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MEDICINE MAN COUNTRY
Navajo territory, located among the sacred canyons of Arizona, is home to the largest Native American tribe in the United States. Among the Diné, "medicine-men" conduct sophisticated practices in which health and beauty are inseparable. In the Navajo language, they are called the "hatali", meaning the "singers". In the company of Albert Laughter, Bernard Fontanille discovers the Navajo art of healing. 
#16198/0635   27 minutes 2015  $99.95 *CC 
    

At THE LAND adventure playground slides and swings are replaced with old tires, hammer and nails. Here, children are enabled to create worlds of their very own.

THE LAND is a documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in an "adventure" playground. At THE LAND children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.

REVIEWS

"The intimacy of this film reaches people on a gut level, showing the power of children's play on its own terms."
Morgan Leichter Saxby, Play Advocate & Founder of Pop Up Adventure Play

"A stunning piece of work... A great conversation starter."
David Plotz, Slate Political Gabfest

In half an hour this film will change everything you think you believe. By you, I mean kids, parents, teachers, city managers, humans. It doesn't have any overt agenda or philosophizing about overprotective parenting, or a coddled generation. Nonetheless in scene after natural scene the truth becomes obvious: With a little bit of creativity, empathy and guidance, children can be freed to experience a much more fun, adventurous and fulfilling childhood. Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic 
#16197/1416   24 minutes 2015  $199.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

When staff members look in on a resident, how do they determine whether the resident is truly okay? This ‘back-to-basics’ video identifies what to do and look for when performing routine resident checks. It encourages taking time to look, listen, ask questions, take vital signs, and document any mental or physical changes that may signal a change in health status. The ‘checklist’ of areas to consider include: skin color, facial expressions, body positioning, body temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. The video also discusses the importance of knowing each resident and looking for communication cues from residents who are non-verbal or have dementia, so the caregiver is equipped to recognize the onset of any potential health problems. 
#16194/2010   19 minutes $159.95 
    

Fat has a reputation as public health enemy number one. We’ve spent decades trying to eat less of it—yet today we’re unhealthier than ever. This engaging film sees a group of health service workers undergo a series of eating trials - including a bold experiment to investigate the effects of giving up fat altogether. Monitoring the effects of their drastic diet, the program demonstrates how, for healthy people, low-fat diets are bad news. Discover how a portion of steamed salmon has more fat than a pizza, learn how the fat from a greasy meal turns up in your blood within a matter of hours, and find out why fat may even help with weight loss. Stuffed full to bursting with more astonishing facts and surprising experiments, this program reveals how a little bit of what we like can be good for us. A BBC Production. 
#16189/0635   53 minutes 2015  $169.95 *CC 
    

Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing us today. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.

There are now over five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Because of the growing number of aging baby boomers, and the fact that the onset of Alzheimer’s is primarily age-related, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to rise by 55% by 2030, and by 2050 the Alzheimer’s Association estimates the total number could explode to nearly 14 million.

This "tsunami" of Alzheimer’s will not only be a profound human tragedy, but an overwhelming economic one as well. Due to the length of time people live with the illness and need care, it’s the most expensive medical condition Future costs for Alzheimer’s threaten to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid, and the life savings of millions of Americans. It is estimated that if the number of patients triples as projected in the years ahead, the costs to care for them will exceed $1.1 trillion.

With power and passion, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts weaves together expert commentary with compelling personal stories filmed around the country that represent previews of the future happening today.

The one-hour documentary will be accompanied by community engagement, education, and social media initiatives that will extend its reach and impact far beyond broadcast – to educate the public about the crisis as well as provide on-the-ground support to help those who already have Alzheimer’s. 
#16184/1725   60 minutes 2017  $89.95 *CC 
    


For most people, even the ordinary demands of life can cause some feelings of unease and stress, and these stressful thoughts and feelings may result in chronic mental and physical fatigue or anxiety.

The seemingly simple act of mindfulness helps reduce the impact of stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to moments of experience with an accepting and friendly attitude so as to observe with all the senses what is happening in each moment. The practice of mindfulness is an effective means of enhancing and maintaining optimal mental health and overall well-being, and can be implemented in every aspect of daily living. Mindfulness has been applied to a variety of mental and physical disorders and has also been useful within educational, military, and corporate settings.

In this video, Dr. Rezvan Ameli demonstrates three mindfulness exercises within a group therapy setting and also discusses the science and practice of mindfulness.

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#16182/0157   100 minutes 2016  $99.95 *CC 
    

Insomnia occurs when individuals who frequently suffer from chronic sleep disturbance try harder to sleep or develop an anxious response when they are unable to sleep. Mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia, or MBTI, combines mindfulness principles and practices with behavioral techniques to treat this common issue.

MBTI teaches clients with insomnia how to use meditation practices to cultivate mindful awareness and change how they may be thinking about their insomnia symptoms. Practicing mindfulness meditation helps clients see their thoughts and desires as dynamic mental events and helps avoid becoming fixated on achieving specific outcomes or goals. This process, called metacognitive shifting, is one of the keys to reducing the symptoms of chronic insomnia.

In this video, Dr. Jason C. Ong works with a group of young male clients who are all suffering from various sleep issues. In this demonstration, Dr. Ong teaches behavioral strategies within a mindfulness framework to help the group learn how to cope with periods of wakefulness at night.

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#16181/0157   100 minutes 2016  $99.95 *CC 
    


UNDERSTANDING YOUR NEWBORN provides comprehensive, evidence-based education about baby care in the first six weeks and beyond, helping you deliver consistent information at every touchpoint. Featuring modern, high-quality footage of actual newborns and real-life stories from first-time parents, this DVD allows you to teach in a clear and relatable way and deliver the latest guidelines from the Academy of Pediatrics and other trusted organizations, along with the importance of baby cues, early brain growth, and bonding.

Content Includes:
* Newborn Traits - womb to world, skin-to-skin care, appearance and reflexes, senses
* Newborn Behaviors - states of alertness and how to interact, newborn sleep and breathing patterns
* Crying and Comforting - newborn crying patterns and why babies cry, comfort techniques, coping with crying and Abusive Head Trauma, baby blues and PPD
* Feeding - breastfeeding, formula, burping
* Diapering - supplies, how-to, diaper rash, stool and urine
patterns, when to call the healthcare provider
* Bathing, Nail Care, and Dressing - sponge bathing, tub bathing, water safety, nail care, dressing
* Newborn Health - cord care, circumcision/penis care, well baby visits, jaundice, vaccines, hand washing and visitors, taking temperature, when to call the healthcare provider
* Newborn Safety - car seats, equipment recalls
 
#16174/0905   39 minutes 2016  $249.95 *CC 
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E-cigarettes have been called the next generation cigarette and vaping the newest way for teens to start smoking. Research confirms that teens who vape are more likely to start smoking tobacco products than teens who don’t use electronic cigarettes. It’s also been found that nonsmoking teens who start vaping are three times as likely as nonvapers to later smoke cigarettes and that vaping seemed to encourage smoking.

Most teens assume vaping is harmless, however it is not. Studies have shown that the gases and particles in e-cigarette vapors can harm the lungs, brain, heart and immune system. They pose a serious threat to teens and creating the next generation of smokers. Vaping liquids can be flavored to taste like fruit or candy. Most contain nicotine and it’s this nicotine that can cause an addiction and fuel a teens’ transition from vaping to smoking.

So what is Vaping? What is the vapor made from and how does it work? The drug inside most e-flavors is nicotine, in its concentrated potent, liquid form - extracted from tobacco and blended with a variety of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals and toxins, carefully calculated to feed the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. E-cigarettes actually emit more than just smoke. It is an aerosol, which is a suspension of particles, toxins and other chemicals suspended within a gas. E-cig vapor often contains even more particles than tobacco smoke. Vaping can cause as much short-term inflammation in the lungs as regular cigarettes and the nicotine-free vapor may cause even more. The biggest danger may lie in the use of vaping devices. After a teen is used to some nicotine in the form of an e-cigarette, they may ultimately transition to traditional cigarettes to get nicotine more easily and quickly. E-cigarettes are very accessible and easier to conceal. Many vaping devices are designed to look like pens; compact, shiny and easy to disguise. Vaping devices are also compatible with marijuana, cocaine, THC liquids and other drugs, making substance abuse easier,less publicly recognizable and easier for a teen to hide. The devices’ create a further danger for teen users who may not be completely aware of what’s inside the electronic cigarette.

Student discussion includes: What is vaping? What is the vapor made from and how does it work? Is vaping dangerous? Do e-cigarettes contain toxins? Are e-cigarettes dangerous? Do e-cigarettes contain nicotine? Is nicotine harmful? Is nicotine addictive? What are the short and long term side effects? Are teens who vape or use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking?
 
#16171/2003   28 minutes 2016  $79.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
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Is sugar the new tobacco?

SUGAR COATED examines the various public relations tactics that the food industry has employed over the years to beat back accelerating concerns about the toxicity of sugar. Its starting point is a secret PR campaign the industry devised in the 1970s to deflect attention away from developing health concerns about sugar. It then traces how in the years since the industry has honed its PR tactics to counter mounting scientific evidence about the dangers of sugar. In the end, SUGAR COATED leaves us with two crucial questions: Will the PR specialists of the multibillion-dollar food industry continue their amazing run of success and allow Big Sugar to keep sweetening the world’s food supply? Or will today's heightened level of public awareness about the relationship between sugar consumption and skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and fatty liver disease in children prove to be too much for industry spin to handle -- ultimately forcing the same kind of reckoning we saw with Big Tobacco? Featuring Dr. Bob Lustig, Gary Taubes, Cristin Kearns, and Dr. Yoni Freedhoff.

DVD includes the feature length documentary, 91 minutes as well as an abridged version 60 minutes shortened for use in the classroom.

*Sub-titled in English
*Special price for Schools, School Boards, Non-Profit - $149.95
 
#16163/0685  2015  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"I watched the documentary last night and it is wonderful! Thank you for making this video and shedding light on such an important topic."
Holly Craig Probation Officer.

"A CHANGE OF MIND is a captivating and impeccably crafted look into the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on individuals, families and society. Filmmaker Hilary Pryor takes you on a revelatory journey, beautifully weaving together the tapestry of science, the pathos of loss and the inspiration of unyielding courage. Working in the field of Brain Injury, I have never seen a more important film on the subject."
Shelley Morris, Chief Executive Officer, The Cridge Centre for the Family

A CHANGE OF MIND provides education and awareness in such a way that viewers could not only see, but feel the challenges faced by a survivor of brain injury. The film brought to the forefront horrific statistics on homelessness, prisons, substance abuse, and suicide. However, the film also painted a picture of limitless possibilities for survivors to redesign their lives so they once again feel whole and contributing in society.

Derrick’s story of a car crash, as well as the story of Nash, who suffered a brain injury as a result of a near drowning, demonstrated how survivors can turn their life around when supports are put into place without time limits or restrictions. Both of these men have come through the darkest side of loss, substance abuse, violence, and prison to a new life of healthy relationships, employment, and contributing to society in meaningful ways. They are proof that we should never give up on anyone and that anything is possible with love and support.

Here are some of the important stats presented to the board and that appear in the documentary:
*Nearly 50 % of the homeless have suffered a brain injury
* Over 70% off those 50% became homeless AFTER their brain injury
* 80% of those incarcerated have suffered a brain injury
* Nearly 60% of the 80% suffered their first brain injury as a child
* Suicide risk increases by 400% after brain injury
* 90% of marriages/intimate relationships end after brain injury
* After sustaining a brain injury the risk of suffering a second brain injury is 4 times likely

PRICING
Individual Schools, Public Libraries and Non-Profit Organizations $99.95
Colleges, Universities and School Boards $279.95
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#16161/1335   54 minutes 2016  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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According to Oxford Dictionaries a vaccine is a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease. This program will look at the science behind the development of vaccines used to eradicate diseases and epidemics. The ability for vaccines to control and eliminate life-threatening infectious diseases will be discussed along with innovations that make vaccinations safer than ever. *Closed Captioned 
#16158/2003   11 minutes 2016  $89.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    


If you like the teaching versatility that PowerPoint offers, you will love this packaged presentation featuring 200 slides and 50 video clips. It’s bright, modern, colorful, and convenient - everything you need is on one easy-to-use disc. No need to carry around bulky flip charts - they’re in here, along with engaging video clips from our new DVD, detailed illustrations, discussion questions, and more.

Featuring:
Up-to-date ACOG labor guidelines
Recent AAP circumcision & SIDS policies
More realistic animation of labor and procedures
All-new families and footage
Brand new unmedicated birth story
Parent chapter handouts

Content Includes:
Pregnancy - fetal development, anatomy, discomforts, nutrition, general warning signs, preterm labor, hazards, Kegel exercises
Labor - pain theories, 4 P’s of labor, signs of pre-labor, onset of labor, stages of labor using 3D animation, emotions, skin-to-skin contact
Brandy’s Birth Story - an unmedicated vaginal birth story shows the stages of labor unfolding in real life, natural coping techniques, and effective partner support
Comfort Techniques - labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor & pushing positions, back labor, advice for partners
Medical Procedures - birth plans, decision making, induction, augmentation, fetal monitoring, IVs, pain medication, second-stage interventions, nonmedical alternatives
Cesarean Birth - reasons for cesareans, risks, anesthesia, 3D animation of the surgery, recovery, reducing the risk for cesarean birth, family-centered birth tips
Newborns - newborn hospital procedures with an emphasis on skin-to-skin contact, first feeding, newborn appearance, senses, behaviors, safety issues like
Postpartum - physical recovery (involution, lochia, perineum care, warning signs), home recovery (baby blues, postpartum depression, healthy habits), breastfeeding (hunger signs, feeding frequency, effective latch, getting support)
Follow-Along Exercises - slow, paced, and patterned breathing, prenatal bonding, relaxation, active imagery, and labor rehearsals.
 
#16150/0905  2016  $649.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Recently published personal letters and notes reveal Mother Teresa's profound spiritual crisis and shake the image of the pious nun to its foundations. In this film, intimate confessions show the moral icon of the 20th century in a different light. The woman who achieved worldwide recognition for her life among the beggars and dying in the slums of Calcutta often felt lonely and empty inside. Learn about her life story, unsettling and provocative in equal measure.
 
#16149/0635   51 minutes 2015  $169.95 *CC 
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SUPPLEMENTS AND SAFETY: The Hidden Dangers
It’s estimated that half of all Americans take a health supplement every day, from fish oil to multivitamins to diet pills. The booming 30-billion-dollar-plus vitamins and supplements industry says these products can make consumers healthier - but a new Frontline investigation with The New York Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation raises troubling questions as it explores the limited government regulation and oversight of supplement companies, examines cases of contamination and serious health problems, and reveals how it’s often hard to know what’s really in the bottles you buy. Even if what is in the bottles is real, critics contend that many supplements simply don’t work, and could even be doing harm, while the supplements industry maintains that its products enhance consumers’ lives, and that further regulation is unnecessary. With more than 85,000 supplements on the market each year, this is a must-watch for consumers looking to make informed choices about their health. 
#16140/1725   60 minutes 2016  $99.95 *CC 
    

This program addresses the changes youth undergo as their sexuality and sexual identity develop during adolescence. The first half of the program discusses the complex nature of personal identity, gender, and sexual orientation. The second half looks at ways in which viewers can make informed, responsible choices about sex and examines key elements of healthy relationships like respect and open communication. Ideal for junior to middle high health and guidance studies, the clever animated sequences and engaging, relatable young presenter are well suited for this audience. Above all, the program promotes the acceptance of diversity and highlights the importance of making decisions that are best for your health and well being.
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#16137/0635   18 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
    

This film introduces the Dunedin Longitudinal Study and examines myths and facts surrounding long-term effects of childhood. It reveals that some of what happens in early life has no lasting psychological affects (thumb sucking, bedwetting), while other behaviors are significant indicators for adult health, wealth, and happiness. See examples of the five personality types, how they compare to the population, and what their lives are like. *Closed Captioned 
#16128/0635   45 minutes 2015  $169.95 *CC 
    

Scientists and engineers have made great strides in recent years with prosthetics and orthotics. In this program we discuss how designers simulate the anatomy and physiology of missing limbs. Though some prosthetics are simple and minimally functional, others are complex bionic artificial limbs with improved designs, using advanced hydraulics, lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and computer microprocessors and sensors. This program will highlight how advances in prosthetics have improved life for people with certain injuries and disabilities. *Closed Captioned 
#16127/2003   11 minutes 2016  $79.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    


This comprehensive package supports your entire childbirth program by providing real-world video examples for all of your teaching points. With the all-new third edition you can be sure you are presenting the most recent evidence-based information in a way that appeals to today’s parents.

Current guidelines - Includes ACOG’s revised labor and early-term pregnancy guidelines, current AAP circumcision and SIDS policies, and up-to-date breastfeeding information

Modern animation - Uses the latest animation techniques to explain anatomy, labor, and medical procedures in a way parents will understand

Relatable stories - Engages parents with story-based education that features other families’ birth experiences and feelings

Objective voice - Explores a variety of birth choices in a positive, respectful way that does not dramatize the labor experience

CONTENT INCLUDES:

PREGNANCY - fetal development, emotions, anatomy, discomforts, nutrition, preterm labor, hazards, exercise
LABOR - signs labor is near, onset, stages overview, early labor, active labor, transition, 2nd stage, 3rd & 4th stages
BRANDY'S BIRTH STORY - unmedicated birth story shows stages of labor, comfort techniques, and partner support
COMFORT TECHNIQUES - support team, massage, visualization, vocalization, breathing, relaxation, hydrotherapy, labor positions, pushing positions, pushing techniques
MEDICAL PROCEDURES - birth plans, BRAIN acronym, induction, monitoring, analgesics, epidurals, augmentation, 2nd stage interventions
CESAREAN BIRTH - reasons for cesareans, risks, surgery preparation, anesthesia, surgery animation, breastfeeding, recovery
NEWBORNS - appearance, procedures, first feeding, senses, crying, Abusive Head Trauma, sleep, SIDS safety
POSTPARTUM - involution, lochia, perineum care, emotions (PPD), support, healthy habits, breastfeeding

*** This package includes:
Complete disc 8 Chapters 146 minutes
Facilitator's Guide on disc with 7 parent handouts you can print
 
#16117/0905  2016  $399.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Join best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, IN DEFENSE OF FOOD shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases so often associated with the modern diet. Pollan’s journey of discovery takes him from the plains of Tanzania, where one of the world’s last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers still eats the way our ancestors did, to Loma Linda, California, where a group of Seventh Day Adventist vegetarians live longer than almost anyone else on earth, and eventually to Paris, where the French diet, rooted in culture and tradition, proves surprisingly healthy. Along the way he shows how a combination of faulty nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices have encouraged us to replace real food with scientifically engineered "food-like substances". And he explains why the solution to our dietary woes is in fact remarkably simple: Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

*Features subtitles in English
 
#16115/1725   120 minutes 2016  $89.95 *CC 
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Discover how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change, and even erase memories. On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, an investigation into the mysterious nature of how we remember. *CC 
#16111/1725   60 minutes 2016  $99.95 *CC 
    


RECOVERY HUMOR 101 is an all-new, powerful stand-up comedy product written and preformed by Mark Lundholm. Performed in front of a live audience, this quick-paced show is packed with truths about addiction, humorous stories, powerful life lessons, anecdotes, and unforgettable strategies to help ensure a successful recovery, and what stands in the way. Through humor and thought provoking observations about this disease, Mark helps us to look deeply at ourselves, and find new ways of dealing with old problems. The 40-minute performance was designed to fit well into a 60-minute time slot, allowing for introduction and brief discussion. Many people in recovery have found Mark's approach and use of humor to be a powerful tool in achieving and maintaining their sobriety.

The video can be watched standalone or used along with the workbook developed specifically for this program. The workbook expands on several key topics covered in the presentation, as well as custom written exercises designed to teach, and highlight the most valuable concepts in achieving and maintaining sobriety. Also includes a clinical guide to help professionals use RECOVERY HUMOR 101 with their clients.

*Purchase includes DVD, Workbook and Clinical Guide. The DVD may also be purchased separately.. Additional Workbooks are also available separately and in packages of 10, 25 and 100.
 
#16097/0370   40 minutes 2015  $169.95 
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Leading endocrinologist Professor John Wass tells the fascinating story of hormones - the well-known but little-understood chemicals that govern our bodies. He traces the history of endocrinology discoveries and misperceptions, from boy singers castrated to preserve their vocal purity, to ovary removal surgery to "cure" women of mental disorders, to the development of therapeutic insulin to treat diabetes patients.

From our weight and appetite to how we grow and reproduce, hormones are a crucial part of what makes us human, even affecting how we behave and feel. They are also among the body’s most powerful medicines, which Professor Wass uses every day to help people’s lives. And they are crucial to cutting edge research that is tackling some of the biggest medical challenges facing our society today.

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#16092/0635   58 minutes 2015  $169.95 *CC 
    


THE COWBOY'S COMMUNITY KITCHEN opens people’s eyes both to the growing phenomena of community kitchens in senior’s residences, homeless shelters etc. and to the impacts of brain injury and the potential for recovery when people are given the right tools. Led by the unique Cowboy Chef, Mark Connelly, a group of brain injury survivors get together in a community kitchen to cook, laugh, share and learn. Mark is completely deaf as a result of meningitis, Robin and Kerry are legally blind. All struggle with various outcomes of their brain injury but, as the film reveals, a community kitchen can provide the perfect space to build renewed trust in each other, in their own abilities and in life itself. Recovery doesn’t need big dollars – it can be a s simple as getting together to cook and share a meal. *Closed Captioned

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
 
#16086/1341   23 minutes 2015  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


When someone we love dies, our lives are changed forever. The pain and sorrow we feel seems as if it will never end. In this powerful, therapeutic, new video presentation you will see and hear others discuss what you are going through right now. You will learn how to let yourself walk through your grief without letting it overwhelm you. Testimonies of people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, as well as experts in the field, talk about how to slowly integrate the loss you have experienced, and the grief that comes with it, into a life that is changed forever.

Eight segments:
*The death of a loved one
*Grief is individual
*Grief has physical, emotional, and spiritual effects
*Grief has no timeframe
*Complicated grief
*Grief versus depression
*Upsurges of grief
*Changed forever

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
 
#16058/1710   48 minutes 2015  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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An intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents, and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.
 
#16054/1725   90 minutes 2015  $89.95 *CC 
    

NUTRITION STARTS HERE: Smart Eating on a Budget

Develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime and join Chef Marshall O’Brien as he shares nutritious food choices and healthy eating strategies in Nutrition Starts Here: Smart Eating on a Budget. Chef Marshall demonstrates and explains how cooking and eating healthy food can be both fun and delicious while saving money.

Short video segments include:
* Simple, Tasty Slow Cooker Meals 10:06
* Understanding Portion Sizes 3:42
* Label Reading 2:13
* Tasty Whole Grains 2:59

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*Streaming Available
 
#16053/1290   19 minutes 2015  $79.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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STDs - LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES
This essential program offers straight talk about STDs and the heavy price young adults are paying for having unprotected sex.
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This program is from a series of fifteen gripping, unflinching programs feature true stories and real adolescents having frank discussions that allow kids to confront and solve issues they face every day.

*Correlated to Health, At-Risk & Safety Standards and to Life Science (Human Body) standards K-12 curricula
*Award-winning (Emmy and many others), television-level production values also give these programs credibility with the media-saturated target audience of pre-teen and teenage viewers
*Unlike many at-risk programs produced over the last decades, these programs focus more on causes of behavior and less on the "de jour" symptoms, such as specific substances abused, STDs, etc.
*These programs will change students’ behaviors quickly, which is the primary motive for educators to purchase them.

1. ANGRY AND VIOLENT TEENS
2. BODY IMAGE OBSESSION
3. BULLYCIDE AND VERBAL ABUSE
4. CYBERSTALKING AND BULLYING
5. DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS
6. FAT CHANCE: TEEN OBESITY
7. FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL
8. GATEWAY TO ADDICTION
9. OTC DRUGS AND INHALANTS
10. SELF-HURTING TEENS
11. STDS LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES
12. STOPPING VERBAL BULLYING
13. TEENS BEATING THE ODDS
14. THE BUY-ME GENERATION
15. TOO FAR, TOO FAST 
#16048/1445   20 minutes 2008  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

Millions of people struggle with mental illness and against the stigma brought upon them. For the great majority of families watching their loved ones suffer and often suffering themselves, the struggle can be endless. Mental illness can take many forms and is often difficult for family and friends to understand. Faith has become an integral part of treatment for those who are struggling with overwhelming emotional and spiritual burdens. It is through their Christian faith that many have learned that they can still live happy and fulfilling lives.
 
#16042/2003   21 minutes 2013  $69.95 *Streaming available 
    

Some experts estimate that more than 10% suffer from mild to severe depression. In this program, a Methodist minister and a Lutheran campus pastor tell of their own bouts with the disease, while a medical doctor relates how his oldest son ultimately committed suicide after suffering from severe depression. Whether dealing with depression or with anxiety, this program provides spiritual guidance to help those suffering develop the skills to cope through sound spiritual insight. A psychiatrist also shares some of the promising treatments available.
 
#16041/2003   21 minutes 2013  $69.95 *Streaming available 
    

“Do you suffer from schizophrenia? Do you hear distressing voices? There’s an app for that.” The claim of the latest “web-tutor” might sound like a scam, but it actually introduces us to an entirely new approach in treating mental illnesses. While the causes of schizophrenia depend on a still obscure combination of genetic, environmental and developmental factors, a big step towards curing its symptoms has recently been accomplished by a research team at the University of California, San Francisco, led by NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee Sophia Vinogradov. The symptoms of schizophrenia, beyond delusions and hallucinations, include a range of cognitive and social deficits which affect memory, decision-making, attention, and social cognition. These problems are not helped by current antipsychotic drugs, and psychotherapeutic measures are only of limited benefit. For the past 10 years, Sophia Vinogradov has focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of neuroscience-informed computerized exercises to improve these undervalued symptoms - with life-changing implications for patients. As a 2012 study was able to demonstrate that "a serious behavioral deficit in schizophrenia, and its underlying neural dysfunction, can be improved by well-designed computer cognitive training, resulting in a better quality of life."

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#16026/1690   16 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
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Ever get sick from something you ate? An estimated one in six people contract a foodborne illness each year, so what can you do to stay safe? Discover the steps to keeping food safe from foodborne illness by joining a chef in the kitchen along with a microbiologist to learn what you need to know for clean and safe food storage and preparation.

FOOD SAFETY: It’s in Your Hands features short video segments that breakdown food safety essentials, including:

*Common foodborne illnesses (5:50)
* Proper hand washing technique (5:44)
* Preventing cross-contamination (1:36)
* The time and temperature danger zone (3:45)
* Keeping the kitchen clean (4:10)

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#16021/1290   21 minutes 2015  $79.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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On Friday February 6th, 2015 The Supreme Court of Canada overturned the
existing law pertaining to doctor assisted dying. The Government of Canada now has one year to develop new legislation. This program is what led up to the Supreme Court decision.

After being diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer, Cindy Cowan wants the right to choose how she is going to die. Linda Jarrett has suffered from multiple sclerosis for over 15 years. She is investigating the options for ending her life, before her degenerative disease makes it impossible for her to act on her own. Currently, medically assisted dying is illegal in Canada. And while some advocates, such as Dr. Richard MacDonald believe offering terminal patients help in ending their lives is the compassionate thing to do, opponents such as Professor Margaret Sommerville believe the medical system must uphold respect for all human life. The issues surrounding the right-to-die debate are further coming to a head since Quebec introduced legislation in 2013 that would allow for medically assisted dying in some cases. Cindy and Linda examine the options available to them, confronting their own mortality in the process.

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#16017/0545   46 minutes 2014  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Caught on film - evidence of music therapy stimulating memory and social interation, while reducing behavioral, cognitive, and emotional problems.

This program documents the power of music to transcend the challenges of dementia as it shows non-responsive, non-verbal residents suddenly smiling, singing, moving, and interacting with others when engaged through music. These before-and-after glimpses of residents "reconnecting" encourage the use of music therapy as a method to boost quality of life for residents.

The DVD also touches on the concept of neuroplasticity, which describes the ability of the brain to change its own structure and function through thought and activity, as well as, the palliative effect of music.

Based on the work of registered music therapist, Alkeiya Brown, who has extensive experience working in the arts with all ages from the very young to very old. Chaptered into two parts for easy access to specific clips of interest.
 
#16016/2010   45 minutes 2012  $99.95 
    


*NOMINATED - GRAND JURY PRIZE - WORLD CINEMA, DOCUMENTARY - SUNDANCE FESTIVAL 2014

China is the first country in the world to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder.
WEB JUNKIE is a feature documentary, which identifies Internet Addiction and spotlights the revolutionary treatment used in Chinese Rehab Centers. Internet addiction is now a global issue. An increasing number of people, especially young adults, are using the Internet more than ever before. The film delves into a Beijing treatment center and explores the cases of three young Chinese teenagers from the day they arrive at the treatment center through the 3 months period of being held at the center, and then their return to their homes. The film follows both the underlying issues related to the disorders, as well as the manner and treatment the patients receive. Prof. Tao Ran established the world's first Internet Addiction clinic, and he promises to cure children of so-called Internet Addiction, an ailment that has grown into one of China's most feared public health hazards.

The program admits children between the ages of 13 and 18; they are forced to undergo military-inspired physical training and comply with monitored sleep and food standards. Throughout their stay at the clinic, they are patrolled by the military guards who protect the children's quarters, which like prison cells are surrounded by gates and fences. Despite such conditions, parents voluntarily send their children to the treatment center and relinquish personal involvement. There is no one-on-one therapy, and the children's emotional needs are met with group therapy sessions twice a week. The treatment is very expensive, and parents often have no choice but to borrow money in order to afford to send their child to the clinic. For them it is worth it - steering their kid away from this addiction and redevelop their real life communication skills is a top priority.

WEB JUNKIE provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life, examines inter-generational pressures, and takes a hard look at one of the symptoms of the so-called Internet age.

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#16008/1047   88 minutes 2014  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Eat beetroot! Add kale! Stick to salmon and pomegranate and chard! These aren’t just foods, they’re (cue trumpets) superfoods! Trusted experts say they’re so super-healthful, when you eat superfoods in super-quantities, you sleep right, feel strong, sound smarter, avoid cancer, and become unequivocally - .super!

It seems logical: spinach is full of antioxidants; tomatoes are packed with lycopene. Your body needs these; therefore, foods with lots of it should be great for us. Right?

Hyperbole alert! Whenever we see claims supporting extreme behavior - even the extreme intake of healthful foods, it’s time to dig deeper. In this program, explore the facts and fascination, myths and messages surrounding so-called superfoods.

Taking a quick peek at the media’s most popular superfood darlings - from kiwi to kale, chocolate to chia, we examine the evidence. If we consume lots of one superfruit or supervegetable, can we skip those deemed...less super? Are any just villains in disguise? Is broccoli nature’s fountain of youth? Can copious quantities of green tea prevent cancer? How did milk suddenly become a superfood - wasn’t dairy was good for us all along?

Students learn to consider, interpret and analyze what’s behind the news stories and magazine articles suggesting that an unbalanced diet is anything more than a spurious shortcut. While preying on the human desire for an easier, faster, more fabulous way to live forever, the media sells more magazines and mackerel manufacturers make more money, but do humans actually get any healthier?

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#16003/1120   19 minutes 2016  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"Dance and music forces the brain to reorganize itself. Through the music and the movement, the individual is being asked to hear the music, process the sequence and the patterns, and then dance. It takes the whole brain to dance! We are literally ‘Waking up the Brain.’" Joanne Lara, Founder of Autism Movement Therapy

Autism Movement Therapy Special-needs educator Joanne Lara has the perfect heartwarming solution for working with autistic children and students - and it’s simple and fun. The answer: dance, dance, dance. Aut-erobics cleverly engages the whole brain and body with music and movement to improve motor and cognitive skills in children with autism. Whether its following simple movement sequences or moving to their own beat, children will energize mind and body all while having fun dancing.

Auterobics contains the music and the direction to create an enjoyable experience for the child, although, all the while, the child is affected far beyond the momentary joy of dancing.

 
#16002/0603   90 minutes 2008  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    


This is a video for parents, Aspie's, anyone with sensory issues or on the autism spectrum, and anyone who works with them! Jennifer has a lifetime of personal experience with Asperger's syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), so her concrete ideas of what worked and didn't work for her actually are fascinating. She openly talks about the innovative ways she learned to navigate the world of the "normal" people. She would be good enough to listen to just for those things, but the fact that she's straight-forward and laces it all with a hearty sense of humor creates a riveting presentation you won't forget.

Co-author of the award-winning book Asperger’s and Girls, Jennifer McIlwee Myers is a terrific writer and speaker with Asperger’s syndrome. Her brother had autism, but she wasn't diagnosed with Asperger’s until 2002. She is author of the popular books Growing Up With Sensory Issues and How To Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger’s (1-935274-13-9). Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and currently lives in California with her husband Gary.

 
#16001/0603   90 minutes 2014  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    


One in six children have sensory issues to the degree that they impede their ability to concentrate or focus so they can learn. Virtually every child on the autism spectrum has at least one sensory issue that creates problems for them. When they can’t express the problem they’re having verbally, there’s only one way they can express themselves, which is in their behavior.

Because of her personal experiences with sensory issues, Dr. Temple Grandin considers sensory dysfunction to be one of the most major problems for children on the autism spectrum, and it’s probably one of the least understood. She explains not only the various ways parents, teachers, and professionals can identify sensory issues and the behaviors that are the result of sensory issues, she also focuses on some of the most recent scientific research related to the senses that will help many children on the spectrum and their parents and caretakers.

Among recent scientific studies she discusses, she explains how Sensory Enrichment Therapy (SET)can change many of the "autistic behaviors" that children on the spectrum have (effectively, modifying or eliminating them). Ironically, SET may be one of the least expensive therapies of all that are recommended for children with autism, which Temple recommends because of its cost effectiveness. She explains how this new-found Sensory Enrichment Therapy can be developed at home by parents with a minimum of professional help, and how studies have shown that it even can affect the increase of cognition of many children on the spectrum!

 
#15999/0603   90 minutes 2014  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    

AUTISM AND THE FAMILY

This is a unique presentation that will improve the lives of everyone in the family.

Author Jennifer O'Toole was diagnosed as an Aspie in adulthood and is the mother of three Asperkids, the wife of an Aspie, and the author of the internationally celebrated "Asperkids" book series.

Famous for her perspectives on girls and women with autism/Asperger's, she is also respected for her books aimed at helping children to adapt and succeed. Jennifer's dynamic two hour presentation is laced with humor, charm and caring. Everyone - teachers, therapists and family members of a person with autism - will benefit from Jennifer's insights.

Jennifer O'Toole is the winner of the 2012 Temple Grandin Award, a recipient of GRASP's 2012 Distinguished Spectrumite Medal, 2012 AuKids Speaker of the Year, and a nominee for the 2012 Autism Society Book Award and Godiva's Woman of the Year. TV actress/Activist Holly Robinson Peete even listed Jennifer among her "Autism Parent Superstars."

Most recently, Jennifer was added to the "Who's Who" list of International Aspie Mentors - along with Temple Grandin and Stephen Shore - to contribute to Dr. Tony Attwood's "Been There. Done That. Try This." anthology.

But it's Jennifer's unique presentation of useful insights which has touched hearts, lightened spirits, and even led to the founding of Asperkids, LLC, a multimedia social education company.

*Full-length previews of this TWO part series are available upon request
 
#15991/0603   90 minutes 2015  $139.95 *Streaming available 
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TRANSFORMING POWER OF CAREGIVING (THE): Returning to Life after Caregiving Ends

Whether you have cared for your loved one for one year or many, when it ends, it will feel abrupt. The life and routine that have become yours, suddenly comes to an end with a finality that is painful on many levels. You have become a different person during your caregiving experience, yet you haven’t had time to realize who that person is. Your focus was on someone else, and the thought of shifting that focus to yourself - may be scary. However, exploring who you are, now, as well as what you learned about yourself - and about life itself - during your caregiving experience can be an experience full of discovery and adventure...

1. A New Beginning - there is a natural sense of loss when the need for our caregiving is over. We face the double sorrow of the death of our loved one as well as the ending of our primary purpose and role in life. It is important to acknowledge our grief and complicated feelings.

2. A New Normal Part of the experience of after-caregiving is to find a "new normal". Many factors go into the development of new identity after the death of a loved one. It is okay to feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and to ask for help in facing the unfamiliar.

3. New Life Discoveries - as we walk through the process of rebuilding our lives we find that life may turn out to be completely different, new, even exciting. It is important to give ourselves permission to experience these things and be willing to look toward the future.
 
#15981/1710   48 minutes 2014  $159.95 *Streaming available 
    

WITH AND WITHOUT YOU: A Father's Suicide, A Father's Journey
*GOLD Ribbon Award, CBC
and BANFF World Television Award

In 2003, the Beaudry family left their comfortable middle-class home to backpack across the world. A year after their adventure, Samuel Beaudry took another journey - one that left his wife, Maryse Chartrand, with shocking questions. How could a life-loving person take his own life? When mourning exhausts itself, what comes next? Can a family survive suicide? This documentary, originally planned as a record of the global trek, is Maryse’s quest to understand her husband’s decision and grow past it. Exploring issues of masculinity, male depression, and family dynamics, the film depicts the tragically belated discovery of one man’s hidden anguish - and one woman’s hard-won emotional healing. 
#15980/0635   93 minutes 2007  $199.95 *CC 
    

*WINNER! Documentary NYC festival, Grand Jury Prize Winner
"An experience unlike any other...One of the truest portraits of family I have ever seen." Toronto Film Scene

"I’m not really one of those parents of a kid with special needs who thinks it’s a gift from God or a blessing in disguise," says filmmaker Kelly O’Brien. O’Brien speaks honestly about her struggle to cope for the first five years following the birth of Teddy, born with extensive brain damage resulting from an in-utero viral infection. The rewards as well as the challenges of caring for him are evident in Softening, a lyrical cinematic diary O’Brien created to celebrate her son’s inherent beauty and the joy he brings to his family’s life. His big sister’s vast affection and his father’s poignant observation that all Teddy’s physical limitations fall away when he dreams help to dispel the fear and discomfort often surrounding the topic of disability. In leaving out the grittier details of Teddy’s daily regimen to focus on the moments of intimacy and play, the film also documents O’Brien’s gradual process of opening up emotionally - her softening - about her son’s difficult diagnosis.

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#15972/0635   39 minutes 2012  $169.95 *CC 
    

Although actinic keratosis - rough, scaly patches of skin that result from too much sun - is very common, it is classified as a premalignant condition that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Fortunately, there are many effective methods that can slow that development, or in some cases interrupt it completely. This program lets viewers know how people with AK can lower their risk of invasive skin cancer. In addition, a former pro football player whose AK progression resulted in the loss of part of his nose stresses the importance of limiting unprotected exposure to the sun. *Closed Captioned 
#15971/0635   25 minutes 2012  $129.95 *CC 
    


This is an honest assessment of e-cigarette dangers - is it a safer alternative or another dangerous habit? Provides information on nicotine addiction, secondhand vapor, toxic chemicals and carcinogens, liquid nicotine precautions, and other safety issues. Designed for e-cigarette smokers and traditional cigarette smokers considering switching. Examines e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool as well as safer options.

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
 
#15961/1420   16 minutes 2014  $129.95  Grades 7 to Adult *Streaming available 
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Sleep has been the subject of extensive research for many years, and while our understanding of sleep and its role in good health has advanced considerably over the past few decades, there is still much we don't know about it. Presented by psychologist Steve Taylor and other experts, this program examines sleep, covering its four stages, common sleep disorders, impacts of sleep deprivation, and several theories about why humans sleep in the first place. The video also looks at treatments offered at sleep disorder clinics.

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*A viewable/printable worksheet is available online. 
#15958/0545   25 minutes 2013  $129.95  Grades 12 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

As the Ebola epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, NOVA reports from the hot zone, where courageous medical teams struggle to cope with a flood of victims, to labs where scientists are racing to test vaccines and find a cure. "Surviving Ebola" includes chilling first-hand interviews of what it's like to catch -- and -- survive this terrible affliction. *SDH Captioned 
#15951/1725   60 minutes 2014  $89.95 *CC 
    


According to the World Health Organization, the incidence of cancer has doubled over the last thirty years (after allowing for the population aging factor). Over this period, the increase in leukemia and brain tumors in children has been around 2% per year. The WHO has observed a similar trend for neurological diseases (Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s) and autoimmune disorders, and for reproduction dysfunctions. What explanations can be found for this worrying epidemic, which is hitting the "developed" countries particularly hard?

Haunted by that question, director Marie-Monique Robin launches an in-depth investigation into everyday products and the system charged with regulating them. Robin digs through the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) archives, manages to talk her way into secret meetings, and meets with regulators and respected renegade researchers throughout North American and Europe.

The result is OUR DAILY POISON - a shocking documentary film that reveals a broken safety system concerned more with protecting trade secrets than human health. (In one key moment, a member of the UN agency responsible for setting acceptable daily limits of poisonous chemicals admits that the numbers are "theoretical" and have "nothing to do with the real world".) The film shows that the main cause of the epidemic is environmental: it is the result of the 100,000 chemical molecules that have invaded our environment, and primarily our food, since the end of the Second World War.

The film is divided into three distinct, but interrelated sections, making it ideal for classroom use. In the first, Robin meets farmers suffering horrific health problems - such as leukemia, Parkinson's, and brain lesions - linked to pesticide poisoning, and looks into the effects those same pesticides have on people eating fruits and vegetables.

Robin then moves on to the broken regulatory regime, using the artificial sweetener Aspartame as a case study. It is a cautionary tale about the revolving door between government and industry, and the influence of money on research findings. Finally, OUR DAILY POISON reveals the inadequacies of testing individual compounds in a world where everyone carries around a cocktail of synthetic chemicals absorbed from food and the environment - many of them mimicking the body's own hormones.

OUR DAILY POISON is a smart, well-researched and thoroughly compelling documentary that will reshape the way you think about everyday products and the systems that are supposed to ensure their safety.

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3 1/2 STARS - "OUR DAILY POISON makes a strong case that corporate interests have trumped truth at the expense of consumers' health, offering a sobering exposé of industries intent on profit over safely-and governments asleep at the helm. Highly Recommended." Video Librarian

"A superb blend of archival footage and documentation, as well as personal and expert interviews. ...It offers a fascinating and somewhat horrifying look at the production of food across the globe as it makes its way from farmers' fields to our plates. The cinematography and sound quality are excellent. OUR DAILY POISON would make a great addition to any library, public, academic, or classroom collection. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" Educational Media Reviews Online

"A meticulous investigation." VSD

"The battery of evidence is chilling." Marianne Magazine

"The film serves as a good model of scientific methodology, the interpretation of results based on personal perspective, and the role of peer review and independent studies in science. Media and government play a prominent role as well. And if government testing sounds kind of boring, you haven’t seen the film yet."
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
 
#15947/0899   112 minutes 2011  $379.95 *CC 
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Diseases that were largely eradicated a generation ago - including whooping cough, measles, mumps - are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. This program takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. Most of us vaccinate our children, and do it on the recommended schedule. Yet many people have questions about the safety of vaccines, and in some communities, vaccination rates have fallen below the level needed to maintain "herd immunity" - allowing outbreaks to take hold and spread. This film draws on the latest, best available evidence to help parents find the answers. Highlighting real cases and placing them in historical context, VACCINES: CALLING THE SHOTS traces outbreaks of communicable diseases and demonstrates just how fast they can spread - and how many people can fall sick - when a community's immunity barrier falls. 
#15937/1725   60 minutes 2014  $79.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 
    


"This film is more than a documentary; it is a wakeup call, a call for healing and a call for action. I highly recommend it." Max G. Feirstein, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Faculty, Ph.D. Program at the California School of Professional Psychology

"Patrick Brown's documentary account of the quiet horror of child sexual abuse is poignant, evocative and important. Directed with respect and simplicity, it raises awareness of what happens, on a daily basis, to children from ordinary families in ordinary towns. The various interviews are moving, pure, and told without pretense. I recommend it highly." Steven Isaacman, Psy.D., LMFT, FIPA/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

"An exceptionally powerful film and an important tool for advocates seeking justice for victims of child sexual abuse. It is a call to action offered from the hearts and in the voices of survivors about the pain and long term impact of child sexual abuse and its effect on families and communities." Justine Andronici, Esquire/Attorney and Advocate

IN A TOWN THIS SIZE introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse by a prominent pediatrician. Covering events in the 1960's and 1970's and into present times, Patrick V. Brown introduces us to his childhood and family friends - none of who spoke directly to one another about the abuse while it occurred and who now share their stories on film. The film illustrates that with determination, support and direct conversation about abuse, those harmed can choose their survival.

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#15933/0645   71 minutes 2013  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"Smart and serious! Offers a survey of the virtual world's creeping infiltration into our lives." The Independent

"This is not just a well-made film, it is the starting point of a vital discussion."
The Camden New Review

"A riveting case for the prosecution of the web as a creature that bears careful watching." The Herald

InRealLife asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of teenagers to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, Kidron's film asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?

While newspapers alternately praise and panic about the glittering world of the Internet, there is a generation of children who have grown up with a smart phone in their hand, connected to the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Public discourse seems to revolve around privacy, an issue that embodies the fears and concerns of adults. What is less discussed is what it really means to always be online, never alone and increasingly bombarded by a world that has something to sell you and appears to know you better than yourself. A world that is so ubiquitous that it is the first thing you see as you wake up in the morning and the last thing you see before you go to sleep at night.

For adults there was a 'before' the net. But for the current generation, at the time of their most rapid development they have no other experience and few tools with which to negotiate the overwhelming parade of opportunity and cost that the internet delivers directly into their hands.

From the bedrooms of five disparate teenagers and then into the companies that profit from the internet, InRealLife takes a closer look at some of the behavioral outcomes that come from living in a commercially driven, 'interruption' culture.

