNAWAY,” a television public service announcement (PSA) she developed for the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and National Runaway Safeline. In the PSA, Formerly homeless youth share a message that “free help is available.” Each of the four young people featured in the video found help and hope through FYSB-funded shelters. Watch the PSA.

Managing Editor of Research for the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, Sarah Rosenberg will present, “I’m an Artist: How Creativity Heals Trauma.” The video showcases Jessica Petrikowksi, a young woman using painting to overcome trauma in her life. She describes how creativity has helped her deal with depression and drug abuse. Watch the video to learn how the youth workers at A Reason to Survive, or ARTS, in San Diego helped Jessica find a new positive self-identity.

The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival showcases films that explore and highlight public health locally, nationally and globally. These include feature films, documentaries, narratives, public service announcements, educational videos, short clips and more. APHA's Global Public Health Film Festival aims to be a catalyst in the movement toward a healthier nation and globe by sparking the conversation about health in creative ways. #APHA2016

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