What We Do

The Institute of Trauma-Informed Media equips media professionals with the innovative knowledge and skills to create restorative products with those that have experiences of psychological trauma and conflict. By applying evidence-based research from the fields of medicine and psychology to the art of media, we facilitate media professionals to ethically engage with individuals, communities, and the global audience in a manner that offers a restorative and healing experience while simultaneously contributing to a product with greater consistency and depth. 


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The expert team of trainers at ITIM offer skill building opportunities ranging from workshops to comprehensive capacity building initiatives which present evidence-based content for media professionals including journalists, photo-journalists, filmmakers, and documentarians. These are catered to be culturally and contextually relevant, as well as, to facilitate practical applications of these innovative skills. 


ITIM serves as a production house for select productions that require a high  level of expertise in the trauma-informed approach. Check out our current productions here. 

Trauma-Informed Interpretation

The expert team of trainers at ITIM offer a certificate training program for interpreters and fixers which equips them with the skills to support a media team to engage with persons and communities in a trauma-informed approach. These certified interpreters and fixers contribute to ITIM’s network which can be used as a resource to any media team. 



MAY 2018

"I wish I had known these things sooner"

Sarah Tesla / Documentary Photographer





Our partnerships are the foundation of our work at ITIM. Through mutual trust we are able to bring their stories to a larger audience and to update their teams on the latest best practices.

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