Following the physical journey of the internet, from fiber optic cables through sewers and under oceans, from London to NYC and finally to Silicon Valley, the film reveals that what is often thought of as an 'open, democratic and free' world is in fact dominated by a small group of powerful players. Meanwhile our kids - merely pawns in the game - are adapting to this new world - along with their expectation of friendship, their cognition and their sexuality.

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* Educational Applications - Adolescence, Business, Communication, Education, Family Relations, Media Studies, Science

Featuring:

Maggie Jackson: Award-winning author of 'Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age' and former Boston Globe columnist.
Danah Boyd: Senior Researcher at Microsoft and one of the world's experts on youth culture surrounding technology and social media.
Nicholas Carr: Pulitzer-prize nominated author of 'The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.'
Sherry Turkle: Professor of Social science at MIT. Her research focuses on psychoanalysis and the human-technology relationship. In her most recent book, 'Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other' and her 2012 TED talk 'Connected, But Alone?' Turkle explores the authenticity of intimacy and connection through the internet.
Luis Von Ahn: Professor of Computer Sciences at Carnegie Mellon and pioneer of crowdsourcing, inventing CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA (later sold to Google) which earned him international recognition and numerous honors.
Clay Shirky: NYU professor, internet icon and writer on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies.
Jimmy Wales: Internet entrepreneur, free speech activist and co-founder of Wikipedia and Wikia.
Nick Negroponte: Founder of the Media Lab and the 'One Laptop per Child' non-profit association.
Julian Assange: Founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.

And more!

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#15932/0645   90 minutes 2013  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Do we own our things, or do they own us? NEVER ENOUGH probes our connection with the material world through three examples of people who have intimate relationships with their stuff.

Michele Gitlin lives in a small Manhattan apartment with 700 sweaters and 2,000 men's ties. In touch with the acute pain as well as the pleasure of over-collecting, she calls Ron Disaster Master Alford for help.

Ron, a self-schooled de-cluttering expert who has coined the term disposophobia and believes that clutter begins in the head, and ends up on the floor, comes over and determines that Michele is a hoarder with a rating of 8 (out of ten) on his clutter index.
We follow Ron as he visits David Guess, a retired marine in Florida who collected 7,800 beanie babies as an investment opportunity. It becomes clear David is depressed and that finding a bargain makes him feel better. His collecting threatens his marriage, but he begins to realize that consumption may not be the way to happiness.

Jay Helfenbein, a manic depressive, has to navigate narrow trails to get around his Brooklyn apartment. Jay's collecting got out of control when his parents died and his social world became the Home Shopping Network operators, who knew him by name and referred to him as a very good customer even though he clearly had a problem.

In an alternately humorous and dramatic approach, NEVER ENOUGH is a thought-provoking meditation on material culture, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives.

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#15931/1416   53 minutes 2010  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


With a continuously increasing aging population, there has been a commensurate rise in cases of dementia as well as incidences of adults assuming caregiving for family members and spouses.

Because dementia is a progressive deterioration in cognitive functions that leads to intellectual, emotional, and behavioral changes, it presents significant challenges to the patient and caregiver alike. Often, the caregivers of older adults with dementia experience feelings of depression and anxiety as they attempt to care for their loved ones.

In this video, Dr. Susan M. McCurry discusses and demonstrates her contextual approach to working specifically with caregivers of those who have been diagnosed with dementia. Dr. McCurry meets with a middle-aged husband and wife who equally share the responsibility of taking care of the husband's mother, who has been diagnosed with dementia. Dr. McCurry helps the clients discuss their personal choices and cope with their life-altering transitions.

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#15919/0157   100 minutes 2014  $99.95 *CC 
    

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN LATE LIFE with Patricia A. Areán, PhD

The population of people over the age of 65 is one of the most rapidly growing groups. Therefore, it is essential for therapists who work closely with older adults to be able to define and administer an effective course of therapeutic treatment.

For older adults with mental health issues, problem-solving skills can weaken as a result of cognitive decline in late life. Problem-solving therapy is especially suited for work with older adults because it encourages the client to define his or her problems concretely in terms of the stimuli, responses, and consequences.

In this video, Dr. Patricia Areán demonstrates the effective use of problem-solving therapy with a 62 year old retired woman who is the sole caregiver of her grandchild, as well as both of her parents. The client has been struggling with depression, severe mood swings, and sleeplessness for about five years.

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#15918/0157   100 minutes 2014  $99.95 *CC 
    

GET WISE TO PORTION SIZE!

Over the past few decades there has been a steady growth in portion sizes we’re served. While many of us have grown accustomed to oversized portions, these super-sized portions have brought rising rates of overweight and obesity.

Learn more about why portion size matters and how to eat the right amount for you with short video segments that explain the portion size issue, including: Portion size: then and now; Why portion size matters; and, Tips for eating out and at home.

*Closed Captioned
 
#15913/1290   20 minutes 2014  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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PSYCHOLOGY, SPIRITUALITY AND TRUE HAPPINESS
Recorded live over two-days, this set featuring Cardwell Nuckols utilizes integrated multiple pathways leading one toward true happiness. Developed from the lost discipline of Christian contemplative practice, this powerful approach incorporates current understandings of psychology, neurobiology and monastic contemplative approaches to permanently dissolve aspects of the false-self (ego). This dissolution or emptying of self opens one up to spiritual healing. This realization is the key to serenity and selfless service-sources of true happiness.

PowerPoint slides are included. 
#15901/0773  2009  $194.95 *Streaming available 
    

*Best Documentary Short, 2011 Directors Circle of Shorts

Suicide crosses all human boundaries and alters the lives of everyone involved. While the help of a friend may be a phone call away, people in deep isolation have difficulty reaching out, often because they feel guilty and ashamed of their situation. TOWARD DAYLIGHT kindles the hope necessary for the living to face, and move on from, the pain and loss of suicide.

TOWARD DAYLIGHT combines the stories of five individuals struggling to cope with a variety of suicidal incidents. Some are finding hope after being abandoned in the most tragic way, while others have lived through their own attempt and are rebuilding a healthier life. Their stories are unique, but each person faces the difficulty of achieving a full recovery because of the anger, guilt, and stigma surrounding suicide.

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#15896/0899   18 minutes 2013  $189.95 *CC 
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USFSP Psychology Professor V. Mark Durand - a leading authority on autism - demonstrates his positive parenting approach to working with mothers and fathers of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

ASD is an increasingly common diagnosis among children, and symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and communication deficiencies can challenge parents, often affecting their personal relationships and daily activities. The evidence-based approach demonstrated in this video focuses on increasing a sense of hope in these parents.

In this video, Dr. Durand works with a single-mother of an 8-year old boy with autism spectrum disorder. He helps her see that how she thinks about herself and her son impacts on her relationship with him at home. He then helps her focus on seeing the improvements she has seen in her son's behavior over time, and encourages her to take credit for these positive changes.

*Closed Captioned 
#15859/0157   100 minutes 2014  $129.95 *CC 
    


"This is the perfect addition to my sibling classes. My young students love to see all the footage of babies and their parents appreciate that the video prepares the siblings for life with a newborn." Allison Farr, CCCE

Educate a new generation of super siblings! Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach sibling preparedness? Look no further! SUPER SIBLING has it all!

This program combines the essential information that you need to teach with the wacky humor that kids love. Young children are captivated by this high-energy program that teaches them positive sibling skills. Through the silly antics of Doctor Higabigaby and his Super Computer, funny characters, cool animation, and true stories, you will prepare children to become super siblings.

Content Includes:
*Avery’s Baby Sister (Sibling Story) - super sibling
*Avery shares what life is like with a new baby
*Baby Face - newborn appearance
*Baby Touch - holding a newborn, safety
*Baby Talk - newborn behavior, crying, sleeping
*Baby Food - understanding the importance of breastfeeding baby
*Baby Helper - helping out with the new baby
*Feelings - understanding the difference between sunny and stormy feelings and how to cope

*Be sure to look for teaching tips in the FACILITATOR'S GUIDE. Printable name tags are included on the DVD, and extra activity books are available for purchase.
 
#15854/0905   16 minutes 2014  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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When it comes to fruits and vegetables, more is better. Fruits and veggies are filled with a host of health-promoting benefits, but often times we fall short on our daily servings. How can we get ourselves to eat and enjoy more fruits and veggies? Join food and health professionals discover the power of fruits and vegetables in short segments that discuss:
*The importance of eating fruits and vegetables
*Daily requirements and what counts as a serving
*Ways to encourage eating more fruits and vegetables
*Selection and basic preparation methods
 
#15835/1290   24 minutes 2014  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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How do you get through to pregnant teens? Show them a program that focuses specifically on the birth experiences of other teens. This special version is made just for teens - with modern animation and graphics, all-teen births, and a teen narrator. Easy-to-understand 3D animation of the labor process, real video segments showing teen parents in labor, and personal interviews create a program that's proven to engage and inform young adult viewers.

Content Includes:

Anatomy of Pregnancy & Pre-Labor Signs - warm-up contractions (Braxton-Hicks), signs of preterm labor, lightening, release of the mucous plug, nesting, other signs
Onset of Labor & The Three Stages of Labor - timing contractions, water breaks, COAT, labor overview
First Stage: Early Labor, Active Labor, & Transition - contractions, duration, dilation, effacement, emotions, what to expect, labor support, when to go to the hospital, internal rotation, fetal position
Second Stage: Pushing & Birth - contractions, duration, emotions, support, pelvic station, bony plates, crowning, cutting the cord
Third Stage - delivery of the placenta, afterpains, breastfeeding
 
#15820/0905   34 minutes 2013  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK: Sugar Shockers and Beverage Tips

What we choose to quench our thirst matters more than you might think!. Beverages are the single largest source of calories in the average diet and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed. Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks, sports drinks, fruit-flavored juices, and energy drinks are the sugary, empty-calorie culprits contributing to rising rates of obesity and other chronic diseases. Discover the best beverage bets and learn more about how to make healthy choices through short video segments, including:

Sugar Shockers: A Sour Choice (4:47)
Sports Drinks and Performance (3:27)
Water That Isn't H2O (3:25)
Energy Drinks and Caffeine (6:50)
Healthy Beverages = Healthy You (6:43)

*Closed captioned
 
#15817/1290   25 minutes 2014  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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MORE THAN HORSEPLAY
This unusual film explores the intersection of therapy and social science research, while offering a joyous look at the experiences of three children with cerebral palsy as they grow in self-confidence and physical capability through participation in "hippotherapy", an increasingly popular form of physiotherapy through riding horses.

Hippotherapist Barbara Heine argues that horses' gaits mimic the human gait for children who are unable to walk independently, and that this helps them to improve balance and strength. In a study led by an orthopedic surgeon at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital, researchers from the Deakin University School of Physiotherapy and Riding for the Disabled set out to see if they could measure the physical and emotional benefits of riding for children with various levels of cerebral palsy. They recruited more than ninety children and their families, and sixty volunteers (as well as over twenty-five horses.)

More Than Horseplay focuses on Lachlan, aged eleven; Georgia, five; and Angus, who is just four years old. Although an outbreak of equine influenza in the middle of the study places the research project in jeopardy, by the end of the study the children are visibly riding with confidence and sheer joy as they experience the closeness and warmth provided by the horses - as well as the caring and supportive staff. For some the transformation has been physical and for others poignantly emotional, but they share a common dream - to keep on riding.

*Closed Captioned 
#15814/1615   27 minutes 2009  $199.95 *CC 
    

Hear the story of two mothers whose joy over having a baby turned into dark despair. Postpartum depression and psychosis are diseases that can strike new mothers, and if left undiagnosed can turn deadly. *Closed Captioned 
#15801/0203   28 minutes 2005  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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The story of a blind, diabetic native Canadian who struggles with the plight that many of her people face - alcoholism and abuse. Despite struggles, this woman demonstrates how to overcome the barriers that often bring people down.

*Closed Captioned 
#15799/0203   28 minutes 2005  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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THE DARK SIDE OF A PILL is an exclusive, case-driven investigation into the one of the medical success stories of our time. One in ten adults in the Western world is on antidepressants. With global sales of approximately 20 billion dollars, these prescription drugs are among the most lucrative products of the medical industry. But the wonder drug has a dark side.

In the U.S., David had never had a record of violence nor problems with the police, until suddenly he committed a terrible crime just days after taking antidepressants: he stabbed and killed his twin daughters. In Canada, a grieving mother is distraught that her son’s killer was released from prison after a short 14-month sentence. The judge ruled that Prozac was to blame for her son’s death. In Germany a wife and loving mother committed suicide just weeks after beginning to take Prozac. Her husband is convinced that there a link between suicide and antidepressants. Is he right?

In Holland an extraordinary court case could change the way that Europe sees antidepressants. The case is considering the possibility that a murderer be acquitted for his crime because he was involuntary intoxicated by antidepressants. Could there actually be a connection between antidepressants and violence? Is it possible that this connection has long been known, even before the pills were approved?

This is not at film that is for or against antidepressants. It is about informed consent and about openly acknowledging the real problems with medicating 10 to 15 percent of the population with a drug that changes the chemistry of the brain with an effect that at times can be overwhelming, even fatal. 
#15795/0605   58 minutes 2013  $299.95 
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This is the first documentary to be filmed entirely in an Alzheimer's care unit, and also the first told entirely from the perspective of a woman living with Alzheimer's disease. The film received its national television broadcast on PBS' Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens series, and has garnered acclaim from both medical professionals and film critics.

Lee Gorewitz wanders on a personal odyssey through her Alzheimer’s and Dementia care unit. From the moment she wakes up, Lee is on a quest - for reminders of her past and of her identity. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, This program is filled with charismatic vitality and penetrating ruminations that challenge our preconceptions of illness and aging. Here is one extraordinary woman who will not let us forget her, even as she struggles to remember herself.

"This riveting film grabbed my attention immediately and held it through the final scene. When it ended I felt sad -- not because of the subject matter but because I wanted to spend more time with this unique and endearing woman with whom I'd fallen in love. I missed her, so I turned around and watched the entire movie again." - Marie Marley, Huffington Post
 
#15785/1738   54 minutes 2012  $249.95 *Streaming available 
    


*WINNER! Sundance Documentary Fund Grant, 2012
Audience Award, Independent Film Festival of Boston, 2013
Best of Fest, AFI DOCS, Washington, DC, 2013

"A terrific documentary. BEST KEPT SECRET inspires me to continue to fight for those with autism." Senator Robert Menendez, New Jersey

JFK High School, located in a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs. Janet Mino has taught her class of young men with autism for four years. When they all graduate, they will leave the security of the public school system forever.

BEST KEPT SECRET follows Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world - a job or rare placement in a recreational center - so they do not end up where their predecessors have, sitting at home, institutionalized, or on the streets.
 
#15784/0605   85 minutes 2013  $299.95 
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*Winner! GOLDEN GATE AWARD and broadcast on PBS

"... a real-life look at supported living, an option for anyone with a developmental disability, regardless of their level of functioning. The film exemplifies the talents and empathy of those gifted direct care workers who become part of our extended families."
Trudy Marsh Holmes, Parent, Executive Director, Journey of Choice - A Parent Directed Supported Living Agency

THE KEY OF G is an award-winning documentary about disability, caregiving and interdependence. The film follows Gannet, a charismatic 22-year-old with physical and developmental disabilities, as he leaves his mother's home to share an apartment with a close-knit group of artists and musicians who support him, not only as paid caregivers, but also as friends. Together they create a uniquely successful model of supported living, and a compelling alternative to institutionalized care.

*Recommended by educators as an excellent teaching tool for courses in:
Disability Studies
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Special Education
Medical Studies (especially Genetics & Neurology)
Social Work
Speech Pathology
Audiology
Sociology
Psychology 
#15772/1416   59 minutes 2007  $239.95 *Streaming available 
    


Flying in the face of this culture's extreme ageism, STILL DOING IT explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white; nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sex and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. Women over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population. STILL DOING IT looks at this society's complex relationship to women and aging with surprising and revelatory results.

*** Ask about the SPECIAL PRICE for school boards and all other non-profit groups

REVIEWS

The cult of youth may govern ads and billboards, but if women can find partners at 80 (as the charming Frances does in this film) age is no bar to sexual expression. Eavesdropping on these thoughtful, vivid women-some from traditional backgrounds, some sex radicals, one a lesbian activist, is fascinating. This documentary will start a million conversations.
Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Women's Studies, Brandeis University

These nine amazing women challenge ageist notions revealing lives filled with romance and revelations. This is a truly important film.
Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. Author, AGEWAVE and AGE POWER

My male and female students were totally engaged and inspired by these groundbreaking older women.
Annette Danto, Professor, Brooklyn College
 
#15757/1416   54 minutes 2011  $249.95 *Streaming available 
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This video is a good overview as it covers symptoms, common behaviors, misconceptions, needed supports, treatment, IDEA and the responsibilities of educators and parents. It also features interviews with children, their teachers and parents, as well as Dr. Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Research Institute, and author/technical director of the movie "Rain Man". 
#15746/1615   16 minutes 2004  $219.95  Grades K to 12 *CC 
    

Commonly thought of as an elderly person’s affliction, Parkinson’s disease in reality often begins before a patient reaches an advanced age. This film presents case studies drawn from a broader age range than is normally associated with the disorder. To start with, a 40-year-old woman explains the difficulties she experienced for about 10 years until doctors finally diagnosed her with Parkinson’s. Viewers also meet a man well into his senior years who copes with the disease, aided by a physiotherapist and a daily exercise program. The causal factors, symptoms, and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease are explored, with intriguing medical developments highlighted by University of Athens professor and neurosurgeon Damianos Sakas, who explains the innovative procedure known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). In conjunction with Dr. Sakas’s commentary, the program shows an actual DBS operation in which the patient is awake and responsive during surgery. Contains surgical scenes of a graphic nature.

*Portions with English subtitles 
#15744/0405   25 minutes 2012  $149.95 
    


There is nothing like a birth story to help expectant parents learn about labor and birth.
This program will replace Miracle of Birth 2. What’s in this new title? A complete remake of our best-selling program! Produced in wide screen, and includes all new births, featuring:

*ELANA: Caucasian married couple, successful hospital natural birth
*LEA: Caucasian single mom w/good female support system, induced epidural birth, shows importance of remaining flexible with your birth plan
*NATASHA: Ethnically diverse married couple, natural birth or natural birth w/analgesic, shows false labor
*JACKIE: Latino married couple, epidural birth with good partner support; native Spanish speakers
*HEATHER: Caucasian married couple, vaginal twins birth w/epidural

*Closed Captioned
*Prigrams are also available individually
*Also available in Spanish
 
#15719/0905   61 minutes 2013  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Help expectant parents visualize their birth experience with lifelike 3D animation showing exactly what happens inside the body during all four stages of labor. Combined with real birth footage, common emotions occurring during each stage are highlighted, along with coping methods and partner tips. This program helps parents become familiar with the sights and sounds of labor, reducing fears, and increasing feelings of preparedness. If you’re looking for the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and professional way to teach the stages of labor - this is it!

*Closed Captioned

FEATURING:
*Stunning animation of mother and baby gives a realistic view of anatomy and birth physiology
*All new birth footage and interviews with relatable families
*Early/active labor information updated based on new research
*Addition of the fourth stage of labor, including physiological changes and bonding
More emphasis on skin-to-skin contact and keeping mother and baby together after birth

DVD BONUS: Digital Posters
These vivid graphics allow for quick access to clear visuals that help you review topics or answer questions in your own words.

CONTENT INCLUDES:
*Anatomy of Pregnancy - uterus, cervix, vagina, mucous plug, placenta, umbilical cord, amniotic sac and fluid
*Pre-Labor Signs - Braxton-Hicks contractions, lightening, mucous plug, other signs
*Onset of Labor- contractions, water breaking, COAT
*The Four Stages of Labor - overview, , length of labor
*First Stage - contractions, cervical effacement and dilation, emotions, support, when to go to the hospital, internal rotation, fetal positions
*Second Stage - contractions, emotions, support, pelvic station, bony plates, crowning, birth
*Third Stage - Skin-to-skin contact, placenta,
*Fourth Stage - involution, afterpains, breastfeeding
 
#15718/0905   34 minutes 2013  $289.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

A companion to the documentary POWER AND CONTROL this film offers an inside look at the highly regarded domestic violence program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Doctors and nurses in the ER, the mother-baby unit, pre-op and the sexual assault forensics unit share candid observations about domestic violence prevention and offer specific, practical suggestions. The film profiles the coordinator of Mercy’s family violence program and also includes an interview with Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins, a leading expert on the health impact of domestic violence.

*Closed Captioned

*See also DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT - another companion film to POWER AND CONTROL.
 
#15713/1416   20 minutes 2010  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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The early 1990s saw a dramatic rise in the use - or misuse - of repressed memory as a psychoanalytic tool. While more and more therapists were encouraging their adult patients to revive supposedly long-buried recollections of childhood sexual abuse, a small minority of experts began to question that methodology - chief among them a cognitive psychologist named Elizabeth Loftus. This film shows how Dr. Loftus challenged the trend of memory "recovery" even as she expanded and enriched the study of human memory in contemporary psychology. Interviews with Loftus are combined with fascinating accounts of her role as an expert witness in the trial of George Thomas Franklin as well as her groundbreaking studies in imagination inflation, the uncertainty of eyewitness testimony, and the positive use of invented memory in palliative and nutritional medicine.

*Original production title: False Memory or Elizabeth Loftus on False Memory. 
#15691/0635   23 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
    

Dr. Temple Grandin’s BRAND NEW presentation on the autistic brain, how DSM-5 will affect everyone from parents and children on the spectrum, and her frank assessment of the state of autism and therapies.
 
#15684/0603   90 minutes 2014  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    

This brand new comprehensive program does more than help you teach, it instils confidence by emphasizing a woman’s natural ability to breastfeed. Following International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations, this research-based teaching tool helps you support new families in getting the best start possible!

FEATURING...
*Advantages of laid-back breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact
*New animations based on the latest research comparing deep and shallow latches, and the process of healthy milk production
*Emphasis on how parents can improve their chances for breastfeeding success
*Candid comments from new parents sharing their own breastfeeding experiences

DVD BONUSES Include:
*Video clip demonstrating how to express breastmilk by hand
*New 3D animation clips showing latch and milk production
*Breastfeeding positions Image library

CONTENT INCLUDES:
1. How Breastfeeding Works - 3D breast anatomy and milk production animation, breastmilk qualities, why breastfeeding is important to mothers and babies, AAP exclusivity recommendations
2. Getting the Best Start - share breastfeeding plans with the hospital staff, skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, lactation consultants, pacifier recommendations
3. Latching On - latching on in a reclined and upright position, 3D animation of effective and ineffective latches
4. Breastfeeding Positions - laid-back, cross-cradle, football, side-lying and cradle hold
5. When to Feed Your Baby - hunger and satiation cues, feeding patterns and guidelines, how to feed a sleepy baby
6. Getting Enough Milk - signs of milk transfer, growth spurts, feeding and diaper log, stool and urine guidelines, weight gain, getting help
7. Breast Care - normal breast fullness, hand expression and pumping, engorgement, nipple tenderness, mastitis and other warning signs
8. Breastfeeding Lifestyle - partner support and involvement, feeding in public, self-care, substances to avoid, support groups, returning to work

*Also available in Spanish
 
#15676/0905   25 minutes 2013  $179.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

HIV/AIDS has ravaged entire populations in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet educational efforts to prevent the acceleration of the epidemic continue to clash with traditional cultural attitudes that view protected sex as unmanly. PROTECTION provides a fascinating look at the origins of these attitudes, and examines how they are being kept alive by a set of hyper masculine myths that extol risk taking as an emblem of strength, virility, and potency. An eye-opening exploration of what it will take to make real and transformative change and eradicate HIV/AIDS once and for all.

*Sub-titled

***PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PRICE FOR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS, PUBLIC LIBRARIES, SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS - DOES NOT APPLY TO COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES *** 
#15664/0685   114 minutes 2009  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Over the past three decades, obesity rates have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents - and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of obesity-related health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. Discussions about this spiraling health crisis have tended to focus on the need for more exercise and individual responsibility.

FEEDING FRENZY trains its focus squarely on the responsibility of the processed food industry and the outmoded government policies it benefits from. It lays bare how taxpayer subsidies designed to feed the hungry during the Great Depression have enabled the food industry to flood the market with a rising tide of cheap, addictive, high calorie food products, and offers an engrossing look at the tactics of the multi billion-dollar marketing machine charged with making sure that every one of those surplus calories is consumed.

Features industry analysts, health experts, and advertising scholars, including Marion Nestle, Kelly Brownell, Sut Jhally, Brian Wansink, and Michele Simon.

***PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PRICE FOR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS, PUBLIC LIBRARIES, SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS - DOES NOT APPLY TO COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES ***

PRAISE FOR THE FILM
"Joining Supersize Me and King Corn as one of the decade's very best food documentaries, Feeding Frenzy covers important and, as of yet, unchartered territory as it turns a keen and critical eye on the marketing practices of the food industry. A must-see!"
Justin Lewis | Head of the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

"Powerful, important, and damning. Zeroing in on the corporate practices of the multi billion-dollar food industry, this film adds a fresh and essential perspective to current debates about corporate power, food, and health. Watch this film and show it to your students!"
Erica Scharrer | Chair of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 
#15662/0685   57 minutes 2013  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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*WINNER! "Best Children's Videos produced in 2013"- one of only 17 included in this prestigious list - Association for Library Service to Children (division of American Library Association)

"The wisdom captured in this video is profound. Kids speaking honestly and openly to other kids about their experiences with death can empower other kids and offer hope." Amy Foster-Wexler, LCSW

Ten brave children share their stories of losing a loved one. We hear about their grief and loss, how they are coping and healing. Their advice for other children who have lost a loved one is honest, sincere and heartfelt. These children have experienced a life-changing event, yet they manage to share their stories with a sense of strength and resiliency. Viewers will be left with a sense of hope and an understanding that they are not alone in experiencing death.

Covers many aspects of grief including: My Story, What Grief Means To Me, Worries and Challenges, What Has Helped, Advice, Life After Death, Celebrate and Remember, What I've learned, Hopes and Dreams and I AM.

*Includes free downloadable companion workbook
*Closed Captioned
 
#15657/1743   40 minutes 2013  $89.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Focuses on two clients: one diagnosed with schizophrenia and one diagnosed with manic depressive illness. Explains the rationale for incorporating spirituality into mental health care. Expressions of spirituality that nurture mental health are described. How a mental illness could impact a person's life, including the spiritual dimension, is explored. Unique aspects relative to mental illness that have implications for spiritual care are discussed. Key spiritual issues and needs experienced by persons who have a mental illness are identified. The role of the nurse in providing spiritual care to persons experiencing mental illness is illustrated throughout the video.

*Part of the series #15510 
#15656/1374   26 minutes 2013  $199.95 *Streaming available 
    


This series provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy. Each of the ten programs focuses on one body system and includes brief descriptions of how on each system interacts with or impacts others. The information is presented in a logical as well as entertaining format, with clear descriptions and explanations reinforced by full color animated graphics. Comparisons using common experiences and everyday objects assist the learner in remembering the information presented. Below, the individual program learning objectives are provided for each title.

This series is appropriate for entry level healthcare training, nursing, respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy. Also high school and college science.

127.1 THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (16 min cc)
1. Name the four components of the circulatory system.
2. Describe the size and location of the heart.
3. Outline the route of blood circulation.
4. Name the primary components of the cardiac conduction system.
5. Outline the route of a cardiac impulse through the heart.
6. Discuss the role of each of the three types of blood vessels.
7. Describe the four main components of blood.
8. Differentiate between blood and lymph
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127.2 THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (16 min cc)
1. Name the three types of nutrients found in food.
2. Differentiate between nutrients and electrolytes.
3. List three organs that assist with digestion.
4. Outline the digestive process.
5. Describe peristalsis and its role in the digestive process.
6. Discuss the role of the blood vessels in digestion.
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127.3 THE NERVIOUS SYSTEM (16 min cc)
1. List the organs of the nervous system.
2. Differentiate between the central and peripheral nervous systems.
3. Name the two types of cells in the nervous system.
4. Name the structures that make up a neuron.
5. Differentiate between the three main types of neurons.
6. Describe the role of the cerebral spinal fluid.
7. Discuss the function of the autonomic nervous system.
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127.4 THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. List the two main functions of the respiratory system.
2. Differentiate between ventilation and gas exchange.
3. Name the organs of the respiratory tract.
4. Differentiate between the upper and lower respiratory tracts.
5. Describe the process of gas exchange.
6. Discuss how inspiration and expiration occur.
7. Describe how oxygen and carbon dioxide levels initiate respiration.
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127.5 THE SKELETAL SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. Describe the four basic shapes of bones.
2. Differentiate between the diaphysis and epiphyses of the long bones.
3. Differentiate between the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.
4. Describe the role of the fontanels in protecting the infant brain.
5. List the five divisions of the vertebral column.
6. Name the three types of rib pairs seen in the thorax.
7. Name and describe the function of the six types of diarthrosis joints.
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127.6 THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. Give the four properties possessed by muscle tissue.
2. Differentiate between skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle.
3. Describe how muscles work together to create movement.
4. Discuss the ways in which skeletal muscle fiber cells differ from other cells in the body.
5. Describe the effects of strenuous exercise on the muscular system.
6. Tell how the terms "voluntary" and "involuntary" relate to muscular tissue.
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127.7 THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. Name two things that make the reproductive system different from the other body systems.
2. List the components of the male and female reproductive systems.
3. Describe the male and female reproductive cells.
4. Discuss the role of hormones in the female reproductive cycle.
5. Describe the processes of ovulation and fertilization.
6. List the changes that occur to the fertilized egg during pregnancy.
7. Differentiate between colostrum and breast milk.
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127.8 THE URINARY SYSTEM (18 min cc)
1. List the components of the urinary system.
2. Describe the location and appearance of the kidneys.
3. Discuss the process of urinary filtration.
4. Explain how micturition occurs.
5. Discuss the role of the urinary system in maintaining homeostasis.
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127.9 THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM (18 min cc)
1. Name four accessory structures related to the integumentary system.
2. Describe the five layers of the epidermis.
3. Discuss the mechanism by which the skin surface forms.
4. Name the two layers of the dermis.
5. Describe the roles of collagen and elastin.
6. Explain the skin’s role in maintaining body temperature.
7. Differentiate between the two types of glands located within the integumentary system.
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127.10 THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. Define the term homeostasis.
2. Name the three classes of hormones produced by the endocrine system.
3. Describe the role of negative feedback in hormone activity.
4. Discuss the role of the hypothalamus in hormone regulation.
5. Name the master gland and explain why it is called this.
6. Name the thyroid hormones.
7. List the seven major endocrine glands.
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary.
 
#15650/0552  2013  $2,489.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

This set offers sessions from a two-day course designed, to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools for healthcare professional to effectively and efficiently promote healthy lifestyle changes in their patients. Over thirteen hours of cutting-edge information on a variety of lifestyle medicine-related topics are presented on a three-disc DVD set, featuring several of the most respected professionals in their fields including:

Jonathan F. Bean, MD, MPH
Ryan Brooks
Greg Cloutier
Marie Dacey, EDD
Diana Dill, EDD
Stephan Esser, MD
Damian Folch, MD
Jennifer Green, DPT
Elizabeth Joy, MD
Suzanne Kove, MD
Sandra Lawson, MBA
Andree M. LeRoy, MD
Edward M. Phillips, MD
Joji Suzuki, MD 
#15649/0463   797 minutes 2012  $99.95 
    

This program explains the different types of fat and why solid fats are harmful to your health (and waistline!). Take a ride on an LDL and HDL raft to discover how fats affect your cholesterol. Find out where fats hide in your diet and ways to reduce the amount you consume. 
#15643/1120   17 minutes 2013  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Sugar is sweet, but it's effect on your body can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. First step? Learn how added sugars differ from naturally-occurring sugars. This program shows how extra calories from sugar convert into fat molecules, and the dangers of having too much sugar in your bloodstream. Find out where in your diet all that extra sugar hides and how to easily reduce your daily intake. 
#15642/1120   17 minutes 2013  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    


Faith can become an integral part of treatment for those who are struggling with overwhelming emotional and spiritual burdens. Each of these four 21-minute programs discusses how some people have faced their fears and conquered a broad range of debilitating conditions through their faith in God. This unique series gives guidance on how to approach life's challenges, the tools needed to deal with them and how to overcome and start living a life of confidence. These programs should be part of library resources as well as peer and family support groups, mental health and social service agencies and media resource centers.

DEPRESSION
Some experts estimate that more than 10% suffer from mild to severe depression. In this program, a Methodist minister and a Lutheran campus pastor tell of their own bouts with the disease, while a medical doctor relates how his oldest son ultimately committed suicide after suffering from severe depression. Whether dealing with depression or with anxiety, this program provides spiritual guidance to help those suffering develop the skills to cope through sound spiritual insight. A psychiatrist also shares some of the promising treatments available.
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STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Millions of people struggle with mental illness and against the stigma brought upon them. For the great majority of families watching their loved ones suffer and often suffering themselves, the struggle can be endless. Mental illness can take many forms and is often difficult for family and friends to understand. Faith has become an integral part of treatment for those who are struggling with overwhelming emotional and spiritual burdens. It is through their Christian faith that many have learned that they can still live happy and fulfilling lives.
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ANXIETY AND PHOBIAS: Faith based Solutions
Anxiety is more than a simple case of nerves. It can manifest itself in severe panic attacks that lead to fearful avoidance of certain places or situations. These phobias can be as crippling as serious physical illness. This program provides spiritual guidance and an approach to help overcome these issues and the knowledge that help is always available from trained professionals and from a caring God.

OVERCOMING ANXIETIES AND PHOBIAS: How to Conquer and Start Living a Life of Confidence
Many of us struggle with anxiety. Among the disorder's most common forms is social phobia, a persistent fear of scrutiny and evaluation by others. Do you feel nausea and paranoia stepping outside of your home? Or driving in your car? Or getting on a plane? Millions of people have these fears, but some face them with extreme anxiety and disbelief. This program discusses how some people have faced their fears and conquered a broad range of disabling conditions through faith in God along with the strategies to overcome them and start living a life of confidence.
 
#15630/2003  2013  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    

Tantrums, resistance to chores, negativity--occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon. But when a child's defiance is chronic and disruptive of family life, he or she may have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). In this clear and accessible video program, leading authority Russell A. Barkley illuminates the nature of ODD and presents real-life scenes of family interactions and commentary from parents.

Viewers gain state-of-the-science information about:
*How to distinguish ODD from milder forms of misbehavior
*Long-term outcomes for defiant children
*The relationship between ODD and ADHD
*What can be done to help children and families

Includes 28-Page Manual 
#15620/0787   34 minutes 1997/2006  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    

This program introduces viewers to a variety of the most effective techniques for managing ADHD in the classroom, at home, and on family outings. Illustrated are ways that parents, teachers, and other professionals can work together to implement specific strategies that help children with the disorder improve their school performance and behavior. Informative interviews, demonstrations of techniques, and commentary from Dr. Russell Barkley illuminate the significant difference that treatment can make.

*Includes 30-page Manual 
#15618/0787   37 minutes 1993/2006  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    

From leading ADHD authority Dr. Russell A. Barkley, this instructive program integrates information about ADHD with the experiences of adults from different walks of life who suffer from the disorder. Including interviews with these individuals, their family members, and the clinicians who treat them, the program addresses such important topics as the symptoms and behaviors that are characteristic of the disorder, how adult ADHD differs from the childhood form, the effects of ADHD on the family, and successful coping strategies. Approaches to adult diagnosis and treatment are explained in detail.

Dr. Barkley also describes his innovative theory of ADHD, which offers insights into why people with the disorder have so much difficulty making adjustments in their lives. The accompanying manual serves as a quick-reference guide to the material presented and includes suggested reading lists for professionals and consumers.

*Includes 28-Page Manual and Leader's Guide 
#15617/0787   36 minutes 1994/2006  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    


This series targets the millions of individuals who are providing care for a parent, spouse or themselves. The video series provides practical, comprehensive, expert information, solutions to the challenges of caregiving and a glimpse into the lives of real-life caregivers. The programs are hosted by June Callwood, a well-known author and broadcaster and Dr. Irvin Wolkoff, a psychiatrist respected for his dedication to establishing a better understanding of mental health issues. The series has been endorsed by Health Canada, as well as senior and caregiver agencies, associations and service providers across Canada. Produced by Quasarts and the Long Term care Planning Network

1. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING (31 minutes)
Perceptions/misconceptions about the aging process
Dealing with depression/anxiety/anger/loneliness
Slowing down the aging process through activity
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2. PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE (31 minutes)
Effective financial planning
Examining available financial resources
Wills/Powers of Attorney/competence

3. ACCOMMODATION Part 1 (37 minutes)
The planning process
Maintaining independence at home/ adapting the home/ the "Granny Flat"
Alternative housing concepts

4. ACCOMMODATION Part 2 (29 minutes)
Retirement housing communities/ seniors' apartments
Long term care facilities
Making choices

5. RELATIONSHIPS (33 minutes)
The power of family legacies
Maintaining harmonious relationships with the family
Avoiding stress/resolving conflict

6. HOME CARE (26 minutes)
Qualifying for services
What services are available
Nursing visits

7. SAFETY AND SECURITY (35 minutes)
The prevalence/consequence of falls
Home security/Lifeline services
Financial scams

8. DEALING WITH DEMENTIA (29 minutes)
Caring for the Alzheimer patient/stress management
Available treatments/new research
Counselling/enlisting help
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9. MOBILITY AND SENSORY DISABILITIES (41 minutes)
Safety considerations
Barriers in the home
Assistive devices

10. ABUSE (32 minutes)
Conspiracy of silence'
Physical/psychological abuse
Community policing
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11. HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (31 minutes)
Doctor/patient/pharmacist relationships: what to ask and how to listen
Medication management
Medical record

12. PALLIATIVE CARE/END-OF-LIFE ISSUES (33 minutes)
Dying at home
The volunteer care team
Pain management
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13. CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER (34 minutes)
The sandwich generation: helping women cope
Support groups/counselling services
Becoming an advocate
Tips to avoid stress
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*Programs are also available individually
 
#15615/1135  1998/2013  $979.95 *Streaming available 
    


Part leading edge medical research part utopian idealism. Three gifted psychiatrists, in communication with an extraordinarily powerful hallucinogen, resulted in one of the most fascinating and controversial periods in Canadian history.

In the ’60s, professors Humphry Osmond, Abram Hoffer and Duncan Blewett used LSD therapy on both themselves and their patients to produce groundbreaking research and discoveries into the nature of mental illness and addiction before the drug was criminalized in 1969.

Before LSD burst on the scene as fuel for wild psychedelic trips, it had an amazing, yet little known history. A surprising part of that history was written in a remote corner of the Canadian Prairies. Over a span of fifteen years, from when the drug was first administered in 1952 until it was banned and made illegal in 1967, the use of LSD ranged from leading edge psychiatric research into schizophrenia and alcoholism to volunteer testing on the general public.

As word of LSD’s amazing properties began to seep out of the laboratory, artists and intellectuals such as writer Aldous Huxley, filmmaker Paul Saltzman, architect Kyo Izumi and painter Ted Godwin began to experiment and travel to Saskatchewan to have their first experiences with LSD. THE PSYCHEDELIC PIONEERS takes us through these fascinating and controversial times through the eyes of the three lead doctors involved in the LSD Saskatchewan project.
 
#15609/1043   48 minutes 2004  $229.95 *Streaming available 
    

More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.

*English sub-titles
 
#15592/1725   60 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC 
    


In any counseling or psychology program, classes in theory are arguably some of the most important and relevant courses of study. Lessons in theoretical insight provide the foundation needed to understand the dynamics of human behavior and choose the therapeutic approach most appropriate to specific clients and situations.

Counseling and psychology theories are often grouped into five key approaches, known as the "Five Forces": Psychoanalytic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential-Humanistic, Multicultural, and Social Justice. This video collection helps effectively link theory to practice by offering demonstrations that deconstruct these key theories.

Each of the films in this series includes an interview with leading therapists in the field, followed by a demonstrative counseling session and a debriefing session.

Included videos:
The Five Forces of Counseling: First Force, Psychoanalytic
The Five Forces of Counseling: Second Force, Cognitive-Behavioral
The Five Forces of Counseling: Third Force, Existential-Humanistic
The Five Forces of Counseling: Fourth Force, Multicultural
The Five Forces of Counseling: Fifth Force, Social Justice.

*Two hours each or ten hours total
*Five Programs each of which is a 2 DVD set
 
#15590/1410  2013  $749.95 *Streaming available 
    

A growing body of research has looked at the mind-body connection. The results of these investigative effects have found that exercise has a positive impact in a number of mental-health related areas, including reducing anxiety, helping balance the challenges of ADHD, decreasing the negative effects of depression, and helping to effectively manage stress. This DVD reviews how exercise balances neurotransmitters and brain chemicals to keep the brain and the body functioning in harmony.

Among the topics covered:
*Brain regions
*Thirty minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic activity as it relates to brain health
*Exercise increases levels of key neurotransmitters and neurotrophic factors
*Stress defined
*Brain on stress
*Defining anxiety
*Exercise for anxiety reduction
*Defining depression
*Exploring ADHD/ADD 
#15581/0463   83 minutes 2013  $79.95 
    

An award-winning documentary that explores the extraordinary lives, struggles, and successes of three individuals living with bipolar disorder. The harrowing events they undergo, the medical mazes they find themselves lost in, the discrimination they face, and the effects of social stigma merge to provide a compelling look at a generation coming out of the "bipolar closet."

Cheri Keating and Carlton Davis recount their past traumas, the discovery and diagnosis of their conditions, and their lives today as they deal with the outside pressures of conforming to standards of "normal". At the same time, they must navigate personal problems of family, work, relationships, and self-identity. Cheri has moved 37 times in 37 years. Carlton notes positive life changes after beginning medication. They suffer from their manias and depressions, divorces and breakups, suicide attempts, fears of intimacy, and "emotional contagion". They have experienced poverty and displacement approaching the verge of homelessness.

Of Two Minds portrays bright lively people who feel the necessity to "play sane" but are nonetheless fully candid about their thoughts and experiences. The film puts an authentic human face on bipolar disorder, providing an intimate, sometimes painful, and funny look at those who live in its shadows.

AWARDS
Grand Jury Award and Audience Award, Los Angeles United Film Festival
Official Qualification, Best Documentary Feature Academy Awards, 2013
Official Selection, Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2012 IDA DocuWeeks Showcase
Official Selection, Newport Beach Film Festival
Official Selection, St. Louis Film Festival
Official Selection, United Film Festival

QUOTES:
"The intelligent, compassionate OF TWO MINDS should flourish." Variety

"The power of the film Of Two Minds comes through experiencing the struggles, triumphs and dreams of people living with bipolar disorder. . . A must-see if you care about our world, the people in it, and making a difference."
Keris Jän Myrick, National President, National Alliance on Mental Illness

"A fine piece of documentary work that sensitively captures the unique challenges of those living with bipolar disorder. . . I applaud the skill of the team that gave birth to this film!" Russ Federman, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Virginia

"People with bipolar disorder are stigmatized by co-workers and the health care industry, which is why it’s significant hearing from them so candidly. This is intimate storytelling." Cleveland Plain Dealer 
#15578/0605   90 minutes 2012  $229.95 
    

Dr. Tony Atwood gives teachers great advice on how to effectively manage a classroom that includes students with Asperger's. He offers tips for inclusion success and social/behavioral warning signs to watch for. He also shares helpful strategies for teaching adolescents with Asperger's. Since social skills are so imperative at this age, this tends to be a particularly challenging age for students and, consequently, for teachers. Viewers learn how to deal with angry outbursts and take preventative steps to avoid conflicts. Create a positive learning environment where ALL students thrive! 
#15551/0603   180 minutes 2003  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    

*OFFICIAL SELECTION ...
Copenhagen DOX Film Market, 2011
Hamptons International Film Festival, 2012

LESSONS FOR THE LIVING reveals a unique subculture of hospice volunteers as they reflect on their experiences with the dying and their new-found philosophies of life and death. Among them, a teenager sits bed-side with a wise man only to bring his corpse to the morgue one day later. A hard-edged corporate lawyer finds his experience with the dying worth more than his riches. A shaman communicates with people's nearly dead souls. A terminally ill but vivacious woman talks about the dying people she's met and then turns to face her own fast approaching death with unexpected humor and grace.

However small or great these moments spent with the dying are, these volunteer's lives have been change forever. As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, this film offers a timely look at what it means to face mortality. 
#15531/0605   50 minutes 2011  $249.95 
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Explains the causes of and risk factors for gestational diabetes, the associated health problems for both pregnant wmen and their infants, and how this condition can be managed through diet, medication, and exercise. Includes information about "Choose MyPlate", the U.S. government's new dietary guidelines. 
#15512/1420   17 minutes 2013  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    

What happens when real caregivers become "real" residents? How will their experiences change how they think about being a resident? How will the care they provide to residents change in the future?

This reality DVD looks on as several real caregivers experience how it is to be a resident over an eight-day period. The DVD follows them day and night as they learn how it feels to be dependent on others for intimate care and daily needs. They experience incontinence, being bathed and fed by someone else, waiting to receive care after a fall, not sleeping well due to noise or interruptions, lack of privacy, irritability due to feelings of helplessness, and boredom.

From learning the importance of communicating more with residents to encouraging meaningful activities, the resulting insights of these caregivers are sure to sensitize other staff members--new and veteran--to practical and effective ways they can immediately improve daily care to residents. 
#15483/2010   95 minutes 2011  $129.95 
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Teach expectant parents how to keep themselves and their babies healthy as they take the remarkable journey through pregnancy. Presenting the latest research-based recommendations, UNDERSTANDING PREGNANCY models healthy habits and partner involvement, all while stressing the importance of good prenatal health. This DVD features all-new, stunning 3D animation that brings fetal development to life and will motivate moms to take good care of themselves throughout pregnancy.

