Documentary

Bring Them All: A Family-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment

About the Film

Addiction is a family disease. Yet mothers are often treated in isolation from their children and partners, having to choose between getting treatment and keeping their families together. One revolutionary program in Compton, California lets women bring them all—fathers/partners and children of all ages—to experience the recovery journey together. "Bring Them All" tells the story of family-centered care through the perspectives of clients and staff at SHIELDS for Families, proving the seemingly impossible can be done: to move forward a generation of children who never experience—or even remember—the challenges of growing up with family addiction.

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Trailer

This brief trailer previews the full “Bring Them All” documentary.

Services for Children

This vignette describes the comprehensive array of services available to children of all ages at SHIELDS for Families.

Services for Fathers

This vignette describes how SHIELDS for Families involves fathers in treatment.

Partnering with Child Welfare

This vignette describes how SHIELDS for Families partnered with child welfare to reunite and strengthen families struggling with addiction.

Empowering Parents

This vignette describes how SHIELDS for Families empowers clients in their roles as parents.

Credits

Executive Producer
Sarah Knopf-Amelung, MA-R

Director
Isaac Knopf

Associate Producers
Patricia (Pat) Stilen, LCSW
Viannella Halsall, MPH, CHES
Edna Talboy, PhD

Director of Photography
Isaac Knopf

Gaffer & Sound
Zack Koblenz

Editor
Isaac Knopf

Assistant Editors
Sarah Knopf-Amelung, MA-R
Zack Koblenz

Graphic Design
REACTOR Design Studio

Animations
Zack Koblenz

Music (in order of appearance)
All songs licensed from www.musicbed.com
"Uroboros," Benjamin James
"Skies," Graham Colton
"The Lost Connection," Adam Bokesch
"Before Dawn," On Earth
"Aquaduct," Arithmetic
"Clouds Over Hills," A. Taylor
"A Fresh Start," Wildwood

Photographs (in order of appearance)
Aerial view of downtown Los Angeles, California, 2012
(Photo by Carol M. Highsmith; retrieved from Library of Congress)
The Flores Motel in the Florence-Graham section of South Central Los Angeles, California, 2013
(Photo by carol M. Highsmith; retrieved from Library of Congress)
Family on a stoop in Boston Massachusetts, between 1980 and 2006
(Photo by Carol M. Highsmith; retrieved from Library of Congress)
Architectural details of the U.S. Courthouse in Los Angeles, California, between 1980 and 2006
(Photo by Carol M. Highsmith; retrieved from Library of Congress)
An unidentified African American physician, assisted by a nurse, treating a baby born with a club foot in an unidentified public health clinic, circa 1945
(Photo retrieved from the New York Public Library digital collections)
Family Gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana, between 1980 and 2006
(Photo by Carol M. Highsmith; retrieved from Library of Congress)

Filming Location
SHIELDS for Families, Keith Village, Compton, California

Special Thanks
The development of this documentary required contributions from a number of generous and dedicated people and organizations, including:

The clients and their families featured in this documentary—we owe them a debt of gratitude and thank them for sharing their stories and experiences on their family recovery journeys. By claiming the right to speak publicly and represent their experiences in their own words, they put a face and a voice on the value of family-centered care.

Kathryn Icenhower, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder, SHIELDS for Families
Donna Icenhower, Director of Development, SHIELDS for Families
Wanda Lawson, Van Driver, SHIELDS for Families
David Whitman, Van Driver, SHIELDS for Families
Danielle Lowe, Youth Services Administrator, SHIELDS for Families
Colette James, Exodus Program Manager, SHIELDS for Families
Dwaine Jackson, Healthy Start Program Manager, SHIELDS for Families
Alison Quals, Business Management Administrator, SHIELDS for Families
Curtis McCray, Maintenance Supervisor, SHIELDS for Families
Blanca Vega, Program Manager for Family Preservation and Victims of Crime, Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles, CA
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Nursing and Health Studies
REACTOR Design Studio

Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (CoE-PPW)

University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Nursing and Health Studies

This video was prepared by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (CoE-PPW) with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This documentary may be shown without permission from SAMHSA or the filmmakers. Citation of the source is appreciated.