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#10867/1745  ABUSED WOMAN (THE): A Survivor Therapy Approach with Lenore Walker, Ed.D., ABPP
What techniques can be effective in counseling someone who has gone from one abusive relationship to another, especially someone who first experienced sexually abusive behavior as a child? From Dr. Lenore Walker, a specialist with 30 years experience in the field, viewers learn about a method she developed called Survivor Therapy that has a proven track record in many difficult cases.

Claudia Black and Terry Gorski discuss how 'compulsion' enters a relationship, explain the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and reveal the true meaning of intimacy. These three programs are very useful and down-to-earth: COMPULSIVE RELATIONSHIPS: The Players and The Personalities RELATIONSHIP STYLES: Compulsive, Apathetic and Healthy RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: Achieving Intimacy

#11741/0203  BATTERED AND BROKEN: Victims of Domestic Violence
With great intensity and candor this video tells the story of a woman who removed herself from an abusive relationship, found healing for herself and started an organization to help other battered women to do the same. Very moving.

#15837/2130  BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
This video addresses the impact that witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brain of infants and children. It will demonstrate the effect on their behaviour and relationships and the long term consequences for their future. In PART ONE, clinical psychologist, Dr Sandra Wieland, gives a clear and understandable explanation about what is happening for a child living in a violent home, while the accompanying scenes, from the child's perspective, bring us into their world and their experience. These scenes are gender neutral. PART TWO focuses on the steps that parents and caregivers can take to help children survive this experience with the best possible outcome. *Closed Captioned

Anyone can experience violence, abuse or unhealthy behaviors in their relationships. A relationship may be serious or casual, monogamous of not, short-term or long-term. Some of the forms of abuse in relationships can include physical abuse, verbal or emotional abuse or sexual abuse. This program believes that everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. It talks with victims of abuse, willing to tell their story, hoping it may save others from falling victim to this violent behavior.

#7190/0355  BRIDGING THE RIVER OF SILENCE (Short Version)
The story of three women who have been violently assaulted by their spouses and who have turned to the criminal justice system for help. An excellent tool for any group attempting to build support mechanisms for battered women. "This video will do much to advance understanding."

#11680/0430  CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT SERIES (3 Programs)
This award-winning three part series provides professionals with the tools to identify and intervene on behalf of children and families in crisis to ensure that appropriate referrals and interventions can be quickly initiated. The programs utilize case studies in which the environment of the child is explored, the characteristics of the perpetrators and victims are discussed, the signs and symptoms of abuse and/or neglect are delineated, and resources for professionals are provided. THE VULNERABLE YOUNG CHILD Discusses factors in the child, the family, the environment, and in the culture itself that cause young children to be vulnerable to inadequate parenting, abuse and neglect. 29 minutes NEGLECT AND SEXUAL ABUSE Defines neglect and discusses characteristics of negligent parents or guardians. Delineates activities that are deemed sexually abusive, the characteristics of perpetrators and victims, the phases of sexual abuse, and the physical and behavioral signs. 28 minutes PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE Defines psychological abuse and discusses its effects on children. Discusses characteristics of adults who physically abuse children and illustrates common physical signs of adult-inflicted injuries. 24 minutes

#7382/0235  CHILD ABUSE: How to See It... How to Stop It
*WINNER! PLATINUM Award, Worldfest Even highly trained professionals have sometimes failed to recognize indicators of child abuse when exposed to them. Symptoms and behaviors are often far from obvious. This hard-hitting and informative video examines the four different types - physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and child neglect. Educators, parents, counselors, health and juvenile justice professionals, anyone who works with or cares about children, will learn how to identify the problem, and ways to stop it before more harm is done.

#12396/0203  CHILDREN ARE A GIFT: Overcoming Child Abuse
Child abuse and neglect seem to have reached epidemic levels in our world today, and unfortunately millions of children who look to adults for love and care instead find pain and suffering. What effect does this breach of faith have on the children involved and the adults they will become? This program focuses on two extremes. First we speak with author David Pelzer, a victim of life-threatening child abuse by his white, middle-class mother. Second we meet a middle class black foster parent couple whose specialty is taking in the most problematic and troubled children with real love and affection. *Closed Captioned

How is domestic violence passed from one generation to another? Would it not seem more likely for an adult who suffered or witnessed family violence as a child to resolve not to partake in violence when they grow up? So why don't they? Viewers learn how the trauma inflicted in childhood rebounds in this perverse manner in adults.