Content Includes:

Fetal Development - overview of trimesters, changes to mom and baby in each trimester, 3D animation of fetal development
Medical Care - choosing a provider, routine appointments, ultrasounds, first trimester screening, glucose tolerance test, Group B strep test
Nutrition - extra calories, weight gain, healthy cooking and eating habits, USDA's "MyPlate", foods to limit or avoid, iron and folic acid, dental hygiene, prenatal vitamins, cravings, beverages, breastfeeding preparation
Exercise - guidelines, safe and unsafe activities, exercise, warning signs, Kegel exercises, exercise tips by trimester
Discomforts - nausea, constipation, heartburn, faintness, round ligament pain, backache, swelling, insomnia, leg cramps, Braxton-Hicks contractions, general pregnancy warning signs, preterm labor signs
Hazards - alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, certain medications, X-rays, hot tubs/saunas/tanning beds, tattoos, environmental hazards
Emotions - common pregnancy stressors, stress-relief tips, support, body image, relationship tips, dads, domestic abuse

*Also available in Spanish 
#15477/0905   75 minutes 2012  $279.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

In a world where might frequently makes right and violence often makes no sense at all, why is forgiveness so highly regarded by so many cultures and religions? In this thought-provoking three-part series, forgiveness is analyzed through the firsthand experiences of crime victims, peace advocates, and others, who together agree that although forgiveness cannot change the past, it does improve the future. 3-part series, 30 minutes each.

HEALING THE HEART: Forgive and Remember
How could Bud Welch, whose daughter died in the Oklahoma City bombing, forgive Timothy McVeigh? How did the Reverend Walter Everett move beyond his desire for revenge against the man who murdered his son? In this program, these and other remarkable individuals - people who in picking up the pieces of their shattered lives have triumphed over hate - share the details of their long, painful, and deeply personal journeys from shock and the desire for retribution to an attitude of forgiveness.

HEALING THE WOUNDS: Making Peace a Priority
Can the current generation of hereditary enemies muster the will to put the past behind them? Can nations reconcile old enmities once and for all? This program explores the complexities of promoting forgiveness on a mass scale in places such as Ireland and the Middle East. Dr. Robert Enright, president of The International Forgiveness Institute; Nobel Laureate Betty Williams; representatives of The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; and others discuss their efforts to advance the peace-making process - a process essential to the progress of humanity.

HEALING THE SOUL: Religious Perspectives on Forgiveness
Atonement, penance, and absolution are beliefs that reside at the core of the world’s major religions. Have the practices of contrition and restitution become relics of the past, or are they still viable today as opportunities for spiritual cleansing, healing, and rebirth? In this program, The God Squad’s Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman; Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina, of the Organization for Islamic Learning; Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking; and others present their diverse perspectives on forgiveness in religious and institutional milieus.
 
#15470/0635   90 minutes 2000  $269.95 *CC 
    


Do your clients struggle with anger? Do you struggle with finding empathy for clients who act out in anger or violence? Are you searching for new and better ways to help them manage these issues?

Going far beyond the old "count to 10, take a deep breath" models, and completely eliminating shame-based techniques, Christian Conte, PhD, offers radical new ways of understanding why people rage and how they can stop. In this video, you will learn about the neurochemistry of anger, how to recognize your client’s personal anger-types, and how to help them master antidotes to each. In addition, you will become skilled at helping clients recognize their triggers, detach from their thoughts, and use their self-awareness more effectively.
 
#15467/1745   75 minutes 2012  $149.95 *CC 
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Over the last century scientists have devised many ingenious methods to unlock the secrets of the mind. In this three-part series, host Michael Mosley investigates some of these groundbreaking experiments, now considered classics in the field of psychology. Delving into CIA thought control projects, tests on children, and brain surgery blunders, this three-program series traces the history of experimental psychology from its dubious beginnings through to the profound new understanding it has yielded of emotions, free will, and the mind itself. A BBC Production

INTO THE MIND: EMOTIONS
Where do emotions come from, and why do we experience them? Is there a connection between reason and emotion? In this program, host Michael Mosley uses vintage footage and his own willingness to be a test subject to review classic and sometimes disturbing experiments on the nature of fear, love, and empathy. The discussion includes John B. Watson’s tests on 9-month-old "Little Albert", in which the infant was conditioned to feel fear; António Damásio’s findings on gambling, logic, and decision making; and the work that Harry Harlow did with monkeys and their surrogate mothers that helped change thinking about the value of cuddling a newborn baby.
49 minutes

INTO THE MIND: MIND CONTROL
In this program, host Michael Mosley provides an illustrated history of some of the most notorious psychology experiments ever conducted in science’s attempt to explore behavior, brainwashing, and free will. The survey includes Ivan Pavlov, his famous dogs, and his less-famous test trials on children; the CIA’s MK-ULTRA project, in which LSD was given to unsuspecting test subjects; and Robert Heath’s experimental psychosurgery on African-American subjects. Mosley also talks with B. F. Skinner’s daughter; a man who participated in Stanley Milgram’s obedience experiments; and a survivor of William Sargant’s electroshock therapy. Under the guidance of controversial psychiatrist David Nutt, Mosley even ingests psilocybin to explore its potential in treating mental illness. 49 minutes

INTO THE MIND: BROKEN BRAINS
Head injury, epilepsy, experimental surgery gone wrong - in this program, host Michael Mosley provides evidence that these medical misfortunes have helped break new ground in understanding how healthy brains work. Examples include HM, the victim of a botched lobotomy that left him unable to form new memories, but whose subsequent participation in studies significantly advanced knowledge of human memory; Paul Broca’s identification of a speech production area in the frontal lobes, illustrated by a visit to the Musée Dupuytren, where the brains of his patients are still preserved; and the case of a split-brain operation that cured epilepsy, but with an unforeseen result: the patient’s left hand seemed to have a mind of its own. 52 minutes 
#15460/0635  2010  $479.95 
    

"I don't think it is possible to view this film without becoming energized to want to put an end to this appalling practice." Meryl Streep

*Best Documentary, Victoria Independent Film Festival
*Best Director, Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival

THE CUTTING TRADITION focuses on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom which appears barbaric to the westernized eye, but remains common practice in many African and some Middle Eastern countries. Despite being widely banned, FGM continues to be performed on young women and little girls, often exposing them to serious medical and psychological problems. This program delivers a balanced and non-judgmental exploration of the religious, cultural, and historical grounds behind the practice.

Natives of Burkina Faso, Egypt, Djibouti, and Ethiopia express their opinions both in support of and against FGM. Their authentic, undiluted statements highlight how deeply entrenched the practice is within the culture. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film shares footage of traditional wedding celebrations and a young girl experiencing FGM to deliver a delicate picture of a complicated issue. 
#15451/0605   47 minutes 2011  $249.95 
    

This interactive program teaches parents how to create an emotional connection so their child can thrive. Focusing on relational parenting, each volume features an overview of emotional needs, common parent-child conflicts, and how parents can modify their reactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs: to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Parents will also learn skills to help reduce stress and maintain their own emotional health.

Series includes three 23 minute videos:

Volume 1: BABIES
Acknowledging vs. Ignoring Needs - responding to crying, engaging with and talking to babies, being respectful
Accepting vs. Suppressing Self-Expression - difficult transitions, being flexible, staying calm
Supporting vs. Discouraging Exploration - creating safe spaces, stimulating learning, including babies in family activities
Parent Skills - how to cope with exhaustion and frustration, time management, parent self-reflection *Click here to VIEW CLIP

Volume 2: TODDLERS
Promoting vs. Limiting Toddler Independence - offering choices, patient communication, letting them try new things
Acknowledging Wants and Desires vs. Shaming - toddler lack of self-control, public tantrums, calmly setting limits
Understanding vs. Overreacting To Curiosity - keeping toddler in sight, redirecting to another activity, toddler memory limitations
Parent Skills - family activities and values, taking a parent time-out, creating a parent community

Volume 3: PRESCHOOLERS
Staying Neutral vs. Being Overly Critical - sibling conflict, talking about emotions, listening without judgment
Being Attentive vs. Inconsiderate - respectful communication, keeping promises, when to be flexible about limits
Giving vs. Controlling Decision-Making Power - dealing with power struggles, respecting child’s preferences and opinions, critical thinking skills
Parent Skills - conflict resolution and anger management, work/life balance, family meetings and communication

*Also available in Spanish
 
#15450/0905  2013  $299.95 *CC 
    


*Honorary Mention, Documentary Category, Voice Awards 2012

CAN is a seminal film about Asian Americans suffering from mental illness. In a culture where mental problems are often viewed as a stigma that brings shame to the family, this documentary breaks an important silence.

Can Truong was among millions of refugee "boat people" fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s. In the United States he becomes a model student, aspiring to be a doctor. After graduating at the top of his high school class and being accepted as a pre-med student at the University of Chicago, he begins experiencing difficulties and is diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. After numerous attempts to continue his studies, he is forced to leave the university due to difficulties concentrating and studying.

After leaving school, Can experiments unsuccessfully with shock treatments and medications and becomes involved in the "mental health consumer movement" which focuses on recovery through self-determination and peer support. Inspired by his peers, he embarks on a healing journey of a different kind - trying to resolve cultural differences with his traditional Confucian father, deconstructing his painful childhood wounds, volunteering with mental health organizations that promote recovery, and exploring spiritual and holistic healing modalities. Can ultimately reconciles with his father and graduates with a degree in marketing.
 
#15449/0605   65 minutes 2012  $299.95 
    


Stop child abuse before it starts!

Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is a serious form of child abuse, most commonly triggered by crying. By explaining why babies cry, identifying frustration thresholds, and providing tips on how to cope with infant crying, this proactive program is a must-see for anyone who has an infant in their care. Featuring relatable and diverse families, this video provides parents and caregivers with clear, up-to-date information and easy steps to take to help avoid a preventable injury.

Content Includes:

CRYING - crying is normal and all babies do it, description of AHT, animation of effect on baby’s brain from shaking or blunt force
TAKING TIME OUT - describes frustration threshold and losing control, how to take a time out and put baby in a safe place, choosing the right caregiver, symptoms of AHT, importance of calling 911 immediately
CREATING A PLAN - make a checklist of baby’s physical needs, effective soothing techniques, asking for help, eating well, getting enough sleep, exercise

*Closed Captioned
*Also available in Spanish
 
#15437/0905   15 minutes 2012  $129.95 *CC 
    


This set is a comprehensive suicide-awareness and responsiveness program for teens in middle and high school.

This school-wide program is made up of three tools:

LIFELINES: A Suicide Prevention Program - educates administrators, faculty and staff, parents, and students on the facts about suicide and their respective roles as suicide "preventers". The primary objective of the program is to help everyone in the school community recognize when a student is at potential risk of suicide, and understand how and where to access help. (47 Minutes)
#13295 $249.95 Facilitator's guide, CD-ROM, two DVDs

LIFELINES INTERVENTION: Helping students at Risk for Suicide - provides information on how to be prepared to address and respond to threats or signs of suicide and intervene and provides clear guidance on how best to involve parents and guardians as partners. The program explains how to gather collateral information about a student's risk for suicide and address topics including the challenges presented by bullied students, members of sexual minorities, and students in gifted special education classes. (37 minutes)
#14314 $169.95 Facilitator's guide, CD-ROM, DVD

LIFELINES POSTVENTION: Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Death - is a best-practices manual specifically designed for middle and high school communities that educates everyone in the school community on how to successfully address and respond to not only suicide, but any type of traumatic death that profoundly affects the school population. $119.95 Softcover Manual and CD-ROM
 
#15435/0795  2011  $429.95 *CC 
    

For reasons still being explored, a growing number of children, teenagers, and young adults regularly and willfully cut, burn, and otherwise harm their own bodies. This film follows three young people as they confront the violence they have inflicted upon themselves. Bullied at school, 15-year-old Beth has been cutting for the past two years. After a decade of self-harm due to academic pressure, 24-year-old Tor wants to leave the addiction behind. Tor’s best friend Gary comes from a different world, having been brought up by social services since the age of 13, when he began cutting. Students will observe the process by which these young people increase their self-awareness and articulate their inner turmoil. 
#15432/0635   59 minutes 2006  $169.95 
    

You have an incurable illness, you want to die, and you want help dying - what can you do? People who are terminally ill and live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the rest of country, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, people who are suffering turn in secret to friends, family members, and even activist organizations. This groundbreaking film explores the shadow world of assisted suicide, where the lines between legality and criminality are blurred as never before. With intimate access to decisions near the end of life, takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time - told not only by the people choosing to die, but also by their "assisters", individuals and right-to-die organizations at risk of prosecution for their actions to hasten death. 
#15429/1725   60 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC 
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A poignant and powerful documentary about the uses of poetry at a large teaching hospital in Florida. These days when we've grown cynical about health care costs, impersonal treatment, and the intrusion of corporate self-interest in the doctor-patient relationship, "Healing Words" reminds us of the best medicine can offer: a doctor at the bedside, really listening to a patient. Dr. John Graham-Pole and poet John Fox enter hospital rooms and help patients write poems as part of their healing process. Viewers will be touched by the ways in which poetry builds compassion between doctor and patient. Can poetry heal? This documentary gives a resounding YES! 
#15428/1725   60 minutes 2008  $99.95 *CC 
    

School, sports, work, social obligations - you have a lot to do. In order to get it all done you need energy, but preparing optimal meals is time-consuming. So where do you get the energy to keep up with your busy schedule - without resorting to fast/junk food? This program answers that question with five practical tips for healthy eating in a fast-paced lifestyle: plan ahead, don’t skip breakfast, learn to read food labels quickly, snack smart, and eat out wisely. Expert commentary is provided by a registered dietician, a healthy living coordinator, and a health officer - and pop quizzes reinforce the learning. 
#15389/0635   23 minutes 2012  $99.95 
    

This intimate documentary offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between creativity and mental illness through the life and artwork of painter Isti Kaldor. At age 19, Kaldor experienced his first manic break while attending medical school, received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and began painting soon afterward. Eleven years and 13 manic episodes later - four of which occurred during the filming of this documentary - Kaldor sees painting as both creative expression and a way to communicate. Throughout the program he narrates his inner experience as it happens and tries to make sense of how his moods influence his perceptions of the world. As Kaldor discusses the social stigma of bipolar disorder and the grandiose delusions that can precede its manic phase, the power of art becomes increasingly clear. 
#15386/0635   98 minutes 2012  $169.95 *CC 
    

Since Maria was found dancing on a line of train tracks, it’s a good bet that confinement in a mental ward saved her life. Still, she says, she prefers freedom to the "freedumb" of the medicated world she now resides in. Many of her fellow patients are equally ambivalent about being institutionalized. One admits that his fear of being irradiated by electrical outlets may be due to the faulty wiring in his own mind. Another actually longs for more electrical shock treatments since they bring a sensation of "complete peace". And then there’s the man who’s discharged even though he’s still hearing voices - they’re not telling him to kill himself today, so what’s the harm of reentering society? Following Maria through this claustrophobic landscape of uncertainty and anguish, viewers are allowed to explore the darkest catacombs of the psyche as well as the ever-present human tendency to search for a way out. 
#15385/0635   52 minutes 2012  $169.95 *CC 
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It is estimated that 85 percent of adolescents are sleep deprived, compromising their academic performance and putting them at higher risk for accidents and health related issues. With the proper amount of sleep, adolescents report feeling better and are less stressed. Their grades and athletic performance improve, they experience fewer sick days and are less prone to obesity and type 2 diabetes. As renowned sleep expert and author Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed. D reports, getting enough sleep optimizes your performance across the board and it’s free!

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#15378/1290   32 minutes 2013  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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What is the lifelong potential of the human mind? Millions of us in our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and beyond face career, financial, and personal challenges beyond anything we anticipated - we’re filled with fresh uncertainties. We’ve seen careers derailed, and investments devastated by economic chaos. Some of us have grown restless or burned out in our businesses or professions. Others have unexpectedly ‘flunked retirement,’ finding the so-called ‘golden years’ mind-numbingly boring. However we’ve come to it, the challenge is the same: What Now?

Personally driven by this question, Peabody award-winning journalist, and Fortune 100 leadership educator Mark S. Walton set out on his most fascinating assignment yet. Crisscrossing America, he visited with remarkably re-inventive people, and researched the latest breakthroughs in brain science, psychology, human performance, creativity, and happiness. In this paradigm-shattering special, he shares his exciting findings, weaving in-depth interviews, cutting edge research, and practical lessons into an actionable blueprint for redesigning our lives and work.

Entertaining, informative, and empowering, BOUNDLESS POTENTIAL delivers overwhelming evidence that we were never meant to downgrade our ambitions, but to continually reinvent them.
 
#15377/1725   60 minutes 2012  $79.95 *CC 
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Intensive care specialist Dr. Charlie Corke is committed to giving his elderly patients every chance to get better, but recognizes that sometimes treatment only lengthens the dying process, causing discomfort and distress. This documentary follows the journey of a doctor trying to balance his own enthusiasm for medical technology with an acceptance that, after a long and healthy life, it may be time to go.

IN THE END is a beautiful and profound film that chronicles the touching stories of patients, their families, and the physician who’s helping them deal with the less-examined consequences of the modern-day scientific advances that are prolonging patients’ lives.

"In the End shows us, in a simple and moving way, that we need to think harder about end-of-life treatment. The fact that we can prolong life means that we tend to do so without asking ourselves if we are really doing anyone any good. And if we did ask that question, then the answer would often be 'no'."

Peter Singer

"The patient-family stories are dealt with in a restrained and poignant manner. The visuals are quietly beautiful and contemplative, allowing the focus of the film to remain on the ethical dilemma at the heart of the story."

Compass, ABC Television

"Illustrates the importance of the medical profession's acceptance of sensible and compassionate management of the end of life experience."

Professor Trevor Jones, Clinical Services Director, Western Health (Australia)

American Psychological Association, 2012
Western Psychological Association, 2012

*AGING/GERONTOLOGY
*BIOETHICS 
#15354/0605   30 minutes 2011  $299.95 
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This program introduces viewers to a group of patients at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto who benefit from participating in a weekly drum circle. Linda, Nathan, and the others speak candidly about the challenges of living with schizophrenia, and for the one hour that they bang on percussion instruments they experience a calm that is otherwise difficult to attain. The video follows as Linda goes on to form an advocacy group, Nathan is released and vows to shun drugs, and Laura looks forward to an outpatient visit with her family. In addition, the staff at CAMH - who enjoy the drumming as much as their clients do - provide a clinical overview of schizophrenia and discuss the need for supportive community housing. 
#15346/0635   63 minutes 2011  $169.95 *CC 
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After developing the incurable degenerative neurological disease amyotrophic lateral schlerosis - also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease - Birger Bergmann became fiercely determined to educate other ALS patients and their families. He’s published several books and describes himself as a happier man after his diagnosis, despite his head-to-toe paralysis and obstacles to communicating.

This program raises valuable ethical dilemmas including the question of whether governments have the right to deny life-saving medical equipment when costs become exorbitant. As a resident of Denmark, Birger was given access to a mechanical ventilator, a machine that has kept him alive for more than ten years. When Birger learns of Johan, a young Swedish father of two who may die without the same technology, Birger travels to Sweden to encourage him to be more proactive in soliciting the medical community’s help. Birger also persuades Susannah, a grandmother suffering from ALS to undergo lifesaving procedures. My Wonderful Life as a Vegetable offers a meaningful example of someone who sees life for its opportunities, rather than its difficulties.

*BIOETHICS
*DISABILITIES 
#15340/0605   58 minutes 2012  $299.95 
    

Young people with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, self mutilation, reactive attachment disorder are at higher risk for suicidal thoughts. Raising teenagers with mental health issues can be a difficult and very challenging experience. This reflective program focuses on parents and teenagers who tell their stories of struggle as they learn how some families cope with parenting a mentally ill teen. When parents have to deal with a mentally ill teen they face many unique challenges. Through personal stories and discussions, you'll learn some of the reasons for mental illness and some of the solutions and resources for dealing with and available to help support families. Health professionals explore the subject of mental illness and offer thoughtful counsel and advice for parents and teens to help guide them through challenging times. Subjects Covered Include: Depression and emotional problems, How to watch for teens displaying suicidal tendencies, Genetic and environmental factors, Support groups. 
#15329/2003   21 minutes 2013  $69.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
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The issues surrounding ADHD are fiercely debated. Who decides when rambunctious behavior has become a psychiatric concern? Do the benefits of Ritalin outweigh its risks? Is ADHD even a true disorder, or just another way for pharmaceutical companies to make money? This program speaks with students diagnosed with ADHD and to nearly a dozen medical and academic experts about its identification and treatment. Pediatrics professor William B. Carey believes that ADHD is being over-diagnosed, and Dr. William Pelham describes a successful treatment plan based on behavior modification - even as young people with ADHD praise the positive results of taking their meds. Other topics include genetic factors, medication risks, teachers as diagnosticians, and the centuries-long history of medicalizing hyperactivity.

*Portions with English subtitles. 
#15326/0635   80 minutes 2012  $169.95 *CC 
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Overview of the federal government's new food icon "myPlate" (which replaced MyPyramid) geared toward people who are obese, "pre-diabetic", or diagnosed with diabetes. Also provides information about general nutrition, diabetes, losing weight, taming portion sizes, and the benefits of physical activity. 
#15321/1420   15 minutes 2013  $119.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

This is the story of a family devastated by one member’s paranoid schizophrenia, and their ultimate struggle to find the courage to forgive and to enlighten others about mental illness.

In 1994, Matthew McBride, the youngest son of a suburban family was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia when imaginary voices convinced him to killed his parents in order to prevent World War III. After Matt stabbed his parents to death, his siblings were left to deal with their parents’ violent end and to oversee their younger brother’s treatment for his debilitating illness.

With the support of his siblings, Matt was placed in the care of a psychologist in a hospital maximum security wing, where he battled psychosis, depression, and suicidal impulses. This film, co-produced by Matt’s brother Mark McBride, explores the story of a family tested by tragedy, and the importance of advocating for those with mental illnesses.
 
#15320/0605   60 minutes 2004  $249.95 *Streaming available 
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*Western Psychological Association Film Festival, 2010

Who decides how life ends? The patient? The family? The physician? The health care system? LAST RIGHTS is a compelling, deeply personal exploration of four families and their terminally-ill loved ones as they begin to contemplate death. It brings up a multitude of issues - medical, ethical, and political - implicit in the individuals’ option to hasten death when life becomes unendurable.

The film introduces Scott Nelson, a physician in the Mississippi Delta whose father, Elbert, was diagnosed with kidney cancer; Julie McMurchie from Oregon whose mother, Peggy, was just beginning to enjoy her life after divorce when she discovered she had lung cancer; Lennie from Washington, DC, whose husband, Doug, was diagnosed with liver cancer; and Carol Poenisch of Michigan who shares the story of her mother, Merian, whose Lou Gehrig’s disease deprived her of the power to speak.

These patients turn to clergy, medical professionals, and legal authorities for guidance through this difficult time. The documentary also features interviews from the diverse perspectives of end-of-life spokespeople, newsreels of euthanasia advocates, and historical background on the hospice movement and its founder’s commitment to palliative care. The heartrending journeys of the film’s subjects offer meaningful insights into controversial end-of-life choices. 
#15318/0605   56 minutes 2009  $349.95 *Streaming available 
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This two-part documentary (CREATIVITY and THE ART OF CONNECTION) explores the vital role of the arts in human development across a lifetime. Shares stories of how music, dance, painting, poetry, and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life, and reveals the cutting-edge science behind this positive impact.

Showcasing some of the nation's most innovative and successful arts programs, plus the work of leading American educators and scientists, ARTS AND THE MIND illuminates:
- How the arts can improve children's school performance as well as keep our brains agile and sharp into old age.
- How teenagers find meaning and hope through poetry at Los Angeles' renowned Get Lit program.
- Why a leading Alzheimer's researcher advises that dance is the single most effective way to ward off dementia.
- How the arts help to heal children in hospitals and veterans with PTSD.


*Sub-titles in English
 
#15313/1725   120 minutes 2012  $99.95 *CC 
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Hosted by renowned neuroscientist and M.D., Ph.D., Dr. Adam Gazzaley, this title delves deeply into attention, distraction, the myth of multi-tasking, and how to use the latest research to possibly improve our skills and abilities at any point during our lives. While the brain can seem almost boundless in its potential, it has limitations, such as processing speed, attentional limitations, working memory limitations, and sensitivity to interference, which can be both internal and external. Dr. Gazzaley explores the impact that multi-tasking has on our safety, memory, education, careers, and personal lives. Most importantly, this program tells us what we can do to improve our attentional abilities and our focus as we age, and as media continues to dominate our landscape.

Dr. Gazzaley is the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco
 
#15309/1725   60 minutes 2012  $89.95 *CC 
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Join the experts at Mayo Clinic as they debunk the various weight-loss programs and provide a real plan for lifelong weight management and success. Not a fad diet, just the facts, and tools to help you lose weight the healthy way.

This program is the result of years of research at the Mayo Clinics in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona. Based on research conducted under the most rigorous and exacting standards by the most respected physicians, nutritionists and other medical experts in the world. The results have already been tested on the thousands of patients who have trusted their medical care and personal health to the Mayo Clinics.
 
#15308/1725   60 minutes 2013  $79.95 *CC 
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"Soul Food Junkies is a thoughtful, emotionally riveting, and historically grounded film. Byron Hurt masterfully strikes a delicate balance in understanding how food is both a site of inequality and deeply treasured cultural tradition. Though rooted in African American culinary culture, it speaks to the universal themes of love, loss and well-being." Imani Perry | Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University

Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets.

Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair with soul food even in the face of a life-threatening health crisis, Hurt discovers that the relationship between African-Americans and dishes like ribs, grits, and fried chicken is deep-rooted and culturally based. At the same time, he moves beyond matters of culture and individual taste to show how the economics of the food industry have combined with socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods to dramatically limit food choices.
The result is an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power, and health. Features soul food cooks, historians, doctors, and food justice movement activists who are challenging the food industry, creating sustainable gardens, and advocating for better supermarkets, more farmers' markets, and healthier takes on soul food.

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#15306/0685   64 minutes 2012  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Ray, Sadie, Naomi and Sindy live with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Day to day they cope with the effects caused by their exposure to alcohol before they were born. These individuals debunk some of the myths surrounding the disease and show how, with the support of people who love and care for them, they are able to lead rich and meaningful lives.
 
#15304/0433   30 minutes 2012  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    

USDA Guidelines are shifting all eyes to Nutrition Facts labels...where they should be! Whether you’re explaining Trans Fat or how to balance calories, this video supports your efforts! Students learn the meaning of each item on the Nutrition Facts labels, how to use daily values, and how to interpret label health claims. 
#15301/1120   21 minutes 2012  $99.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

Filmed in the U.S. and Canada, this documentary puts a human face on the new reality of living with HIV by introducing viewers to four very open, very dynamic individuals who are either HIV-infected or "HIV-affected": Austin Head, 27, a well-known DJ, entertainer, and musician; Chris Brooks, 24, a YouTube video blogger; Jesse Brown, 25, who is grappling with the decision of when to begin taking antiretroviral medication; and Rakiya Larkin, 18, who, in helping her HIV+ mom, has had to grow up very fast. Over the course of the program, the four discuss the challenges of living and loving with HIV, while medical and psychological experts provide facts and historical context to show that although HIV is still incurable, it can, with effort, be managed.

*Contains mature themes. 
#15289/0635   44 minutes 2012  $169.95 
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A shock of recognition in social work led to this exploration of how undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD have impacted three generations in her family, starting with her own struggles. With surprising candor, vulnerability and even a touch of humor, this program reveals the strain of misunderstood learning differences on family relationships. It is a unique film that will generate thoughtful discussion whether in a classroom setting, work environment or at home with family members and friends.

*Includes Viewing Guide

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#15265/1416   56 minutes 2009  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Everyone agrees it's important to be healthy. That's why so many of the decisions we make in our daily life are about good health. Our ability to be healthy is determined by many different factors. In this program we explore the "determinants of health" or "influences on health" through practical examples over different life stages in today's society. We explain how health can be determined by a range of individual, social, cultural, environmental and lifestyle factors that are dynamic and interrelated. We conclude by highlighting education and awareness as the greatest influences on our health and the decisions we make. 
#15259/0545   18 minutes 2010  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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*Replaces the previous 2004 version! Current: techniques, guidelines, and other new pertinent information have been incorporated into the films to reflect today's standards of care. This new series is also organized differently so that it is more linear, and easier for the student to understand. New information has also been added.
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Clinical assignments to prenatal clinics for labor and delivery units are difficult to arrange. Even if students are assigned to these areas, there is no guarantee they will witness a birth. This comprehensive series contains real-time footage of women as they go through the gestational period, experiencing prenatal assessments, have complications that are diagnosed and treated, endure labor, utilize pharmacolohic and nonpharmacologic methods of pain management, have either a vaginal or cesarean delivery, and receive post-partum care. This video series also provides students with information on the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy as well as fetal development. Each of the five programs in this series has an accompanying Instructor's Guide with objectives, a glossary, previewing and post-viewing tests as well as discussion questions to promote critical thinking of students.

THE ANTEPARTUM PERIOD
The program explores the three trimesters of antepartum period, describing the maternal physiologic alterations that occur as well as fetal development. Assessments of the mother-to-be during routine prenatal visits are presented. In addition, the common discomforts of pregnancy are outlined as are methods to alleviate them. Furthermore, screening tests that are available to detect fetal physical and genetic abnormalities are also described. This program provides the student with information on the anatomic and physiologic changes of the woman's body during pregnancy as well as fetal development through photographs, art, and animation. In addition, there is a focus on prenatal assessments performed during each trimester, including screenings for gestational diabetes and fetal genetic abnormalities or physical anomalies. 32 minutes
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COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY
Explores some of the most common complications of pregnancy including spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), ectopic pregnancy, Rh Incompatibility, gestational diabetes, placenta previa, placental abruption, pregnancy induced hypertension/pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and preterm delivery. Patient assessment techniques will be discussed and demonstrated and treatment modalities will be presented. This program has an accompanying Instructor's Guide, which include objectives, a glossary, previewing and post-viewing tests as well as discussion questions to promote critical thinking in students. 29 minutes
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LABOUR AND VAGINAL DELIVERY
Focuses on vaginal birth describing and showing women going through the stages of labor and delivery. Both the physiologic and emotional aspects of this period will be covered. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of pain control are addressed. In addition, the role of a birthing coach is explored. 26 minutes
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CESAREAN DELIVERY
Concentrates on the mother who is having a cesarean delivery. The rationale for type of delivery as well as the physical and psychological aspects of this procedure are explained. In addition, the analgesic management and surgical preparation are discussed... Additionally, the role of a coach during the procedure is explored. 20 minutes

POSTPARTUM CARE
Includes information on breast-feeding, hormonal changes, and physiologic healing of the birth process, whether vaginal or cesarean delivery. Parent teaching is also featured. Clinical assignments to prenatal clinics or labor and delivery units are difficult to arrange and many women are discharged soon after delivery, therefore, caring for these women may not be possible for students. Because this video was filmed with real patients who needed various forms of care and teaching, students can witness the assessments made, interventions given to alleviate discomfort, and nurse-mother interactions in which parenting techniques are discussed. 29 minutes
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#15215/0430  2013  $969.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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This program takes a haunting look at teen suicide from the perspective of Cari, a young girl who appears to have taken her life due to relentless bullying and abuse from her parents and peers. As Cari observes life from the other side, she meets Christine, an older more rebellious spirit, who reluctantly acts as her guide and confidante. Together they observe Michael, an artist friend of Cari's, who has also been the victim of bullying and abusive parents. As a desperate Michael begins to contemplate suicide, a helpless Cari is suddenly forced to revisit her own nightmares,... and find a way home.

Part of the MAPLE AVENUE Series #15210 
#15209/0768   23 minutes 2012  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    


"Recommended for academic and public libraries, BODY TYPED is an excellent instructional and discussion resource for communication, media, psychology, and gender curricula." Educational Media Reviews Online

These three short films are designed to start important conversations about body image, media, and self-esteem.

WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES
*Winner! Sundance Film Festival, ALA/ YALSA Award
Exposes the art of digital photo-retouching. How do images of perfect female beauty influence men’s perceptions of real women? And, how we see ourselves? 12 minutes

THE GUARANTEE
*Winner! Best Short Film - Newport International Film Festival
Teasing, self-perception, cultural identity, and plastic surgery. How would changing our bodies to try to fit an image alter the way we see ourselves? Or even who we are?
A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent "Italian" nose and the effect it has on his career. 11 minutes

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*Winner! National PBS Broadcast
A look at mannequins, religion and perfection. Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making "the ideal woman of the moment" in plastic. 8 minutes

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#15199/1416   31 minutes 2011  $299.95 *Streaming available 
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The spinal cord has fascinated scientists for centuries. The ability to walk is engineered by the spinal cord and the spinal column. This program looks at the design of the spinal cord and the medical advances in treating spinal cord injuries. Discover the research continually being done by scientists researching paralysis in an effort to one day find a cure.

*Part of the series THE WONDERS OF PHYSIOLOGY 
#15184/2003   15 minutes 2012  $69.95  Grades 4 to 9 *Streaming available 
    

The skin is the largest human organ. Take a close look at the epidermis, which provides the first line of defense against the outside world and delves into the mysteries of the dermis - the inner skin. Discover how the body fights off infections and the damaging effects of the sun.

*Part of the series THE WONDERS OF PHYSIOLOGY 
#15183/2003   14 minutes 2012  $69.95  Grades 4 to 9 *Streaming available 
    

Plasma and red blood cells transport essential nutrients through the circulatory system, while different types of blood cells fight off bacteria and viruses to help keep us healthy. This program explores the composition of blood and looks at the heart and circulatory system. It features animated graphics that demonstrate the pumping of the heart, how red blood cells carry oxygen to the cells and remove carbon dioxide and how white blood cells protect the body.

*Part of the series THE WONDERS OF PHYSIOLOGY 
#15182/2003   14 minutes 2012  $69.95  Grades 4 to 9 *Streaming available 
    

This program explores two different physiological systems that work together in order to keep our bodies running efficiently. Students will learn how our respiratory system processes oxygen and how oxygen is used within our bodies. Well also learn about the circulatory system and how it transports oxygen throughout our bodies.

*Part of the series THE WONDERS OF PHYSIOLOGY 
#15181/2003   12 minutes 2012  $69.95  Grades 4 to 9 *Streaming available 
    

This program outlines the ten categories of personality disorders and highlights the characteristics of each. Also discusses the diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
 
#15113/0967   73 minutes 2009  $169.95 *Streaming available 
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There is no adequate preparation for dealing with the sudden death of a loved one. This video will take you through seventeen segments from "The impact of a sudden death" to "The pain of reality" to "Yielding to the season of grief". You will hear expert advice about how everyone grieves in their own way, how children grieve, our environment influences how we grieve, and the ways that circumstances can affect grief. You will learn to work through grief, how grief can affect us physically, how to take care of yourself, and the dangers of avoiding grief. There are what experts call grief bursts and holidays and special days when the feelings will be most intense.
Above all, remember that grief has no timeframe, and can last a lifetime. It is okay - in fact, it is healthy, to ask serious questions such as, Where is God? And, if you are attempting to care for someone else who is grieving, you need to understand how to be with someone who is grieving. Healing will come. Give it time. With this new resource you will discover how to slowly move toward acceptance.

Experts featured on this video:
*Dr. Earl A. Grollman, rabbi, certified death educator and counselor, author of Talking about Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child
*Dr. Heidi Horsley, psychologist, co-founder and executive director of the Open to Hope Foundation
*Gregory Floyd, leader of a Catholic covenant community, author of A Grief Unveiled: One Father’s Journey through the Death of a Child

*Includes Discussion Guide 
#15102/1710   60 minutes 2012  $79.95 *Streaming available 
    

This dynamic video offers insight, hope, and understanding for anyone who cares for a loved one with Alzheimer's. This disease without cure currently afflicts more than 30 million people and there are no treatments to halt its progression, making caregiving both essential-and difficult.

Topics discussed include:
*Caring for one who doesn't remember your name
*Grieving the losses of their life, and yours
*When an unexpected side of your loved one comes out
*When it feels like your love no longer helps
*Struggling with denial
*Hungering for simple recognition
*Feelings of failure and guilt
*How to handle frustration and anger
*How to care for you-physically, emotionally, spiritually-while you care for someone else
*Feeling exhausted - and what to do, when that happens
*Finding support - on the Web, through the telephone, or in person
*Allowing someone else to care for your loved one
*Times when laughter, singing, and foolishness are entirely appropriate!
*When you worry about making other people comfortable
*Learning to accept the person that s/he is now - there is no going back
*The courage and sacrifice of an Alzheimer's caregiver

CARING FOR A LOVED ONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S is divided into 12 segments and features lengthy interviews with these experts:
Mary Ellen Geist, former CBS Radio anchor, author of Measure of the Heart: A Father's Alzheimer's, a Daughter's Return
Dr. Kenneth Doka, Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America
Joanne Koenig Coste, family therapist, author of Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease
Plus, the insights of a real Alzheimer's Support Group.
 
#15099/1710   50 minutes 2012  $89.95 
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Learn from master child therapist Robin Walker why play is not a way to get children to talk about therapeutic issues, but is in fact the primary language of therapy. Play provides the building blocks for a strong therapeutic relationship, while simultaneously helping children develop communication skills, increase self-esteem, and stimulate development.

From activities that facilitate the integration of aggression to tips on modeling appropriate expression of difficult emotions, Walker skillfully shows therapists how to help children expand their emotional repertoire, no matter what the presenting problem. In numerous vignettes, he models how to develop a life-enhancing, caring, and authentic relationship with kids, one characterized by curiosity, interest, empathy, as well as a healthy dose of humor! Most importantly, he demonstrates how to create an environment in which each child who comes into your office can have what Walker calls a "genuine experience of self".

Whether you currently work with kids and want to hone your skills, or are brand new to child therapy, this informative and inspiring video is sure to expand your capacity to truly make a difference in the lives of the children with whom you work.

By watching this video, you will:
* Understand how to build a therapeutic relationship that provides children with a "genuine experience of self".
* Identify the four stages of child therapy and how to be most effective in each stage.
* Learn how to help children identify, explore, and express their emotions.

*Includes Instructor's Manual 
#15081/1745   94 minutes 2012  $149.95 
    

This informative, engaging program details what postnatal depression is, the symptoms, and how it differs from other mood changes associated with the parents of newborns. Also explores contributing factors, treatments available and includes an in-depth case study of a mother who experienced postnatal depression. Ideal for those in health care, psychology, medicine and midwifery, dispels myths and misconceptions around this illness.

We speak with mothers who have experienced postnatal depression, as well as Psychiatrist Dr Kristine Mecuri, Post and Ante Natal Depression Association's (PANDA) CEO Belinda Horton, and Beyond Blue's Nicole Highett.
 
#15073/0545   22 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

The wonder of pregnancy and childbirth is an exciting and stressful time for mothers and fathers. This engaging program transitions from conception to birth as it covers the key developmental stages in each trimester. Experts interviewed include midwives Kelly Langford and Jan Ireland, and obstetrician Dr Lionel Steinberg. In parallel, we follow a mother's journey across the nine months. Documents foetal development, outlines key medical tests, the emotional and physical aspects of pregnancy, birthing options and the birthing process. An invaluable resource for those entering the fields of health care, midwifery, psychology and medicine, it combines medical information with the human experience.
 
#15072/0545   22 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

This program provides an overview of what constitutes a sports drink and the impact of each principle component in a sports drink on physiological function. Also details the purpose of having sodium in a sports drink. In addition, the DVD points out what individuals should do if they work in a hot environment, particularly with regard to replacing sweat losses. Also discusses the fact that beverages with more than 10-12% carbohydrate are not optimal during exercise in the heat.

Among the topics covered:
• What is a sports drink?
• Variables which differ among sports drinks
• Primary goals of sports drinks
• Limits to performance in a warm environment
• Carbohydrate ingestion during exercise
• Efficacy of carbohydrate sports drinks in heat
• Are small differences in carbohydrates among sports drinks important?
• Impact of sport drinks on other types of exercise
• What is the purpose of sodium in sport drinks?
• What additional ingredients can enhance performance? 
#15065/0463   43 minutes 2012  $99.95 
    

Teenagers - impulsive, moody, and excitable - have baffled adults and administrators alike with their unpredictable behavior. In recent years, state-of-the-art brain techniques have enabled researchers to look at the teenage brain in action.

This program reviews discoveries in the adolescents’ social, emotional, cognitive, and linguistic development that can help individuals better understand why teenagers behave the way they do. In that regard, the DVD explains why teens can’t always act like adults. Also features research-based instructional strategies that engage and challenge the teenage brain.

Among the topics covered:
Learning objectives
Processes in the adolescent brain
Adolescent frontal lobes
Brain compatible research-based strategies
Other strategies
The science of sleep
The effects of stress 
#15064/0463   43 minutes 2008  $99.95 
    

A person’s overall mental health can be difficult to define. How we feel and the factors influencing our emotions and moods are explored in this upbeat, animation-driven program. Viewers will be introduced to the causes and symptoms of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and the many ways in which people cope with these challenges. The concept of stigma is examined, including how we might change perspectives on those suffering from mental illness. This excellent program offers a perfect introduction to this complex area of personal well-being.
 
#15058/0545   19 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
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This program teaches nursing and lactation staff specific, research-based techniques to help mothers overcome the most common early breastfeeding challenges.

Modules Include:

1. Newborn Challenges includes sleepy baby, jaundice, avoidance behaviors, oral structure variations, late preterm infant; solutions include skin-to skin care, laid-back breastfeeding, cup and finger feeding, frenulotomy, asymmetrical latch, milk expression

2. Maternal Challenges includes flattened and inverted nipples, Lactogenesis II, nipple pain, parent fatigue; solutions include reverse pressure softening, position and latch, nipple shields

3. Milk Production and Transfer challenges include perceived insufficient milk supply, maternal health and delayed or low milk production; solutions include the process of lactation, signs of milk transfer, guidelines for expressing via hand or breast pump

4. Discharge Planning challenges include engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis; solutions include promoting milk flow, managing breast fullness, reducing discomforts, when to call a healthcare professional, mother-care, breastfeeding resources

 
#15051/0905   36 minutes 2011  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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David Rosenhan's famous experiment in 1973, where a group of pseudopatients were admitted to psychiatric hospitals after feigning auditory hallucinations, challenged the whole basis of psychiatric diagnosis and care. This program examines the context of the study, the pseudopatients' experience of being sane in insane places, how critics evaluated the study, and the continuing implications for the diagnosis and treatment of the mentally ill in contemporary society. Featuring interviews with experts, clear insights into the critical structures and history of psychiatry, and an engagingly complete overview of the issues surrounding the experiment, this is a revealing look at psychiatry today. 
#15032/0545   19 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Humans, like many animals, possess a highly developed sense of danger in our environment. In its most basic form, our awareness of these threats is anxiety. Our "fight or flight' response can be highly beneficial, but in the 21st Century, this state of anxiety in some people can become a constant state of mind, and a real limitation to a person's ability to function well. In this program we take a comprehensive look at anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, panic, post traumatic, and obsessive compulsive disorders and phobias. With excellent illustrations and input from leading experts, this is a wide-ranging examination of anxiety today. 
#15031/0545   21 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Every one of us knows what it is to feel sad and depressed occasionally, but there is a significant difference between this and clinical depression. In this excellent program, we take an in depth look at the nature and extent of this significant health issue. Featuring recognized mental health experts from leading mental health charity SANE, and young sufferers, this resource covers the types of depression, who is at risk, signs and symptoms, and myths and treatments. This program is a comprehensive, straightforward and compassionate introduction to a major mental health issue. 
#15029/0545   21 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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The benefits of regular physical activity from a young age are highlighted in this energetic and informative program for lower secondary health and P.E. learners. Viewers will hear from Olympic rower Kim Crow and a number of amateur orienteers, as they discuss the physical, mental and social outcomes of physical activity. The positive and negative aspects of group and individual activities are explored, including barriers to participation and how people from different backgrounds can overcome these challenges. This program provides valuable practical knowledge and the perfect motivation for getting started with any type of physical activity. 
#15028/0545   15 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
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In some cases, stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency that leaves the victim with permanent disability. But for many stroke patients, there's a lot that can be done through quick medical attention, good rehabilitation and community support. In this program, two stroke victims take us through their experiences and explain the affects stroke has had on their lives. We speak to experts, including Professor John Oliver, Director of Rehabilitation at Epworth HealthCare to help us understand more about the physiology of stroke, what a stroke actually is, the warning signs, symptoms and risk factors. 
#15024/0545   26 minutes 2010  $249.95Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Depression is the most common mental illness amongst adults. It's characterised by feelings of hopelessness and numbness. We all know what it's like to feel depressed, but to suffer from depression is another thing entirely. In this program, we meet two sufferers and find out first-hand what it's like to experience the journey through depression and recovery. Also features Professor Graham D. Burrows, Chairman of the Mental Health Foundation of Australia and other industry professionals, explaining the unique characteristics the disease presents and the importance of ongoing support for sufferers. A moving insight into this often misunderstood disease. 
#15023/0545   21 minutes 2010  $249.95Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

This is the ideal software for helping students and professionals thoroughly review components of structural anatomy. Featuring computer graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data, it allows users to view the high-resolution 3-D models from all angles as well as fully interactive 3-D animations that detail muscle and joint function.

The models used can be rotated and allow for 11 layers of anatomy to be visually removed (from skin to bone) with a strip-away technique. Specific muscles within the 3-D models can be highlighted to show accompanying text about the selected muscle, such as name, agonists, antagonists, proximal and distal attachments, nerve innervation, blood supply, and primary and secondary actions. Informational text also accompanies specific ligaments in the model, providing information on function, injury mechanism, and pathology of injury.

The DVD also includes the following:
*A total of 34 animations - each of which can be viewed from four different angles - show clinical muscle function and provide students with a strong sense of the movement around joints.
*Four animations of gross human motions - walking,standing from a sitting position, sit-ups, and push-ups - demonstrate complete body movements and are coupled with live-action video clips showing the electrical stimuli of active muscles.
*Views of any specific structure on the screen can be rotated up to 360 degrees and stopped at any point for detailed viewing.
*Related text on each structure further defines the structure being viewed.
The animations on the DVD cover all major regions, including the shoulder, elbow and forearm, wrist and hand, trunk, hip, knee, and ankle and foot. Muscles that shorten and lengthen around each joint in these animations are color-coded to show their functions. The additional anatomy text then discusses bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, retinacula, capsules, cartilage, discs, and membranes.

