Effects of Trauma

This educational animation is a short simple introduction to trauma commissioned by TOAH-NNEST.  Mohawk Media co-created the script which discusses different responses to trauma caused by the brain’s ‘alarm system’ during and following traumatic experiences as valid and normal. 

The animated storyboards were reviewed at a nationwide series of workshops with crisis support workers and agencies.  Ongoing feedback during animation production was via our online reviewing tool ReviewStudio –  allowing for a robust process of sector-wide stakeholder engagement. 

This resource is intended for educational purposes in sexual violence prevention and response, provided TOAH-NNEST is credited. They welcome opportunities for collaboration to adapt this resource to other contexts – contact  

Voiceover by Huia Hamon at Kog Studio