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A DAY IN THE LIFE

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

This film takes a fun look at some of the interactions that that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience in the community.

Subjects Covered:

  • Choice and Control
  • Communication
  • Friendships and Community
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes

He Is Not Your Helper

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger

About This Video:

Dave Hingsburger and Karyn Harvey explain how the opinions of people that have power over others has more meaning than the opinions of people without power.

Subjects Covered:

  • Diversity

Length: 2 minutes

What Will Happen?

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey—Wijne explains the difficulty in deciding when is the right time to give someone you support bad news.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News
  • Communication
  • Families
  • Good Support

Length: 3 minutes

Dad Is Not Coming Back

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Monica tells the story of the difficulty of explaining to her son, James, that her father has passed away and the inability of James to understand the concept of death and its finality.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News
  • Communication
  • Families

Length: 4 minutes

Consistency After Death

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Monica Stannard explains how certain behaviors communicate feelings and the importance of consistency by all support workers in dealing with these behaviors in order to give reassurance to the person being supported.

Subjects Covered:

Length: 2 minutes

Supporting A Parent After Death

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Monica explains how instrumental her son’s support staff was in helping her to have the time to grieve the loss of her husband in a way she was comfortable with.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News
  • Good Support

Length: 1 minute

Maintaining Honesty

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Monica explains that although there may never be a full understanding of the death of a loved one, it is important to maintain an honest approach when delivering bad news in order to at least attain acceptance of what has occurred.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News
  • Communication

Length: 1 minute

The Right Time

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne reminds us that sometimes it is better for the people you support to come to terms with their own bad news and be there to support them through it, rather than telling them bad news before they are ready.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 2 minutes

What is Bad News?

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne describes bad news as anything that changes your future for the worse, which for people with disabilities could be challenging due to their altered perceptions of time and future.

Subjects Covered:

  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 1 minute

Who Can People Trust?

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains the importance of ensuring people have a person who they can trust with their sadness.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 1 minute

You Can Be Sad With Me

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne reminds us that it is not the support staff who have created the sadness in the people we support. Rather, we have enabled the sadness to be released and given the person someone to trust with their sadness and grief.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 3 minutes

It is Okay to be Upset

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that although difficult, it is imperative that you break the bad new to the person you support, even if you fear their reaction to it. People will be upset, but it is important to allow them the opportunity to emote.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 6 minutes

I Got Cancer

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Amanda Cresswell tells the story of how she had to be an advocate for herself when she was ill and the importance of people to speak up for themselves so they can get the right treatment.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Families
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 4 minutes

How You Feel

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that it is okay as a support worker to take time for yourself and get the help that you may need if feelings of your own personal losses arise when supporting someone who is dealing with loss.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 4 minutes

Expressing Grief

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne tells a story that illustrates how it may take many years for people with disabilities to express grief and loss and possibly decades for profound grief and loss.

Subjects Covered:

  • Good Support
  • Communication
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 4 minutes

Talk To People About It

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Louise Heatley explains the importance of having a support network to share fears, emotions and questions to get through difficult times such as illness, loss, and death.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 1 minute

Too Much Information

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that you need to be careful not to give too much information to someone you support who is not ready to hear it or understand it.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 2 minutes

When Someone Is Sad

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains how we often feel the need to make people happy when they are sad but it is okay to give them time to be sad and grieve.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 2 minutes

Upsetting

Presenter: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne says you cannot withhold bad news from someone you support in fear of them being too upset. Not telling people bad news doesn’t make it go away.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support
  • Breaking Bad News

Length: 1 minute

Not Telling Someone

Presenter: Other

About This Video:

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains that you need to make sure the reason behind withholding bad news to someone you support is for them and not because you think it will be difficult for you.

Subjects Covered:

  • Communication
  • Good Support

Length: 4 minutes



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