Also offers an interactive quiz. Students can select the level of difficulty and number of quiz questions. Then, using a multiple-choice format, they are asked to identify or locate various structures on the model. Students can take the quiz repeatedly and it’s never the same twice, so it serves as an excellent tool for self-testing and knowledge retention.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
DVD-ROM drive

Operating systems:
Microsoft XP, Vista, Windows 7
Mac (Intel) OSX 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6

Processor speed: 1.5 GHz with 512 MB of RAM

Disk space: 200 MB for all platforms

Screen display: 1024 x 768 screen

AUDIENCES
A resource for students learning or reviewing structural and functional anatomy; also a resource for professionals who require knowledge of human anatomy, such as athletic trainers, physical therapists, fitness professionals, biomechanists, and motor behaviorists. 
#15020/0860  2012  $109.95 
    

A fresh look at today’s youth using the latest understandings of human sexuality.

Today’s adolescents live in a hypersexualized culture. Most have received a school- based sex education where safe sex typically refers to physical intimacy that is free of sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancy. Despite their greater exposure and education, current evidence suggests that many youth are in trouble sexually and that their sexual development is not unfolding as it should.

How is sexuality meant to develop? What is happening today that is different than in previous generations? How does sex affect the brain and bonding? In this course, Dr. Gordon Neufeld examines sexuality through the lenses of attachment, maturation and vulnerability. He sheds light on why adolescents are losing their timidity, why sexual interaction is on the rise, and why sexual bullying is becoming a problem. He explores the meaning of safe sex from an attachment-based developmental perspective and provides suggestions for contributing to the healthy unfolding of sexuality in our youth.

This program has been developed for all those involved with today’s teens including parents, teachers and helping professionals. It is also useful preparation for parents of pre-teens. This course is highly recommended for ALL who are involved in the sexual education of our youth, whether formally in school or more significantly at home.

*Four one-hour sessions
*Also available with French Audio and French Slides
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#15004/1400   240 minutes 2013  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    

This dynamic and comprehensive presentation with Dr. Jed Baker is extremely valuable to all family members and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, and other issues that impact social-emotional functioning. Learn how to: build an individual's social skills in crucial areas such as conversation, conflict resolution, emotion management, employment, dating, etc.; develop an effective behavior plan; manage and prevent meltdowns; help create peer acceptance; and assess social skills of individuals or groups.

4.5 hours 
#15003/0603   270 minutes 2007  $129.95 *Streaming available 
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In this valuable presentation, Dr. Tony Attwood conducts unrehearsed interviews with Brett, a delightful young boy with Asperger's. Tony then interviews Brett’s parents, giving the viewer an in-depth perspective of the entire assessment process. Tony talks viewers through the diagnosis, explaining and pointing out the various manifestations of Asperger’s, such as sensory issues, speech/ motor difficulties, special interests, and social skills challenges. He also addresses the special gender-specific and age-specific challenges that girls and adults face.

The DVD and booklet also offer screening questionnaires and a guide of valuable resources. Parents and professionals will never forget this exceptionally candid portrait of Asperger’s Syndrome. Four hours
 
#15002/0603   240 minutes 2008  $169.95 *Streaming available 
    

Dr. Tony Attwood is a Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in autism for over 30 years. As a practicing clinician with special interest in early diagnosis, severe challenging behavior, and Asperger's Syndrome, his experience covers the full range of the spectrum, from the profoundly disabled to the most highly functioning.

In this insightful presentation, Dr. Tony Attwood describes the unique challenges of women and girls with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Addressing the rapid increase of women and girls with autism spectrum disorders, as well as the large number who remain misdiagnosed, he also covers the practical solutions school systems can implement, social challenges, and issues such as navigating puberty, transitioning to work or university, and the importance of careers.
 
#15001/0603   180 minutes 2011  $119.95 *Streaming available 
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Paula Aquilla, B.Sc., O.T., is an occupational therapist who has worked with adults and children in clinical, educational, home, and community-based settings. In this DVD, Paula explains how anxiety and sensory overload can affect a child’s behavior and demonstrates how a "sensory diet" can help a child focus and learn. She also provides simple but proven techniques for improving therapy through better communication among parents, teachers, and therapists and offers concrete ideas that you can apply immediately. Paula's warmth and sense of humor make her presentation a joy to watch and learn from!
 
#14999/0603   180 minutes 2009  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    

A person with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and other impacts may result if the disorder is not treated effectively.

See in your very own classroom or living room! In this 3-hour DVD of a live presentation, Carol Kranowitz, the leading special needs author, offers sensory strategies and activities that are applauded around the world. Carol discusses research in SPD and shares her 25 years of teaching experience. For every kind of sensory need, she has a story that illustrates how a child may behave. She suggests techniques that work (and discusses some that don't) and fun and functional activities that are sure to be a hit with your young child or student, no matter what his or her sensory needs are.

Carol discusses:
*Recent research in SPD by the world's top investigators
*The six types of SPD and how they can affect the daily lives of children
*Possible co-existing problems (e.g., visual, auditory, eating, sleeping, and emotional difficulties)
*Available treatment and therapy options

Carol's lively approach to sensory challenges makes this DVD informative and entertaining. Her dynamic presentation will have you out of your seat in no time!
 
#14998/0603   180 minutes 2009  $169.95 *Streaming available 
    

An overview of six things teens and adults can do each day to stay healthy. Viewers will discover and learn about the importance of fruits and veggies, drinking water, positive mental health, limiting screen time, getting physical activity and enough sleep. The countdown provides an easy way to remember the expert-recommended amounts of each one. In this DVD, medical professionals share the facts behind the numbers and students share some practical advice about how to live the countdown.
 
#14996/1290   24 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 7 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
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An overview of the six things kids can do each day to stay healthy! Perfect for elementary students, kids will discover the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, drinking water, having positive mental health, limiting time spent in front of a screen, getting plenty of physical activity and enough sleep. Focuses on the numbers for health essentials for kids, including an overview of age-appropriate sleep recommendations, presented by medical professionals who give the facts behind the numbers and kids who give practical advice on how they live the countdown.


 
#14995/1290   20 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 1 to 6 *CC *Streaming available 
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Nutrients are the substances in food that work to keep our bodies healthy and eating a variety of foods from the food groups will give your body the nutrients it needs maintain good health. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang and two students explore the functions, benefits and sources of the six types of nutrients, including: Fats, Protein, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water.

 
#14994/1290   20 minutes 2012  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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Eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa afflict people of all ages and race, especially young women, and are serious medical conditions that can be deadly if left untreated. Join documentary filmmaker and host Larkin McPhee (Dying to Be Thin) as she uncovers the challenges of coping with an eating disorder. Meet some experts and people in recovery who offer an honest appraisal of their struggles to overcome their eating disorders.

Topics and themes discussed include:
* Who is at risk?
* What sustains an eating disorder?
* Why are eating disorders dangerous?
* How are eating disorders treated?
 
#14992/1290   27 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. The time of adolescence is longer than ever and yet society today offers little support in understanding or facilitating this transition. What is nature's purpose? What is the developmental design? What is meant to happen?

This course is designed to be used by parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, professionals - anyone who desires to make sense of adolescence. Dr. Neufeld helps shed light into this often dark and confusing time. He gives both the tools and the eyes to see an adolescent through the journey, and articulates why now more than ever adolescents need our help to cross that bridge. Dr. Neufeld's unique distillation of adolescent psychology and the integration of this material with his rich experience with teens both professionally and as a father, forms the basis of these insights and the suggestions he provides.

Eight one-hour sessions
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*Also available with an optional audio-track containing French voice-overs 
#14990/1400   480 minutes 2012  $199.95 *Streaming available 
    

Play - at least the kind that builds brains and forwards development - is becoming an endangered activity among those who need to engage in it most. Part of the problem is the premature pressure on children to learn and to become socialized. Another factor is the amount of screen time that children engage in. The most significant factor however is the failure to provide the conditions that result in the kind of play that helps children realize their true potential.

The information contained in this two-hour course is a must for all parents, day-care providers, and early childhood educators who wish their young charges to become all they were meant to be. Play is not optional from a developmental point of view. Participants not only learn what kind of play is most beneficial but also how to support this activity in children. The information in this two-hour seminar applies to children of all ages although the primary focus is young childhood.

A two-hour video course 
#14989/1400   120 minutes 2012  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    

This video course explains what every child needs us to know about them.

No one is more susceptible to being misunderstood than the preschooler. Precocious, brazen, obsessive, endearing, hysterical, impulsive, anxious, delightful, unreflective, dogmatic, generous, unstable, aggressive, resistant, compulsive, and anything but consistent - the preschooler could qualify for any number of personality and behaviour disorders. Unlike infants and toddlers, preschoolers actually bear a resemblance to grown-ups and therefore fool us into thinking that they are much more like us than they really are. Projecting our psychology onto them is a typical mistake.

Using his many years of experience as a developmental psychologist and his mastery of the developmental literature, Dr. Gordon Neufeld leads us into the interior landscape of the preschooler. He provides insight into their shyness, separation anxieties, aggression, resistance, oppositionality and more. Making sense of these confusing yet wondrous creatures lays the foundation for intuitive and fruitful interaction with them.

This video course is intended for parents as well as professionals, early educators as well as daycare providers. The format of this course is highly flexible for study, easily divided into twelve ½ hour sessions, or six 1-hour sessions or four 1 ½ hour sessions.

The title of this course may be misleading as it would suggest a 2 to 5 year age range only. In fact, understanding the preschooler is key to making sense of immaturity at any age.
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#14988/1400   360 minutes 2012  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

There is currently an epidemic of anxiety affecting children of all ages. Differing estimates suggest that one in five to one in eight qualify for an anxiety disorder diagnosis, making this the most common diagnosis in children. Anxiety can take many forms including obsessions, compulsions, phobias, panic, as well as a host of perplexing seeking and avoidant behaviours. Various strategies are emerging on how to treat anxiety problems, but most interventions are hand-me-downs from adult treatment and are questionable in terms of their appropriateness with children.

We cannot treat something that we do not understand; making sense of anxiety is foundational to its cure. This is where Dr. Neufeld begins, putting the pieces of the anxiety puzzle together to reveal roots deep in separation alarm. Dr. Neufeld’s comprehensive model of attachment provides new meaning to the construct of separation and lays the foundation for effective treatment and cure. In mapping out the separation complex, Dr. Neufeld also reveals the relationship of anxiety to other common childhood issues including dominance, aggression and attention problems. Dr. Neufeld brings a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling and perplexing human problems.

As usual with Dr. Neufeld’s courses, even though the focus is on children, the material applies to adults as well. Four one-hour sessions.
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#14987/1400   240 minutes 2012  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    

Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique program, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives.

Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.

Temple addresses:
Sensory Sensitivities and Ways to Remedy Them
Accommodating Neurological Differences
Disability versus Just Bad Behaviors
Alternative versus Conventional Medicine
Employment Advice
And much more!

SPECIAL FEATURE - Temple’s Photo Album, with her commentary! 
#14960/0603   103 minutes 2007  $169.95 *Streaming available 
    

Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique program, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the sensory challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas for caregivers and for individuals on the spectrum. Her personal experiences with these challenges have resulted in a deep understanding of sensory issues and her advice is tried and true. In this DVD, she passes her wisdom on to you.

*Special Pricing for Public Libraries 
#14950/0603   30 minutes 2007  $129.95 *Streaming available 
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This program reviews cutting-edge research on exercising and aging as they relate to women who are 40 years of age and older. Details how strength training can affect body composition, balance, muscle hypertrophy, depression, sleep, nerve reactivation, osteoporosis, arthritis, and hormone imbalances. Also discusses the fact that approximately 80 percent of all household decisions are made from the female perspective, and explains why women purchase a "cause" as opposed to a "catch-phrase".

Among the topics covered:
* Miriam Nelson study
* Women as buyers
* Dense bones through activity
* Group fitness to target populations
* Body image
* Women seek stability and systems
* Nalin Singh study
* What makes a female member stay?
* Motivation 
#14916/0463   92 minutes 2011  $129.95 
    

What do you need to know in order to prepare a delicious homemade meal? Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, learn cooking fundamentals with Chef Dave Christopherson.

Chef Dave demonstrates and explains a variety of basic cooking techniques necessary for success in the kitchen, including baking, blanching, boiling, grilling, roasting, sautéing, simmering, stir-frying and more as he prepares three simple, "from scratch" meals: Chicken Asparagus Fettuccine Alfredo; Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice; and, Roast Pork with Pan Gravy, Baked Potatoes, and Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa.

*Includes Teaching Materials 
#14912/1290   27 minutes 2012  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

In trying to HELP someone change, many counselors know that taking the expert role and just telling the client what to do often doesn’t work, and usually leaves them, the counselor, feeling frustrated. Bill Miller, the founder of Motivational Interviewing, developed an alternative that might be obvious to some and radical to others: honor the person’s autonomy, draw forth the inherent desire to change, and take a collaborative - rather than confrontational - approach.

In this compelling interview, Miller elucidates how people change and how we, as clinicians, can effectively facilitate the process. He discusses the evolution of Motivational Interviewing, the spirit of MI, and specific techniques that clinicians can begin applying immediately. Miller addresses how to deal with clients’ resistance and denial, particularly when the clinician feels impatient and frustrated, and talks about ways to build clients’ confidence to enhance motivation.

If you’re looking for a respectful, compassionate, evidence-based tool to incorporate into your repertoire, and are ready to really make a difference in your clients’ lives, it’s time to begin using Motivational Interviewing. Get started here by learning directly from the creator himself, and join countless others who have used this approach with great success in diverse fields, including addiction counseling, criminal justice, and health care.

By watching this video, you will be able to:
* Describe the Motivational Interviewing approach to change, including the spirit of Motivational Interviewing and specific techniques used to help people change.
* Identify when Motivational Interviewing is and is not recommended.
* Explain how a clinician employing Motivational Interviewing techniques would respond to resistance. 
#14908/1745   60 minutes 2012  $149.95 
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Hepatitis C is a chronic viral infection of the liver that can lead to cancer, liver failure, and even death. Millions of people are believed to be infected by the virus, and the shocking fact is that many don’t even know it. In this program viewers hear stories from patients who did not know they had hepatitis C, and learn how they discovered their condition. Experts tell about the importance of seeking a specialist to discuss medical options after a patient is diagnosed. The program also explains why anyone who is at risk for the disease should see a health professional and be tested. 
#14882/0635   27 minutes 2011  $129.95 
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Obesity is a widely discussed issue, and yet one of its principal causes - fast food consumption - shows no sign of going away. This program explores the popularity of convenience meals and the growing health and social concerns associated with them. Viewers learn about direct links between high-fat, high-sugar, highly processed foods and severe physiological problems as well as socioeconomic challenges. In addition, the video investigates a number of lifestyle factors that influence diet, including long work days or study sessions, high-tech entertainment and communication, and an overall rise in the pace of living.

*Viewable/printable educational resources are available. 
#14869/0545   26 minutes 2010  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

How does PTSD look from the inside, and how is it treated? In this unique training video, we find out firsthand from Terry, a Vietnam vet who witnessed his friend’s brutal death in combat. We then follow his post-combat life: the struggle of living with PTSD for 40 years, and finally getting his life back with the help of renowned PTSD expert Dr. Frank Ochberg.

Through revealing personal interviews, commentary, and actual therapy sessions between Terry and Dr. Ochberg, this comprehensive video documents Terry’s two-year-long therapeutic process of healing from chronic PTSD. Terry’s courage in sharing the intimate details of his thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through his struggle brings a rare depth and insight to Ochberg’s step-by-step explanations and demonstrations of PTSD-specific techniques and strategies.

Trauma has become an ever more common life experience, and knowing how to treat someone with PTSD should be a part of every therapist’s repertoire. This video offers a unique window into both the great suffering that PTSD can create in our clients, and the journey toward reclaiming the richness and meaning in their lives.

Two hours 47 minutes

*Includes Instructor's Manual 
#14865/1745   167 minutes 2012  $199.95 
    


In this educational animated video you will find the necessary information, presented in a simple and lively way, to better understand Diabetes, how it affects your body and what you can do to keep it under control. Diabetes is an illness in which blood glucose levels are elevated. Depending on its cause of origin, diabetes can be classified as Types 1 and 2.

In diabetes, high blood glucose levels can cause injuries to eyes, kidneys and nerves as well as cardiac disease, brain hemorrhages and, in severe cases, amputation (surgical removal of a limb or part of a limb).

It has been determined that maintaining healthy levels for blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, help prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes and its consequences.
 
#14862/0167   13 minutes 2012  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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This animated video provides all necessary information, presented in a simple and lively manner, to better understand what Arterial Hypertension is, its symptoms and consequences as well as the importance of its prevention. Hypertension is known as "The Silent Killer" therefore, early detection is important as symptoms often do not appear until damage to the body and organs has already occurred. Covers both
Primary or Essential Hypertension.and Secondary Hypertension.

*Also in Spanish
 
#14861/0167   13 minutes 2012  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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Dyslipidemia or Lipids Disorder is the medical term for abnormal levels - high or low - of cholesterol and triglycerides. This animated video explains what Dyslipidemia is, how it affects your body and what to do to control it.

Dyslipidemia can be a hereditary condition. But anyone can develop high cholesterol - even those who watch their eating habits and maintain an active life style. High cholesterol does not show any symptoms. The only way to know if you have high levels of Cholesterol or Triglycerides is through a laboratory blood test.
 
#14859/0167   13 minutes 2012  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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Spanning several areas of focus - from emotions to nutrition to violence to the anxiety-ridden atmosphere of a hospital’s neurosurgery unit - this four-part ABC News series takes viewers into the mysterious realm of the brain. Connections between human behavior and the wiring of the human mind are explored in detail with help from experts in psychology and neuroscience, while numerous case studies and a wealth of visually compelling imagery make complex topics clear and meaningful. There’s nothing quite like taking a tour of your own mind - and finding out how closely linked it is to the world around you!

There are four 38 to 40-minute programs in the series. Detailed descriptions of each program are available.
THE BRAIN AND VIOLENCE
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HEALING THE BRAIN
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THE BRAIN AND FOOD
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THE BRAIN AND LOVE
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#14855/0635  2010  $649.95 *CC 
    

This program describes the physical and psychological characteristics of the three stages of adult development, along with some factors that influence wellness as men and women age. Universal determinants of health are covered, including lifestyle choices, gender differences, and environmental conditions. Addressing the emotional development of adults, the video outlines Erik Erikson’s psychosocial stages, from the youthful balancing of individuality with intimacy through to the inner conflicts of middle age and the emotional reckoning of elderly adults. Throughout the program expert input is interspersed with personal opinions from adults at all stages of life. 
#14843/0545   21 minutes 2011  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Reality TV meets the new USDA MyPlate Dietary Guidelines in this real-life video example of a teen accepting a new challenge each week. Registered dietitian Christina Meyer-Jax gives our teen, Lexi, advice, feedback and encouragement with four dietary/fitness challenges, including:
* Eat balanced. Move more.
* Eat more good stuff.
* Eat less bad stuff.
* Move!
Watch Lexi transform as she increases her food IQ and activity level.

*Includes Teaching Materials
*Closed Captioned 
#14804/1290   28 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

When's the last time you ate off a food pyramid? This DVD is based on the USDA's new MyPlate campaign.

Shows teens what healthy eating looks like, and tells them how to:
* Make at least half your grains whole
* Vary your veggies
* Focus on fruits
* Get your calcium-rich foods
* Go lean with protein

Includes Teaching Materials 
#14803/1290   20 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Do you ever stop and wonder what’s on YOUR plate? Discover what’s on the new MyPlate food icon developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This DVD is an overview of good food choices and the MyPlate food guide that highlights the best choices from each food group. Includes interviews with teens about their favorite healthy foods.

 
#14802/1290   22 minutes 2012  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Being physically active and eating from all the food groups is key to balancing your energy. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang discusses the nutrition basics of the energy equation, while personal trainer Dwayne Arthur Jones explains the importance of balancing the equation by using that energy.

Discover:
* The best food choices using MyPlate as a guide
* Short-term and long-term benefits of physical activity
* Tips to be active each day
* How to overcome common excuses
* How to continue being active into adulthood

Features brief interviews with teens about how they stay healthy through physical activity.

*Includes Teaching Materials 
#14801/1290   20 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

If food looks good, we are more or less compelled to find out if it tastes good too! This program explores the way food is styled and presented and how those aesthetic decisions shape the overall experience of a meal - whether at home or in a restaurant. Taking into account the human body’s five senses, the video demonstrates how we evaluate food and addresses the sense-related characteristics that people look for in a variety of meals. Interviews with a chef, a nutritionist, and a food stylist reveal the many ways in which food can be presented, from small parties to banquets. 
#14793/0545   20 minutes 2010  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

It sounds simple, but scrambling an egg involves more than just heat, a frying pan, and a spatula. Using colorful, nontechnical demonstrations that any aspiring chef can understand and appreciate, this program illustrates important concepts regarding the cooking process and its effect on the basic biochemistry of food. Viewers learn what happens to fats, proteins, and carbohydrates during cooking; why foods taste either salty, sweet, bitter, or sour; how to interpret and make use of the glycemic index; and how the addition or substitution of an ingredient can make a dish unique, exciting, and typical of a certain country or region.
 
#14792/0545   24 minutes 2010  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Observe, discuss, analyze! Use this flexible, organized format to teach your students how to learn by observing! Study key developmental areas by showing these professionally filmed clips of 3- and 4-year-olds on their own, in pairs and groups, and with teachers or caregivers. Each specially selected scene, with uninterrupted original sound, explores a crucial area of development: Cognitive, Physical and Motor, Social and Emotional, and Language and Literacy.

Each Classroom Clips Plus! video package includes natural sound and is offered in three versions. You decide which version is best for your students.
1. Classroom Clips - suited for assessment and instruction-designed discussion or assignments
2. Classroom Clips + Guide - includes narrator questions to guide viewing and learning
3. Classroom Clips + Guide and Analysis - includes narrator questions and analysis for a complete learning experience

The series includes:

PHYSICAL AND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT 43 minutes
Observation is a learned skill. These clips enable students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the physical milestones typical for their age.

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT 54 minutes
Observation is a learned skill. These clips enable students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the cognitive milestones typical for their age.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT 45 minutes
Observation is a learned skill. These enable students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the social and emotional milestones typical for their age.

LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT 49 minutes
Observation is a learned skill. These clips enable students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the language and literacy milestones typical for their age.
 
#14790/1120  2012  $469.95 *CC 
    

Animals are guileless. That sort of honesty touches the human heart in a unique way. It allows us to see a better side of ourselves than sometimes is visible in our relationships with our fellow human beings. We invest a deep part of ourselves in the relationships we have with our pets. They are our family. When a beloved pet dies, we become vividly aware of the loss, and we need support that understands the depth of our love and attachment. This video offers this level of support as you grieve the death of a pet who was a companion, a family member, and a friend.

Topics include:
* The human-pet relationship is unique.
* Grief can be unexpected.
* You may experience feelings of guilt.
* Women, men, and children grieve differently.
* Other pets will also grieve.
* Some people will not understand.
* Create your own simple funeral or memorial.
* Consider whether to get another pet.
* Ritual is important. 
#14785/1710   31 minutes 2012  $99.95 *Streaming available 
    

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that involves a number of body systems and can be fatal within minutes. It is caused by allergies to certain foods, insect stings, medications, latex, or other allergens. There are up to 2,000 episodes of anaphylaxis per every 100,000 people each year. This program highlights ways to prevent anaphylaxis, shows how it is diagnosed, and discusses the available emergency treatments that can truly be life-saving. 
#14784/0635   27 minutes 2010  $129.95 *CC 
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While the field of medical ethics often deals in abstractions - including historical currents, sociological findings, theological perspectives, and complex philosophical arguments - it comes alive when applied in real-world settings, whether they’re clinical, spiritual, political, or personal. This three-part series balances all of those ethical arenas as it examines genetic engineering, in vitro fertilization, and euthanasia in the 21st century.

There are three programs in this series:

GENETIC ENGINEERING: Medical Ethics
It’s one of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific history, but genetic engineering has also brought disturbing new questions. Should we push genetic research to its absolute limit, exploiting every discovery? What are the consequences of intervening in nature’s processes at their most fundamental level? Outlining the potential benefits of genetic engineering, such as the treatment or cure of hereditary diseases and the creation of better, more efficient crops, this program also explores the moral dilemma over cloning and the controversy that surrounds stem-cell research. Viewers encounter both secular and religious perspectives in those debates - which will only acquire greater urgency as the scientific frontier advances. 19 minutes

IVF: Medical Ethics
Jokes about test-tube babies may have faded into pop-culture history, but today, even though in vitro fertilization has helped millions of people become parents, the technology still leads some cultural observers to question its methods, applications, and moral impact. IVF can be used to weed out hereditary diseases, but this ability to select embryos based on DNA testing also raises fears about choosing gender, hair color, eye color, and other aspects. Furthermore, what are the economic implications? Should IVF be affordable for everyone? This program shows how different countries have dealt with IVF-related controversies and looks at the often opposing stances which various religions take towards the procedure. 20 minutes

EUTHANASIA: Medical Ethics
If death comes without suffering, under the care of a physician and requested by an individual who desires peace and closure, what are the grounds for stopping it? This program investigates the various moral, religious, and philosophical perspectives surrounding euthanasia. Highlighting both pro and con arguments in the debate as it has taken shape in the United Kingdom, the video features such prominent figures as Lord Joel Joffe, who brought to Parliament a bill supporting assisted suicide, and Baroness Jane Campbell - a disabled peer who was at one time given a "do not resuscitate" notice and who now strongly opposes euthanasia. A short dramatic segment provides context with an illuminating, emotionally charged narrative.
25 minutes

*Viewable/printable educational resources are available online 
#14780/0545  2011  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Discontinuing the use of antidepressants can be problematic, but many people taking these drugs choose the painful withdrawal process, and subsequent depression, over the emotional numbness the meds can cause. This hard-hitting program documents the drastic effects on the filmmaker’s well-being as he weans himself off Paxil, and reveals unethical links between the FDA, the American Psychiatric Association, and the pharmaceutical industry, all of whom downplayed Paxil’s harmful side effects. The video also examines the theory that depression is caused by low serotonin levels - conveniently remedied by pharmaceuticals - and talks with people whose loved ones committed suicide while under the influence of antidepressants.

*See also BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA 
#14758/0635   64 minutes 2011  $169.95 *CC 
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Let’s face it - anger is a fact of life, an emotion everyone can relate to. But it isn’t always handled well, and if it surges out of control, the effects can be devastating. This video examines the problems arising from extreme or repressed anger and presents helpful methods for loosening the grip that all-consuming rage can have on one’s mind and actions. Viewers learn basic psychological concepts relating to the human need to confront and remove obstacles, a primal instinct that all too easily translates into "lashing out". Encouraging students to look closely at their feelings in these trigger situations, the program highlights steps that can be taken toward dealing rationally with anger sources, focusing on staying "centered" rather than "getting even". Family and peer relationships, the importance of self-respect and respect for others, and useful distinctions between "good" and "bad" anger all come into play here.

*A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online.

*Part of the series COMBATING CONFLICT WITH CHARACTER 
#14748/0635   30 minutes 2011  $99.95 *CC 
    

Often mistaken for a psychological problem, fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that manifests as memory problems, sleep disturbances, and bowel and bladder irritability, along with the more commonly known symptom of pain throughout the body. In this program experts discuss how patients can be diagnosed, explain the possible causes of fibromyalgia, and identify the lifestyle changes and treatment methods that can assist those who have the condition to get their lives back on track. Dr. Daniel Clauw of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center and Lynne Matallana of the National Fibromyalgia Association are featured. 
#14729/0635   26 minutes 2008  $129.95 
    

This unique program is an enlightening exploration of serious illness in the family, told from the healthy kid's perspective. The video weaves animated artwork and a storyteller's narrative with heartfelt interviews with kids ages 4 to 16 as they cope with the roller coaster of shock, fear and uncertainty. The children share their needs, hopes and resiliency. The insights they developed along the way can be of great value to parents, teachers and other kids who find themselves on a similar path. 
#14728/0145   21 minutes 2011  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

What is the price of attaining the "perfect" appearance? Who sets contemporary standards of beauty? This Parents' Choice Award-winning program examines the growing trend of childhood obsession with body image. From the media's influence on self-image and the growing trend of cosmetic surgery among teens to devastating diseases such as body dysmorphic disorder, this eye-opening program features true stories of teens who see themselves as less than "perfect," and how this anxiety may threaten their health. This program encourages viewers to analyze advertising images, and to nurture self-esteem by developing strong character rather than focusing on surface beauty.

*Part of the CONNECT WITH KIDS Series 
#14718/1445   20 minutes 2006  $159.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 
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At some point everyone goes through very stressful and anxious situations. Those experiences can be very hard to cope with and lead to feelings of extreme sadness, anger and depression. Sometimes teens may feel like their situations are hopeless and think that one way to get relief from the bad feelings is to escape through suicide. What are the warning signs of suicide? Is there anything we can do to help prevent it? This is what this program will discuss.

*Includes CD Guide
 
#14717/0433   30 minutes 2012  $89.95  Grades 9 to 12 *Streaming available 
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There are all kinds of drugs. Some are helpful. Some can be hurtful, and even deadly. What do all they have in common? They all change how your body works and they should all be taken seriously.
At the end of this program students will learn the following:
* All drugs, including over the counter medications, prescription medicines, energy drinks, alcohol, and marijuana, affect the way your body and mind work.
* Over-the-counter and prescription medication can also be harmful if they are misused or abused.
* Taking medicine prescribed for someone else can be dangerous to your health; it is also illegal.
* Inhalants are potent chemicals that can have serious, even deadly, consequences.
* Contrary to popular belief, using drugs can have a negative impact on a teen's social and academic life

*Includes CD Guide 
#14715/0433   30 minutes 2012  $89.95  Grades 9 to 12 *Streaming available 
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Suicide deeply affects the lives of those who are left behind by the one who has died. With so much pain and sorrow it is difficult to know how to navigate these changes. This program offers encouragement and support to survivors who are both grieving the death of a loved one to suicide, and wondering why it happened at all. Advice from experts and family members who have walked this path combines with resources that teach friends how they can help. 
#14695/1710   50 minutes 2011  $99.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
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An ideal resource to help a teen dealing with grief featuring interviews with bereaved teens, because teens are most receptive to their peers. They speak from the heart, sharing candidly about their pain and healing. Divided into segments, the video covers topics such as surviving the first days, weeks, and months after the death, grieving the relationship lost, facing the future, and rebuilding your life. Gives insight not only to teenagers, but also parents, teachers, and counselors who want to know how to help bereaved youth. The accompanying resource guide provides information about the grief process, activities that can aid grief, and grief support organizations.

Alicia Sims Franklin, LCSW, is a grief management specialist and a bereaved sibling. Emerging as an internationally recognized authority on children and grief, Ms. Franklin has designed an award-winning self-help model for children's grief support programs. She has spoken worldwide on children and grief, providing training for professionals as well as parents, children and teenage support groups. 
#14694/1710   30 minutes 2006  $79.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

This profound video resource offers information to adults (parents, caregivers, professionals) on how to help children of all ages grieve with hope and heart. You will meet two experts: Khris Ford and Paula D'Arcy, whose personal experiences with death give them intimate knowledge and compassion. And you will meet others who are now in the process of helping their children through grief.

Topics covered include: Differences between how adults and children grieve; How a parent can grieve and still help a child to grieve; Three common feelings expressed by all grieving children; How to be authentic and tell children the truth about death.

Khris Ford is the Founder/Executive Director of My Healing Place, Austin TX's Center for Grief, Loss, and Trauma. She has spent nearly twenty years working with children and adults who have experienced a significant or traumatic loss. She holds a Master's degree in Counselor Education, is a Certified Grief and Trauma Specialist and School Consultant, and a trained spiritual director.

Paula D'Arcy is a trained psychotherapist who has spent many years ministering to those who grieve. She worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993. In 1975 she survived a drunk driving accident, which took the lives of her husband and young daughter. Today her work includes leading workshops and writing books, including When People Grieve: The Power of Love in the Midst of Pain.
 
#14692/1710   55 minutes 2009  $99.95 *Streaming available 
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A video for any parent who has experienced the death of a child and for those who aim to help someone who is grieving. Meet men and women who have suffered, who share their stories, and help to kindle hope for finding life again.

Topics include: Knowing you are not alone; Dealing with the loss of hopes and dreams; Grieving the death of a baby; The family's grief journey; Honoring and remembering your child.

Khris Ford is the Founder/Executive Director of My Healing Place in Austin, Texas. Khris has spent twenty years working with children and adults who have experienced a significant or traumatic loss. She holds a Master's degree in Counselor Education, is a Certified Grief and Trauma Specialist and School Consultant, and a trained spiritual director.

Paula D'Arcy is a psychotherapist and founder of the Red Bird Foundation. Paula survived a drunk driving accident in 1975, which took the lives of her husband and daughter. Today, her work includes leading workshops and writing books, including When People Grieve: The Power of Love in the Midst of Pain. 
#14691/1710   60 minutes 2011  $99.95 *Streaming available 
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Pregnancy amongst teenagers is still a significant problem in today’s society. Dealing with the responsibility of becoming a parent at a young age is one of the hardest tasks to take on. Many teenagers don't fully understand the large responsibility and full time commitment it takes to raise another human being, when they themselves still have a lot of growing up to do. It is vital that teenagers become educated about sexual responsibility, as well as ways to protect themselves from getting pregnant if they're sexually active.

Subjects covered include: Why do teenage girls get pregnant? Why don’t teenage girls want to get pregnant? What kind of help does a teenage mother need? Is a baby born to a teenage mother more at risk than a baby born to a grown woman? What are the consequences of teenage pregnancy? Teen responsibility, child support and costs of raising a child, Pregnant Teens - 2/3 drop out of school.

*Part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES - an unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers telling their real stories, in their own words. The series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information. A revolutionary Guidance series, Real Life Teens offers unprecedented access into the hidden teen world that’s insightful, fascinating and provocative. Told from the perspective of teens, with input from teachers and school personnel, our young subjects confront the trauma and drama of coping and surviving in today’s often confusing world. We all know that communicating with teens can be difficult - they often do not like to be talked to by "adults" - but they do listen to what their peer group is saying and thinking. This is the rationale behind Real Life Teens. Each program is designed to provoke thought and conversation amongst teens about topics many find unable to voice and to show students their particular issue is shared by many others. This ground-breaking series should be part of every school’s resources as well as Libraries, peer support groups, teen clubs, mental health and social service agencies and media resource centers. 
#14675/2003   18 minutes 2011  $89.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
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Many teens suffer emotional abuse from their peers, family and other trusted adults. Emotional abuse can be difficult to define as there may not be physical signs, however it is clear that this form of destructive behavior is based on power and control. Emotional abuse can affect a student’s self-esteem and greatly impair psychological development and social interaction. It can manifest itself in social withdrawal, severe anxiety, fearfulness, depression, physical complaints, substance abuse and the inability to feel and express emotions appropriately. Emotional abuse can occur when anger goes too far or when parents or teens in relationships constantly criticize and threaten resulting in damage to self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. In this program, teens discuss their experiences with emotional abuse, how they recognize it and the effect and consequences it has now and can have on teens throughout their lives. Interspersed with the teen discussions are valuable insights and guidance from clinical psychologist Dr Deborah Cooper.

Subjects Covered Include:
* What is emotional abuse?
* Types of emotional abuse
* What to do if you are being emotionally abused
* Why does emotional abuse happen?
* Behavioral indicators of emotional abuse
* How do you know if you or someone you love is being emotionally abused?
* Can emotional abuse lead to other dangerous behaviors in teens?
* Where to turn to for help

***Part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES - an unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers telling their real stories, in their own words. The series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information. 
#14673/2003   20 minutes 2009  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    


Sexually transmitted diseases (also known as STDs or STIs for "sexually transmitted infections") are infectious diseases that spread from person to person through intimate contact. STDs can affect guys and girls of all ages and backgrounds who are having sex. Unfortunately, STDs have become common among teens. Because teens are more at risk for getting some STDs, it's important to learn what they can do to protect themselves. As with many other diseases, prevention is key. This program explains: What are STDs?, Types of STDs?, How are STDs Spread?, Preventing and Treating STDs, Who Can Get HIV?, Hepatitis B how is it spread?

*This program is part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES - an unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers telling their real stories, in their own words. The series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information. A revolutionary guidance series, REAL LIFE TEENS offers unprecedented access into the hidden teen world that’s insightful, fascinating and provocative. Told from the perspective of teens, with input from teachers and school personnel, our young subjects confront the trauma and drama of coping and surviving in today’s often confusing world. We all know that communicating with teens can be difficult - they often do not like to be talked to by "adults" - but they do listen to what their peer group is saying and thinking. This is the rationale behind this series. Each program is designed to provoke thought and conversation amongst teens about topics many find unable to voice and to show students their particular issue is shared by many others. This ground-breaking series should be part of every school’s resources as well as Libraries, peer support groups, teen clubs, mental health and social service agencies and media resource centers.
 
#14671/2003   18 minutes 2011  $89.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
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"The video has great models for girls who have found the strength to accept themselves and act in their own best interest, sometimes in the face of very negative messages about who they should be and how they should act."
Bernice T. Humphrey, National Program Department, Girls Incorporated

Girls tell how friends, parents, or other caregivers helped them handle bullying, eating disorders, early sexual activity, and deep loss.

*Recommended for Grades 5 through 12, parents and other caregivers
*Includes downloadable Discussion Guide 
#14668/0680   20 minutes 2004  $99.95  Grades 5 to 12 *Streaming available 
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"Provides compelling first person accounts of the suffering associated with this life threatening illness (called) depression. At the same time, it inspires hope about the power of treatment. It is certain to educate adolescents, young adults, parents, other caregivers, and health care professionals about a serious illness that can and should be treated."
Paula K. Rauch, M.D. Director, Child Psychiatry Consultation Service to Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide. Three young adults, including professional basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw, describe living with depression, their thoughts of suicide, and their recovery. They tell how early diagnosis and treatment can transform and save lives.

*Includes downloadable Discussion Guide
*Recommended for grades 6 through college, parents, and other caregivers. 
#14667/0680   26 minutes 2007  $99.95  Grades 6 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

*FIRST PLACE: CAVE Media Festival; Bronze Plaque-Columbus International Film & Video Festival.
*RECOMMENDED: Booklist, School Library Journal, Caring Concepts, Bereavement Magazine
This highly reviewed video highlights 11 boys and girls ages 4 to 14, while they discuss grief experiences due to the death or chronic illness of a sibling or parent. The children talk about their experiences to offer hope, support and a sense of community to other children. 
#14638/0697   12 minutes 2008  $149.95  Grades 4 to Adult *Streaming available 
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"...A solid overview that offers healthy tips and advice for mother and baby, while also fostering food future habits for the whole family, this is recommended."
*** Three Stars! Video Librarian, March 2013

When women are pregnant or breastfeeding, they have special nutritional needs. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang explains the nutritional considerations for women and their new babies during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, including: nutrients and extra calories; foods to be avoided and food safety practices; favorite nutritious snacks and meals; advice from a real mom on navigating pregnancy.

*Includes PDF Teaching Materials
 
#14631/1290   25 minutes 2012  $99.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Becoming sexually active is a choice many teenagers make - one that should be made with solid understanding of the threats to their health and that of their partners. This program takes a detailed look at sexually transmitted infections, commonly known as STIs specifically focusing on the facts and myths, decisions and getting help, symptoms and consequences, and treatment and protection. Also discussed are the differences between STDs and STIs, and how you should deal with a STI should you contract one. Being aware and remaining vigilant to the threat of STIs can reduce the likelihood of suffering long term damage or passing the infection onto someone else. 
#14601/0545   20 minutes 2009  $99.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

Teens infected with HIV through unprotected intercourse discuss denial, condoms, postponing sex, and how alcohol affects decision-making.

*Available in Spanish.
*Recommended for Grades 5 through 12, parents, and other caregivers.
*Discussion Guide available on the DVD

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

"If you’re a teacher, a principal, a superintendent, this is a video you should get for your schools. You can save a lot of kids."
Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show

"This video is the best I’ve seen of the videos that most educators use to help adolescents perceive the very real threat of HIV infection for people their age. It is emotionally very powerful and compelling." Patricia Nichols, Supervisor Comprehensive Programs in Health/Early Childhood, Michigan Department of Education 
#14599/0680   20 minutes $99.95  Grades 5 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

Former Boston Red Sox All Star pitcher Curt Schilling talks about the disastrous consequences of anabolic steroid abuse.

Teen athlete Craig, his parents and sister describe their five-year "nightmare" resulting from his steroid use. Nate, a successful 18 year old athlete, explains how he builds strength naturally. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, answers FAQ. Recommended for grades 6 through college, parents and other caregivers.

* Discussion Guide available on the DVD

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

"An important resource for every school, community and family. It doesn’t preach but offers the truth about these dangerous drugs. Boys and girls will see the adverse effects steroids have on one's physical and mental health. Parents who view this program will want to talk honestly with their kids about steroids, and intervene when they sense trouble."
Dr. Roberto Olivardia, Clinical Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

"If you’re a head coach of a program, I hope you will take the time to show everybody in your program the DVD - from Varsity to JV to the freshmen team. If you have young assistant coaches, make sure you watch it together and talk about how to discuss the issue of steroids with your athletes. If we’re not willing to have the conversation, we’re not going to fix the problem."
Peter Roby, Athletic Director, Northeastern University 
#14594/0680   20 minutes 2006  $99.95  Grades 5 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

This much needed program addresses the issue of how healthcare professionals, including chaplains, doctors, and nurses, tell patients bad news. For many in the medical profession, the role of messenger is often not a part of their training.

Throughout this sensitive program, experienced medical professionals and their patients share valuable information about best techniques when Telling Bad News.

Topics discussed: learning compassion and empathy; where to tell bad news; how family members react to bad news; respecting the patients feelings and understanding the emotional impact; making certain the bad news is clearly understood; the Do’s and Don’ts of delivering bad news; the importance of eye contact, silence and attention; the "D" words, (death and dying); and dealing with anger, sadness, grief and pain. 
#14578/0697   25 minutes 2004  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    


*Recommended! School Library Journal

This young persons’ video explores how peer pressure leads Joey Fingerhead (finger puppet) to begin smoking even though he knows it is not good for him.

Billy the Bully and his gang tease Joey and try to convince him that smoking will help him look "cool". Even though Joey’s friend Wilbur and his teacher warn him about the dangers of smoking, Joey just wants to stop the teasing. But when Grandpa Fingerhead catches Joey practice smoking in the basement he is soon given something else to think about.

A wonderful resource for reaching young children with a message on the dangers of cigarette smoking and the impact of peer pressure from those around them.

Pre-K to Primary
 
#14548/0697   12 minutes 2009  $109.95 *Streaming available 
    

A follow-up to the video, A THOUSAND TOMORROWS: INTIMACY, SEXUALITY, AND ALZHEIMER'S, this title revisits one of the couples, Everett and Betty Jordan. Looks at the progression of changes Alzheimer's causes in their intimate relationship over a seven-year period. Central to the video is Everett's candid discussion of his feelings and decisions regarding his ongoing intimate relationship with Betty, and how he has coped.

*** Updated with a Bonus Feature...
IS IT THE RIGHT TIME? The Nursing Home Decision.
In this newly added feature, several of Everett and Betty's children come together to discuss the issue of how the decision to place Betty in a long-term care facility was made--and how it might have been handled better. Their frank and honest discussion sheds light on the importance of keeping family communication open around the timing of this very emotional and difficult decision. 
#14547/2010   22 minutes 2010  $139.95 *Streaming available 
    


Marla Handy has nothing to hide - anymore. She is a college teacher, a professional consultant and a happily married, resilient woman. But she was terribly mistreated as a child, sexually assaulted as a young adult, and haunted by chronic PTSD for decades. In an intimate conversation with trauma expert Frank Ochberg, MD, she explains how she manages her complex trauma and chronic PTSD symptoms.

This DVD introduces therapists, survivors and the general public to the topic of prolonged PTSD through comments and conversation of two individuals who are uniquely qualified to explain a complicated condition in clear, compelling terms.

Maria Handy is the author of NO COMFORT ZONE: Notes on living with PTSD.

Dr. Frank Ochberg is a psychiatrist and the former Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and a member of the team that wrote the medical definition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr Ochberg is a founding board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.


** **Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube
 
#14526/0755   54 minutes 2011  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    

*CHRIS AWARD - Columbus Int'l Film/Video Festival CINE Award

A powerful peer to peer video featuring eight young adults, ages 11 to 20, who discuss the sources, impact and aftermath of depression in their lives. These articulate adolescents describe the effects of depression on their feelings, actions, conversation and even their choice of clothing. Topics touched upon include: abuse, alcoholism, suicide, terminal illness, death, adoption and self-esteem.

An excellent resource for adolescents who struggle with depression and for the caregivers who work with them, this timely production provides unusual insight into common and unique factors that cause depression, creative and successful methods of coping, resolutions that offer hope about the condition and challenges that must be faced in an effort to return to one's perceived self.
 
#14511/0697   22 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    


As youngsters move towards, into, and through puberty many important changes will take place in their bodies. This variety of change once completed, will create their new and unique identity as adults. Learning to understand these physical changes as "normal" will greatly reduce angst and assuredly assist in the acceptance of self. A consistent and education-focused theme about puberty, normalcy, and acceptance.

Two 18-minute programs:

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PUBERTY - BOYS
Testosterone is the hormone that fuels the development in boys as they move into adulthood. Each boy will develop at his own pace. The reproductive elements of these changes are thoroughly discussed and detailed with the use of animations, cartoons, and live action. All the basics are covered. Boy's learn that no matter how they develop it's "normal".

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PUBERTY - GIRLS
For young girls the many changes that occur in their body will happen over a span of several years. Some of these changes can be seen on the outside but many of the changes will happen inside. This program explores all facets of physical and reproductive development of the female body. The focus is on normalcy and acceptance of self.
 
#14510/0697  2007  $319.95  Grades 5 to 8 *Streaming available 
    

*Telly Award Finalist

Although we may not personally recognize their faces, they are the faces of our neighbors, family, and friends. They come from all walks of life and all lifestyles, including our own. They are a picture of every ethnicity and culture, just like us. They share many of our same thoughts and perspectives, connecting with us. They are no longer they, but us.

Six faces believed they had very little in common. All six believed that AIDS was something they weren't concerned about. All six believed they knew who contracted AIDS. All six believed that AIDS happened to someone else. All six believed that AIDS happened somewhere else. All six were aware of the AIDS virus. All six believed they knew how AIDS was contracted. All six knew the consequences of risky behavior. And all six are HIV positive.

Today, the growing attitude towards AIDS is one of complacency. It's even more important to address the myth that this deadly disease is for someone else, somewhere else. Education is the key. A powerful and eye opening snapshot on "The Faces of AIDS".
 
#14508/0697   20 minutes 2010  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    


Young Sophia and her friend Victor colorfully introduce a series of familiar animals (bees, ants, ducks, bears, etc.), whose behavior and natural instincts provide life lessons to children for modeling their own behavior and habits. From the helpful benefits of good eating to proper hygiene and social behavior, the series suggests when we "learn from nature", we'll feel better!

There are 19 vignettes on 3 DVDs (12 minutes each). Examples of engaging vignettes include SHARING DUTIES (bees), WORKING TOGETHER (ants), STAYING SAFE (kangaroos), as smart behaviors for modeling one's own life.

DVD One - SHARING - affection, discoveries, duties, ideas, projects, self.
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DVD Two - RESPECTING - self, agreements, opinions, differences, space, others.
DVD Three - BEHAVING - alone, away, at school, outside, in a car, when eating
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#14507/0697   36 minutes 2009  $379.95  Grades K to 3 *Streaming available 
    

Use this interactive software to teach students about the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development that occurs in the first year of life. Software that's appealing and easy-to-use can reinforce key concepts and enable students of all levels to experience and engage at a pace that works for them.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Learn about an infant's nervous system, typical brain growth and innate reflexes.

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Study the different parts of the infant brain and the function of brain cells. Examine infant intelligence, memory, and the beginnings of communication.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Users learn how infants form attachment relationships and how emotional growth can be affected by personality and temperament.

*Compatible with Windows/PC



 
#14500/1120  2012  $269.95  Grades 7 to Adult 
    

Follow an infant's rapid physical development in the first year of life. See how a baby's brain develops and how infants fit into the sensorimotor stage of development. Parents and caregivers get tips for ways to foster the growth and development of young children.

 
#14499/1120   28 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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What is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity? Why do some schools have peanut-free zones? What is Celiac disease? Are some people sensitive to food dyes? Join in on a discussion of food issues with an allergy expert as well as real people who live with food sensitivities and life-threatening food allergies every day. Learn the steps you can take whether you have an allergy, work with food, or know someone with an allergy. A little knowledge can prevent some big problems.

*Includes Teaching Materials
 
#14497/1290   26 minutes 2012  $49.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
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Teach your students why SOFAS don't belong in the kitchen! Viewers learn what SOlid Fats and Added Sugars have in common, and why new nutritional guidelines say to avoid these calorie nightmares. But are other fats and sugars really any different? They are! This program explains the why, what, and how of it all.

*Includes Guide 
#14495/1120   20 minutes 2012  $139.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

This documentary is an examination of the concept of forgiveness from the perspective of several world religions, secular thinkers and intimate personal stories. These stories, interwoven with rituals of Judaism's Yom Kippur and the Christian Sacrament of Reconciliation, demonstrate forgiveness in a variety of human situations. We hear from individuals who have suffered deep personal wounds from intra-family betrayal, or individual acts of crime and violence, and are reminded of the wider cruelties of racial hatred and international hostility. It is through these extraordinary people who have found the power and the grace to truly forgive, that provide us with some of the guideposts to understanding the concept of forgiveness.
 
#14494/1333   60 minutes 2010  $179.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


In this educational animated video, learn how the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, commonly known as HIV, attacks the immune system and how HIV can only be transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal secretions and breast milk. The key to prevention is abstinence, but there are some precautions to take into consideration in order to prevent HIV infection.

*Also in Spanish


 
#14479/0167   13 minutes 2011  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    

A groundbreaking foray into the emotional, psychological, and financial aspects of aging, the first season of the PBS series Life (Part 2) was filled with inspiring and poignant moments. This program features many of those highlights, which convey not only a wealth of insights about aging but also wonderful examples of the freewheeling and original personalities making up our senior generation. Panelists include Carl Reiner, legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director; Dick Cavett, arguably the greatest talk show host in TV history; Rodney Rothman, a former writer for the David Letterman show; Marion Woodman, an internationally famous Jungian analyst; and Dr. Robert Kane, one of America's leading gerontologists.
 
#14476/1725   30 minutes 2011  $99.95 *CC 
    

Pizza, pasta, pancakes, papaya, and pie! What should you eat??? So many choices, but eating is more than just consuming delicious foods, it's essential. This Standard Deviants Teaching Systems series gets down to the fruits and nuts of the vitamins, minerals and water needed to make our bodies work. Teens will understand the importance of the choices they make to maintain a healthy, strong lifestyle and what makes up the perfect plate! This series consists of eight 26-minute programs:

1: INTRO: CELLS AND MACRONUTRIENTS - Provides the breakdown of the six main types of nutrients that a body needs to get fueled everyday.

2: WHAT YOUR BODY DOES WITH FOOD - Explains Digestion, Metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome, Sugar Overload and Processed Foods, Calories and Nutrients, Hunger, and Appetite.

3: THE FOOD SPECTRUM - Covers what foods do for you and your body. Topics covered: Grains, Fruits and Veggies, Nuts, Seeds, Beans, Fish, Poultry, Eggs and Red Meat, Dairy and Calcium, Sugar, Salt, Oil and Alcohol, and Food Geometry.

4: MICRONUTRIENTS: VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND WATER - Without micronutrients, you wouldn't be able to access the energy the macronutrients provide.

5: PREVENTING NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS - Topics covered: What Are Nutritional Disorders, Exploring Nutritional Disorders, Exercise, Weight Management, and Weight Loss.

6: EATING IN CONTEXT - Humans come in all shapes and sizes. Students will deep dive into the factors that determine body composition, body type and our reactions to foods.

7: WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM? Students will gain an understanding of what it means for a food to be organic and discusses fresh, local foods and their alternatives.

8: THE SAVVY EATER - Discusses practical tips for being an informed and savvy consumer in the grocery store. Then delves into the harrowing world of food safety.

*Includes a CD-ROM with a Digital Workbook
 
#14465/1945  2011  $358.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Go into the kitchen with registered dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang as she shows two students how some of their favorite meals can be both nutritious and delicious by using the MyPlate guidelines. Key messages for each food group are explained while they apply the dietary guidelines to a variety of favorite foods, including favorite foods like tacos and pizza, breakfast and snacks.

The kitchen how-to segments are interspersed with interviews of real kids eating and talking about their favorite nutritious foods!

*Includes online Teaching Materials
 
#14449/1290   23 minutes 2012  $49.95  Grades 1 to 6 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Miami Airport, December 7, 2005: a jet passenger begins yelling about a bomb threat and bolts for the door. Refusing to comply with two U.S. marshals, he is eventually shot to death. The cause of his outburst - bipolar disorder, not terrorism - comes to light soon after, proffering another tragic example of how volatile and misunderstood the disease is. This program examines the lives of people who have struggled for decades with bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression. Through case studies and discussions of recent research, the film shows how each patient has overcome the grip of debilitating despair and hyperactive euphoria, and how advances in psychology and neuroscience are helping such individuals lead better, more productive lives.
 
#14448/0635   45 minutes 2010  $169.95 
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Are you stressed out? The students at Martindale High School are. They don't like feeling tense and they don't know what to do about it. But help is coming and you're invited to go along. Learn exactly what stress is and discover that there is both bad stress and good stress. Not everyone experiences stress the same way. You'll understand the many symptoms of stress. Then you'll uncover all kinds of strategies to keep stress levels in balance. When you know what stress is, what the symptoms are and how proven strategies can work, you'll be able to handle whatever life brings you!

Chapters
1. Entire Video
2. Stress Definition
3. Stress Symptoms
4. Stress Strategies
5. Video Activity

*Includes Teaching Materials online
 
#14444/1290   26 minutes 2011  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
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This animated video explains what allergies are, how they affect the respiratory system and what you can do to prevent or control an allergy attack. Also explains how the allergies that affect the respiratory system can also trigger asthma and rhinitis symptoms. Allergies can affect anyone and are most commonly found in children and individuals with family history of allergies.

*Also in Spanish

 
#14429/0167   16 minutes 2011  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    


This educational animated video teaches youth and general audiences the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options of breast cancer with emphasis on the importance of early detection through self examination, where a step by step process is demonstrated. Learning the process at a young age enables each person to know what is normal for their body so that abnormalities can be instantly recognized and if necessary, treated. Routine mammograms and physician visits are just as important in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

*Also in Spanish


 
#14428/0167   19 minutes 2011  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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"Regulate your disturbing emotions (such as anger) before they regulate you." This series hosted by Daniel Goleman, Ph.d. teaches how to handle stress by learning how to be emotionally intelligent.

UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Learn three basic strategies for handling stress with emotional intelligence: Become aware of your emotions; Self-regulate your emotions; and, Recognize and empathize with the emotions in others.12 minutes

DEMONSTRATING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Learn the subtle art of reading facial expressions and understand how our emotions are passed from one person to another almost like the common cold. Learn how "feel good" chemicals in the brain help you sync up with others and encourage rapport. 18 minutes

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
As we all know, a certain amount of stress is essential to motivate us to get things done and make improvements. But knowing the right amount is one of the five keys! We also need to know how to control overly negative thinking (especially worry), how to recover quickly from an emotional episode, and how to handle disturbing emotions so we can get along better with others.15 minutes

*Each program comes with PowerPoint, Leader's Guide and Bonus Materials
 
#14414/0185  2011  $789.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
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First, call 911. This program shows viewers how to respond to common medical emergencies while waiting for professional help to arrive. With demonstrations and commentary from an experienced paramedic throughout, each section describes trauma situations or symptoms of distress and the best way to address them. The video also includes relevant advice on topics such as giving yourself the Heimlich maneuver, using an epi-pen on someone having an allergic food reaction, performing CPR in tandem with a defibrillator, and what to do at the scene of a car accident. Sections include First Steps of First Aid, Heart Attacks, Strokes, Broken Bones and Cuts, Burns, Diabetic Emergencies, Seizures, Asthma Attacks and Anaphylactic Reaction, Choking, Drowning, and Head Injuries.

*Includes PDF Guide
 
#14400/0635   45 minutes 2011  $129.95 
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Weight loss can be a challenge for both sexes, perhaps even more so for women, given the differences between them and their male counterparts involving hormones, their body composition, dietary choices, and lifestyle. This program details what factors may affect an individual’s efforts to lose weight, what has been shown to work in current research, and how a woman can succeed in her efforts to control her weight, considering the challenges she faces.

Among the topics covered:
*Hormonal differences between men and women
*How hormones can affect weight loss in women
*Current research specific to women and weight loss
*Age-related changes in women that impact weight-control efforts
 
#14398/0463   29 minutes 2006  $69.95 
    

Many people are curious about what elite endurance athletes put on their plate or in their mouth during an event. This program takes lessons from the top athletes and discusses the science behind their nutrition-related tactics. Offers tools and advice that health/wellness professionals can share with their clients. Also discusses the science underlying diet strategies that are typically adhered to by endurance athletes and details evidence-based information and insights concerning how they fuel their workouts - all appropriate within the scope of practice.

AMONG TOPICS COVERED:
Value sports nutrition
Balance and moderation everyday
Stock my kitchen
Load the carbs
Energize with snacks
Never run on empty
Plan your nutrition
Don't underestimate hydration
Recover right
Use sports nutrition products
Nutrition gameplan
 
#14392/0463   87 minutes 2009  $69.95 
    

The number of individuals suffering from joint and immune system diseases that account for more than 100 arthritis conditions will grow from 46 to 67 million by the year 2030. This program provides an overview of those immune system-related conditions that are characterized by pain, deformity, and functional disabilities that can be positively impacted by physical activity. Also examines research findings for pre-surgery exercise strategies, as well as discusses the SilverSneakers outcomes survey for arthritis pain and functional activity.

Among the topics covered:
* The stuff that binds us together
* Exercise standards for older adults with chronic conditions
* Strength exercises
* Benefits of tailored exercises
* The benefits of using a ball are plentiful!
* Surgical replacements
* Exercise strategies
 
#14389/0463   91 minutes 2010  $69.95 
    

A salient feature of successful pediatric obesity is family involvement. This program provides an overview of the Wellness Fitness Awareness Nutrition (FAN) Program, which addresses the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity through observational learning and active play in a simulated home environment (The Healthy House). Also discusses how adapting concepts from social cognitive theory can enable healthy lifestyle choices to be modeled in a real-life setting, which may be translated into healthy behaviors in both the home and community.

Among the topics covered:
* Models of obesity
* Rethinking the model
* Wellness F.A.N.
* Looking ahead
* Decision making
* Cost/benefit of an exercise program
* Habits
* Contextual psychology
 
#14388/0463   65 minutes 2010  $69.95 
    

This program provides a basic introduction to the field of genetics and describes how health, physical activity, and fitness are all affected by genetic and non-genetic factors. Also discusses the fact that there are high, average, and low responders to exercise programs, diets, or medications. Furthermore, the DVD reviews the fact that genetic factors affect the speed and extent of these responses. Explains how genetic factors have more of an effect on fitness and less of an effect on physical-activity behavior. In addition, the DVD details how fitness and activity are both important and independent risk factors for health, but suggests that exercise programs should emphasize physical activity more than fitness.

Among the topics covered:
*General influence of genetic factors
*Do families have similar VO2 max and other phenotypes before training?
*Do families respond similarly to training?
*What is the relationship between initial values and the response to training?
*Are there non-genetic variables measured before training that differentiate between responders?
*Are there genetic variables that differentiate between responders and non-responders?
 
#14383/0463   44 minutes 2010  $69.95 
    

This program reviews the components of the immune system, including a definition of the basic cell types of the immune system that are important and a simple overview of their function. Also details the specific effect of stress, exercise, and lifestyle on the immune system and provides guidelines for incorporating exercise and healthy lifestyle practices into daily life.

Among the topics covered:

Cells of the immune system
How stress effects the immune system
How exercise effects the immune system
How lifestyle effects the immune system
Long-term health consequences

 
#14379/0463   24 minutes 2008  $69.95 
    

A lot of time, energy, and media coverage has been spent trying to figure out which high-profile athletes have or have not used steroids, and whether or not the users still belong in the record books. Lost in the shuffle is the story of the damage that steroids can cause, not just to celebrity sports stars but to everyday young people - including teenage girls, the fastest-growing demographic group of steroid users.

Hosted by ESPN.com reporter Tom Murray, this video brings hard facts, straight talk, and inconvenient truths to the problem of steroid use among male and female teenagers. It illustrates the biochemical basics of anabolic steroids and their synthetic relationship to testosterone; their general impact on the human anatomy and how they can be especially devastating in young people whose bodies aren't fully developed; and the specific medical risks of steroid use, both in the short-term and over an extended period.

The psychological risks, most notably suicidal depression, are also presented, in addition to the little-known fact that many over-the-counter diet supplements are spiked with anabolic steroids. Essential viewing for any health, guidance, or physical education program.

*Includes PDF Instructor's Guide

 
#14309/0635   25 minutes 2011  $99.95 *CC 
    

Putting a human face on one of the most complex and important self-neglect cases of our time, this program introduces us to Mary Northern - a 72 year old woman with gangrene in her lower legs, who refuses surgery, insisting her legs were just dirty. It documents her early life and accomplishments, lists the known facts of the case when first reported to Adult Protective Services, and provides a progression on the case and the subsequent interventions. Through the presentations of several expert panelists, the video delves into the tough issues of capacity and competence, and provides an informative look at the ethical, legal, social, financial, and mental health concerns involved in serving the best interests of vulnerable older adults.

The accompanying Teaching and Discussion Guide serves as a springboard to a multidisciplinary dialogue that addresses a myriad of preventive and applicable interventions possible in case of extreme self-neglect.
 
#14239/2010   99 minutes 2009  $159.95 *Streaming available 
    

Students at Geelong Grammar School are undergoing the first year of a new, and controversial, experiment in education. Positive Education, a program developed by psychologist Martin Seligman, is designed to help children cultivate ways of becoming happier, more resilient people. But can optimism be learned in the same way that reading, writing, and arithmetic can? This video captures the range of events and emotions that the Australian teens work through, including bullying and self-esteem issues, as they attempt to employ Positive Education techniques. Additional insights are provided by the teaching staff, who are also grappling with this new way of learning.

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#14238/0635   55 minutes 2010  $169.95 
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This ABC News program goes inside the homes of children living with severe mental illness, sharing the stories of three young girls whose schizophrenia commands them to harm themselves - or their younger siblings. Their parents' video diaries document the challenges, breakdowns, and frustrations that occur as they seek help for their children and relief for the rest of the family. Brutally honest and emotionally charged, Haywire sheds light on a disorder that is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood.
 
#14237/0635   41 minutes 2010  $169.95 
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Ahmad is a 24-year-old gay man who is comfortable with his sexual identity. Neil is a 55-year-old gay man hoping to overcome a lifetime of hiding who he really is. This program accompanies the two when they return home with the idea of coming out to family members. Though their lifestyles are different, Neil and Ahmad share the same fears and sensitivities as they consider the impact their news will have on loved ones. Ironically, Neil is the one who eventually reveals his sexuality; Ahmad cannot bear the pain he imagines he might inflict. Filmed with respect for the feelings of both the men and those they come out to, the video provides a candid glimpse into a long struggle for acceptance, and stands as encouragement to those in a similar place.
 
#14232/0635   45 minutes 2010  $169.95 
    

Taking care of an elder can be a rich and rewarding experience. What's needed is a good plan carried out with sensitivity. In an easy to absorb talk show format laced with dramatized, real-life scenarios, health care professionals walk caregivers through the process. This six program series helps families plan quality care with their dependent elders. Each emphasizes understanding and managing emotions during this difficult period of transition.

FIRST STEPS - suggests how caregivers can best raise the issue while avoiding bruised feelings. Special attention is paid to skirting the emotional land mines that can play havoc with family harmony. 30 minutes

FAMILY MEETING - features a re-enactment of a family meeting where a care plan is discussed and agreed upon by all involved parties. Tips include how to arrange such a meeting, who should attend, setting the agenda and putting the plan into action. 30 minutes

COPING WITH MEMORY LOSS - combines heart-rending documentary footage with revealing caregiver interviews. In actual home settings, this program covers all the emotional aspects of caring for parents or spouses suffering from various forms of memory loss. Caregivers range in age, gender and the type of relationships they have with their elders. Poignant moments abound as caregivers cope with mixed feelings of anger, remorse, guilt and sadness. 23 minutes

WINDOWS TO CHANGE - The time comes when nearly every older adult must face the fact that they can no longer cope alone at home. At a minimum, they need caregiver help. Change is required that can be wrenching to both elderly parent and adult child, whether the parent is able to remain home with assistance, move in with their child or to a senior care facility. The three segments in this documentary portray individuals who are successfully making this difficult life transition while confronting real lifestyle, legal and relationship issues. 27 minutes

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES - No man or woman is an island - especially when he or she is a senior. Whether they flourish or flounder can hinge on the support system that surrounds them - helping them remain physically, mentally and emotionally sharp. This program is chock-full of no-nonsense advice on how to build the personal and professional partnerships that enhance their quality of life while reducing dependence on the medical system. 21 minutes

AGING WITH GRACE - An uplifting and spirited conversation among articulate seniors on the impact of aging and their sense of who they are. The bottom line: you need never stop growing and learning as you age, despite the limitations and loss that accompany the process. An eye-opening video for older people and caregivers alike, sure to erase any doubt that you CAN grow old gracefully. 22 minutes

*The 22-Page Manuals present a breadth of information and social skills. Caregivers and elders can use the materials in their homes to learn more about how to cope with their issues, whether it means confronting the need for care, responding to health changes, deciding about changes in living situations, promoting healthy lifestyles.
 
#14230/1470  2008  $549.95 
    

In this insightful presentation, Maria Wheeler describes in detail what challenging behavior looks and sounds like - including meltdowns, anxiety and panic attacks, and inappropriate sexual behavior - and provides easy-to-understand, easy-to-use strategies. An excellent resource for parents, teachers, and other professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Maria Wheeler, M.Ed., has spent 22 years of her professional life in the fields of psychology and special education, with an emphasis on Neurobehavioural Disorders, Applied Behavior Analysis, and specific learning disabilities. Currently, Maria works as a consultant service various school districts, educational agencies, and families. 
#14217/0603   165 minutes 2008  $99.95 *Streaming available 
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At the Sacred Heart Palliative Care Centre in Sydney, Australia, a small group of health care professionals are devoting their careers to death. Sacred Heart's patients have all been diagnosed with a terminal illness - but instead of pursuing elusive cures and treatments, they have embraced the finality of their lives with guidance that contradicts much of conventional medicine. In this film, four of those patients have made another courageous decision. They have allowed cameras to accompany them on their last journeys, which focus on spending time with loved ones and receiving palliative care that maximizes dignity and comfort. Conversations with patients, doctors, nurses, and scholars praise the Sacred Heart environment, which replaces stress and false hope with what might be called empowerment.
 
#14210/0635   45 minutes 2010  $169.95 
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This multi-award-winning collection of eight three-to-six-minute micro-documentaries attempts to communicate the subjective experience of abnormal psychological states by blending edgy animation with narration by people who live each day with debilitating mental conditions. Impressionistic, abstract, and even surreal, these dark cinematic gems are designed to help eliminate misconceptions about mental illness by promoting viewer empathy. Compelling; insightful; honest.

*Micro-documentaries include:

DIMENSIONS (Schizophrenia)
Voices - sometimes benign, sometimes malevolent. Disordered thought and flights of fancy. Delusions both pleasant and unpleasant. Paranoia. This animated short film focuses on what it is to experience schizophrenia. "I was living outside consensus reality," says Chas. "The first voices I started hearing a lot of was my family.... Later on they were very persecutory. That wasn’t pleasant, and it wasn’t something I wanted to continue. I mean, the voices were very distressing, the impression is they were encouraging me to self-harm or commit suicide. They were getting pretty nasty."

THE LIGHTBULB THING (Bipolar Disorder)
This animated short film charts the emotional trajectory of Hannah, a college student who, after becoming more and more manic, falls without warning into a dark place without meaning, an inner world of depression where every day seems the same. "You wake up in the morning and you think, ‘God, not this day again!’ It feels like you have done it already." With the memory of euphoria fading from her mind, Hannah is left empty and despairing as the brightness within her - "the lightbulb thing" - goes out.

FISH ON A HOOK (Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks)
Mike has panic attacks associated with agoraphobia. He characterizes his condition as being like a fish wriggling on the end of a hook, and in this animated short film he describes what it’s like to deal with anxiety so debilitating that even a journey to the supermarket can be terrifying. "My heart beats louder and louder. As I walk," he says, "I feel my body is like jelly and I’m not at all sure-footed. I mean, I’m scared I might fall over. I’m now a prisoner who has moved out into a very hostile area."

OBSESSIVELY COMPULSIVE (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Could fleeting thoughts of Saddam Hussein cause an escalation of the Gulf War and plunge humankind into World War III? Steve honestly believed so, and this animated short film illustrates the rituals he performed to undo any harm his thoughts may have caused. "Ordinary day-to-day simple tasks" had to do in the absence of an intrusive thought," says Steve. "If I couldn’t do that, I had to repeat the behavior over and over again." Walking, reading, eating, drinking, even breathing - all had to be done without the imaginary taint of Saddam Hussein.

BECOMING INVISIBLE (Eating Disorders)
Feelings of utter aloneness. Violent nightmares for years on end. Suicidal wishes. And a carefully crafted mask to hide it all behind. Going beyond acts of binging and purging and food intake restriction, this animated short film explores the inner reality of eating disorders. "I did want to reduce myself in size, but it wasn’t to fit my clothes, it wasn’t to look good," says Nicole. "It was to disappear. It was to take up less space in the world" I wanted to become invisible."

OVER AND OVER (AND OVER) AGAIN (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
After checking every electrical outlet, every light switch, every window latch, every faucet in the house, Danny would be almost done with his daily morning routine. "And then I’d leave [for school] and I’d have to stand there for about - it could last about two hours - just checking the door." In this animated short film, Danny describes a life ruled by safety-related rituals and the number eight. "But there was another part of me, in my head, there was the normal me. I used to argue with myself, be like, ‘just stop!’ Sometimes you just can’t."

AN ALIEN IN THE PLAYGROUND (Asperger’s Syndrome)
Joshua has Asperger’s syndrome - a condition that makes him seem like an alien to his peers. "I think when I started primary school, I think then is when I first noticed that I was really different from everyone else," he says in this animated short film. Joshua’s inability to read the faces and body language of others, and the torments associated with that inability, were unceasing: "I was having nightmares night after night about school and about being bullied, and the sad thing is that what was happening in my nightmares was what was going on in real life, so I couldn’t even have any escape in my dreams."

MY BLOOD IS MY TEARS (Self-Harm)
Abbie, Louise, and Nicole have burned themselves with heated metal and cigarettes, stabbed needles into their skin, punched walls, slammed doors on their arms, and thrown themselves down staircases. This animated short film examines self-harm: the impulses that prompt it and the temporary relief from emotional pain that physical pain seemingly provides."People cry; I can’t cry. My blood is my tears because I can’t cry - there’s no way for me to show emotion that isn’t self-harm, and I wish there was." 
#14209/0635   37 minutes 2010  $149.95 
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Many think loss of vision is a normal part of aging. Think again. The number one cause of vision loss is actually a disease called macular degeneration. This program describes the disease and ways to assist prevention.

 
#14195/0145   28 minutes 2008  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    


These three 21-minute programs bring a practical, easy to understand approach to how children's brains learn best!

THE BRAIN: Developing Memory in Developing Brains
Discover how the basic workings of the brain influence our memory and how we learn and what can be done to encourage healthy brain development in children. Presents practical approaches parents and caregivers can do to promote learning. #13312
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THE BRAIN: Activity, Sleep and Boredom
Physical activity and quality sleep are both vital for healthy bodies, as well as healthy brains. In this program, a stoplight is used as a symbol to represent activity, boredom, and sleep as the importance of each in the brain's memory and learning are explored. #14098
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THE BRAIN: Pattern, Structure and Novelty
Our brains are wired to perceive patterns and structure in the world around us. Discover how to give young children the structure that they need to set up a strong foundation for learning, and how to add new activities and ideas in ways that nurture their hunger for learning. #14099
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Includes PDF Teaching Materials
 
#14190/1290  2011  $219.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Questionnaires and focus groups have long formed the bedrock of marketing studies, but a new, high-tech approach may soon make them obsolete. This program looks at the revolutionary science of neuromarketing, which avoids the gray areas of consumer uncertainty and instead targets the gray matter in which an individual's real and measurable decisions occur. Shot in an absorbing style that attends to both psychology and business issues, the film shows how neuroscience technologies can determine how the brain reacts to a specific product. The program also features commentary from several experts - Dr. Gemma Calvert, an Oxford-trained psychologist specializing in the commercial application of brain imaging methods; Dr. A. K. Pradeep, CEO of NeuroFocus; Olivier Oullier, associate professor of neuroscience at the University of Provence Aix-Marseille; and others. Contains mature themes and explicit imagery.
 
#14177/0635   53 minutes 2009  $169.95 
    

As many non-Western cultures have always known, music affects human development from the womb to the grave - in fact, it may even have specific health benefits. This documentary examines the role music plays in shaping our brains and improving our well-being. Starting with the effect of musical vibrations on premature infants in neonatal intensive care, the film moves on to study the role of music in enhancing childhood learning, the rewards of music therapy in hospitals, and the ways in which music can help the elderly. Expert commentators include Dr. Isabelle Peretz, a specialist in music cognition, and Dr. John Sloboda, a pioneer in the field of music psychology.
 
#14176/0635   56 minutes 2009  $169.95 
    

Featuring a panel of renowned health/fitness professionals, this program reviews the key factors impacting what constitutes an appropriate scope of practice for trainers and any nutritional advice or information they might share with their clients. Provides an exceptional resource for trainers who want to better understand their professional boundaries concerning counseling clients in nutrition.

 
#14168/0463   99 minutes 2010  $69.95 
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Across the world a significant number of individuals, including many fitness professionals, are attempting to adhere to a plant-based diet in order to achieve the healthiest lifestyle possible. Some people, however, are struggling with ways to implement this goal, without disrupting or complicating their lives. This program details healthy recipes that can help make the lives of these individuals easier. Also explains how to add nutritional value by simplifying popular recipes and incorporating delicious substitutes for their favorite ingredients in most foods.

Topics Covered: nutrification; prioritizing foods; food groups; health-damaging foods; equipment for a healthy kitchen; constructing a meal; 'Ahhh!', the green smoothie; sample meals.
 
#14167/0463   81 minutes 2010  $69.95 
    

Bridget, 15, cannot go near her own parents because she fears they are somehow "contaminated". Rocco, 9, dissolves into tears whenever he tries to leave for school - consumed by anxiety over what could happen once he steps outside. Michelle, 13, spends hours in the shower. These children, along with about one million others, have OCD. This edition of Primetime tracks the treatment of Bridget, Rocco, and Michelle as they attempt to reclaim their lives and overcome the stigma associated with the disorder. Can they subdue a condition that consumes their every waking moment and utterly disrupts their families? Original ABC News broadcast title: Kids Battle Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
 
#14155/0635   38 minutes 2009  $149.95 *CC 
    

Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of science's major challenges in each of these programs. He will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery.

MAGIC AND THE BRAIN - Are the secrets behind the world's greatest magic tricks actually wired into the human brain? Eccentric magicians Penn and Teller and Las Vegas trickster Apollo Robbins team up with neuroscientists to reveal how our brains process visual information. Can you really believe your own eyes?

CAN MACHINES THINK LIKE US - Can we make a robot that really thinks, learns, and acts like us? Replicating the human brain is a lot tougher than it looks; the promise of walking, talking "androids" is still just a fantasy. But scientists are edging closer with machines like Watson, an IBM computer which proved overpowering in a first-of-its-kind challenge; taking on human contestants on the game show Jeopardy.

MAGNETIC MIND CONTROL- Obi-Wan Kenobi used it to get his droids past policing stormtroopers in Star Wars. The Communists used it to turn a captured soldier into an assassin in The Manchurian Candidate. But now the thrilling, terrifying prospect of controlling another's mind using invisible forces is stepping out of the movies and into the lab, as scientists "hack" into the human brain.

PROFILE: DAVID EAGLEMAN - How does the brain construct reality using the information it takes in? Neuroscientist David Eagleman is using a unique brand of "guerilla science" to study time perception - dropping people 100 feet into a net - and synesthesia, a bizarre crossing of the senses in the brain.

*Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired
*Subtitles in English (SDH)
 
#14137/1725   60 minutes 2011  $89.95 *CC 
    

This program reviews how integrated medical fitness has become a critical component to the new emerging healthcare delivery system. Looks at how this system has contributed to a decrease in the level of healthcare utilization and healthcare costs. Also details how the system has had a positive impact on both the level of nontraditional revenues and the number of new patients.

Among topics covered: Current status of healthcare; Changes already underway; What is a retail medical clinic? and What is the paradigm?


 
#14135/0463   51 minutes 2010  $69.95 
    

The four presentations from the Select Symposium at the 2010 ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) annual meeting on the impact of exercise and diet on brain function are offered on a single DVD disk. Featuring almost two hours of authoritative information and insights, including:
Introduction (Zsolt Radak); Central Fatigue and Thermoregulation (Romain Meeusen); Mechanisms for the Actions of Exercise and Diet on Cognitive Abilities (Fernando Gomez-Pinilla); and, Free Radicals as Modulators of Brain Function (Zsolt Radak).
 
#14134/0463   109 minutes 2010  $129.95 
    

This program presents information on factors to consider when prescribing exercise. Also describes the general principles of training, and explains why although the same principles apply to everyone, how and why they can be modified for a specific person. Outlines the basic components of a training program and details how these change as a person's needs, goals, and fitness level vary over time.

Among the topics covered: Basic components of exercise programs; Controlling intensity; Results to be expected from a regular exercise program; Ease of prescription.
 
#14133/0463   64 minutes 2010  $69.95 
    

This program explores and defines options that can enhance the level of health and general well-being of kids. In lieu of the fact that childhood obesity and morbidity have reached almost epidemic proportions, the DVD looks at various lifestyle factors that impact kid's health and that must be addressed if the situation is to be reversed. In addition, features advice for both coaches and parents concerning the appropriate way to interact with children in an exercise or sports environment.

Among topics covered: steroids, alcohol, cigarettes, exercise vs diet, survey, research, team vs individual sports, stretching, age-appropriate activities, advice for coaches and parents, where else are kids lacking the opportunity to get physically fit.

 
#14132/0463   84 minutes 2010  $69.95 
    

Far too often, women who want to manage their weight are given weight-loss programs and advice by health/fitness and medical professionals that result in short-term success. In reality, a number of factors need to be considered when developing weight-loss programs that are designed to achieve long-term success, including goal-setting, priorities, family goals, age, lifestyle, medical history, and life stage (pre- or post-partum; menopause). This program explores differences in training programs for women vs. men and provides an overview of weight-loss programming involving a three-month goal setting regime that has been proven successful for women.

Among topics covered:
* The brain
* The heart and cardiovascular systems
* Emotional and behavioral factors
* Metabolism and weight loss
* Life stages
* Plan of action
 
#14129/0463   61 minutes 2010  $69.95 
    

One of the most disturbing facts is that although obesity is at an all-time high, 57 million people are dieting. How can we inspire and educate our clients to place value on their health and let the natural size follow? For too long diets have ruled women's (and men's) lives and created an unhealthy relationship with food. Learn how you can inspire your clients to hunger for health and gain a new respect for and relationship with food and their body.

Among topics covered:
* Who is the average weight-loss client?
* The major mistake
* The damage of diets
* The stigma of obesity
* What the obese population needs
* Change food relationships
* National weight control registry

 
#14128/0463   98 minutes 2010  $69.95 
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*Features Darren G. Candow, Ph.D., Mark Tarnopolsky, M.D., Ph.D., Philip D. Chilibeck, Ph.D., A. Russell Tupling, Ph.D.
Four presentations from the Select Symposium at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting address the impact of selected exercise training regimens and targeted supplementation efforts on older adults. Featuring two hours of authoritative information and insights, including:
* Introduction (Darren G. Candow)
* Resistance Exercise Training in Older Adults: Potential Role for Creating Supplementation, 2010 (Mark Tarnopolsky)
* Effect of Exercise Training Combined With Soy Isoflavone Supplementation on Bone in Postmenopausal Women (Philip D. Chilibeck)
* Inherent Compensatory Adaptations in Aging Skeletal Muscle and the Effects of Chronic Endurance Exercise Training (A. Russell Tupling)


 
#14127/0463   120 minutes 2010  $129.95 
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This is a series of compassionate, humorous and provocative training for service providers or undergraduate college level instruction providing skills and education on some of the most important concepts of community inclusion. Developed and presented by Dr. Thomas Pomeranz a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field of services for people with disabilities.

There are seven 50-minute volumes in the series (also available separately):

Volume One
THE SKILLS OF COURTESY
Founded in the maxim "an institution is not a place; it is a state of mind." Tom explains that individuals who have few valued relationships and few things of value are living an "institutional life." It introduces the concept of "disabilityism" explaining how one's behavior may unwittingly cause one to behave in a discriminatory manner. Tom discusses a variety of tools - "skills of courtesy" that may be exercised to support others in improving the quality of their lives.

Volume Two
AGE APPROPRIATENESS
Dr. Pomeranz decisively dispels the myth "they are children in adult bodies." The implications of developmental age and mental age are thoroughly explored. Introduces a variety of age-appropriate training and leisure materials that are desired by individuals with developmental disabilities. Through the sharing of tales, attendees will increase their sensitivity to adults with developmental disabilities utilizing age-appropriate media and behaviors. Deviancy-competency hypothesis will be discussed as to its importance in encouraging adults with developmental disabilities to select age-appropriate items.

Volume Three
SUPPORTED ROUTINES
The maxim that "without a presence, there is no future" serves as the foundation for this session. Details how supports should be delivered to allow individuals with significant cognitive, physical and/or behavioral challenges to participate in all aspects of their life. The session provides participants with insight as to how our perceptions and expectations serve as barriers in providing support. The four supported routine outcomes (facilitating connections, maximizing independence, enhancing self-worth, and producing self-determination) are detailed and their life enhancing effects are reviewed. *Click here to VIEW CLIP

Volume Four
POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS
Dealing with anger and its consequences is one of the most difficult and important challenges we face in supporting people with developmental disabilities. This presentation is focused to provide "best practice approaches" which will assist in supporting others in diminishing the causes of anger. In this presentation Dr. Pomeranz assesses the medical/biological, psychological/psychiatric and environmental influences of socially inappropriate behavior. Emphasis is placed on proactive strategies to identify and respond to the unmet needs of the individual. Limitations of classical behavior management approaches are discussed. Through example and short story Tom makes it clear that "anger communicates unmet need".

Volume Five
UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
Heightens sensitivities to the impact of language in promoting respectful relationships. The evolution of slang references that devalue people in numerous examples of insensitive language are presented with the Universal Language alternative. Provides viewers with strategies to master Universal Languages as well as sensitively supporting others who struggle in using words of respect. It is the outcome of this session "that the words and language we use in talking about our friends - the words and language they use in talking about us", will serve as the standard in how we speak to and about people with disabilities - It's all in how you say it.

Volume Six
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Dr. Pomeranz focuses on the fundamental strategies of promoting independence and self-determination. The instructional strategies address: verbal prompting, training materials usage, physical queuing, physical prompting, backward chaining, graduated guidance, successive approximations, proximity control and environmental engineering. Provides attendees with intensive hands on experience of best practice technology for facilitating skill acquisition. Through demonstration and role-play, attendees will enhance their skills in training "direct support professionals" in effectively teaching individuals: daily living, vocational, leisure, social and community participation skills. The session also reinforces the precept that an essential responsibility of all support staff is to emancipate the individuals they support - from unnecessary dependence.

Volume Seven
TRANSITION: From Consumer to Producer
Staff will learn 'Best Practice' approaches in transitioning classic day program services to a "work" oriented service model. Dr. Pomeranz provides participants with the values and vision that drive the Day Program from activities of little meaning (beads and string) to a content of meaningful activities that engender dignity and respect. Staff will learn realistic and common sense approaches to significantly improve quality of services, as well how to incorporate the objectives of the Individual Support Plan into the context of a work focused program.
 
#14095/1615  2005  $449.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 
    


Fabulous visuals cover stages of child development including physical, intellectual and social. Come along with a group of teens who tour a child care center because they want to start a babysitting business and need to know more about what children can do at certain ages. Observe infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and kindergartners as they explore their environment.

*Includes Teaching Materials
*Closed Captioned
 
#14094/1290   15 minutes 2005  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

A compelling documentary chronicling a year in the life of two adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Seven years after documenting their lives as children with ADD/ADHD, for her film, ODD KID OUT, O'Donnell turns the lens back to document their growth into young adults. The film experiences a powerful twist, taking the filmmaker by surprise.

*Closed Captioned
 
#14093/1615   58 minutes 2009  $279.95 *CC 
    

A special offer - buy all eight videos in the series and save!!!

BEAUTY MARK: Body Image and the Race for Perfection - This courageous, deeply personal film examines American culture's unhealthy fixation on thinness, beauty, and physical perfection.

BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs - This film pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain.

DEADYL PERSUASION: The Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco - Illustrating her analysis with current advertising examples, Jean Kilbourne presents a compelling argument that the manipulative marketing strategies used by the alcohol and tobacco industries are driven by a clear and deep understanding of the psychology of anxiety and addiction.

SLIM HOPES: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness - This popular video featuring Jean Kilbourne offers a comprehensive analysis of how bodies and food are depicted in advertising, and the devastating effects those images can have on girls' and women's health.

SPIN THE BOTTLE: Sex, Lies & Alcohol - Award-winning media critics Jackson Katz and Jean Kilbourne decode the glamorized stories media tell about alcohol, and contrast them with the often disturbing and dangerous ways that alcohol consumption affects the lives of real young men and women.

RECOVERING BODIES: Overcoming Eating Disorders - Eating disorders are a serious, but often misunderstood, public health concern. Through the first-hand stories and testimonies of seven college students - five women and two men - and the commentary of professionals, this program reveals the wide range of social pressures that can lead to disordered eating, and its psychological and physical symptoms.

RED MOON: Menstruation, Culture and the Politics of Gender - With humor and refreshing candor, Red Moon provides a fascinating, often ironic, take on the absurd and frequently dangerous cultural stigmas and superstitions surrounding women's menstruation.

REVIVING OPHELIA: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls - This illustrated interview brings together ideas from Pipher's book and her clinical practice in a highly accessible format that examines the challenges facing teenage girls and the role media and popular culture play in shaping their identities.

***ASK ABOUT SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING FOR SCHOOL BOARDS, HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS, etc ***
 
#14090/0685  VARIOUS  $1,469.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

In an age of fad diets, ultra-processed foods, body image issues, and rampant obesity, clichés like "You are what you eat" just aren't enough to educate teens about smart eating. This five-part series explores food-related issues with the energy, complexity, and engagement needed to reach today's young adults. Using eye-catching animation sequences and commentary from nutritionists, dieticians, and trainers, the series conveys detailed, real-world knowledge about basic nutrition, weight management, physical fitness, eating disorders, and food safety.

The series includes five 25-minute programs:

BASIC NUTRITION
Most young people acknowledge the need for fuels that won’t harm the planet - but do they realize that also applies to fueling the body? This program guides students through the basic concepts of healthy eating and the principal nutrients that keep the human anatomy functioning properly. Outlining the properties and benefits of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals, the video explains the difference between macronutrients and micronutrients, illustrates the functions of monosaccharides and disaccharides, highlights the virtues of whole grains, pinpoints the dangers of dehydration and vitamin deficiency, and presents eye-catching animation and in-depth commentary from nutrition experts clarifying each topic.

NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
There’s no end to the number of "miracle" diets advertised on TV. Combat their influence with this video, which illustrates what’s really needed to reach and maintain a healthy weight - commitment, discipline, and attention to dietary details. Focusing on bad eating habits as the main factor in America’s obesity epidemic, the program also cites lack of exercise along with cultural and technological issues. Viewers learn about body mass index, or BMI; the risks of being overweight or obese; ways in which healthy eating and exercise help to prevent a range of diseases; and the benefits of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and proper hydration. Students will also gain an understanding of calorie intake and expenditure using a simple formula.

NUTRITION FOR SPORTS AND EXERCISE
A combination of exercise and smart eating will help anyone - from the varsity quarterback to the student who simply needs to fulfill gym requirements. It’s also important to recognize that good nutrition is the power source not just for physical activity, but also for mental acuity. This video shows young people how to make healthy eating a priority as they pursue sports and fitness. Viewers encounter the four main categories of physiological health - cardiovascular and respiratory fitness, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition - while learning how glucose, glycogen, ATP, and other compounds play a role in the body’s energy production, via aerobic and anaerobic metabolism. Students may be surprised to learn that the amounts of protein, fat, and carbohydrates needed by an athlete are roughly similar to what the average person requires - and that pricey supplements are no substitute for real food.

NUTRITION AND EATING DISORDERS
Whether they’re viewed from a behavioral standpoint or from a profound psychological perspective, one thing is clear - eating disorders stress the body’s systems and put individuals at increased risk for disease, infertility, organ failure, and death. This video pinpoints the dangers of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other eating disorders, exploring their possible causes as well as ways to overcome them. Showing how food consumption (or avoidance of it) is often the one thing that eating-disorder sufferers feel they can control, the program features dramatized case studies that enlighten viewers in a nonconfrontational way. With the aid of expert commentary, it also provides practical information on identifying signs of eating disorders in others and emphasizes the importance of persuading them to seek professional help.

FOOD SAFETY AND DISEASE PREVENTION
Despite the best efforts of experts and organizations, food-borne illness outbreaks still occur. This video examines the risks facing consumers while highlighting culinary and food-handling methods for addressing those risks. Illustrating the dangers of food-borne bacteria and gastrointestinal viruses, the program also assesses the safety of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics used in agriculture. Food-preparation advice encompasses washing hands carefully, separating raw meat from produce, and cooking food thoroughly; on the nutrition side, the program promotes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while suggesting an array of "superfoods". Viewers also learn about government agencies charged with ensuring food safety, including the FDA and the USDA, as well as those dealing with public health, such as the EPA and the CDC.

*Sub-titled
*Includes PDF Guides 
#14075/0635   125 minutes 2011  $469.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

This four part series details theories of child development, observation of infants, history and trends.

THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT I
Overview of the theory in action - including cognitive, pyschosexual, pyschosocial, behaviorist, social learning, and sociocultural theories of development. Theorists include: Piaget, Freud, Erickson, Gesell, Skinner, Vygotsky. 27 minutes, 1997

THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT II
Gain a deeper understanding of early theorists and the role they played in the history of education. Theorists include: Locke, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, and Froebel. 17 minutes, 2007

OBSERVATION
Using the four areas of development: physical, cognitive, language and social-emotional, the viewer is guided through several sequences of naturalistic observation of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 29 minutes, 2004

HISTORY AND TRENDS
This program lays out the history of child development, from early philosophies, to changing beliefs about human nature, with a look at the nature-nurture question. 28 minutes 1997 
#14070/1120  2007  $359.95 *CC 
    

How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you're confronted with the prospect of "pulling the plug," do you know how you'll respond? Unfounded rumors of federal "death panels" grabbed headlines last summer, but the real decisions of how we die - the questions that most of us prefer to put off - are being made quietly behind closed doors, increasingly on the floors of our intensive care units.

In this video, FRONTLINE gains access to the ICU of one of New York's biggest hospitals to examine the complicated reality of today's modern, medicalized death. Here, we find doctors and nurses struggling to guide families through the maze of end-of-life choices they now confront: whether to pull feeding and breathing tubes, when to perform expensive surgeries and therapies or to call for hospice. Also offers an unusually intimate portrait of patients facing the prospect of dying in ways that they might never have wanted or imagined.

*Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired
*Subtitles in English (SDH)
 
#14064/1725   60 minutes 2010  $99.95 *CC 
    

We want all our kids to eat healthy...but how do you actually accomplish it? How do we get them to want to eat healthy? Studies show that life-long healthy eating habits start by having kids help prepare the food! Follow Nica and preschoolers in the kitchen as they have fun learning about nutrition through making healthy snacks. Features easy recipes, ways you can "be prepared", safety tips, and highlights easy jobs in the kitchen that teach preschoolers coordination, math, and a love of healthy food.

*Featuring a bonus track of preschoolers (and their moms) teaching finger plays in English and Spanish! Kids will love to watch it too!
*Suitable for all ages
*Includes PDF Teaching materials
*Close Captioned.
 
#14059/1290   20 minutes 2011  $79.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Five video segments offer food and nutrition lessons we can learn from food markets around the world that can be applied to our home-cooked meals. Contrasts packaged and processed foods with similar fresh items found at your local farmer's markets and supermarket, while offering tips for using fresh, tasty ingredients in quick-to-prepare, healthful meals. The segments are: Planning fresh meals; Seasoning with fresh herbs; Seasoning with spices; Selecting olive oil; and, Selecting the best fish.

*Includes Teaching materials

 
#14009/1290   20 minutes 2011  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Elementary students must understand at a young age the harmful effects drugs and alcohol have on their body. Presented as an early education drug prevention and health program, young viewers will understand the connection between respecting their body and how drug use can harm it.

Topics include how the body works, and the effects of medicines, nicotine, alcohol and marijuana on the body. Identifies the harm in taking medicine not prescribed by a trusted adult or doctor.

*Includes a CD-Rom with a Complete Lesson Plan as well as a Digital Workbook with activities, program summaries, discussion questions and further resources.

 
#14007/0433   13 minutes 2011  $79.95  Grades 3 to 5 *Streaming available 
    


As teenagers become sexually active, STDs become a major risk. Watch as high school students deal with having an STD. Real life scenarios present male and female points of view through the initial discovery, the subsequent fear and embarrassment, the doctor's check-up, and the sexual partner confrontation. Realistic STD prevention methods are presented, while differences between birth control and STD inhibitors are identified. Breaks stereotypes of the people who contract STDs, identifies the risk of STDs and provides the steps to deal with the contraction of an STD.

*Includes CD-Rom with a Complete Lesson Plan and a Digital Workbook with activities, program summaries, discussion questions and further resources
 
#13999/0433   28 minutes 2011  $79.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

*TELLY Award-Winner!

This series of five 30-minute programs teaches how a new life forms, what happens during pregnancy and childbirth, the impact of heredity, and the stages of newborn development.

Learn how an embryo forms, stages of fetal development, and how to create a healthy environment. Discover guidelines for healthy prenatal care, common prenatal tests, and the ins and outs of fertility. Explore approaches to childbirth, the three stages of labor, and what to consider for a birth plan. See how professionals assess newborns and follow the stages of physical, cognitive and social growth. Learn how genes are passed to offspring, how traits are determined and the effect of environmental factors on a child.

FROM CONCEPTION TO BABY
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into an embryo and follow the rapidly changing stages of fetal development. Students also examine the importance of prenatal care, nutrition and a healthy prenatal environment. 26 minutes
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PREGNANCY IN PROGRESS
For parents-to-be, the road from conception to birth is one filled with endless questions, changes, and decisions. In this program, viewers learn the early signs of pregnancy and the host of changes women will experience during their 9 month adventure. We explain common prenatal tests and what they can reveal about a baby's development. Students discover possible causes of infertility in both women and men, a well as common treatment options. We also offer guidelines for healthy prenatal care and making important birth choices. 32 minutes
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UNDERSTANDING CHILDBIRTH
A lot happens between the onset of labor and the first moments of a new life. This program explores approaches to childbirth, including different methods and environments, as well as what to consider when creating a birth plan. Viewers learn about contractions, how to discern true labor from false labor, the three stages of labor, and the appropriate time to call a medical professional. See what to expect during a traditional delivery or a Cesarean section. 29 minutes
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NEWBORN DEVELOPMENT
Within the first few minutes of life, children start adapting to their new environment. In this program, we show how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn's health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and newborn. We then follow the many physical, cognitive, and social changes that newborns experience on their journey through early infancy. We also explain the crucial role of sleep and nutrition in fostering development and offer guidelines for parents to provide the best possible care for their newborn. 38 minutes
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HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Is it our DNA or our environment that makes us who we are? Learn about the structures and chemistry of DNA molecules. Students see how genes are passed from parents to offspring and how they determine the traits of an individual. Discover how environmental factors, inside or outside of the womb, can affect a child's health later in life. Viewers also learn about genetic disorders and how counseling and screening can provide health information before or during pregnancy. 39 minutes
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#13950/1120   164 minutes 2011  $629.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

This program follows three autistic children in one family: Scott (11 years old), Stephen and Katie Turner (10-year-old twins) over the course of two years. Each child was given a video camera to help explore their thoughts and feelings. This technique led to unique documentation of each child’s changing perspective on being autistic.

The two boys, Scott and Stephen, were diagnosed with Asperger’s. They reveal themselves to be highly communicative and very smart, however they struggle with social interaction and non- verbal communication. During the course of the film Stephen became increasingly uncomfortable about his autism. By contrast, Scott is humorous in his efforts to define himself.

Their sister fell on the lower end of the autism spectrum and is extremely routine-driven, prone to frequent tantrums and crying bouts. She communicated at the level of a two-and-a-half year old (at chronological age 9). In some ways however, she was the success story of the film, making huge progress with her communication and socialization skills.

The film is a captivating glimpse into three different faces of autism, and viewers can expect to have some of their preconceptions challenged.
 
#13942/0605   28 minutes 2008  $249.95 *Streaming available 
    

Singles don't like to cook for themselves and couples wonder how they can take advantage of savings that seem geared to larger families. This program will help both shop for, prepare and enjoy healthy meals and still save money.

 
#13927/1420   19 minutes 2010  $119.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

Produced by the Discovery Health Channel, this series is for parents seeking knowledge and information on preventative medicine or, when conventional therapies don't work, alternative choices for their children who may be suffering from common health issues. Leading health practitioners review the experiences of children who have benefited from complementary therapy, to the extent that the treatment has helped to cure or to relieve their condition.

There are ten 30-minute programs:

BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS
Dr. Brian McDonough, a specialist in Nutritional Medicine, guides us through this program on new discoveries regarding behavioral problems in children. He explains how in ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, symptoms include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Two cases are presented that demonstrate how sugar intake and vitamin deficiency can affect hyperactivity and behavioral problems. Complimentary therapies involving diet, kinesiology and developmental methods are presented that can help reduce or even replace Ritalin dependence in many cases.

ALLERGIES
Over the past 20 years allergies have increased dramatically, affecting a large number of school-age children. Dr. David Smallbone, M.D., guides us through this program that looks at health problems associated with allergies. Explores issues with lactose intolerance, immune system problems, asthma and eczema with complimentary therapies involving homeopathy and refelexology.

.ANXIETY AND FEAR
Avy Joseph, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, guides us through this program that looks at the most common psychological disorder in children and teens today, anxiety. Here we learn that anxiety and fear are feelings and emotions we may have in response to danger, either real or perceived, and that anxiety is a part of our natural development. When a child or teen feels anxiety or fear, what's happening is they are learning to expand their comfort zone, preparing for life later on. In cases of extreme or sustained anxiety, the brain can respond with dramatic physical reactions. Therapies proffered include the (Edward) Bach flower remedy system, acupuncture and hypnotherapy.

ASTHMA
Asthma Dr. John Briffa, a Nutritional physician and best selling author (Bodywise, Ultimate Health, and Natural Health for Kids), begins by discussing the impact of diet on asthma; also how an asthma patient's bronchial tubes constrict, making it difficult for the sufferer to breath out.
Alternative therapies such as yoga, Bowen therapy, Magnet and Electronic Gem Therapy, homeopathy and diets are explained.

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Paul Shattock, Director of Autism Research Unit at Sunderland University, guides us through this program on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Therapies described include diet, osteopathy and homeopathy.

BIRTH TRAUMA - Dr. Stuart Korth, a Pediatric Osteopath, explains that birth trauma is assessed with the Apgar score, which is an index of a child's alertness and color at birth. Examples cited are Cerebral Palsy, which can be caused at anytime by any assault on the brain that reduces its blood supply, and that symptoms may vary from mild to severe, distress during birth, that cause babies tension and possible trauma, as well as symptoms following premature birth. Various osteopathic therapies are described.

COUGHS AND COLDS
Dr. Gill Jenkins, M.D, explains how a cold is a viral infection of the nasal passages of the nose and throat, and how antibiotics don't work on colds and coughs. Complimentary therapies explained include homeopathic, traditional Chinese medicine, electro-acupuncture, and color-puncture therapy.

DYSLEXIA AND DYSPRAXIA
Educational Psychologist Patricia Rouse guides us through this program. We learn that Dyslexia is a learning disability, specifically in reading and spelling, while children with Dyspraxia have difficulty being in space, holding a pencil; also math skills and sport skills are affected. Cited are uses of educational kinesiology, Neuro Development Therapy, and Auditory Integration and Syntonics.

VACCINATIONS
Dr. Peter Mansfield, M.D., guides viewers through this program that examines the on-going debate, to vaccinate or not. He explains what vaccines are, what the pros and cons are, and that the idea of a vaccine is to imitate the disease in such a way that a child gets the protection without real-life exposure. But in some cases the vaccines actually causes the disease instead. Fortunately, antibiotics, and a Homeopathic remedy can help.

WEIGHT - Dr. Wynnie Chan, a Nutritionist and best selling author (Food and Diet Counter), guides us through this program that looks at weight and obesity. Health professionals are increasingly concerned about the problem of obesity, not only because of physical problems involved, but also for emotional problems as well. Naturopathy and proper nutrition information can outline healthier eating by limiting sugar and preservatives in the diet. And physical activity plays a major part as well.
 
#13865/0450  2009  $1,399.95 *Streaming available 
    

"I found this DVD to be a very easy guide to health while saving money. Provides practical suggestions on how to achieve the goal of eating healthy by making references such as eating fruits in season, how to recycle leftovers, etc. The information is broken down so we can see how to get the most from each food group. Some of these practices we already know but when coupled with saving money it really gets your attention!" Michelle Wisdom

This program reviews the basics of healthy nutrition and gives tips on how one can feed a family a healthy diet and save money in the process. Tips for meal planning, shopping and cooking are included.
 
#13837/1420   20 minutes 2010  $119.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

A powerful documentary about teen and young adult depression and suicide - penetrating, personal stories of despair and hope told by the young people themselves and their families.

Josh, age 20, tried to jump off a bridge over a highway. At 17, Haley swallowed 200 pills. And, at 22, Armekia cut herself repeatedly with a razor to relieve the pain.

The honesty and openness of these individuals bring us face to face with a mental illness that can result in the third-leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds.

*Includes Two DVDs - Disc 1: College/Adult Version, 52 minutes, Disc 2: Classroom Version, 33 minutes, Panel Discussion - Community Experts, 33 minutes, filmmaker's Comments, 3 minutes,

*Closed Captioned
*Includes Discussion Guide
 
#13824/1615  2009  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 
    

Our body does not function efficiently without the correct amounts of specific nutrients. Diet related diseases result from excessive quantities of some foods and their associated nutrients. Insufficient quantities of certain nutrients can also cause health related illness. This program explores the function of nutrients, the reason why we need to eat a balanced nutritional food intake and what health problems may result if we do not eat properly. 
#13768/0545   25 minutes 2009  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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This program examines the major body systems that are important during physical activity - the Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Nervous Systems - their parts, their functions and how they work. Also explores the contribution and interaction of each system when we exercise, and while we rest.
 
#13767/0545   25 minutes 2009  $149.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    


"This film ... should be mandatory viewing for every teen in the country."
Yvonne Abraham, The Boston Globe

In 2008, eighteen high school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts were accused of making a pact to become pregnant. The mainstream media perpetuated and sensationalized the story, with reporters flying in from as far away as Australia, the UK, and Brazil. The Gloucester 18 looks behind all the headlines and hype to tell the real stories of these girls, and in the process puts a human face on a startling statistic: that the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world. The filmmakers draw on interviews with the girls, their families, high school counselors, physicians, and media personalities to unpack what really happened, and explore the complicated emotional and practical challenges faced by teens on the brink of motherhood. An excellent resource for high school health classes, teen pregnancy prevention programs, and courses in psychology, adolescent development, public health, and education.

*PLEASE NOTE - there is a special price on this title for non-college, non-university customers
 
#13752/0685   67 minutes 2010  $199.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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For those who have never faced deep-rooted emotional or psychological problems, it can be difficult to see why maintaining mental health requires more than the capabilities of any one individual. While personal accountability remains an important step toward wellness, the complex demands of society do contribute to mental illness and create obstacles to healing. This program examines mental health at the personal level and in a social context. It discusses key processes for recovering and maintaining mental well-being; helpful information concerning depression and drug and alcohol abuse; and the importance of diet, exercise, meditation, social interaction, and community resources and structures.

*Viewable/printable educational resources are available online.
 
#13750/0545   28 minutes 2009  $139.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Getting children to eat can be a constant battle for some parents, while other parents may be restricting foods to thwart weight gain. In this program, child feeding expert Dr. Katja Rowell presents six segments that address many feeding issues that families with young children may be facing and offers practical solutions to make meals a pleasant experience for both parents and children.

Segment topics include:
- How to make family meals happen
- Helping picky eaters
- Family meals when you're eating out
- How to feed children labeled "overweight"
- How to feed children labeled "underweight"
- How to plan snacks
 
#13748/1290   24 minutes 2010  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Tap into the current trend of eating locally grown foods without the use of chemical pesticides or hormones! The basics of sustainable farming are explored through the eyes of three highly trained chefs who leave their big city jobs to carve out a place to grow fresh, healthy ingredients for their gourmet dishes. Discover how farm fresh food is grown, distributed and marketed as it travels from the farm to the table.

*Includes downloadable Teach materials
 
#13746/1290   20 minutes 2010  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    


The original OBESITY IN A BOTTLE identifies the link between rising obesity rates with the beverages we drink, talks about the calorie contribution of different popular drinks and about HFCS, caffeine, diet pop, importance of nutritious drinks (milk, 100% juice, and water) and limiting empty calories.

This all new OBESITY IN A BOTTLE II tackles how to pick healthy beverages (for specific situations) and what to look for on the labels, debunks some "health" claims, and really focuses more on sugar (where the original focuses more on total calories and fat).

*Includes downloadable Teaching materials

Empty calories from sugar and fat found in many favorite beverages are adding inches to waistlines and contributing to rising rates of chronic disease. View five informative video segments offering suggestions for healthy beverage selections featuring Susan Moores, RD.

Topics include:
- How to pick "good" drinks for kids
- Best beverages if you're watching your weight
- How to pick healthful beverages
- How to pick the right drink for sports and athletic performance
- Busting caffeine myths



 
#13744/1290   28 minutes 2010  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    


This documentary uncovers the timely story of Indian healthcare and the Indian Health Service, told from the Native American prospective. Chronicles the history of Indian healthcare from the early 1800's to President Obama's recent Healthcare Reform Act. Produced by Cherokee Nation Citizen Steven R. Heape, and directed by Chip Richie, this film is a must have resource for schools and libraries.
 
#13737/1830   82 minutes 2011  $219.95 *CC 
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In this series of small group discussions taped in a studio setting, three people with disabilities speak passionately from their own personal experiences of negative stereotyping, respect issues and psychosocial and physical aspects of sexuality for people with disabilities.

Viewers who use this series will:
*Increase their understanding of negative stereotypes for people with disabilities.
*Learn how to use proper and respectful language and terminology.
*Increase understanding of the psychosocial and physical aspects of sexuality for people with disabilities.

The four 30-minute programs are hosted by Robbin Miller, a licensed mental health counselor who has worked with persons with disabilities as an advocate and counselor since 1996.

HOW TO TALK TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BEING PC
Were you taught that "wheelchair-bound" was an acceptable term to call a person in a wheelchair? Joe Bellil, Mike Kennedy, and Sonya Perduta, three people with disabilities, will re-educate viewers and teach them proper terminology when interacting with persons with disabilities. They will also discuss the history behind these derogatory terms.

PERCEPTIONS, MYTHOLOGIES, AND STEREOTYPES
Society often perceives perceive people with disabilities as asexual and non-social. Is this really true? Sonia Perduta, Mike Kennedy and Joe Bellil will review various perceptions, mythologies, and stereotypes describing persons with disabilities and teach new ways of learning positive images of persons with disabilities.

SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY Part One - PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS
As a Registered Nurse and as a Certified Critical Care Nurse, Sonya Perduta draws from her personal experiences as well as those as a nurse to show how society perceives persons with disabilities as asexual and unattractive. She provides an excellent overview of sexual development and sexual expression with people with disabilities.

SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY Part Two - PHYSICAL ASPECTS
Sonya Perduta, RN, MS, CCRN, will teach viewers how persons with disabilities can engage in sexual encounters with their significant others. Ms. Perduta provides tasteful illustrations of how persons with disabilities can engage in sexual pleasure with their partners.


 
#13733/1410  2010  $329.95 *Streaming available 
    

Once a child takes their first steps, toddlerhood isn't far behind. As coordination improves, they excitedly explore just about everything. Using video of toddlers at home and in childcare centers, this program offers a look at the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of one- and two-year olds. Watch as language changes occur and they start to connect and communicate with others while managing their feelings. Parents and caregivers can learn pertinent vocabulary and practical guidance to foster development in the toddler years.
 
#13721/1120   36 minutes 2010  $129.95 *CC 
    

"Highly Recommended" Video Librarian
How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to situations that challenge their morals. Expert interviews help explain how and why children develop as they do as well as stress why fostering moral development is crucial. 
#13718/1120   34 minutes 2011  $109.95 *CC 
    

"This DVD has a clear, effective message that is delivered in a gentle way. The graphics comparing a normal child to a child affected by FASD are eye-opening. Having a foster parent speaking as an expert, rather than a doctor or other professional, is more palatable for young people - the message is non-judgmental and caring from someone who has a lot of direct experience with FASD children. It confirms that FASD is real without using a lot of statistics."
Sandy Nelson, MA, MAC, CAC III, Addictions Therapist

This concise program is an excellent way to start a dialogue about the harmful effects of alcohol during pregnancy. Most importantly, it will help you convey the motivational message that fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are 100 percent preventable. Created to capture the attention of teens and young adults - but appropriate for mature audiences as well - this program is impactful, positive, and prevention-oriented.

*Includes PDF Guide
*Also available in Spanish 
#13716/0905   10 minutes 2010  $99.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC 
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Autism is a rapidly growing developmental disorder that affects 1 out of 100 children in the United States. When parents are given the diagnosis that their child has autism, they often feel a sense of being lost or feel hopeless.

In this documentary, hope is restored. The primary purpose of this program is to serve as an educational tool to help parents seek those unanswered questions, find ways to network and to get involved. And, through meeting families who have overcome their fears, find hope.

Viewers will come into their lives, their homes, and see how they live day to day. See how they cope, how they search for the best therapies and medical attention they can find for their children. And, most of all, through the eyes of their children, see the hope.
 
#13712/2017   90 minutes 2010  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    

Each program in this exciting series follows the journey of a particular agricultural product as it is grown, harvested, processed, and then transported to its final destination at the market. Through the videos, students are taken "behind the scenes" of production and manufacturing, visiting farms, ranches and orchards as well as mills and factories.

The fifteen 10-minute programs are on three DVDs as follows:

Volume 1: DAIRY, HONEY, POULTRY & EGGS, SEAFOOD, WOOL

Volume 2: COTTON, FLOWERS, RICE & CORN, VEGETABLES, WHEAT

Volume 3: CHOCOLATE, FRUIT, LUMBER, NUTS, TROPICAL FRUITS

*Each volume or program can also be purchased separately

 
#13710/1733  2003  $449.95  Grades K to 4 *Streaming available 
    

"Highly Recommended. A brave and illuminating look at the mentally disturbed, which brings to light their humor, hope and passions."
Michael Ferris, Screenwriter (The Net; The Game; Terminator 3)

"Highly Recommended. A great teaching tool for Intro to Psychology students to build empathy and understanding." W. Psychological Assn.

"Highly Recommended. This documentary shows mental illness in a very personal way, allowing the viewer to see the person behind the illness." -WAMI Spotlight Review

"Highly Recommended. Lorian Elbert's two-year project finds "dignity" of schizophrenics and comes highly recommended." Capitol Hill Times

Mentally ill people are too often outcast in society, instead of receiving compassion that a physically ill person would normally receive. Mentally ill people, like all of us, need dignity, which is the underlying theme of this eye-opening and much heralded documentary. Focusing primarily on Schizophrenia, the producer, a professional photographer and artist, weaves interviews with residents and staff from two different homes for mentally ill people along with reflective photographs that offer profound insight into the disorder while striving to help change people's attitudes towards mental illness.

*See also DIGNITY 2: The Human Side of Mental Illness
 
#13696/0450   52 minutes 2009  $179.95 *Streaming available 
    


As teenagers develop into adults, it is natural for them to question their sexuality. This can be extremely painful for some young people. If they are attracted to someone of their own sex, they may be very anxious that people will discriminate against them. Any worries about gender identity, which may be present from an early age, become even more disturbing as children enter their teens.

Parents' support is vital for these young people, who are often lonely, isolated and afraid. But many parents who discover their children are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are shocked, confused and upset. Some react in the heat of the moment with grief, anger or even rejection. Later, they may deeply regret the damage caused to their family relationships.

This animated video shows six families, from a wide range of backgrounds, coming to terms with the developing sexual or gender identity of a son or daughter. It aims to help parents and others understand more about the issues facing their LGBT teenagers, and how best to help them. Also shows how family acceptance and support can make all the difference for young people who may be at risk of serious - even life-threatening - social or mental health problems.

*See also STRAIGHTLACED: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up!
 
#13666/1120   15 minutes 2008  $89.95 *CC 
    

"War is about one thing only: it's about killing. You either learn to kill somebody else or you get killed or wounded yourself." This film examines how soldiers grapple simultaneously with their duty and their own humanity as it tracks the perilous psychological journeys of four decorated combat veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War. A combination of frank interviews and battlefield footage, The Good Soldier addresses the initial reluctance to kill, the act of killing from a distance and hand-to-hand, incidences of combat zone atrocities, the experience of getting wounded, mixed feelings of relief and alienation upon returning stateside, post-tour substance abuse and mental trauma, efforts at closure, and involvement with veterans-for-peace movements. A sobering statement both about and against war.

*Contains graphic military-related violence and instances of harsh language.
 
#13654/0635   54 minutes 2009  $169.95 *CC 
    


Suicidal impulses, hyper-sexuality, recurring nightmares - these are only a few of the symptoms of bipolar disorder. But what is it like for families of bipolar children and teens? This documentary takes viewers inside five households ravaged by the illness, revealing painful dilemmas over medication, school, and family dynamics. Weary of her tantrums, Liv's parents have twice hospitalized her. Siblings Annie and Casey were a high-risk adoption and, sadly, Annie's sickness shows why. The mother of Jessica and Matt fears she'll outlive them, while Andrew requires intensive private tutoring and siblings Levi, Dana, and Asher all take meds with disturbing side effects. Experts in bipolar disorder are also featured. An HBO Production.

*See also BOY INTERRUPTED
 
#13652/0635   49 minutes 2009  $169.95 *CC 
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One out of three patients in addiction treatment has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Now more than ever, treatment professionals require reliable and effective resources to address the needs of patients with substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD is an easy-to-implement, evidence-based program for the integrated treatment of co-occurring substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders.

The curriculum - a brief six-module intervention with three optional modules - combines Mindful Relaxation, Flexible Thinking, and Patient Education to provide a safe, effective, and well-tolerated approach for patients healing from the impact of trauma in their lives.

The clinician's guide outlines the research and development of the intervention step-by-step instructions for each module solutions to common problems that arise when professionals use CBT to treat patients Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD - combined with the video A GUIDE FOR LIVING WITH PTSD: Perspectives for Professionals and Their Clients #13291 - offers a complete package for patients in recovery from PTSD and addiction. It is published under the Dartmouth PRC - Hazelden imprint, a unique collaboration between the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and the Hazelden Foundation that provides evidence-based resources for behavioral health.
 
#13633/0795  2010  $149.95 
    

This program focuses on how all of us learn about gender from an early age, and explores some of the ways in which gender-based roles, expectations and assumptions are changing.

*Part of the OUR FAMILIES, OURSELVES Series
 
#13632/0545   27 minutes 2007  $79.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Take the dread out of Mondays and show people how they can work better together within and between teams. Team building is about relationship building and this program shows how to do it. Challenge people to be more aware of what makes them tick and how their values and beliefs affect their outlook, attitude and behavior.

Concentrates on three characteristics of successful teams: ATTITUDE (11 minutes); BEHAVIOUR (18 minutes); and, HUMOUR (11 minutes). A spontaneous question and answer session with the studio audience on teamwork issues follows the main program as a separate session (22 minutes).

*Includes comprehensive Guide
 
#13612/0293   27 minutes $195 *Streaming available 
    

This hilarious program explores the relationship between stress and humour. Stress and humour go well together. A sense of humour allows us to see the lighter side of life's problems, especially those we cannot change.

As you laugh along with a studio audience, you'll discover for yourself the energizing and relaxing benefits of laughter. You'll learn where to find and use humour to develop a more playful disposition, boost your sense of humour and get other people laughing.

The program is filled with funny stories, practical ideas and props to bring more humour into your life. Can be used as a 'fun break' at home and at work for meetings, training sessions and team building.

*See the companion program LIVING WITH STRESS
 
#13611/0293   27 minutes $129.95 *Streaming available 
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A positive attitude is too important to be left to chance. That's because everything you do can be easier and more enjoyable when you're in a good mood. Being in a good mood can improve relationships, enhance learning, make hard work easier, prevent accidents and reduce stress. There is also a strong connection between positive emotions and good health.

STAYING POSITIVE is an exciting, energetic and entertaining feast of ideas for getting into a good mood and staying there. By watching this program, you'll be more aware of the times when you may be tempted to give in to negative emotions and what you can do to cut them off and choose more helpful alternatives.

There's a lot in this program, including:
How attitudes are transferred in the workplace.
Simple, yet effective strategies to lift your mood.
The price you pay for being in a bad mood.
How to use the power of your mind to see things differently.
The value of humour and laughter to relax and feel good.
Encouragement and ideas for surviving tough times.
How to boost your self confidence to feel good.
The importance of gratitude.

This program is a proven winner on its own, or to complement other DVDs and training programs. It can be watched in a single viewing or segmented.
 
#13609/0293   42 minutes $99.95 *Streaming available 
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We all know that students are more sedentary than ever - their idea of moving might involve going from the couch to the refrigerator and back. Part of the reason students aren't active enough is that they don't see activity as fun. With this multimedia package, they'll have loads of fun being active. This resource is packed with teacher-tested ideas that will help you increase activity in limited space such as hallways, classrooms, and utility rooms (or in the expanse of the great outdoors) and get your students active with limited equipment. A reference for elementary and middle school physical education, music, dance, and adapted physical education teachers. Also a reference for parents, recreation leaders, and home-schooling families.

Includes the following features:
*A teacher guide featuring 54 fun fitness activities, 32 moving-to-music activities, 14 choreographed line dances, tips on training leaders, and 9 keys to implementing a daily physical activity program
*A CD with 80 minutes of music for use with fitness station activities, aerobics, and 3- to 10-minute dance routines
*A DVD-ROM with over 90 minutes of video showing 14 dance routines with selected moves and breakdowns of routines. In addition, the DVD-ROM offers more than 230 reproducible activity cards in PDF format, which you can print and use in your classroom. On the DVD-ROM, you'll also find demonstrations of over 100 funky moves that you can put to any music to create your own activity routine, breakdowns of dance moves, and complete dances that you can follow.

Research has proven that short activity breaks can improve academic performance - make a positive difference in the lives of your students.
 
#13604/0860   30 minutes 2010  $69.95  Grades K to 6 *CC 
    


Offering children sufficient physical activity time is a challenge for every educator. But with HIP-HOP HEALTH, you can provide your students with physical activity and health concepts in ways that are fun and engaging! This DVD can be easily incorporated into a health unit. It offers six five-minute health raps that will get your students moving in the classroom or the gym. The format allows you to use each segment of physical activity as a short activity break or all the segments together as a full 30-minute workout without the worry of instruction time or equipment. The incorporated health raps offer a fun, engaging way to teach children about bones, muscles, nutrition, the cardiovascular system, and flexibility.

Co-created by educators Chris Wells and Kurtis Johnson, the DVD also offers lesson plans, the lyrics to the raps, and instructions and tips to help educators make the most of Hip-Hop Health. These great resources are available in PDF format and can be printed and shared with other educators. Recent research indicates that physical activity not only benefits children's health but also improves their ability to concentrate and enhances learning. HIP-HOP HEALTH will help you get your students moving, having a great time, and learning lifelong health concepts with upbeat and contemporary rhythms and music.

CONTENTS: Basic Anatomy; Bone Dance; Pump It Up; Healthy Lifestyle ; Wild Safari; Mission Nutrition; Fitness
Cardio; Super Flex; Hip-Hop Health extras ; Wild Safari group activity; Mission Nutrition group activity; Lesson plans
Lyrics; Instructions and tips; Credits
 
#13603/0860   30 minutes 2010  $49.95  Grades K to 5 *CC 
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When someone dies, life for those people close to them will never be the same. This series consists of three programs - one dealing with grief in the family, one for young children under the age of five and another for teenagers.

GRIEF IN THE FAMILY
Bereavement is particularly hard for families. At a time when children are in need of extra support, so are their parents. This program looks at the ways children and young people respond to grief and what the adults around them can do to help. Gives parents an insight into the process of grieving, its physical and emotional effects and the special needs of children and young people. Shows families from a wide range of backgrounds dealing with bereavement. It offers practical advice to parents who need to learn how to find support for themselves, while helping their children to express their feelings and handle confusing emotions. Stressing the importance of listening to children and answering their questions honestly, it encourages the development of communication and a supportive family environment. 14 minutes

NOT TOO YOUNG TO GRIEVE
When someone dies, children under five have feelings just as strong as those of older people. Although they are unable to communicate or understand fully what is happening, they will be deeply affected by the loss of a parent, sister or brother. At the same time, those looking after them are also likely to be suffering from grief and shock. This program looks at the ways very young children respond to grief and what the adults around them can do to help. It gives parents an insight into the child's grieving process, its physical and emotional effects and the various needs of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Offers practical advice to parents about ways of comforting and supporting a bereaved child who may be experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, guilt, sadness, regression, withdrawal or physical illness. Stressing the importance of talking honestly and simply to children about death, it encourages the development of communication and a supportive family. Designed for parents, care providers, nursery workers and all those working with families and bereaved children. It is suitable for viewing at home and also for use in parenting education, bereavement support, and professional and voluntary training. 15 minutes

TEENAGE GRIEF
Teenagers already have to cope with huge changes in themselves and their lives, and adjusting to the death of a close friend or family member at the same time may feel like too much for them to handle. For parents whose children are starting to look grown up and to behave independently, it can be difficult to know when they need to be left to deal with things on their own and when they need support. Teenagers often keep quiet about their intense feelings and they may become anxious or aggressive. This program contains six separate episodes about young people, from a wide range of backgrounds, facing different kinds of bereavement; Adam's grandmother is elderly and dies in the hospital; Emily's mother dies after a long illness; Nasreen's father has a sudden, fatal heart attack; Marcus sees his sister killed in a road accident; Laura loses a friend through suicide; Nathan's mother is murdered by her ex-boyfriend. 13 minutes
 
#13600/1120  $249.95 *CC 
    

"Highly Recommended! Veteran documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Sher deftly skewers American's obsession with cosmetic surgery. Her ability to poke fun at society at her own expense is, well, eye-opening. Highly recommended and sure to be popular."
Video Librarian

Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Breast Surgery, Breast Implants, Breast Lifts, Breast Reductions, Facial Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Face Lifts, Lip Implants, Rhinoplasty. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there are over eight million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed yearly in the United States alone. As more and more people feel motivated, entitled and even required to disguise their age, those who age naturally are becoming the exception rather than the norm. Producer Elizabeth Sher's search for answers in this program leads viewers through a history of the Baby Boomers and the parallel growth of cosmetic surgery. She interviews candid men and women who have been "nipped and tucked" as well as their doctors to find out positives, negatives and whys. At times, she finds herself checking the mirror and examining her own wrinkles and vanity. And the underlying questions remains: Can the promise of a younger look "fix" society's prejudice against old age?

*Special Price for Public Libraries and Individual Schools
 
#13574/0450   52 minutes 2009  $179.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Experience kitchen chemistry and the wonders of food science! Host Susan Turgeson and students demonstrate six fun and easy food science experiments and explain the science behind them. Also includes an interview with a food science professor and tour of a sensory evaluation lab.

Experiments include:
Hand Washing and Food Safety
Sensory Evaluation
Biochemistry of Milk: Mozzarella Cheese
Scientific Method: What Makes Popcorn Pop?
Emulsions: Mayonnaise
Fermentation: Root Beer

*Teaching materials are included
*Closed Captioned
 
#13544/1290   50 minutes 2010  $79.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Do you consider yourself a team player? A career in health science may be just for you! Quality patient care relies on health care teams whose members communicate and collaborate well with others. In this video, explore a variety of health science career options, with varying levels of education required, including: Pharmacy Technician, Home Health Aid, Pediatrician, Medical Administrative Support, Radiographer, Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant, and, Certified Nursing Assistant.

*Teaching materials are included
*Closed Captioned

 
#13543/1290   20 minutes 2010  $79.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

This program gives strategies to help viewers reduce stress and feel more in control.

Explains stress and how each person has a choice in how they respond to it. Demonstrates the mind-body connection and how your mood or the way you feel can lead to relaxation or stress. This fresh insight will challenge you to re-think habits of thought and action that may be creating stress in your life.

A special feature is the inclusion of a prescription for good health to better withstand stress, recover from it quicker and have more energy. This is a useful program for people in challenging situations when they need to rise above their circumstances.

The companion program to this title is STRESS AND HUMOUR. A sense of humour allows us to see the lighter side of life's problems, especially those we cannot change. As you laugh along with a studio audience, you'll discover for yourself the energizing and relaxing benefits of laughter.

You'll learn where to find and use humour to develop a more playful disposition, boost your own sense of humour and get other people laughing. The program is filled with funny stories, practical ideas and props to bring more humour into your life. The DVD can be used as a 'fun break' at home and at work for meetings, training sessions and team building.
 
#13503/0293   28 minutes 2005  $199.95 *Streaming available 
    

This program explores the psychological processes behind prejudice. It features Betsy Sparrow of Columbia University, who discusses such seminal research as Kenneth and Mamie Clark's 1947 experiment with children and dolls and the works of such figures as Bertrand and Mullainathan, Steel and Aronson, Shih, Eberhardt, Quattrone and Jones, Tajfel, Devine, McCrae, Correll, Siggal and Jones, and Rogers and Prentice-Dunn. The DVD introduces the Implicit Association Test (IAT) and discusses stereotypes, prejudice in employment and hiring, the stereotype threat, self-esteem and racial identity, racial identity and intellectual performance, in-group preference, and racial profiling.
 
#13498/0880   21 minutes 2008  $219.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Beginning with the contributions of Florence Nightingale, this program examines the evolution of nursing care into a profession. Covers the roles of nursing innovators and educators, the establishment of nursing schools and degrees, and the development of regulation and licensure and considers modern issues in nursing.

*Closed Captioned

*See also HISTORY OF NURSING: The Early Years
 
#13497/0880   36 minutes 2008  $219.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Examines the provision of healthcare and development of nursing across cultures from ancient times to the 19th century, looking at such helping roles as wet nurse and dry nurse. Discusses the nursing care provided by nuns and the military and considers the establishment of hospitals dedicated to the care of the sick.

*Closed Captioned

*See also HISTORY OF NURSING: The Development of a Profession
 
#13496/0880   35 minutes 2008  $219.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

"Recommended. There is no easy way to handle the grief one feels when someone dies unexpectedly. And there is no easy way to approach this topic. As in life, one tries one's best. This program tackles a difficult topic, the death of a young person, with a real-life approach. There is anger, frustration, pain and even awkwardness; emotions that everyone experiences. Two approaches are used to provide counseling: students speak in silhouette offering their feelings in an anonymous manner; also a guidance counselor offers sensitive advice as to how to handle one's grief." NATIONAL MEDIA

The sudden death of a friend or a family member can be a devastating experience; this is especially true when a younger person dies. And in a school setting, this can be a terribly difficult thing for young people to cope with. The purpose of this dramatic program is to help young people understand grief and learn how to deal with it. We see the reenactment of a true story; Dane Matthews was killed in automobile accident and his best friend, Todd Stewart, doesn't know how to deal with his death. Todd is hurt, angry and confused; also he doesn't know what to do or what to feel. Speaking with a counselor, he discovers these are all normal things to feel; also he is offered sensitive and constructive steps to help him cope with his loss. We get to witness some of Todd's memories with Dane; also, in silhouette, we hear from other students who discuss their feelings about the unexpected loss and how to deal with the grief of losing someone close. In the end, Todd and each student discovers that the best way to keep their friend's memory alive is by living their lives to the fullest of their potentials.
 
#13434/0450   30 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 
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"Highly Recommended. A clear and sensitive portrayal of Alzheimer's disease from a child's perspective." Della Frazier-Rios, Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter

Children need to understand Alzheimer's, as do adults. This touching story reveals how a little girl comes to understand and live with her grandfather who has Alzheimer's disease.
 
#13433/0450   10 minutes 2008  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

This compilation DVD gets to the emotional and ethical core of family caregiving - offers short video excerpts, (3 to 8-minutes each) that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving - from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity.

Each excerpt shows real families in the midst of dealing with real challenges. Handled with unprecedented candor, each chapter provides a trigger for further discussion of the topic. Each also provides a way to help others acknowledge and address the specific challenges involved in caring for a loved one. Chaptered for easy access to a specific topic, and can be incorporated into a Power-Point presentation. Chapters are:

1. A Couple Faces Alzheimer's
2. A Family Faces Alzheimer's: The Nursing Home Decision
3. Giving Up The Keys: Driving And Dementia
4. Complaints Of A Dutiful Daughter
5. The Struggle Over Independence
6. A Daughter's Anguish
7. Dying With Dignity At Home
 
#13427/2010   46 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

This new compilation DVD explores the life-enhancing impact of continued creativity and artistic expression--well into the later years! It uses brief excerpts that profile the creative process of older artists, introduces us to a 90-something actress who grabs life with both hands, and demonstrates how creative expression can even transcend dementia. The DVD also includes a section on the work of the late Doctor Gene Cohen, co-founder of the Creativity Discovery Corps, who was best known for championing the limitless potential of the aging brain.

There are six chapters: The Creative Process Knows No Age Limit; Creative Expressions: Three Older Artists; The Quilt Arts of Gee's Bend; Imagination Keeps My Energy Up: Actress Mimi Weddell; The Older Artist as Coach: Dancer Frederic Franklin; and, Imagination in the Moment: Dementia and Creativity.
 
#13426/2010   26 minutes 2009  $129.95 
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This two-part program presents a compassionate, yet realistic, portrait of the many issues faced by persons with dementia, (and their caregivers) when a decision has to be made about giving up driving.

Part One - Stories shows the real stories of five persons with dementia, and the impact that no longer being safe to drive makes on the autonomy and self-esteem of them as well as the effects on family relationships and life styles. The stories are four to eleven minutes long, and put a human face on how it feels to be told that you can no longer drive, and how it feels to be a caregiver in this emotionally-charged process.

Part Two - Related Issues includes helpful insights from healthcare and driving safety professionals on how Alzheimer's affects driving ability, how to initiate the conversation about driving cessation, transportation options, and what healthcare specialists can do to help facilitate the situation for both the person with dementia and the caregiver.

*An accompanying Viewer's Guide provides the ideal backdrop for discussion and perspective on how to address the personal and public safety concerns about driving and dementia.
 
#13425/2010   56 minutes 2010  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    


When filmmaker Diana Fabianova reached puberty, she found herself irremediably trapped in menstrual etiquette. She carefully hid the evidence from her father and brother first, and later on, from most of the other men in her life. And no matter how bad she felt, she pretended she was fine. The taboo far exceeded the scope of her family: it was all around her. Periods were a "girl thing." Periods were shameful. Periods were inappropriate for public discussion. End of the story? Not quite. Something in her was reluctant to accept and suffer in silence. Why did the sign of what all societies consider a blessing - women's ability to give birth - happen to be described with names and expressions like "the curse" (in England), the "English war debarquement" (in France), and "to be on the rags" (in the U.S.)?

With humor and refreshing candor, Fabianova's RED MOON provides a fascinating, often ironic, take on the absurd and frequently dangerous cultural stigmas and superstitions surrounding women's menstruation. As educational as it is liberating, the film functions as both a myth-busting overview of the realities of menstruation, and a piercing cultural analysis of the ways in which struggles over meaning and power have played out through history on the terrain of women's bodies. Ideal for use in women's studies and health courses, as well as classes in anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies.

*Also available in French
 
#13408/0685   53 minutes 2009  $249.95 *Streaming available 
    

"Highly Recommended. This is a real-life drama that addresses sadness and often depression that comes from losing a husband or wife. This story shows how the sharing and caring of others can provide healing powers."
National Media Review

This award-winning drama is one of those special stories where the healing power of love and caring help two people who share the common thread of having lost their spouse find a new kind of love. At first we see how Millie and Duncan deal individually with the loneliness and grief one can feel even years after having lost a spouse. But as the story unfolds, we learn how sharing helps them come to terms with their emotions, and in the end we see a story of new love is just beginning."

 
#13403/0450   30 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 
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*Finalist-CINDY Awards, Honorable Mention -Chris Awards, Bronze Award -Worldfest!

Sexual abuse of children can occur within the family, be it nuclear or extended, or with a friend of the family. This compelling documentary introduces viewers to ten women and two men, adult "survivors" of child sexual abuse, who relate how that experience has affected their lives. Each reveals the personal anguish, guilt and recrimination they have experienced; also we learn of the possible long-term ramifications of this often suppressed subject.

"Highly Recommended! From the opening interview that begins with a provocative statement by an adult victim of sexual abuse and throughout this documentary, the feelings and inner emotions of child incest victims are clearly articulated. The program intersperses interviews with abuse victims with those of counseling professionals. Includes both male and female victims, providing the viewer with a multi-dimensional look at the issue. The delivery of this information is efficient and presented in a most believable manner. Throughout the program, the director keeps the camera focused on the victims and on experienced professionals as they relate their experiences. The director uses minimal distracting elements, so that pure feelings, ideas and information are presented. The many on-camera interviews help unravel the huge impact of childhood sexual abuse. They talk of their adult addictions, difficulty with relationships and communication, as well as feelings of depression that have cloaked their everyday life. The impact of the interviews with the eight victims featured in this program is very powerful." EMRO Review
 
#13399/0450   52 minutes 2009  $159.95 *Streaming available 
    

What ultimately determines a person's gender? Is it chromosomes, hormones, genitals, or an innate sense of self? In this Telly Award-winning program, five transgendered individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 speak openly about what it has meant to them to be transgendered - their first experiences of gender confusion, life after coming out, family responses, and more. Advice for others who may be questioning their own gender is provided, and the process of sexual reassignment surgery is addressed.

*Contains clinically explicit language.
*The DVD also includes an expanded version of this program with graphic operating room footage of male-to-female and female-to-male SRS performed by Dr. Marci Bowers.
*A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online.
 
#13393/0405   40 minutes 2009  $169.95 
    


This program is for anyone diagnosed with a serious medical condition and provides practical information that explores what can be done today to improve the chances for a successful outcome. Patients, physicians, hospitals, and support groups will all benefit from this informative video.
 
#13389/0145   31 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

"This video shows how much people are affected by the loss of their pet. It shows how different people cope with grief."

In this remarkable program, you will meet several people just like you who are coping with the loss of a pet they love. You'll also hear special insight and advice from grief experts. This program will help you heal, honor your memories, and realize that you are not alone.
 
#13387/0145   30 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    


Schizophrenia generally does strike young people, rather than adults; but it doesn't usually appear in children before they reach their teens. But when it does, it's even more devastating than in an older child, and you need to get expert help immediately. In this program, you'll see what happened when one family's nine-year-old son began hearing voices, and having hallucinations - the classic signs of childhood-onset schizophrenia.
 
#13384/0145   26 minutes 2008  $149.95 *Streaming available 
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Enzymes are proteins which are manufactured by the human body during the process of protein synthesis. Enzymes are catalysts and drive every chemical reaction that takes place in the human body and enable our bodies to be built from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Enzymes are highly specific in their activity and form an enzyme-substrate complex speeding up processes as they lower the activation energy during a given reaction period. Through genetic engineering and by isolating specific enzymes, it has become possible to harness the power of enzymes. The isolation of the enzyme, polymerase, from Themus aquaticus has enormously facilitated the process of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) which enables researchers to produce millions of copies of a specific DNA sequence. Science has however; more recently made immense progress in the manufacturing of synthetic and therapeutic enzymes. *CC
 
#13368/0545   25 minutes 2009  $129.95  Grades 10 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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Originally thought to be situated at the "borderline" of psychosis, borderline personality disorder is a condition affecting emotion regulation. This program opens a window of understanding into the excruciating reality of life with BPD by examining the experiences of Rachael and Maria. "My plan was to be dead by 30", says Rachael. Hers is a rocky road that has included sexual abuse, self-harm, attempted suicide, and a period of institutionalization - but dialectical behavior therapy, a supportive mother, and a loving boyfriend have enabled her to stabilize and look forward to a happier future. Maria too struggled with BPD even as she fought to raise awareness of the illness, but at 53 she succumbed to anguish and despair and immolated herself. Two women, two outcomes, and one question repeatedly faced: should I live, should I die?
 
#13362/0405   52 minutes 2004  $169.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 
    

Effective sexuality education and sexual health education acknowledges the critical role of people's values, moral beliefs, cultural and religious background, sexuality and gender as does this series of four 30-minute programs.

SEXUALITY - Focuses on issues related to sexuality, identity and discrimination. Acknowledging and accepting the broad range of differences amongst students is vital in the recognition that young people are not a homogenous group. Effective sexuality education and sexual health education acknowledges the critical role of peoples' values, moral beliefs, cultural and religious background, sexuality and gender.

TRUST, RESPONSIBILITY AND NEGOTIATION IN RELATIONSHIPS
This program focuses on issues related to trust, responsibility and communication in relationships, including sexual partnerships. As in the two previous programs it is vital to acknowledge and accept the broad range of differences amongst people.

HEALTH, PROTECTION AND INFORMED DECISION-MAKING
This program is all about knowing more about sexual activity to help us make better informed decisions. It explores the emotional issues involved in commencing a sexual relationship, at ways sexual attraction is expressed, at preventing sexually transmitted infections, at various forms of contraception and also at some of the myths about sex that can confuse us. The program also discusses the fact that there are many alternatives to sexual intercourse that can enhance and develop a relationship.

THE IMPACT OF PARENTHOOD - Explores the options available to young women who are, or think they might be pregnant. Issues addressed in the program include: how pregnancy occurs, including common myths; early signs and how to confirm a pregnancy; options available; physiological and social impacts of pregnancy; the birth experience; at home with a small baby.
 
#13360/0545  2003  $389.95  Grades 10 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Sport and the media - is sport over-represented, or appropriately represented in the media? Does media heavy coverage of professional sport have a positive or negative influence on physical fitness/activity levels for the general population? What are the negative aspects of media and sport? Couch potatoes spending all their time watching millionaires with egos the size of their McMansions? How about the coverage of violence in male sports and the fact that female athletes are largely ignored? Billions are spent on professional sports through the media yet support for amateur sport is largely non-existent both financially and publicity-wise.
 
#13359/0545   21 minutes 2008  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

Although the culprit behind food poisoning is often invisible to the eye, food-borne illnesses represent a colossal health issue spanning a wide range of problems and solutions. This program explores the causes of food contamination, the symptoms and ailments it produces, and the methods for preventing it. Viewers are introduced to bacteria, viruses, fungi, molds, and yeasts that threaten unsuspecting consumers, as well as dangerous cooking temperature ranges, proper time frames for food disposal, and common incubation periods for several microbe strains. Food allergens and non-microbial sources of contamination, such as pesticides and industrial waste, are also studied.
 
#13354/0545   24 minutes 2008  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

With diabetes on the rise around the world - and with the type 2 strain afflicting up to 90 percent of the diabetic population - the need for greater awareness and working knowledge has also risen. This program was developed as a response to growing demand for diabetic nursing expertise in Australia. Topics include types, characteristics, and symptoms of type 2; monitoring blood glucose levels; obtaining a glucose level reading; managing glucose levels with diet; managing glucose levels with medications; and recognizing and managing adverse effects. This is a valuable learning resource for nursing students, clinical nurses, and support staff delivering hands-on care.
 
#13353/0545   32 minutes 2007  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering KILLING US SOFTLY series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes -- images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, "Killing Us Softly 4" stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.

*Includes viewable/printable Guide
*Includes Spanish Subtitles

*A special price is available for Schools, School Boards and all Non-Profit organizations (does not apply to Colleges and Universities).

 
#13338/0685   45 minutes 2010  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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This three-part series explores ways to improve social relationships, learn to cope with depression and anxiety and become more positive, resilient individuals. The series host, Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of "Stumbling on Happiness", Professor Daniel Gilbert, talks with experts about the latest science on what makes us "tick" and how we can find support for the emotional issues we all face.

Each program weaves the compelling personal stories of ordinary people and the latest scientific research, along with revealing comments from celebrities such as Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Richard Gere.

Professor Gilbert, whose research examines why people so often mispredict what will make them happy, says, "Science has revealed three important facts about happiness: You can't be happy alone; you can't be happy all the time; you can be happier than you are. Our three shows examine each of these three facts."

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND LOVERS - looks at the importance of relationships and why they are central to our emotional well-being. What are the cognitive and neurological processes underpinning our everyday interactions, and can they help us to understand why some relationships flourish and others fail?
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FACING OUR FEARS - looks at emotions that are commonly regarded as obstacles to happiness -- such as anger, fear, anxiety and despair. Why do we have these emotions and how can we best manage them? Our brains are designed for survival, and the negative emotions they create are vital to that mission. But those negative emotions can spiral out of control with debilitating effects.

RETHINKING HAPPINESS - explores happiness. It is so critical to our well-being and, yet, it remains such an elusive goal for many of us. What is it, why is it important and how can we attain more of it?

360 minutes on 3 discs
 
#13304/1725  2009  $129.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 
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Sometime during the close of the 20th century, free play vanished from the lives of children. Today, a riptide of structured, highly competitive activities fills their waking hours, heightened by parental ambition and anxiety. This program examines the world of scheduled play-dates and ultra-organized sports, searching out the causes and implications of the hyper-managed childhood. Interviews feature gung-ho, technology-armed parents; summer camp staff charged with documenting each child’s every move; and, most poignantly, children visibly stressed by their fast-forward lifestyles. Expert guests include Under Pressure author Carl Honoré and Psychology Today editor Hara Estroff Marano.
 
#13302/0545   46 minutes 2009  $169.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Three programs cover infant development in this comprehensive series:

INFANTS: Physical Development
Watch our cast of infants begin to explore their world and reach different milestones along the way. Learn how a baby's brain develops and what activities help stimulate healthy brain growth. Also learn the importance of proper nutrition and sleep in the first year. See how infants rely on their innate reflexes and how gross and fine motor skills emerge in typically developing children as well as those with challenging conditions. 29 minutes

INFANTS: Cognitive Development
Infants' brains are actively developing with everything they experience. Examine how newborns fit into the sensorimotor stage - tracing cognitive development from simple reflexes to beginnings of thought. Explore infant intelligence, information processing and memory. See the progression of infant communication from crying--to giggling--to euphoric babbling and their first words! Understand how language is learned and how caregivers can use infant-directed speech to foster cognitive development. 29 minutes

INFANTS: Social and Emotional Development
In the first year of life, infants express a range of emotions - from faces of distress to spontaneous laughter. Watch as they begin to distinguish the expressions of others and mimic them as well. Examine the different stages of emotional development, and learn how children form attachments with people. Observe how personality and temperament affect an infant's social and emotional growth and how caregivers handle various situations. 26 minutes

*Closed Captioned
 
#13265/1120  2010  $269.95  Grades 7 to Adult 
    

Attachment is the ability to form and maintain healthy relationships. Follow the journey of a baby's phases of attachment from birth to age two. Study founding theorists John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, and see examples of how parents and caregivers can foster healthy attachment relationships. Attentive, responsive, and loving care given by a baby's primary caregiver sets the foundation for a child's capacity to form these relationships throughout life.
 
#13262/1120   28 minutes 2010  $99.95 
    

According to insurance statistics, distracted drivers are responsible for almost 80 percent of all car crashes and 65 percent of near-collisions. This video helps students steer clear of the dangers resulting from driving while texting, talking on cell phones, eating, smoking, and other distractions. Forgoing the traditional host-and-interview format, the program uses conversations with teens and college students who share their thoughts on the subject while driving instructors and other educators explore safe driving methods. In addition, people with firsthand knowledge - such as emergency room personnel and car crash survivors - offer their cautionary advice. Viewable/printable discussion questions are available online.
 
#13258/0635   25 minutes 2010  $99.95 
    


Society tells us that beautiful women have it all. But beauty can be as much a curse as it is a blessing. In this sensitively filmed program, eight women labeld as beautiful - two pageant winners, an exotic dancer, a former pop musician, a college student, an assistant paralegal, a physician, and an entrepreneur - explore body image issues through their frank stories of how concepts and realities of physical beauty have molded their lives for both better and worse. Objectification, negative stereotyping, insecurity, and vulnerability are recurring themes, as are opportunity and preferential treatment. A study of skin-deep attractiveness, the video offers empowering insights into inner beauty as well.
 
#13244/0635   55 minutes 2008  $169.95 
    

This program explores the psychological phenomena of bystander intervention and the diffusion of responsibility. It examines the case of Kitty Genovese, who was brutally attacked and murdered in her Queens neighborhood while up to 38 witnesses failed to intervene. It reviews three key experiments performed by Latané and Darley: the Epileptic Seizure Study, the Smokey Room Study, and the Lady in Distress study. Betsy Sparrow of Columbia University outlines Latané and Daley's five-step process in the decision to help, Darley and Batson's Good Samaritan study, James Wilson's 1976 study, and Schwartz and Gottlieb's 1980 study.
 
#13196/0880   15 minutes 2008  $229.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Paul Smith, from FG Roberts Foods, has been developing gluten-free bread flour for almost ten years. With the help of Paul and a few of those people he works closely with, the program examines the characteristics and properties of gluten, the causes and symptoms of coeliac disease, the effect of bread ingredients on gluten and the challenge of producing and marketing gluten-free products.
 
#13179/0545   20 minutes 2000  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

No one enjoys getting a flu shot, but most people realize they need to. Vaccination, however, is not only vital for the individual but also for the well-being of friends, coworkers, and loved ones. This program corrects myths and misconceptions concerning influenza vaccines and explains who is most at risk for flu-related complications. Viewers learn about disease progression, courses of treatment, yearly genetic mutation of the virus, WHO surveillance team functions, vaccine shortages and production methods, and high-risk groups targeted for inoculations. Experts include Dr. Kathryn Edwards of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dr. Neil Silverman, UCLA School of Medicine. Two case studies are included.
 
#13131/0635   28 minutes 2008  $129.95 *CC 
    

Follows the journey of three families with special needs children (Down syndrome and Phelan-McDermid Syndrome). Through parents' insight and shared experiences, viewers gain an understanding of how families nurture and care for children with special needs. Discover the importance of structure and predictability in the home and how to incorporate other positive affect resiliency factors - all while ensuring a nurturing and loving environment for the family.

*Includes PDF Guide
*Closed Captioned
 
#13067/1120   48 minutes 2010  $149.95 *CC 
    

The "Just the Facts" Learning Series brings you the finest in educational programming and features fast-paced format that makes learning fun. This series of three 50-minute programs enhances viewers' understanding of the truly miraculous machine that is the human body.

THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
Examines the structure of our skeleton and the function of our muscles. Viewers learn how our bones provide the rigid support necessary to hold any position, while our joints give us the remarkable range of motion needed to run, dance, climb, or simply to walk, sit and bend. In addition, we discover how our muscles and associated tendons and ligaments are constructed to allow them to change shape functions, as well as how bone growth occurs. Also takes viewers on a tour of the most wondrous part of the skeleton, the skull and the amazing human hand one of the most versatile structures among all species and, our feet, ankles and knees are also constructed to perform multiple tasks and endure incredible stress over the course of a lifetime. With commentary from medical experts and specialists in sports medicine, offers viewers a unique perspective on the body system which allows us to walk, run, dance and move through life.

**Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Are you right- or left-handed? Do you remember your first day of school? What are you thinking right now? The answers to these questions go right to the "brains of the operation," the incredible nervous system of the human body. This program explores the brain, spinal cord, nerves and the trillions of neurons, or nerve cells, that make our bodies uniquely human. Experts in neuroscience help us understand why the human brain is a marvel of structure and function. Viewers learn about left brain and right brain activities, and the purpose and function of the cerebellum, cerebrum, cranial nerves and other parts of the brain. The program also examines the interaction of the spinal cord and nerve endings, as well as fascinating concepts like involuntary and voluntary brain activity and reflex and feedback functions. Viewers explore the five senses as well as the sixth sense - balance. Offers fascinating insight into how our brain gives us the ability to speak, reason, remember and engage in complex thought, as well as the capacity to feel compassion, sadness, anger, joy and love.

**Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube

MAJOR SYSTEMS AND ORGANS
The human body is a wondrously complex machine made of flesh, bone, muscles, organs, blood vessels and highly specialized systems that function together to sustain life. This fascinating program examines the incredible "machine," from simple cells, to DNA, the body's building blocks of life, to the major systems and organs. Using animation combined with live-action footage and commentary from medical specialists, this program illustrates how the major systems and organs function. Viewers learn how the reproductive system generates new life and how the stomach, intestines and other organs of the digestive system convert solid matter into the fuel of life. We also discover how the lungs and respiratory system take in oxygen that sustains life, and how the heart and circulatory system connect all body systems, providing a delivery system for the oxygen. In addition, the program explores the lymphatic, immune and other supporting systems. Finally, viewers explore the structure and functions of our skin, the body's largest organ, which protects us from the outside environment.
 
#13064/0433  2008  $129.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 
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Anger is often the most powerful emotion for teens - but it can reveal a deep assortment of underlying emotions. This program covers teen anger and why anger can be the tip of an emotional iceberg. Subjects covered include identifying anger; why anger can be destructive; common sources of anger in teens; how to let out anger; anger and home life; anger on campus; violence and anger; and expressing emotions in a positive way.

* A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online
 
#13048/2003   20 minutes 2002  $89.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

NOVA explores reproduction with a microscopic view of conception and development of a new human life.

The program:
? explains sexual and asexual reproduction.
? discusses the importance of the mating rituals of humans and other species, explaining the evolutionary benefits of sexual reproduction in creating variation and improving a species' survival rate.
? explores the function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in carrying human genetic information.
? describes the human reproductive systems.
? traces the journey of sperm from the time it enters the female body to when it fertilizes the egg.
? presents the earliest stages of development of the embryo, using time-lapse microphotography to show the divisions of cells.
? documents the development of the embryo into a fetus, highlighting the growth and formation of vital organs, body parts, and senses.
? concludes with the birth of a child.

*** NOTE - This program contains graphic images. Please preview the program to determine its appropriateness for your classroom.

*Closed Captioned
 
#13033/1725   60 minutes 2001  $89.95 *CC 
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Six lively teens show us why breakfast is the smart way to start your day, and how to eat smart by reading nutrition labels.

In short snappy scenes, the audience learns:
* How to balance protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates
* Why a balanced breakfast is important
* How to read the ingredients list on the nutrition label
* Why we should avoid sugar, corn syrup, enriched flour, and trans fats and choose whole grains instead.

A high level introduction to the food pyramid featuring breakfast foods is also included.

*Includes Teaching Materials
*Closed Captioned
 
#13014/1290   13 minutes 2009  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

What educators call the best birth video ever, is now even better! Includes the most current evidence-based information, all new footage, and an overall fresh look. As viewers follow the featured families from pregnancy through postpartum, they see a variety of labor experiences, including a natural birth, interventions, and an unplanned cesarean section.

*This package includes two DVDs!

Understanding Birth 2nd Edition includes a Free Express Version DVD designed to fit into time-crunched class schedules, Understanding Birth 2nd Edition Express condenses our full-length program and provides the most sought-after topics in less than an hour!

WHAT'S NEW IN UNDERSTANDING BIRTH - 2nd Edition?
*All new footage and families
*New animation that's more accurate, including the stages of labor, epidural procedure, and cesarean surgery
*More detailed breastfeeding information throughout and emphasis on skin-to-skin contact
*More information and emphasis on patient advocacy, including birth plans, questions to ask caregivers, and natural alternatives to interventions
*Fun "Partner Tips" appeal to dads and other support people
*Take Note segments help parents retain important information
*4D ultrasound images show parents fetal development
*A beautifully captured natural birth story
*Comes with a Facilitator Guide that provides discussion questions and information about the featured families

State-of-the-art computer animation is now even more lifelike! It surpasses charts and models. New animated segments on cesarean surgery and epidurals give parents an in-depth look, without the unsettling effects of live footage.

*The 8 topics birth educators and nurses request most - In one convenient program!

Chapter 1: UNDERSTANDING PREGNANCY
Fetal development, anatomy, emotions, discomforts, general and preterm labor warning signs, nutrition, hazards, exercise, and more.

Chapter 2: UNDERSTANDING LABOR
Signs of pre-labor, onset of labor, stages of labor with 3D animation and all new footage, emotional changes, skin-to-skin contact after birth, and more.

Chapter 3: CHRISTINA'S BIRTH
Viewers follow a couple that has an unmedicated vaginal birth to see how the stages of labor unfold in real life, learn natural coping techniques, and effective partner support.

Chapter 4: UNDERSTANDING COMFORT TECHNIQUES
Labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization and focal points, hydrotherapy, labor and pushing positions, back labor, and advice for partners.

Chapter 5: UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL PROCEDURES
Birth plans and questions to ask caregivers, induction, fetal monitoring, IV's, pain medication (includes new 3D animation of epidural placement), augmentation, second stage interventions, and natural alternatives for each intervention.

Chapter 6: UNDERSTANDING CESAREAN BIRTH
Follow one couple's story as they experience an unplanned cesarean, reasons for cesareans, and family-centered cesarean birth tips.

Chapter 7: UNDERSTANDING NEWBORNS
Newborn hospital procedures with an emphasis on skin-to-skin contact, first feeding, newborn appearance, and newborn's world (includes senses, behaviors, and safety issues).

Chapter 8: UNDERSTANDING POSTPARTUM
Hospital recovery (involution, lochia, perineum care, and rooming in), home recovery (baby blues, postpartum depression, and healthy habits), and breastfeeding (hunger signs, feeding frequency, effective latch, and getting support).

*Closed Captioned
*Also available in Spanish
 
#12974/0905  2009  $449.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC 
    

What better gift can parents give their unborn baby than the benefits of a healthy and happy pregnancy? This program offers expectant parents clear and comprehensive information in three key areas: good nutrition and safe exercise, healthy emotions, and natural techniques to reduce pregnancy discomforts. This series ensures that everyone gets off to a good start.

Volume 1: PRENATAL NUTRITION AND EXERCISE
Pregnancy is one of the times in a woman's life when it is most important for her to eat well and exercise regularly. This video illustrates the fundamentals of a healthy diet, explains the importance of seeking out individual nutrition advice, and encourages the practice of safe and consistent exercise during pregnancy. 20 minutes

Volume 2: PRENATAL EMOTIONS
Parents can be caught off-guard when hormones and the issues surrounding having a baby affect their lives. This program covers what to expect during each trimester and how to navigate through mood swings, anxieties, and joys. 14 minutes

Volume 3: PRENATAL DISCOMFORTS
This program illustrates common prenatal discomforts and ways to alleviate them. Viewers will gain a better understanding of body changes they can expect, warning signs they should be aware of, and proven methods of relief that are available to them. 15 minutes

*Closed Captioned
*Also in Spanish
 
#12970/0905  2007  $189.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC 
    

In a world of countless food choices and nutrition messages, it can be challenging to know what teens should and shouldn't eat. Viewers get the facts straight about breakfast, body image, portion size, physical activity, the importance of fruits and vegetables, beverages, significant nutrients, late night snacking, vegetarian diets, and acne in this fun and entertaining title.

*Includes Teaching Materials
*Closed captioned
 
#12951/1290   21 minutes 2009  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Observe toddlers as they develop in the following three programs:

TODDLERS: Physical Development
After about a year of life, when a child consistently, and independently, gets from point A to B on her own two feet, she's made the initial transition to toddler. Learn about the physical characteristics of toddlers, and how gross and fine motor skills are developed. Understand the milestones children achieve at this age by observing toddlers in learning centers and at home. Hear from the experts about nutrition, sleep, toilet training, and developmental differences among toddlers. 29 minutes

TODDLERS: Cognitive Development
Everyday a toddler's mind is filled with new information. Their vocabulary expands as they correctly name people and objects. They try out, and learn from, cause and effect experiments. Examine how brain cells are structured to connect and retain what a child learns. Explore theories of cognitive development and see the process toddlers go through as they learn language. Observe toddlers as they engage in activities that foster memory and the retrieval of information. 26 minutes

TODDLERS: Social and Emotional Development
From raging tantrums to fits of giggles, it's no secret that toddlers are skilled at expressing their emotions. One minute they anger a friend, the next they comfort the same child. Learn about the theory of the mind and how toddlers come to understand how their actions can affect others. Examine how gender and temperament play a role in development. Observe toddlers interacting with family and peers as they develop attachments and social bonds.

*Closed Captioned
 
#12935/1120  2009  $269.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

Dr. Nancy Snyderman provides clear, practical and scientifically proven advice that can lead to a happier and healthier life. She uses anecdotes, personal life stories and clinical science to help the audience discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being and provide the information they need to revitalize their bodies, maintain their longevity, manage their care, and possibly even save their lives!

*Closed Captioned 
#12929/1725   53 minutes 2009  $79.95 *CC 
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"Eat this, but don’t eat that! The messages about food and nutrition we hear can be confusing and are not always easy to discern the facts from fiction. Join host and two teens as they take a closer look at controversial nutrition topics to get the straight facts on food safety, organic foods, genetically engineered foods, food allergies, MSG, functional foods, dietary supplements, and more in this entertaining and enlightening video.

*Includes Teaching Materials
*Closed captioned
 
#12925/1290   22 minutes 2009  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Fast food often gets a bad rap. High amounts of saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, and calories, and a lack of fruits and vegetables make most fast food choices not the best in terms of nutrition. Join Rickey and Genevieve as they explore the world of fast food with fun and humor as they help viewers learn how to make the healthiest choices when eating on the go at fast food restaurants.

*Includes Teaching materials
*Closed Captioned.

 
#12923/1290   16 minutes 2009  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Alzheimer's disease may be affecting as many as five million people and as the Baby Boomer generation moves through retirement, that number could more than double. While there is not yet a cure for this disease - more feared than any other except cancer - this series shows there is now genuine reason to be optimistic about controlling and, eventually, eliminating it. Also takes a humane but honest look at the devastating effects of Alzheimer's on patients and those who love them.

*Viewable/printable discussion guides are available online
*An HBO Production

The four programs are also available separately:

THE MEMORY LOSS TAPES
This program puts a human face on the progression of Alzheimer's disease as it profiles seven people, ages 63 to 87, at different stages of the illness. Cases range from a woman fiercely holding onto her independence even as memory lapses make it harder and harder to do so, to a man who can no longer remember his family yet can still perform beautifully with a vocal group, to a woman who must be fenced in, literally, to keep her from wandering off her daughter's property. "We wanted to capture a sense of what it was to be inside the disease," says filmmaker Shari Cookson. "You see how everything you've learned and been in your life is stripped away - yet you still get these glimmers of the person." 85 minutes

GRANDPA, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? with Maria Shriver
Based on the book What's Happening to Grandpa? by Maria Shriver, this program tells the stories of five children, ages 6 through 15, who are confronted by the effects of Alzheimer's disease on their grandparents. Commentary by Shriver, whose father has Alzheimer's, offers grandchildren of patients compassionate advice on how to cope with a beloved family member's gradual decline into dementia through these five case study "lessons". This program is a valuable resource both for young people and for counselors and healthcare professionals who provide guidance to children and their families. 30 minutes

MOMENTUM IN SCIENCE, Parts 1 and 2
Amidst the heartbreak of Alzheimer's disease, there is real reason for hope. This program goes inside the labs and clinics of 25 leading scientists and physicians who are seeking to discover how to better detect and diagnose the disease, delay the onset of memory loss, affect the brain changes associated with the disease, and ultimately prevent the disease altogether. Alzheimer's hallmark beta-amyloid plaques and tau tangles are investigated, as well as relationships between Alzheimer's and vascular disease, diabetes, inflammation, genetics, exercise, and nutrition. Advanced imaging and diagnostic technologies and vaccine clinical trials are also discussed. 125 minutes

CAREGIVERS
Approximately 70 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease live at home and are cared for by family and friends - and the physical and emotional tolls on those caregivers can be extreme. Through five intimate portraits, this program illustrates the stages of Alzheimer's while documenting the sacrifices and successes, frustrations and triumphs, of caregivers experiencing a loved one's gradual descent into dementia. Issues such as denial and guilt are addressed, as are care-related changes in communication and intimacy. Caregiving tips, coping skills, and insights into the hidden rewards of Alzheimer's care are interwoven throughout. 50 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

*Sub-titled 
#12907/0635  2009  $799.95 *CC 
    

In this companion program available with purchase of THE BEAUTY MYTH, Naomi Wolf addresses key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly asked questions raised by the main program. In this exclusive bonus presentation she covers:

How the Beauty Myth is different from earlier critiques
Why the Beauty Myth is a priority among issues facing women
Beauty & the Illusion of Power
"Attractiveness" and Social Rewards
The Healthy Role of Beauty and Attraction
How to Stop the Struggle for Perfection
Mixed Messages: Health vs. Beauty
Self-Esteem and Dieting
Ethnicity & the Beauty Myth ... and much, much more!

 
#12887/0920   23 minutes 2009  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    


Naomi Wolf presents her definitive treatise on THE BEAUTY MYTH.

On a sweeping historical canvas, from the Industrial Revolution to today's multi-billion-dollar diet and cosmetic industries, Wolf exposes the Beauty Myth as a distinct cultural narrative - a fiction that "beauty" exists objectively and universally.

Having set her stage, Wolf next reveals why "beauty" must be understood within the power structures of political and economic systems and how "beauty" is used as a kind of currency, like money itself. She incisively illustrates how beauty is a story about female identity told through a cultural system of images: a potent narrative designed to sell products and support a hierarchical system of social relations with devastating consequences for female well-being, and for our most intimate relationships.

From the first printing press to today's women's magazines, Wolf illuminates how, as women made powerful strides in economic and political spheres, the Beauty Myth took hold as a new set of fictions, and as a new sphere of control. She reveals how "beauty" came to replace domesticity as a core social virtue, with its own injunctions and prescriptions, not unlike religion itself. With wit and clarity, Wolf illustrates why the Beauty Myth has nothing to do with appearances - but, instead, with channeling female identity into an ever-narrowing sphere of consumption, competition, and anxiety.

From workplace equality and sexual harassment, to cosmetic surgery and eating disorders, to the very core of social and romantic relationships, Wolf powerfully illuminates the psychological and physiological ravages of the Beauty Myth.

Naomi Wolf wraps this extraordinary six-part DVD presentation within a stirring vision of how we might transcend the Beauty Myth by shedding light on the cultural and economic systems that perpetuate it.

*Menu for easy reference:
Revolution and Subversion
The Ideal and "Preoccupation"
The Calorie Obsession
Modified Bodies & Sexuality
Aging as Disease
Reclaiming Beauty and Identity

See also NAOMI WOLF: IN DEPTH (#12887) the 23-minute companion program available with purchase of The Beauty Myth!
 
#12886/0920   50 minutes 2009  $349.95 *Streaming available 
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The programs in this series are available separately or as a three or five-part set. Features Dr. David Katz, a medical consultant for ABC News. Includes a full PowerPoint presentation, the video, handouts and bonus materials like a special behavioral change module based on the stages of change model. It will help employees, clients and patients learn how to effectively deal with stress in their daily lives.

1. RECOGNIZING STRESS - Stress affects everyone. Yet most people fail to make the connection between their own stress and the onset of stress-related health problems like recurrent colds, high blood pressure, mood disorders and chronic pain. With the help of Dr. Katz your audiences will begin to make this connection. This program follows four people who describe their difficulties with mood swings, disorganization, anger and insomnia and eventually come to understand the importance of managing stress. If you want to start a dialog about stress in your organization this is a great place to start. #12858 15 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

2. MANAGING STRESS - Wouldn't you like to let stress just roll right off your back? Wouldn't it be empowering to take criticism without being bothered by it? Wouldn't it be great if you could communicate clearly in difficult situations without offending anyone? With help from Dr. Katz your audience will learn five resiliency skills that will help them deflect stress, handle criticism better and communicate more effectively. They'll follow four people as they learn how to adapt, stay flexible, accept change, be proactive and bounce back from adversity. If you want to help people make managing stress a lifelong habit, this video will get them started in the right direction. #12854 15 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

3. RESILIENCE: Mastering Stress
Learn how to tackle stress in five easy steps: Identify the source of your stress; Eliminate or avoid stress whenever possible; Rethink the stress you can't avoid; Cope with the stress you can't rethink.; and, Seek support.
With guidance from Dr. Katz, your audience will follow four people as they learn to use this simple formula to deal with credit card debt, traffic jams, depression and a difficult boss. If you want to motivate people into action this is the program to choose. #12855 15 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

4. YOGA AT WORK - Now relaxation is only minutes away. Yoga instructor, Michele Elliman teaches you how to do yoga, right at your desk at work. Shoulders feel tight? Watch the shoulder circles stretch. Neck feeling stiff? Do some neck rolls. Hips feel achy, follow along with the hip-opening sequence. There are fourteen one to two minute postures that you can do in sequence or one at a time. Now you can take an invigorating break at work that doesn't involve caffeine, time away from your desk, or calories added to your waistline. #12857 25 minutes

5. STRESS, WEIGHT CONTROL AND EMOTIONAL EATING - Over eating can cause you to feel stressed and stress can cause you to overeat. It's a vicious cycle that, if left unchecked, can lead to all kinds of health problems including insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. With guidance from Dr. David Katz your audience will follow four people as they learn seven strategies for overcoming emotional eating. If you want to give people practical advice on controlling weight without focusing specifically on dieting, this is the program to choose. #12856 15 minutes
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*The first three programs are also available as a package #12860

 
#12865/0185  2009  $799.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

Stress affects everyone. Yet most people fail to make the connection between their own stress and the onset of stress-related health problems like recurrent colds, high blood pressure, mood disorders and chronic pain. With the help of Dr. David Katz, a medical consultant for ABC news, your audiences will begin to make this connection.

This program follows four people who describe their difficulties with mood swings, disorganization, anger and insomnia and eventually come to understand the importance of managing stress. This DVD contains everything you need to put on a complete training program including a full PowerPoint presentation, the video, handouts and bonus materials like a special behavioral change module based on the stages of change model. If you want to start a dialog about stress in your organization this is a great place to start.

*Part of the ALL ABOUT STRESS Series




 
#12858/0185   15 minutes 2009  $195  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
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Now relaxation is only minutes away. Yoga instructor, Michele Elliman teaches you how to do yoga, right at your desk at work. Shoulders feel tight? Watch the shoulder circles stretch. Neck feeling stiff? Do some neck rolls. Hips feel achy, follow along with the hip-opening sequence. There are fourteen one to two minute postures that you can do in sequence or one at a time. Now you can take an invigorating break at work that doesn't involve caffeine, time away from your desk, or calories added to your waistline.

*Part of the ALL ABOUT STRESS Series

 
#12857/0185   25 minutes 2009  $195  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

Over eating can cause you to feel stressed and stress can cause you to overeat. It's a vicious cycle that, if left unchecked, can lead to all kinds of health problems including insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. With guidance from Dr. David Katz, a medical consultant for ABC News, your audience will follow four people as they learn seven strategies for overcoming emotional eating.

This DVD contains everything you need to put on a training program on stress, weight control and emotional eating. Includes a full PowerPoint presentation, the video, handouts and bonus materials like a special behavioral change module based on the stages of change model. If you want to give people practical advice on controlling weight without focusing specifically on dieting, this is the program to choose.

*Part of the ALL ABOUT STRESS series 
#12856/0185   15 minutes 2009  $195  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    VIEW CLIP  

Wouldn't you like to let stress just roll right off your back? Wouldn't it be empowering to take criticism without being bothered by it? Wouldn't it be great if you could communicate clearly in difficult situations without offending anyone? With help from Dr. David Katz, a consultant for ABC News, your audience will learn five resiliency skills that will help them deflect stress, handle criticism better and communicate more effectively. They'll follow four people as they learn how to adapt, stay flexible, accept change, be proactive and bounce back from adversity.

This DVD contains everything you need to put on a complete training program including a full PowerPoint presentation, the training video, handouts and bonus materials like a special behavioral change module based on the stages of change model. If you want to help people make managing stress a lifelong habit, this video will get them started in the right direction.

*Part of the ALL ABOUT STRESS Series 
#12855/0185   15 minutes 2009  $195  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    VIEW CLIP  

Learn how to tackle stress in five easy steps:
1. Identify the source of your stress.
2. Eliminate or avoid stress whenever possible.
3. Rethink the stress you can't avoid.
4. Cope with the stress you can't rethink.
5. Seek support.

With guidance from Dr. David Katz, a medical consultant for ABC News, your audience will follow four people as they learn to use this simple formula to deal with credit card debt, traffic jams, depression and a difficult boss.

This DVD contains everything you need to put on a complete training program including a full PowerPoint presentation, the video, handouts and bonus materials like a special behavioral change module based on the stages of change model. If you want to motivate people into action this is the program to choose.

*Part of the ALL ABOUT STRESS Series


 
#12854/0185   16 minutes 2009  $195  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
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This unique, evidenced-based, documentary-style video with real teens, whose sexual experience spans from virginity to teen motherhood, gives the audience a very personal view of the complexities of sex in the lives of teen girls and an impassioned plea to wait until they, as individuals, are ready to have sex.

*Includes on-line Leader's Guide
 
#12852/0235   36 minutes 2009  $79.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

This primetime special features first-person stories from adolescents who are confronting depression, anxiety and mental illness. From depressed, suicidal teens to parents unaware of what may be troubling their own children to those on the front lines of prevention and care, CRY FOR HELP provides a rare and important look at mental illness among young adults.

*NOTE - This program contains frank discussions of suicide and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

*Closed Captioned
 
#12816/1725   60 minutes 2009  $89.95 *CC 
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The goal of this new program is to show mothers how they can continue breastfeeding after returning to work. Through step-by-step instructions viewers will learn how to plan during pregnancy, prepare during maternity leave, and how to pump and store their breastmilk once they're back at work.

Three segments offer practical solutions:
1.Planning during pregnancy - communicating with supervisors, arranging pumping space at work, and finding breastfeeding-supportive childcare
2.Preparing at home for your return - establishing a breastfeeding routine, practicing pumping, and introducing baby and caregiver to bottle feeding
3.Returning to work - time saving strategies for mornings, pumping tips, and breastmilk handling and storage guidelines

In less than 20 minutes viewers learn:
* how to succeed with breastfeeding in a variety of work environments
* different strategies for easing back to work
* how to approach supervisors for breastfeeding support
* proper breast milk handling and storage guidelines

Closed Captioned
Downloadable Parent Handbook
Also available in Spanish
 
#12797/0905   18 minutes 2009  $119.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC 
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What's it like to stare death in the face? What's it like to live with a cloud hanging over one's head? These questions - faced by anyone living with HIV/AIDS - form the essence of Positive Voices.

In this program, a dozen young men and women who contracted HIV in their teens tell the story of their lives with the disease. From discovering they were HIV-positive through coping with the physical and emotional pain and looking towards their shortened futures, the young people reveal themselves. Positive Voices shows how dramatically their lives, and those of their families and loved ones, have been changed by the disease.
 
#12791/0145   25 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

If cholesterol levels are a measure of how long a person will live, why don't more people make an effort to lower them? This program illustrates how LDL and HDL cholesterol affect the heart and circulatory system - and how untreated LDL levels can kill without warning. It also features revealing case studies of three patients - a middle-aged man working to reduce his LDL levels through diet and exercise; a woman who suffered a heart attack during pregnancy, also eating better now; and an elderly man with excellent cholesterol levels, thanks in part to the Mediterranean diet. Dr. Roger Blumenthal of Johns Hopkins Hospital and nutritionist Lisa Bookstein offer expert commentary.
 
#12769/0635   28 minutes 2005  $149 
    

This documentary explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships under a wide variety of conditions. This includes feature stories on the Amish, the 9/11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland, along with interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson and others. The film also explores the role forgiveness holds in various faiths' traditions. It provides an honest look at the intensity of anger and grief that human nature is heir to. We see in the film that there are transgressions people find themselves unwilling or unable to forgive. Through character-driven stories the film shows the role forgiveness can play in alleviating anger and grief and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with it.

Recommended for:
*"Forgiveness" Education
*Psychology/Mental Health
*Religious Education
*Behavioral Studies
 
#12680/0645   60 minutes 2008  $169.95 *Streaming available 
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This series uses physiologic animations and illustrations, microscopic imaging, expert commentary, and footage of the body in motion to provide a thorough overview of the amazing human machine. Marvelously detailed, yet readily understandable.

There are nine 22-minute programs in the series:

CELLS, TISSUES, AND SKIN
After an introductory segment on cell characteristics, this program discusses the way human body cells function and combine into the structures that sustain life. Topics include membrane permeability and the processes of passive and active transport; cytoplasm, with its cytosol, organelles, and inclusions; the constituent parts of the nucleus and the stages and processes of the cell cycle; the four basic tissue types; and the skin, the body’s largest organ. #12939

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
This program examines how the human immune system defends the body against disease-causing invaders - and how in some cases its antigen-fighting capabilities can be turned against the bodily cells it protects. Topics include the elements of the immune system, passive barrier defenses and nonspecific reactive responses, the humoral immune response and its associated antibodies, and the process of cell-mediated immunity. The program also addresses the importance of vaccines, the mechanics of allergies and autoimmune diseases, and advances in the field of immunology. #13181

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
This program traces the development of a human being from conception to full-term fetus, with a focus on the functions of the male and female reproductive systems. The three stages of development in the womb - re-embryonic, embryonic, and fetal, generated by the mechanisms of division, differentiation, morphogenesis, patterning, and growth - are illustrated, after which there is a close examination of male and female puberty - the maturation of the reproductive system and the beginning of human sexual response. #13182

THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Following an opening segment on the importance of oxygen to the human body, this program studies the structure and function of the respiratory system. Topics include the anatomy of the upper respiratory tract, the lower respiratory tract, and the alveoli; the diffusion of gas molecules through the walls of the alveoli and capillaries, and the effect of high altitude on the diffusion process; and the mechanics of breathing via the bulk flow transport process. In addition, the program describes three factors that help prevent lung collapse and the role of the medulla oblongata in regulating breathing. #12916

THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
This program takes a close look at the organs of the human circulatory system and how they work to sustain life. After an introductory overview, the composition of blood - its plasma, erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets - is analyzed, blood types and Rh factor are considered, the role of hemoglobin in transporting oxygen is explained, and the anatomy and function of the heart is examined. Factors that affect blood pressure and circulation are also discussed, along with the circulatory demands of exercise. #12891

THE SKELETAL AND MUSCULAR SYSTEMS
This program deconstructs the human skeletal and muscular systems, two interdependent assemblies that endow the body with structure and movement. Beginning with an introductory overview, the video identifies the body’s bones by dividing the skeleton into its axial and appendicular components, analyzes bone composition, describes the process of bone repair, and categorizes bone and joint types. The program then shifts focus to the skeletal muscular system - detailed study of muscle cells, fibers, bundles, and connective tissue. The ATP-fueled process of muscle contraction is addressed as well. #13183

DIGESTION AND NUTRITION
This program examines the chemical structure of food and the human body’s ability to convert food into fuel and raw materials. Major and minor nutrients are defined, catabolism and anabolism are contrasted, and the function of the digestive tract at the cellular level is scrutinized. The sequence of physical and chemical processes that facilitate digestion is also illustrated, spotlighting each constituent anatomical system: mouth/esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. A segment on healthier eating concludes the program. #12938

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
After an introductory segment contrasting the human endocrine and nervous systems, this program addresses the complex physiology of the endocrine system. Topics include the endocrine organs and glands; the characteristics of hormones and the process of signal transduction; hormonal regulation of blood glucose and blood calcium levels; the roles of growth hormone, thyroid hormone, testosterone, and estrogen in bodily development; hormones and reproduction; and hormonal involvement in the fight-or-flight response. #12936

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND THE SENSES
This program discusses the development, organization, and functions of the nervous system and the input organs that stimulate it. Beginning with an introductory overview of neural anatomy, the video outlines the organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the processes of sensation, transduction, and perception. In addition, the senses of vision, hearing, taste, smell, and equilibrium are analyzed, as well as sensitivities to temperature, pressure, and pain; bodily movement via the somatic neurons is illustrated; and the neural mechanics of sleep and wakefulness are considered. #12937

*Viewable/printable instructor’s guides are available online
*Closed Captioned

 
#12670/0635  2009  $899.95 *CC 
    


"A fresh, honest film about self-image and the disconnect between our minds and our bodies. Beauty Mark exposes the myriad emotional, cultural, and psychological influences that compel us to measure ourselves against an elusive standard of physical perfection - sometimes at the price of our own health. Full of wisdom, hope and humor."
Lois Dino, Jacob Burns Film Center

In this courageous, deeply personal new film, Diane Israel examines our culture's unhealthy fixation on thinness, beauty, and physical perfection. Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her own struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she attempts to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness. With fascinating insights from athletes, body builders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors such as Eve Ensler, Paul Campos, and Naomi Wolf.

*Includes Study Guide

*A discounted price is available for Schools and Non-Profit (does not apply to Colleges and Universities)
 
#12650/0685   57 minutes 2009  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Ex- Memoria is an award-winning dementia care training package that puts the caregiver/viewer in the shoes of the person with Alzheimer's. Using the life story of Eva, a female resident with dementia, this 'trigger' video allows the viewer to see and experience the world through her eyes - the way her past and present sometimes blend together to create a new 'reality' for her, the way sudden actions or sounds can startle or confuse, and the way she is attempting to communicate with her family and the world around her.

Designed to enhance the quality of life for persons with dementia, this video will encourage caregivers to:
*Become more aware of their words and actions while providing care
*Empathize with the emotions and feelings the resident may be experiencing, and
*Find ways to better understand and respond to the individual needs of each resident.
*Includes Resource Guide with discussion questions, and further develops the themes in the video.
 
#12626/2010   15 minutes 2008  $139.95 *Streaming available 
    

This resource orients professional and family caregivers to the world of the person with dementia and helps caregivers understand the causes of many dementia-related behaviors. Also gives simple strategies to prevent or redirect these behaviors while providing emotional and physical care to the person.

The video will also enable caregivers to:
* provide dignity while bathing and helping with other personal care needs.
* validate the person's emotions and feelings, and redirect toward familiar memories and actions
* reduce stress and agitation by adjusting sound levels and other potential environment triggers
* boost emotional comfort through body language and tone of voice

Also stresses the benefits of adjusting care to accommodate the person's preferences as much as possible, and creating positive interactions that encourage use of the person's remaining skills to build self-esteem and increase personal autonomy.
 
#12625/2010   43 minutes 2007  $159.95 
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Many people are keeping an important, possibly deadly secret: depression. Approximately 15 million adults live with this devastating disorder which affects all age, race, gender, and socioeconomic groups. Through the voices and stories of people living with depression and interviews with scientists, this program provides a portrait of the disease never before seen.
 
#12612/1725   120 minutes 2008  $89.95 *CC 
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With a particular focus on men, this one hour documentary explores the corrosive effect of depression on the self, relationships and careers. Through intimate profiles of real men, including a former NFL Quarterback, a Fortune 100 CEO, an Iraq War veteran and others, it features revealing scenes of psychotherapy, interviews with therapists, and offers commentary by leading medical authorities on the causes, symptoms and treatments of depression.
 
#12611/1725   60 minutes 2007  $89.95 *CC 
    

A startling new map of the human brain has emerged during the past decade of neuroscience research, contradicting much of what was previously believed. Narrated by Blair Brown and directed by David Grubin, this series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary, and cutting-edge animation. Viewers learn startling new truths about the brain as they journey inside this complicated organ.

The five 60-minute programs are on three DVDs - each DVD also includes an interview with award-winning producer/director David Grubin:

DVD One

THE BABY'S BRAIN: Wider Than the Sky
Less than a month after conception, human brain cells are developing at the rate of 500,000 per minute. Billions of cells linked by trillions of connections form the brain, but how does it organize itself? What are the roles played by genetics and environment in brain development? Episode One traces formation of the infant brain through age one, the period when it is most open to molding through external influence and experience.
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THE CHILD'S BRAIN: Syllable from Sound
The explosion of language in young children provides a dramatic illustration of the young brain at work. How do we learn to talk? How do we learn to read? Unlike adults, in whose brains most linguistic activity is restricted to the left hemisphere, very young children respond to language with the entire brain. But what happens when the brain is physically compromised? And what are the physical roots of language disorders such as dyslexia?
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DVD Two:

THE TEENAGE BRAIN: A World of their Own
Parents who believe teenagers are different from other humans may be comforted to learn that it is literally true. During puberty the brain is a work in progress, teeming with hormones; areas that direct reasoning and impulse control are still in development. During adolescence, people are especially susceptible to addiction and schizophrenia, two areas under intensive study and benefiting from increased understanding of brain function.

DVD Three:

THE ADULT BRAIN: To Think By Feeling
The brain is the seat of both intellect and emotion, and this episode chronicles the critical balance between these processes and explores what happens when the balance is lost. Scientists draw insight from the stories of a stroke victim and a sufferer of post-traumatic stress disorder, and break new ground in the struggle to understand and treat depression.
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THE AGING BRAIN: Through Many Lives
For years, science has suggested that we lose vast numbers of brain cells as we grow older; now it turns out that this is not true -- in fact, healthy brains continue to produce new neurons well into the 70s. Drawing on the most recent neuroscience discoveries, this episode presents a new view of how the brain ages, focusing in part on the remarkable strides being made in understanding stroke, Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease.