Severely wounded, their mother kept crying out, "Please don’t kill me! Please don’t kill me!" What effects do the sights and sounds of domestic violence have on the malleable minds of children?

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. *CC

A companion to POWER AND CONTROL this film explores best practices in three jurisdictions: Duluth, MN, home of the influential "Duluth Model;"; Baltimore, MD, home of an infamously high crime rate; and the South Bronx, the nation's busiest domestic violence patrol area. Seasoned officers responding to tense, actual domestic calls show how to safely approach a fighting couple, interview, determine primary aggressor, gather evidence and write strong reports. Top brass discuss how to increase the effectiveness of officers and also look at longer range strategies.

#11670/0430  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A Portrait of Abuse Series (3 Programs)
A powerful and compelling series in three parts that not only raises our social awareness of the effects and cycles of domestic violence, but digs into the psyche of both the victim and aggressor to better understand how a new outcome can be realized. PART ONE - An overview of the incidence and prevalence of domestic violence. Also introduces the views to the women who were abused either physically, psychologically, emotionally, and/or sexually as they tell their stories. 15 minutes PART TWO - Healthcare professionals describe the characteristics of abusive men, and one man, who identifies himself as a former perpetrator, speaks about his aggressive actions toward his wife and how intervention helped him change his behaviors and restore his relationship. 15 minutes PART THREE - This is a dramatization of a battered woman who is brought into the emergency department by her abusive husband. Demonstrates identification of a victim, interviewing her in a private place, notification of authorities, and providing her with information about help available to her are explored. 27 minutes

#13267/0545  FAMILY VIOLENCE (Our Families, Ourselves Series)
This program examines violent behavior within a family context, and the prevention and intervention programs that are making inroads in combating its toxic effects.

#14783/1027  FAMILY VIOLENCE: An Overview
Family violence is about power and control. And the members of a household with the least power, the children, are often the ones most harmed, even if they themselves aren’t the direct target of attack. This program defines, explains, and suggests prevention, response, and treatment approaches.

#14782/1027  FAMILY VIOLENCE: Impact on Children - for Caregivers and Educators
This program features experts, practitioners, and ordinary folks who, with impact and experience, awaken the viewer to take action in order to prevent physical and psychological injury to innocent children. Also available in Spanish.

#14781/1027  FAMILY VIOLENCE: Impact on Children - for Parents
Many parents seem simply to be unaware of the damage that family violence and abuse, whether physical, emotional or psychological, does to their children in both the long and short term. This video explains in detail just how catastrophic this kind of behavior can be.

#12486/0235  GENERATION NOW
Demonstrates how parental emotional neglect, not unlike physical abuse, can have life-long repercussions when experienced by children of any age, socioeconomic, or cultural/ethnic backgrounds. But what exactly constitutes emotional child abuse? *Six 15-minute segments with discussion questions *Includes leader's guide

In these extremely powerful live group sessions (see also TRAUMA AND THE BODY: A Psychodramatic Approach #12904), master clinician and psychodramatist Tian Dayton works with group participants to confront childhood abuse, and work through trauma that they are carrying in their bodies. Dayton addresses these delicate issues with directness and great care, employing innovative action-oriented techniques that you can use in your work with clients, whether you are trained in psychodrama or not.

This video presents the stories of five women of different ages and backgrounds who have been involved in abusive (violent, sexual, emotional) relationships and helps victims and perpetrators alike to realize that abusive relationships are chronic and addictive, and require treatment in much the same way as other addictions.

Kids today live in a volatile world where violence in the school, home, and streets is, unfortunately, an increasingly common occurrence. Statistics are staggering as children are not only abused by adults, but are killing each other. This program looks at the sources of violence that affect children.

#9097/0410  IN AND OUT OF CONTROL: Emotional, Physical, and Sexual Violence
Explains the influence of heredity, environment, and the role of alcohol and other drugs, on domestic, sexual, and random violence. Identifies triggers to violence and presents methods of treatment and prevention.

Examines a program where the medical community, social and psychiatric services, police, and courts have formed a coalition to reduce the incidence of spousal abuse and help the victims. This co-ordination helps to ensure that neither abuser nor victim falls through judicial or bureaucratic cracks.

#12820/1745  INVISIBLE CHILD ABUSE with Robert Firestone, PhD
Actual group participants discuss how despite their successes they continue to treat themselves the way they were treated as children, and continually struggle with the ghosts of their childhood. The damage that emotional child abuse can sustain has severe impact later in life on a person's self-esteem, relationships, and career. Dr. Robert Firestone works with these group participants to give them voice to the abuse they experienced.

#7189/1322  IT'S NOT LIKE I HIT HER!
"Best documentary I've ever seen." It's not about arguing or disagreeing; it is about chronic criticism, verbal degradation, intimidation and isolation imposed on women to keep them in a socially and emotionally unsupported position and finally crush the spirits of their female partners. Tools for confronting and ending this type of abusive behavior and the treatment options available for abusers are covered.

#14301/2010  MARTHA'S STORY: A Lifetime of Walking on Eggshells
Trapped in an abusive marriage for 51 years! Is it possible to walk away, to run away, from something like that? But Martha finally did decide that it had to be over but where does she turn for help after being invisible for so long? Will she ever find safety? Can she ever feel secure? This is her story.

#7152/1405  NO SAFE PLACE: The Origins of Violence Against Women
This program presents factual information detailing how women today, as well as historically, find themselves facing restrictions on their freedom of movement and activity as a result of male violence towards them. Explores some of the more frequently asked but rarely answered questions about domestic violence. This comprehensive program helps viewers recognize and examine signs, situations, causes and effects of this reality.

The combination of detailed descriptions by abused women and great dramatizations helps both male and female viewers to understand the realities of spousal abuse, what motivates this kind of activity, and reveals the myths that surround it. Low self-esteem, rather than straight anger, is the central causal issue and the ability to quit habitual spousal abuse is as problematic as recovery from any other addiction.

#15711/1416  POWER AND CONTROL: Domestic Violence
A comprehensive and timely examination of the shocking persistence of domestic violence in our society. The complex issues around domestic abuse are refracted through the story of Kim, a mother of three. The film follows Kim and her children from their early days in a battered women's shelter. Kim then sets out to start a new life - and although she is a determined and inspiring survivor, she finds that there are no easy happy endings. This multi-layered narrative also explores key issues involving law enforcement, advocacy, and health care. The film is recommended for courses in sociology, social work, gender studies, law, medicine and the many other disciplines in which intimate partner violence may be involved. *Closed Captioned *Also available are "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HEALTHCARE

#15437/0905  PREVENTING ABUSIVE HEAD TRAUMA: The Crying Connection
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.

Comment peut-on arriver à faire mal à ceux qu'on aime? Gildor Roy anime cette émission percutante qui va au delà des idées préconçues. À travers, divers témoignages, une question sondage, des flash d'information, nous verrons comment on apprend la violence, comment elle se perpétue et comment on peut en briser le cycle. La violence familiale ça nous concerne tous.

* Recommended by Teacher Librarian ("Videos That Grab Attention"). "This practical, realistic program goes a long way in presenting evaluative tools to help recognize potential abuse and take prompt action. Highly recommended." Video Librarian (3.5 out of 4 stars) Unfortunately, kids who grow up facing brutality and neglect are lucky if a teacher or daycare provider catches on. Tragically, child abuse often goes unnoticed - and if a first-responder does detect it, he or she may not understand what measures must be taken. By following this program's clearly illustrated steps to awareness and action, viewers will become better equipped to recognize and intervene in cases of neglect and abuse - while there's still time to help.

#12505/0440  RECOGNIZING CHILD ABUSE SERIES (3 Programs)
This series of three 14-minute programs is designed to inform those providing care and service to children how to recognize the signs of child abuse and what actions they need to take if abuse is suspected. PHYSICAL ABUSE - covers various aspects surrounding the physical abuse of children, including risk factors and how to recognize actual physical signs of abuse. NEGLECT AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE - provides an overview and discusses specifically the topics of neglectful caretakers, physical neglect, emotional neglect and emotional abuse. SEXUAL ABUSE - includes an overview and definition of sexual abuse, and the many ways that sexual abuse occurs, including incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography and child prostitution.

*GOLD AWARD WINNER - Houston International Festival A heart-wrenching video that delivers a powerful view of chemical dependency from a child's perspective. Takes the classic story of a family in the grip of addiction and draws viewers into a world when childhood is altered irrevocably. As witnesses to three young lives ravaged by a father's alcoholism and a mother's inability to cope, the true impact of chemical dependency hits home.

#11773/0635  SAFE: Inside a Battered Women's Shelter DVD
This program presents the experiences of three women who break the cycle of violence by seeking refuge at a safe house, a place providing sanctuary for physically abused mothers and their children.

#11774/0203  SECOND CHANCES: Abusive Parents Working to Rebuild their Families
Those who work with abusive parents say there are many factors that contribute to this terrible problem: homelessness, unemployment, lack of education, lack of parenting skills, and much more. Three mothers, who lost their children due to abuse or neglect, describe how they changed their lives and worked to earn their children back.

#7297/0270  SEEN... But Not Heard
*Winner! Silver Screen Award! This program explores the many serious emotional and physical effects of family violence on the children who witness it. Superior dramatic vignettes provide teachers and any professionals who work with children with detailed sketches of what to watch for in their charges.

#10587/0203  SHE MADE ME MAD: Inside the Mind of the Abused and Abuser
In addition to telling a woman’s story of how violence invaded her life and how she escaped, this program also turns the tables on domestic violence by exploring the mind of an abuser.

#9686/0755  SURVIVAL FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Stories of Hope and Healing
One of the greatest hurdles for women who live in abusive households is how to remove themselves and their children safely to start a new life. From the number of murders, attempted-murders and abductions by abusive husbands and ex's this fear is anything but delusional! Explanations are offered by women who have successfully made just such a transition. Grades 9 to A

#7379/1405  SURVIVORS: Women Overcoming Domestic Abuse
This is a factual first person sharing of the experiences of domestic violence victims. Women in the video provide information to help other women to avoid mistakes they made and make better choices by recognizing the signs of a chronic abuser, and get out safely.

#15100/0605  TERROR AT HOME
*WINNER! Western Psychological Association The statistics are staggering: one in three women faces the threat of domestic abuse. Thirty-seven percent of women’s emergency hospital visits are the result of domestic violence. In the United States alone, fifteen hundred women are murdered each year by their husband or boyfriend. TERROR AT HOME provides an unflinching look at some of the personal stories that lie behind these statistics. The violence cuts across all lines - racial, educational, and financial. The film illustrates the counseling sessions, group therapy, and battered-women’s groups that provide help to these victims and shows the legal system’s role in curtailing the cycle of violence. This powerful film sends an important message about the need for breaking the silence surrounding abuse.

#8495/0290  TRAUMATIZED CHILD SERIES (3 Programs)
In this series, therapists describe how traumatized children understand the world and interact with others differently from other children, and how adults can respond most effectively. Explores such topics as anger and anxiety, trauma triggers, dissociation, de-escalation strategies, grounding techniques, and the process of building a trusting relationship. UNDERSTANDING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD PARENTING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD TEACHING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD Three 44 minute programs

#9940/1370  TURNING POINT: Women Who Abuse
For many who work in the family violence field, it is difficult to accept that some women can be, and are, abusive to their partners. The discussion on women's abusive behavior can make us uncomfortable and challenges traditional stereotypical views of what, and who women are. The program demonstrates how some women can be just as capable of harbouring harmful negative attitudes, entertaining destructive negative self-talk, and choosing violence as a way of controlling their partner as some men are.

The secrecy surrounding domestic violence is the focus of this timely program. Hosted by a policewoman and TV news anchor, it contains stories of hope for women who are currently in violent relationships and provides valuable information on how to leave an abusive partner.

#5536/1660  VIOLENCE CONJUGALE: L'amour pris au piège DVD
L'amour pris au piège. Sous forme de confidence et de flash back, une femme raconte à la caméra le cycle infernal des événements qui de la manipulation à la violence physique l'ont amenée à quitter son conjoint. Du rêve au cauchemar Sensibilisation au danger que eprésente un ex-conjoint harceleur et les recours possibles La violence, plus jamais! La violence psychologique et physique dans les relations amoureuses chez les jeunes, l'un d'eux a peur de devenir comme son père.

Women talk about their escape from the chain of domestic violence. They explain why they stayed in the relationships and provide hope and encouragement for women who are finding it difficult to see any way out.

#14443/1120  WHEN BOUNDARIES ARE CROSSED: Child Abuse Prevention Series (3 Programs)
This three part series helps viewers understand when behavior crosses the line to abuse, and the real reasons that abuse typically occurs in the first place. They also learn the short and long term effects of abuse, and how it can be prevented. Explains coping strategies and the support tools available to help parents and caregivers identify, stop and prevent abusive behavior. RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING PHYSICAL CHILD ABUSE 27 minutes RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING EMOTIONAL CHILD ABUSE 31 minutes RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING CHILD NEGLECT 26 minutes Grades 7 to A


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