THE TALES OF THE GOLDEN ACORN
PTSD / TRAUMA
PTSD / TRAUMA
The Tales of the Golden Acorn is a collection of stories about the challenges and "new normal" we find in the wake of trauma. This free animated series focuses on the impacts of living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or trauma in a family setting.
Oinya's Prize, an animated short film told through the eyes and antics of a curious, young squirrel will introduce viewers to this new world. In the story, Oinya's family is learning to navigate life after their own trauma. While trying to fix a broken trophy, the family discovers together that what may seem unfixable can sometimes, actually, be hope in disguise. This animated series and related short film are designed to help the many children, families, and loved ones whose lives are impacted by trauma and/or PTSD.
According to the National Center for PTSD, 60% of men and 50% of women will experience some form of trauma in their lives. Of those, 7-8% of Americans will develop PTSD. For youth and teens, the statistics show 14-43% will experience trauma, and 1-15% will develop PTSD.
The Tales is told in a series of age-appropriate story cycles that follow each character as they navigate life with PTSD and his/her unique path to healing. Just as there are different paths to healing, each character's story cycle will be different. Yet, the series consistently returns to the powerful message that no matter how dire a situation may seem, there is always room for hope.
While the subject matter is weighty and serious, the series is designed to bring viewers on journeys of adventure, wonder, and discovery. Each 7 to 10 minute episode has been carefully crafted by a team of artists, writers, and subject matter experts for children 6 years of age and older.
STATUS: CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION