from Catholics using our videos
"Since 2003, the Diocese
of Owensboro used the services of the local Rape
Crisis Centers for the education of children for
the Safe Environment Program. Due to budget cuts
and staffing changes at the centers, it became
necessary to find an alternate educational program.
While we still use the educators from the centers
when possible, the diocese has adopted the use
of age appropriate videos to fulfill the educational
component of the Safe Environment Program. The
videos produced by J. Gary Mitchell Film Company
are excellent. In fact, they were highly recommended
by the Educators at the Rape Crisis Centers. While
the diocese makes the videos/DVD's available to
parishes via their media center, many parishes
or deaneries have decided to purchase their own
copies to use when needed. The diocese is currently
using the following: WHAT TADOO, WHAT TADOOO WITH
SECRETS, BELIEVE ME, and TIME TO TELL."
"At the Diocese of Springfield
in Illinois we have been using the "What Tadoo"
and "What Tadoo with Secrets" videos as part of
our personal safety training program for students
enrolled in our Catholic schools and parish religion
classes for the last 3 years. We have found the
videos to be very effective in communicating to
the students in the appropriate age groups. The
videos are professionally produced, captivating
for the age group and send a clear message that
can be easily understood. They are the perfect
length to work into a class time and also offer
follow-up dicussion questions that can be easily
facilitated by the teacher. We appreciate the
efforts J. Gary Mitchell puts into the work of
keeping children safe."
"We have used "Time
to Tell" in our Safe Environment Program here
at school. We used this film as part of our school-wide
program in the 5th and 6th grade levels and as
part of our certification program for adults.
It was well received by both groups and gave us
lots to dicuss after viewing. Discussion is what
you want and this tape encourages just that."