*All programs are Closed Captioned
 
#12610/1725   300 minutes 2001  $129.95 *CC 
    

"The film captures the frustration parents feel as they cope with their children's inappropriate behavior, scholastic failure and day-to-day hyperactivity; at the same time ODD KID OUT emphasizes that children with ADHD are intelligent and can even be gifted in spite of the social and academic difficulties they face. ODD KID OUT is highly recommended for parents, teachers, and others who work with ADHD-affected families."

Break the code of silence as three families reveal what it really feels like to live with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. See the day-to-day interactions from the point of view of both the child and the families, and how they cope. Each family discusses what types of treatment options they have tried and what works for each child. Excellent for support groups, schools and families.

*Closed Captioned
 
#12608/0145   52 minutes 2004  $199.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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A major stroke can hit without warning and leave a broken body and a damaged mind in its wake. But there are ways to prevent strokes, even among high-risk groups. This program looks at anticoagulation and its role in averting strokes and other devastating conditions. Viewers learn how doctors identify risk factors in patients and how certain treatments can stop blood clots from forming and making their way to the brain. Subjects include ischemic strokes, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhages, blood clot formation, DVT, stroke symptoms, treatments by type of stroke, anti-thrombotic therapy, and telestroke. Commentary comes from Dr. Mark Alberts and Dr. Robert Bonow of Northwestern University.

 
#12584/0635   27 minutes 2008  $129.95 
    

*Winner! Award of Excellence, First Place - National Health Information

Stress can come from a variety of places: work, school, home, family. A build up can affect the body and be the onset to serious illnesses. Today, researchers are developing an innovative and holistic approach to combat stress. Meditation and relaxation techniques increase the emission of alpha waves by the brain and trigger a series of reactions that sooth the body. These techniques have helped patients rediscover their confidence, their identity, and their livelihood while bringing them a newfound energy to confront the illness face to face. In this program, five patients share their stories - each an emotional battle for survival.

 
#12578/0145   52 minutes 2006  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

This film explores "social anxiety disorder" a condition in which teens feel extreme, unreasonable anxiety about being judged harshly by others, or about behaving in a way that might cause them embarrassment. A family who has lived through the problem, as well as two experts, explain how to recognize and help treat anxiety disorder in children.
 
#12576/0145   13 minutes 2008  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

This program is for people who suspect their child may have a learning disability - a neurological problem processing information that he or she is actually smart enough to understand. How do you find out? And where can you go for help? Meet a developmental pediatrician, a parent advocate, and the head of a national learning disabilities organization as they help answer those questions.
 
#12569/0145   26 minutes 2005  $149.95 *Streaming available 
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This program combines an engaging story with the straight forward commentary from expert speakers. We follow two different scenarios that look at the health consequences of a young couple's lifestyle decisions, and in the process present information about a range of sexually transmitted infections and the short and long term consequences of contracting them. Particular focus is paid to Chlamydia, Hepatitis B, PID, HIV, Genital Warts and Herpes, Pubic Lice and safe sex practices.
 
#12546/0545   29 minutes 2006  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Teen suicide is a complex event often arising out of deep depression where a teen develops feelings that they are unwanted, misunderstood, angry, ashamed, abused, unloved or victimized. Teens commit suicide because they may be feeling guilty about disappointing family, friends or they feel an overwhelming sense that they are too much of a burden on others. Deep depression can affect teens where they believe that suicide is the only solution. If a teen commits suicide, everyone is affected. Sometimes even those who barely know the teen develop feelings of guilt, confusion and the sense they could have done something themselves to prevent the suicide. Hear from real teens as they discuss their feelings about severe depression and suicide.

Subjects Covered Include: What is Deep Depression; How Deep Depression is recognized; Attempted suicide; Substance abuse; Warning signs; Coping with Teen problems; and, Where to turn to if you or a friend needs help.

*Part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES II #12215

 
#12527/2003   18 minutes 2008  $99.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

Watch Arnold Lazarus masterfully demonstrate Multimodal Therapy in an actual therapy session in this three-part video. What a treat to see this innovative therapist in action!

Arnold Lazarus considers himself a technique collector. His multimodal approach is redefining eclecticism, as he finds what works best for a client and uses strategies, techniques and interventions from various modalities to tailor the therapy to that person’s needs. In this video, Lazarus develops his approach by trial and error: he tries different techniques, watches his client’s reactions, and ultimately hones in on the client’s constant self-criticism, providing tools to address it. Hosts Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Dr. Lazarus and facilitate an enlightening discussion, highlighting Lazarus’ strategies to break through the client’s resistance.

From watching this video, you will:
*Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Multimodal Therapy including utilizing theories and techniques that are testable, and addressing the seven modalities of our basic ID: behavior, affect, sensation, imagery, cognition, interpersonal relationships and drugs/biology.
*Gain insight into Lazarus’ therapy style: how he begins neutrally, looks for openings to intervene, tracks his client’s reactions, and adapts his approach according to his client’s responses.
*Learn how to apply a Multimodal approach to your own therapeutic work with clients.

*Includes Instructor's Manual

 
#12495/1745   128 minutes 1997/2009  $159 *CC 
    

Watch legendary psychotherapist James Bugental masterfully demonstrate Existential - Humanistic Psychotherapy in an actual therapy session in this three-part video.

Bugental believes that each of us has a great deal more potential than we utilize, and he aims to help his clients live out their potential more fully, focusing almost exclusively on the client’s experience in the present moment. In this video, Bugental helps a client let down the walls that keep her in constant survival mode. He gently and persistently brings attention to her implicit emotional cues, including snide laughs and hidden self insults, ultimately bringing to light her impulsive self-judgment, which covers up the "hurt under the mountain". Through Bugental’s guidance she is able to stay with her feelings in the moment - a feat she admits she never allows herself on her own. Hosts Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Dr. Bugental and facilitate an enlightening discussion of the approach.

From watching this video, you will:
*Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy including helping clients maximize their full potential and determine their actions by choice instead of habit.
*Gain insight into James Bugental’s therapy style and how he brings attention to clients’ implicit speech and gestures to help them be more fully in the moment.
*Learn how to apply an Existential-Humanistic approach to your own therapeutic work with clients.

*Includes Instructor's Manual



 
#12492/1745   114 minutes 1997/2009  $159 *CC 
    

Watch Kenneth V. Hardy masterfully demonstrate Family Systems Therapy in an actual therapy session in this three-part video. What a treat to see this innovative therapist in action!

For Hardy, it is imperative to move therapy beyond a strict individualistic approach, focusing instead on how clients influence and are influenced by their relationships and larger social contexts. In this video, Hardy works with a client who’s efforts to avoid conflict have the unintended effect of increasing tension and creating a rift in his marriage. He urges the client to express his feelings to his wife directly, bringing to light deep fears of revealing his anger and receiving disapproval. Hosts Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Dr. Hardy and facilitate an enlightening discussion, highlighting the relational and contextual aspects of the case.

From watching this video, you will:
*Develop an understanding of the key tenets of Family Systems Therapy: relationships, interactions and context.
*Gain insight into Kenneth Hardy’s therapy style and how he assesses a client’s beliefs and value systems in order to intervene within the client’s context of meaning.
*Learn how to apply a Family Systems approach to your own therapeutic work with clients.

*Includes Instructor's Manual
 
#12491/1745   124 minutes 1997/2009  $159 
    

Watch renowned psychoanalyst Jill Savege Scharff masterfully demonstrate Object Relations Psychotherapy in an actual therapy session in this three-part video.

An object relations approach eschews the blank slate and instead makes the relationship between therapist and client primary. As Scharff explains, the psychotherapist creates a holding environment for unconscious material to emerge and childhood wounds to be worked through - a process that’s mystifying and out of reach to many of us. In this video, Scharff brilliantly demonstrates this process: she remains neutral yet connected, follows her client’s lead, looks for the subtle affect and patterns of speech that signal underlying conflict, and ultimately encourages her client’s deeper issues of guilt towards his mother to surface and be addressed. Hosts Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Dr. Scharff and facilitate an enlightening discussion of the approach.

From watching this video, you will:
*Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Object Relations Psychotherapy including the components of creating a holding environment.
*Gain insight into Jill Scharff’s psychotherapy style and how she remains neutral and connected as she pays close attention to her client’s subtle actions and reactions.
*Learn how to apply an Object Relations approach to your own therapeutic work with clients.

*Includes Instructor's Manual

 
#12489/1745   139 minutes 1997/2009  $159 
    

Is venting one’s rage really healthy? Do age, gender, and self-image have any connection with anger problems? Has our society become inherently angry? This ABC News program explores the psychology and sociology behind the most dangerous of emotions. Viewers will meet Dr. Robert Millman, a Weill Cornell Medical College professor who has coined the term acquired situational narcissism to explain connections between volatile tempers and towering egos. The University of Michigan’s Dr. Brad Bushman provides further connections between narcissism, aggression, and America’s youth, while "angry comedian" Lewis Black points out the seeds of fury in everyday realities, from waiting in line to political disagreements.

*Sub-Titled
 
#12459/0635   30 minutes 2007  $129.95 *CC 
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Today's often inadequate teaching of sexual knowledge in a generally sex-obsessed media driven society is one of the major reasons teens engage in sexual activity without fully understanding the consequences and the impact of poor decision making where sexual matters are concerned. Teens are too often motivated by curiosity and the pressure to perform sexually as expressed by friends, love and the media rather than a healthy conscious desire and understanding of their sexual behaviors. Teens need to learn how to manage their sexual feelings responsibly and be able to select a partner who will respect them and avoid unwanted sexual outcomes. Hear from Real Teens about Sexual Responsibility.

Subjects Covered Include:
- Teens and STD's
- How STD's spread
- Sexual activity at a Teen age
- Unprotected Sex
- Many Sex partners & its consequences
- Teens and HIV
- What is Syphilis & how is it spread
- Effects of Syphilis as an adult
- The emotional & monetary effects of Teen pregnancy

*Part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES II
 
#12453/2003   20 minutes 2008  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    

More and more people are taking over-the-counter (OTC) drugs along with prescription drugs. Because a physician's prescription is not required, many people do not think about OTC drugs causing serious interactions or problems. Drug-drug interactions can decrease the effectiveness of one or both drugs. It is important to take steps to ensure that the OTC drugs are not causing a negative reaction.

*Closed Captioned

 
#12368/2035   30 minutes 2007  $339.95 *CC 
    

How can you know if your family member or friend may be suicidal? How do you recognize the warning signs? How can you help?

This video program for the public describes the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and offers guidelines from experts in suicide prevention and treatment for getting troubled loved ones to the professional help they need.

You'll also hear from three individuals who have made serious suicide attempts and lived, as they share their remarkable stories of self-destructiveness, survival, and recovery.

Special features include further resources on suicide prevention.

Featured experts include Dr. Lisa Firestone, Dr. Robert Firestone and Dr. David Jobes.

This is a companion video to VOICES OF SUICIDE: Learning from Those who Lived, a video for mental health professionals also produced by the Glendon Association. There is some duplication of content in these two videos.

*Includes Instructor's Manual

ABOUT THE GLENDON ASSOCIATION
The Glendon Association publishes books, videos, and articles, performs research and conducts workshops in its mission to save lives and help people create more meaningful lives by addressing the social problems of suicide, child abuse, violence, and troubled interpersonal relationships.

ABOUT LISA FIRESTONE, PhD
Lisa Firestone, PhD, is Director of Research and Education at the Glendon Association. Since 1987, she has been involved in clinical training and applied research in suicide and violence. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Firestone, her studies resulted in the development of the Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts (FAST) and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT). Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy.

 
#12358/1745   28 minutes 2008  $99.95 
    


Norm was born with Down Syndrome in 1949, in an era that assumed children like him would be sent away to institutions and that their life expectancy may not exceed 15 years. Though Norman spent much of his childhood with his family, he was ultimately put into foster-care by his parents.

Karen, Norm's sister who had been adopted, spent most of her life feeling that she had usurped Norm's place in the family. The day he left, she vowed they'd never be separated again. Sixteen years ago she did get her brother back. Today Norman lives with Karen and her partner. He is loved and is well known in his community and has many friends of all ages. But, even though Norm is supported by some remarkable caregivers, including an inspired and inspiring physician, he now faces another difficult battle. Like many aging adults living with Down syndrome, he is experiencing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Once again Norm's sister Karen is faced with one of life's most difficult questions, a decision her adopted parents had to deal with many years ago, "What if I can't keep him at home anymore?"

Filmed with extraordinary access over a four-year period, NORM offers a powerful reminder of the depth of sibling love and the challenges faced by many families living with the often harsh realities of aging.

Produced and directed by award winning filmmaking team, Kent Nason and Teresa MacInnes, who have been the creative talent behind numerous documentaries.

*Postscript: Norm died peacefully at his home on September 22, 2010, surrounded by family and friends. Norm continued to live with Karen and Claudy right up until his passing.

*PERSONAL, HOME USE ONLY price $39.95
 
#12339/1397   49 minutes 2008  $129.95 *Streaming available 
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Inspired by the book of the same name - co-directed by filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato - asks one simple question: when did you know that you were gay? The film opens with Bailey and Barbato describing their own "aha!" moments and then brings together 16 interviewees for an intimate group discussion. Though some of the stories are told with a sense of loss, most are proud affirmations of sexual identity, supporting the conviction that recognizing and embracing one's sexual orientation is essential to being true to oneself. Illuminating and moving. An HBO Production.

*Sub-Titled
 
#12329/0405   35 minutes 2008  $99.95  Grades 9 to 12 *CC 
    

The Psychology Media Suite will add a dynamic new dimension to any college, Advanced Placement, or high school psychology course. Comprising more than 120 video clips and other media, the Suite is a blend of documentary segments illustrating foundational psychology concepts and principles, reports on cutting-edge research in psychology, and Active Teaching Modules designed to enable instructors to re-create studies such as the Asch Conformity Experiment and the Stroop test, conduct psychology experiments on selective attention and eyewitness memory, and more - right in the classroom!

Subject areas include:
* Introduction to the Field of Psychology
* Learning
* Brain Neurology
* Sensation and Perception
* Attention/Consciousness
* Emotions, Stress, and Health
* Language and Intelligence
* Memory
* Developmental Psychology
* Social Psychology
* Personality
* Abnormal Psychology
* Therapy/Treatment

Recommended for high school and college. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide containing video summaries, educational contexts, and discussion points is available online. (6 hours 18 minutes total)
 
#12317/0635  2008  $449.95 
    


This series brings alive the incredible world of human anatomy to high school students designed to supplement your school’s biology curriculum. Each DVD comes complete with printable PDFs of study guides, worksheets, and an annotated script explaining interesting shots along with the location and circumstances involved in capturing them. Chapter search enabled.

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: Neurons, Networks and the Human Brain
Begins by examining the structure and function of neurons; resting, action and post-synaptic potentials; and reflexes and neural networks. The peripheral, somatic, autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are introduced before looking at the central nervous system. After describing spinal cord structure and function the program then examines the human brain including the medula, pons, and cerebellum of the hindbrain; the recticular formation of the midbrain; and the thalamus, limbic system and cerebral cortex of the forebrain. 39 minutes

THE IMMUNOLOGICAL SYSTEM: Recognition, Attack, and Memory
Starts by looking at external barriers to microbial attack such as the skin and mucus membranes and non-specific internal defenses such as macrophages, natural killer cells, and the inflammatory response. Then delves into the immune response including the recognition of invaders by antibodies and T-cell receptors, the destruction of invaders by antibodies and cytotoxic T-cells, and the immunity conferred by memory cells. A discussion of how vaccinations work and current AIDS research concludes the program. 33 minutes

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: Molecular Messengers, Chemical Control
First looks at the chemical structure of various hormones, the hormone receptors found on target cells, and the feedback mechanisms that regulate hormone levels. After explaining the difference between exocrine and endocrine glands the program then looks at the various endocrine glands and organs including: the hypothalamus; the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands; the pancreas, testes and ovaries; and organs such as the thymus, kidneys, stomach, small intestine and heart that produce hormones. 32 minutes

RESPIRATION AND CIRCULATION: Gas Exchange, Molecular Transport
Looks at the flow of air through the conducting portions of the respiratory system to the alveoli before examining: the role of hemoglobin in gas exchange and O2 and CO2 transport in the blood; the operation of the respiratory control center; and the mechanics of breathing. Then investigates the composition of blood and how it flows through the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins before looking at the role of the lymphatic system in fighting infection, transporting fats, and returning interstitial fluid to the blood. 35 minutes

DIGESTION AND EXCRETION: Absorption, Excretion, and Homeostasis
First examines the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food that occurs in the mouth and stomach before looking at digestion and absorption in the small intestine and the enzymes and other chemicals secreted by the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas that aid in the process. Then looks at the synthesis of vitamins by bacteria in the large intestine and then goes on to explore the complex structures in the kidney that allow them to filter wastes out of the blood while returning water and nutrients. 30 minutes

MUSCULAR, SKELETAL, AND INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM: Defining Our Form
Begins by introducing the dermis and epidermis of the skin; the sweat and sebaceous glands; and the skins role in protecting against microbial invasion, ultra-violet radiation and in producing vitamin D. Then looks in-depth at the structure and function of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle before looking at the structure of cartilage and bone and the skeletal systems role in protecting vital organs, producing blood cells, storing nutrients and in conjunction with the muscular system, producing movement. 28 minutes

*These DVDs are chaptered and contain a Guide for each program
 
#12250/0198  2008  $479.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    


Learn the basics of good hygiene! Viewers get tips from teens who demonstrate and share the fundamentals of hygiene including hand washing, acne, dental care and care for your body, skin, and hair.

*Closed Captioned
*Teaching Materials Included
 
#12235/1290   15 minutes 2009  $49.95  Grades 4 to 8 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Celiac Disease is an auto immune disease that results in severe damage when the body is exposed to "glutens" - a protein that is found in wheat and several other common grains. It not only damages the intestines, but left undiagnosed, it can lead to migraines, stunted growth, severe malnutrition, anemia, and even death. Meet two children with celiac disease, and find out from the experts what to watch out for in your children and family.

*Closed Captioned
 
#12228/0145   26 minutes 2008  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Explore the science and nutritional elements of food, their role in the human body, and their impact on our health!

CARBS
What are carbohydrates, and why do we need them? Learn how our bodies use carbs, how many we should eat each day, and which foods are healthier choices for carbs than others.
Begin to understand the role of glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose and other sugars in the diet. Learn why people who go on carb-reducing diets lose weight and why carbohydrates are a more efficient fuel than protein. Also, get important facts about blood sugar, insulin, diabetes, and the glycemic index. 21 minutes

FATS
We often think of fat as harmful, but it is actually very important to the body. It is equally important to learn the effects of fats on the body in order to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Why is fat so important to a person's diet? Is all fat bad? Discover the importance of lipids to good nutrition, the differences between various kinds of fat, and how fats relate to vitamins, hormones, energy, and our nervous system. Understand the consequences of consuming certain foods, and how to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. 22 minutes

PROTEIN
The word "protein" comes from a Greek word that means "of prime importance."
Proteins help us see, contract our muscles, and clot blood. Our organs and immune system are made up of mostly protein. Learn what a protein is and the foods that provide it, how our bodies process protein, the difference between high and low quality proteins, and the recommended intakes of this essential nutrient. Learn what the best dietary sources of protein are and how our bodies use amino acids. 21 minutes

MINERALS
Minerals are more than squares on the periodic table; they're crucial to our health. Learn the names and functions of minerals, and which foods are the best sources to ensure proper nutrition. Understand the differences between vitamins and minerals, and what defines a mineral as "major" or "trace." Also, see how minerals behave in our bodies once we ingest them, as well as how they react with each other in many vital bodily functions. 28 minutes

VITAMINS
Do you hear the word "vitamins" and envision pills? In fact, our main source of vitamins is the food that we eat. This video teaches the basics about these essentials to human nutrition. Learn what vitamins are, and how they keep us healthy. Get tips on the best ways to get all the vitamins you need. Explore the latest research about the dangers of "overdosing" on vitamins. Understand the signs of a vitamin shortage in your body. Discover whether vitamins can stop cancer, slow aging, or boost energy. And learn if we should take vitamins to counter stress, illness, or that "run down" feeling. 21 minutes

WATER
Learn what water does for the body, from cell structure and joint lubrication to body temperature regulation and vitamin dissolution. Understand potential problems, such as what dehydration is and can do, and what water contamination means to third world countries and disaster areas. Learn what concerns surround water alternatives like energy drinks and sodas. Get recommendations for water intake daily and during exercise, where we get our water, and health regulations for purity, filtrations and additives. 21 minutes

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#12225/1120  2009  $539.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. In this video, Chef Paulette Mitchell discusses the variety of fruits and vegetables available while demonstrating preparation and cooking methods.

Chef Paulette also demonstrates easy and delicious recipes including fruit kabobs, fruit smoothies, fruit ices, vegetable pizza and a veggie tortilla roll-up.

*Includes Recipes and Teaching Materials
*Closed Captioned
 
#12221/1290   16 minutes 2008  $49.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

This series is an unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers (not actors) telling their real stories, in their own words. The five-part series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information.

SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY
Today's often inadequate teaching of sexual knowledge in a generally sex-obsessed media driven society is one of the major reasons teens engage in sexual activity without fully understanding the consequences and the impact of poor decision making where sexual matters are concerned. Teens are too often motivated by curiosity and the pressure to perform sexually as expressed by friends, love and the media rather than a healthy conscious desire and understanding of their sexual behaviors. Teens need to learn how to manage their sexual feelings responsibly and be able to select a partner who will respect them and avoid unwanted sexual outcomes. Hear from real teens as they discuss how they feel about sexual responsibility.

DRUG ABUSE BEYOND MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL: Crossing the Thin Line
Today's teens are more likely to abuse prescription and over the counter medications than many other illegal drugs such as marijuana. This is often referred to as "pharming." Abuse of these drugs to get "high" is now an entrenched behavior among Teens. Teens are now exposed to powerful mind altering drugs, often impure at an alarming level. Damaging steroid use is often encouraged by role models in society. With the use of these drugs, Teens are damaging their health, experiencing date rape, black outs, becoming unconscious and in some cases, losing their lives. Hear from real teens as they discuss their exposure and knowledge of pharmacological drugs and dangerous chemical substances.

CYBERBULLYING
Cyberbulling is any form of harassment that occurs via the Internet. Vicious forum posts, name calling in chat rooms, posting fake profiles on web sites and mean or cruel email messages are all examples of bullying. While Cyberbullying mainly takes place on line, other high tech methods like threatening text messages and taunting voicemail also fall under this category. Hear from real teens as they discuss their views on Cyberbullying.

DEEP DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE
Teen suicide is a complex event often arising out of deep depression where a Teen develops feelings that they are unwanted, misunderstood, angry, ashamed, abused, unloved or victimized. Teens commit suicide because they may be feeling guilty about disappointing family, friends or they feel an overwhelming sense that they are too much of a burden on others. Deep Depression can affect Teens where they believe that suicide is the only solution. If a Teen commits suicide, everyone is affected. Sometimes even those who barely know the Teen develop feelings of guilt, confusion and the sense they could have done something themselves to prevent the suicide. Hear from real teens as they discuss their feelings about severe depression and suicide.

OBESITY AND HEALTH
In our looks-obsessed society, lots of people think that being overweight is simply an appearance issue. Obesity issues go way beyond the ones we usually hear about, like diabetes and heart disease. Being overweight can also affect a person's joints, breathing, sleep, mood and energy levels. Being overweight can impact a person's entire quality of life. Hear from real teens as they discuss their self image, weight, obesity and health.

*Each volume comes with a subject-specific Teachers' Guide

*** See also REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES I ....
TEENS AND MONEY - Educates teens on how to make responsible decisions about money.
SELF-DESTRUCTION - Helps students recognize self-destructive habits and attitudes.
TEENS AND RUNAWAYS - Teaches teens that they can cope with their feelings without running away.
TEENS AND DISABILITIES - Helps teens understand disabilities and how to interact the people who have them.
TEENS AND GANGS - Offers an understanding of the reasons teens join gangs, and how to stay out.

*Each volume comes with a subject-specific Teachers' Guide

*Other programs from the REAL LIFE TEEN SERIES are:
MEDIA IMPACT AND INFLUENCES
THE DARK SIDE OF DATING
LESSONS OF LOVE
SMOKING
 
#12215/2003   100 minutes 2008  $419.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

There's no question that serious depression, self-mutilation, suicide attempts and deaths are increasing among middle school age youth. The earlier depression is identified and treated, the better the prognosis.

This program includes: a diverse group of 13 year olds discussing what they would do if a friend confided they were cutting, or thinking of suicide; a compelling interview with Sandrina, still a teen, who at 15 was depressed, cutting herself, became involved in an abusive relationship, and eventually attempted suicide; a middle school counselor who describes the signs of depression, reassures that it's OK to break a promise, and identifies other adults to go to for help; and a child psychiatrist at the NYU Child Study Center who dispels misconceptions about the causes of depression and treatment, as well as the negative effect of alcohol and drugs.

*Includes Study Guide
 
#12212/0425   18 minutes 2008  $69.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

Join comedian Stevie Ray in this series of four programs as he uses humor to educate on the following topics:

EASY STIR-FRY - Stevie Ray walks viewers step-by-step though the basics of stir-fry cooking. Learn about the essentials including the history, the wok, what utensils to use, how to prepare rice, and more! In a matter of minutes, Stevie prepares a simple and delicious chicken stir-fry. 19 minutes

VEGETARIAN - Vegetarianism is more than just not eating meat - it’s about smart eating. The key is to eat a varied, balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Watch as Uncle Stevie helps his nephew prepare a simple meat-free meal of black bean chili and cornbread. Includes: Reasons for becoming a vegetarian; Types of vegetarians; Meatless meal ideas; Important information on complementary proteins; and, Key nutrients for vegetarians. 16 minutes
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MEAL PLANNING - Ever wonder what’s for dinner? Simplify your life by planning meals ahead of time. Follow comedian Stevie Ray as he explains the steps of meal planning while he prepares a simple chicken noodle soup from leftovers. Learn the basics of meal planning: Steps of Meal Planning; Ingredients and coupons; Nutrition and presentation; Shopping plan; and, Meal serving styles. 16 minutes

KITCHEN AND FOOD SAFETY - Keep yourself safe in the kitchen! Learn the difference between safe and dangerous safety practices in the kitchen as "DO Stevie" and "DON'T Stevie" prepare food simultaneously. An engaging SILENT, split screen format allows viewers to study right and wrong methods.

Topics covered include: Hand washing; Knife safety; Cross-contamination; Burns and cuts; Food storage. And more! All these illustrated through the step-by-step preparation of apple crisp, spaghetti and salad. 18 minutes

*All programs include Teaching Materials and are Closed Captioned
*Also available separately
 
#12210/1290  2008  $189.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Explore why breakfast is so important! Engaging and creatively written, this video emphasizes the benefits of breakfast for great physical and mental performance. Chaptered into units appropriate for all ages. Includes segments on breakfast facts, how body parts come alive with the need for breakfast, great breakfast ideas, how to read the nutrition label, and more.

*This DVD contains two versions - one featuring the U.S. Food Pyramid and the other the Canada Food Guide.

*Teaching materials included
*Closed Captioned
 
#12206/1290   25 minutes 2009  $99.95  Grades 6 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
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Because this potentially fatal disorder only presents during sleep, a large number of sufferers remain unaware of the danger. This program explores the causes of OSA and the treatments available for it. Two instructive case studies will help viewers understand and feel comfortable about current diagnostic approaches, including the completion of a polysomnogram or sleep study. With the expertise of Dr. Stephen Scharf, director of the University of Maryland Sleep Disorder Clinic, and Dr. Rosanne Barker of the Barker Sleep Institute, the program illustrates many of the treatments that have turned the "slow death" of sleep apnea into a new lease on life.

 
#12205/0635   30 minutes 2007  $129.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 
    

A look at the aging process which begins from the time we are born and continues throughout life. Our environment, nutrition, activity patterns and lifestyle affect how we age. Baby boomers, who are now approaching 65 years of age, are beginning to ask questions about their own future and have questions about their aging family members and friends. Older adults, finding that they are living longer than expected, are wondering how to best address some of the issues confronting them and individuals are looking for information to help them age as healthily as possible. As a society, we are looking for ways to respond to the growing numbers of older adults.

The series consists of six 60-minute programs delivered on three DVDs with two programs per DVD :

JOURNEY TO 100
Everyone has heard Canada's population is changing. What does this mean in our day-to-day lives and what does it mean for our futures? How do we respond to social issues like finances, health care, careers, retirement and housing? As well, as the population ages, new business opportunities are becoming apparent. In addition, there will be more career opportunities for people working in the field of gerontology.

LIVING EVERY DAY
People understand more and more the importance of maintaining their health. A look at the components that contribute to healthy living, utilizing Health Canada's Key Determinants of Health--income and social status, social support networks, education and literacy, social environments, physical environments, etc. Profiles people living active healthy retirements and inspiring us, regardless of our age, to really live the lives we desire.

MYTHS OF AGING
We all have ideas of what aging means. Most people think of aging as a negative thing in which we lose our memory, our sight and our hearing. Most of the time aging means we can't get around, we can't sleep and sex isn't even a possibility. Many of these common ideas are myths and there are many things we can do to avoid and reduce these common myths of aging.

USE IT OR LOSE IT
Heart disease, cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis - are these diseases preventable? Many experts believe so. If someone has a chronic illness what can be done to improve their quality of life? What can baby boomers do to support their parents who are living with these conditions? Focusing on people who have chronic illnesses and addressing current knowledge about chronic illnesses as well as how people with these illnesses continue to live successfully.

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
Keeping a healthy outlook on life is critical as we age. By using current research and personal stories, this program will focus on the importance of family, friends and the support systems we need as we age. At this stage of our lives and our parents' lives, a sense of loss is normal. Friends and family die, and on top of the emotional turmoil, other monumental changes can occur. Dramatic changes in health, housing and income can also have significant impacts on our mental well-being. How do we cope with these losses and how do we support loved ones going through challenging times?

THE CLUB SANDWICH GENERATION
See the effects of aging on family members. Takes an in-depth look at family dynamics and aging. How do siblings make difficult decisions about and for their aging parents? Often one sibling takes on more responsibilities, which leads to other problems and concerns among the siblings and other family members. Current research on aging families and support systems will be explored as well as personal stories.

*Closed Captioned

 
#12135/0545  2005  $329.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term used to describe patients with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, or any combination among those three ailments. This program examines the impairments of COPD, including shortness of breath and mobility so restricted that simple tasks like walking to the car are almost impossible. Several case studies reveal both the clinical and the human dimensions of COPD, while newly developed drug treatments for the disease are also highlighted. Expert commentary comes from John Kirkwood, President and CEO of the American Lung Association; Dr. Frank Rahaghi of the Cleveland Clinic Florida; and Dr. Gene Colice of Washington Hospital Center.
 
#12068/0635   28 minutes 2006  $129.95 *CC 
    

PTSD can be set off by many stressors, including car accidents, sexual assault, child abuse, natural disasters and military combat. This program explains the causes of PTSD and outlines strategies for prevention and treatment. The need for social support is emphasized; exposure therapy is described in some detail.

*Includes Print Resource
 
#12067/1420   17 minutes 2008  $119.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

Trying to find happiness is the search of a lifetime, and in this multi-segment ABC News program, a diverse cross-section of experts shares insights into the psychological and physiological constituents of happiness; the effects of genes, life circumstances, and intentional activities on happiness; where on Earth the most - and least - happiness is said to exist; and the story of one person who followed his bliss by building a two-ton boat out of wine bottle corks!

Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness; Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want; and Eric Weiner, author of The Geography of Bliss, are featured.

*Sub-Titled
 
#12056/0635   39 minutes 2008  $169.95 *CC 
    

Unlike schizophrenia that strikes in very early childhood, the adolescent-onset variety is frequently highly treatable, and young people have a greater likelihood of fully regaining their lives. But it's up to their families to act quickly and decisively - to recognize the symptoms, and be relentless in getting and maintaining the expert treatment their children need. This film will help you learn how that is done.

*Closed Captioned
 
#12030/0145   26 minutes 2008  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

This comprehensive series includes the following three programs:

PRESCHOOLERS PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
From the ages of two to five, preschoolers reach developmental milestones with endless energy and increasing physical coordination. This detailed, entertaining and informative look into the world of preschoolers shows them engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary physical advancements that children make at this age. Teachers and caregivers also share their first-hand observations of how this development takes place.

Viewers will learn the physical characteristics of preschoolers, how gross and fine motor skills are developed and the physical milestones that most children reach during this stage. We also take a look at the natural activities children are drawn to which help their physical development and strategies to encourage these activities. This film also covers the physical challenges that some children have, activity modifications to help children with physical challenges and why good nutrition and the proper amount of sleep are crucial at this age. 21 minutes.

PRESCHOOLERS COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
It is simply fascinating to observe how preschoolers begin to use language, mental imagery and symbolic thinking; think of past and future events; and think about their own thinking. Children start to clearly express themselves and grasp sophisticated mental activities, including emotion, motivation, intention and memory. Using footage of preschoolers in the classroom, dynamic graphics and interviews with teachers and caregivers, this program delivers a detailed overview of the cognitive development that takes place between the ages of three and five.

This program shows how the brain grows neural bridges and strengthens a child’s intellect, widely studied developmental theories of cognitive development and how to encourage it and characteristics of preoperational thought. Also covered are areas of language development, how children use symbolic thought and how "theory of the mind" helps preschoolers understand what the mind is and how it works. We also demonstrate teaching methods to guide preschoolers to higher-order thinking skills. 24 minutes.

PRESCHOOLERS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preschoolers are creative, curious and active experimenters that learn about themselves and their world as they take on new roles outside of their homes and families. In their interactions with peers, children commonly show kindness and compassion and sometimes can become frustrated, have squabbles and even exhibit aggressive behavior.

Viewers will learn: The skill set that makes up social and emotional development; the value of encouraging creativity and risk taking; activities that foster initiative and positive self-esteem; how culture and gender affect development; levels of social participation; examples of pro-social and antisocial behaviors and ways caregivers can develop skills.
23 minutes.

*Each program is Closed Captioned and Includes PDF Teaching Guide
 
#12013/1120  2008  $269.95 *CC 
    

Designed primarily for teachers, this comprehensive series consists of the following three programs:

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Between ages 6 and 12 children's bodies grow and mature in significant ways. They gain body awareness and develop new gross and find motor skills. This is also a pivotal stage where injury, illness, and the increase of childhood obesity are common. This detailed, well-organized program presents educator insights, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies for fostering healthy physical development. 22 minutes

Learn:
* Ways to encourage healthy physical development.
* Gross and fine motor milestones.
* How technology affects physical growth.
* Why childhood obesity and asthma are on the rise.
* Why accidental injuries are of serious concern at this stage.
* The importance of nutrition and the proper amount of sleep.
* Physical challenges that some children have.

COGNITIVE AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Between ages 6 and 12, children's minds expand in knowledge and understanding as their thinking becomes more logical and organized. They develop concrete operational thinking, and make substantial advancements in language development. This program presents educator insights and observations, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies relating to the many aspects of cognitive and language development that children experience in this stage. 25 minutes

Learn:
* Strategies to foster strong cognitive development.
* Characteristics of concrete operational thinking.
* Advancements in language development.
* How intelligence is measured.
* Stages of reading and writing development.
* Methods used in bilingual education.
* The role memory plays.
* Strategies for teaching children with exceptional conditions.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Between ages 6 and 12, children develop many of the social skills they'll use through adulthood. They form self-concepts and self-esteem, build new kinds of relationships, and begin to regulate more of their own behavior. This program presents educator insights and observations, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies relating to the many aspects of social and emotional development that children experience in this stage. 24 minutes

Learn:
* Methods that build positive social and emotional development.
* The difference between self-concept and self-esteem.
* How self-esteem can become a cycle of evaluation and behavior.
* The stages of friendship.
* Why parents and children develop a state of co-regulation.
* How bullying can be addressed in schools.

***Each program is Closed Captioned and includes Teaching Guide
 
#12012/1120  2008  $269.95 *CC 
    

During middle childhood - the period between ages 6 and 12 - children reach many critical milestones. In fact, teacher and caregiver responses during this time of significant change can dramatically affect a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth, both immediately and for the future.

At this stage, children grow physically, gain body awareness, and form lifelong habits that affect their health and well-being. At the same time, their minds expand in knowledge and understanding, as thinking processes become more logical and organized. The way they view themselves, and the manner in which they interact with family and friends, evolves as children develop self-concepts and self-esteem.

This program provides an informative, clear and compelling examination of the middle-childhood stage of development and a detailed overview of a child's growth and maturity into an adolescent. Viewers learn pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies, and hear experienced classroom teachers offer insights and observations about children in this stage of development.

Learn:

* Key elements affecting growth in middle childhood.
* Physical, cognitive, social and emotional developments.
* Gross- and fine-motor milestones.
* Effects of obesity and accidental injuries.
* Characteristics of concrete operational thinking.
* Advancements in language development.
* Measurements of intelligence.
* Differences between self-concept and self-esteem.
* Factors that impact moral development.
* Effects of divorce and self-care situations.
* Strategies for helping children with challenging conditions.

Closed Captioned
Includes Guide
 
#11967/1120   28 minutes 2008  $129.95 *CC 
    

*Telly Award Winner

Meet Asheli, Marie, and Nathan. They're preschoolers - full of endless curiosity and boundless energy. In this program you'll see how they and their friends develop physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially.

So much growth takes place during the preschool years. This program looks at each aspect of a child's development as well as examines the special needs of preschoolers with challenging conditions. It shows preschoolers engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary advancements made during this stage. Widely taught concepts from developmental theorists as well as practical suggestions for caregivers are clearly presented in this study of the whole preschool-aged child.

- The developmental milestones reached by most preschoolers.
- How the brain grows neural bridges and strengthens a child's intellect.
- How children use symbolic thought in dramatic play and literacy.
- How interaction with caregivers aids in the cognitive development.
- The skill set that makes up a social and emotional development.
- The value of encouraging creativity and risk taking.
- Levels of social participation.
- The value of friendship.
- Why good nutrition and proper amount of sleep are crucial.
- Activity modifications to help children with special needs.

*Closed Captioned
*Includes Guide
 
#11966/1120   28 minutes 2008  $129.95 *CC 
    

What do you buy most in a supermarket? Hint: It's not food. Most of your dollars are spent for slicing, dicing, portioning, and packaging. In short, you pay for convenience. But are those few saved moments worth the cost?

This program illustrates how much we pay - in dollars and nutrition - when we buy processed foods. Using compelling and memorable examples, viewers will learn how buying local products, fresh ingredients, and raw foods will impact their health as well as their wallets.

Learn:

*What you're really paying for at the supermarket.
*That "food processors" aren't just small kitchen appliances.
*The most popular foods that are processed, and how!
*How a food's form increases its costs.
*About packaging and portioning in groceries.
*The trade off between convenience and freedom.
*The relationship of particle board to seafood products.
*About the lost art of popping corn.
*How fresh, local, and raw can be satisfying choices.

Closed Captioned
Includes Guide
 
#11965/1120   24 minutes 2008  $99.95 *CC 
    

More and more children play organized sports. Viewers of this exciting program see children from toddlers through puberty illustrate just how fun or frustrating playing sports can be.

They watch as physical, social and emotional development follow a sequence that adults can't speed up. They see just how skills in sports progress from birth through puberty. They marvel at the intellectual side of sports - from score keeping to game strategizing.

The program guides viewers through the dangers of the over-scheduled, over-pressured, over-trained child.

*Closed Captioned
*Includes Guide
 
#11964/1120   25 minutes 2008  $99.95 *CC 
    

*TWO-TIME TELLY WINNER!

"I had to ask to preview this title in order to justify the cost for our budget, and it was passed with flying colors. It is sensitive, touching, and so complete. How did you manage such depth within the timeframe of the film? Brilliant and powerful!"

This program - featuring Alzheimer expert and author Joanne Koenig Coste, M.Ed. - introduces the key concepts and philosophies of her pioneering form of care - habilitation. This simple, compassionate and uncomplicated approach to care addresses the needs of the Alzheimer person and creates an environment in which both the patient and carepartner can transcend the disease. Offers a wealth of information, practical techniques and guideposts for health professionals, caregivers, and families caring for an Alzheimer person.
 
#11956/2010   32 minutes 2008  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    


"Kevin was the man of my dreams. We had a bit of an argument, just some sort of disagreement about wedding invitations or whatever, and I went to turn around and he blew his brains out, right in front of me. All I remember is waking up in the psychiatric ward, and they said that I tried to jump out of a 15-story window."

This is an honest, intimate portrait of a young woman who attempted suicide after the man she loved killed himself in her presence. As she reflects upon her experiences as both a witness to and a survivor of the suicide of a loved one, she allows viewers to share her profound grief and sadness at the loss, and at her inability to prevent or even to understand it.

Speaking directly to the viewer, she describes how, unable to come to grips with her feelings, she attempted suicide a second time. She speaks of the impulse to suicide as almost an addiction, but one which can be overcome, one day at a time, if the person is able to ask for help - and if others are there, able to provide it. This unique video will be tremendously valuable for suicide, crisis, and bereavement counselors, and for their clients, as well as for students and clinicians in psychology, social work and healthcare settings.

*The DVD includes Transcript and Questions for Discussion
 
#11862/2265   15 minutes 2008  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    


Dr. Joann Peterson, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Dip. C., Ph.D. spent more than 40 years developing anger / violence interventions for children and adults and collaborated with professionals and agencies across the United States and Canada. What Dr. Peterson found is that strategies to suppress anger often failed when people were under duress.

This series is based on Dr. Peterson's three-day workshop at The Haven Institute in B.C. It stands in sharp contrast to other anger management programs because Dr. Peterson believes anger is a feeling or emotional response to hurt, fear, frustration, helplessness and loss. Since those are natural feelings, she teaches the tools to express them responsibly, separate anger from violence and build safety in all relationships. This leads to: better health, enriched relationships, safer homes, workplaces and communities, and more passion and effectiveness in your life.

The complete ANGER WORKSHOP Series includes thirteen broadcast quality DVD Programs and a 26-page Facilitator Guide and Exercise Book.

Program descriptions are as follows:

Program #1 - IN ANGER'S PATH
Participants share how anger has affected their own lives and relationships. Then they explore their own "Default Style" of expressing and reacting to anger. This awareness is crucial as they progressively engage their own anger and break free of limiting patterns. 30 minutes
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Program #2 - UNDERSTANDING ANGER'S PURPOSE
Most of us have very negative connotations when we think about anger because it is often linked historically with violence. In this program, participants are asked to describe what anger has meant to them. Dr. Peterson then explains her own definition and describes the physiological roots and evolution of infantile and adult anger. Then we learn the key distinctions between responsible anger and violence. 26 minutes

Program #3 - UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE
When most of us think of violence we conjure up headlines of murder, abuse, bullying and road rage. We often shake our heads at "those people". Here you will learn about the many subtle and more insidious forms of violence including: socially sanctioned, indirect and passive, and direct and active. We also learn a "common language" of responsible anger expression and the path back to humanity. 22 minutes
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Program #4 - AGGRESS ENERGY EXERCISES
Dr. Peterson created the term 'aggress energy' to define the stepping forward on our own behalf, or that of others, in a bold and energetic manner to engage in responsible anger. Participants learn six exercises that anyone can use to engage their passion in a safe and boundaried context of their own creation. 35 minutes

Program #5 - CLEARINGS
Clearings are a practical tool to express negative feelings and emotions before they build, fester or explode. You will learn the contract for clearings and then watch as participants practice this important "first line of defense". 22 minutes

Program #6 - VESUVIUS
The Vesuvius is another practical tool to express frustrations, resentments and events that have occurred or built up over time. In this program, you will learn to create a 'contract for Vesuvius' and then watch participants express their own. 29 minutes

Program #7 - PHYSICAL EXPRESSION
There are times and deep-rooted issues that are so intense that nothing short of a physical release will truly express them. Participants explore their most recurring issue and are given an opportunity to physically express it using a number of different techniques. You will learn to create a 'contract for physical expression' and see firsthand the cathartic shift that comes from sharing this most vulnerable experience in connection with others. 36 minutes

Program #8 - BOUNDARIES AND THE AUTHENTIC SELF
To function within the context of a society, we must all learn and adhere to certain norms, rules and obligations. The problem is that this often comes at the cost of our 'authentic self'. You will learn how we developmentally evolve away from our that self and how to regain our passion, spontaneity and connection within society. 10 minutes

Program #9 - THE BOUNDARY CONTINUUM
Boundaries are the contact space between two people and are defined by who we are, how we want to live in the world, what we want more of and what we want less of. In this program, we learn about the enormous range of possibilities that exist between our individual preferences and bottom lines. You will also learn the important distinctions between walls and boundaries, and the impact they have on our relationships. 22 minutes

Program #10 - CREATING EFFECTIVE BOUNDARIES
The common misconception is that we are entitled to have our boundaries respected. Dr. Peterson does not believe this to be true, and believes it's our responsibility to communicate them and act on our own behalf if others won't respect them. In this program, you will learn about the consequences of not honoring your own boundaries and to create and express your own boundary statements. 12 minutes

Program #11 - BUILDING SAFE RELATIONSHIPS
Safety is a series of individually defined qualities, behaviors and actions. It is NOT a feeling. In this program, you will learn to define what Safety means to you and learn concrete Assessment Tools to prevent conflict from escalating to violence. You will also learn the way back to healing and reconciliation. 10 minutes

Program #12 - TAKING IT HOME
Dr. Peterson recognizes that change doesn't occur instantly, and that you will make mistakes as you familiarize yourself with these tools. Participants explore how they will sabotage themselves and what they're committed to doing when it occurs. You will also learn about the "Anger Junkie" and the importance of looking beneath your own anger to learn from the hurt, fear, frustration, helplessness and loss that we all experience in our lives. 26 minutes

Program #13 - EMBRACING ANGER
Participants are asked to consider their new connotations of anger and experience a remarkable shift. They are then reminded of the physical, emotional and relational consequences of not expressing their anger. Dr. Peterson believes that there is immense freedom and empowerment in living a response-able life - and that all victims make a choice to be so. 19 minutes

Programs are $159 each or any 5 for $139 each or Series $1,595