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|#11100/0795 ABUSED BOYS, WOUNDED MEN (2 Programs) DVD
This video and workbook package from Earnie Larsen focuses on the fact that many male criminals are survivors of child abuse. Designed for use in community corrections and institutional settings, this six-week curriculum will help adult offenders identify instances of early abuse, recognize how it has impacted their lives, and learn how to live a productive life in spite of it.
|#15749/0545 AGGRESSION: Is Violence Learned?|
Are all people capable of murder? What drives people to violence? Can TV affect our actions and even influence us to acts of violence? This interview-led documentary style program examines aggressive media, aggressive behavior and the banality of evil with the support of original film footage of research and actual crimes. An excellent resource for studies in applied psychology, this program features research psychologists providing explanations and reasoning behind aggression. *CC
|#16036/0508 ANCIENT SEA GARDENS: Mystery of the Pacific Northwest|
When marine geologist Dr. John Harper stumbles upon a coastal phenomenon in the form of mysterious curving rock walls along the low tide line of hundreds of beaches in British Columbia, he launches on a quest that will take years to resolve and will bring him far outside of his scientific community. With the timely intervention of a local beachcomber, Dr. Harper taps into the deep oral traditions of the First Peoples of the area. It may prove to be the most important archaeological discovery of its kind on North America’s West Coast. The answer to this mystery has the power to forever change the way we view our land.
|#11580/0795 BEYOND ANGER and FROM THE INSIDE OUT Curricula|
This special collection featuring Earnie Larsen, includes two curriculums: BEYOND ANGER: Connecting with Self and Others This four-week curriculum helps clients in institutional settings and community corrections address anger, reconciliation, and emotion management and provides guidelines for daily living. FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Taking Personal Responsibility for the Relationships in Your Life This 12-week curriculum provides clients in institutional settings and community corrections tools for building, strengthening, and maintaining relationships. Concrete examples, specific advice, inmate testimonials, and role-plays teach inmates how to improve relationships by taking personal responsibility for them. *This complete package includes 4 DVD's, 2 Facilitators Guides, and 2 Sets of Reproducible Handouts and Worksheets
|#1310/0795 BEYOND ANGER Curriculum Package|
This four-week curriculum from Earnie Larsen helps clients in institutional settings and community corrections address anger, reconciliation, and emotion management and provides guidelines for daily living. *Includes a 64 page Facilitator's Guide as well as 50 pages of Reproducible Handouts.
|#9051/0795 BEYOND ANGER: Connecting with Self and Others|
Re-establishing even the most basic social relationships when one's entire psyche is still filled with the baggage of anger and resentment is virtually impossible. In these four sessions led by Earnie Larsen clients in treatment and pre-release learn that certain steps must be taken to complete any kind of recovery.
|#4190/0735 BEYOND THE SHADOWS: Native Residential Schools|
A powerful documentary about the legacy of Native Residential Schools (Missionary Schools) The video touches on the historical background of these schools, but primarily depicts painful personal experiences; the causes of multi-generational grief and healing processes underway in communities today.
|#4447/0280 BRADSHAW ON THE FAMILY (10 Programs)|
This John Bradshaw series contains 10 one-hour programs focusing on how the dynamics of the family relates to compulsive and addictive behavior.
|#14733/0867 BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND ADDICTION|
Gabor Maté, M.D. provides a clear explanation of addiction and its crucial relationship to brain development in early childhood and associated environmental conditions. Dr. Maté describes why we seek such destructive ways to comfort ourselves and why is it so difficult to stop.
|#15634/1725 BRAINS ON TRIAL with Alan Alda|
Is a witness lying? How reliable is eyewitness testimony? What's the best way to avoid a biased jury? How well can the defendant's intentions be judged? Alan Alda explores how brain-scanning technology is providing insights into these questions and discusses the implications of neuroscience entering the courtroom. *CC
|#15877/0867 CALL TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (THE) 2 Programs|
THE CALL OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE consists of two DVDs: Part 1 - Ting Forum with Dr. Howard Zehr - 57 minutes Part 2 - The Call of Restorative Justice - The Panelists - 76 minutes From the First Annual Dr. Liz Elliott Memorial Lecture
|#15244/1725 CAN SCIENCE STOP CRIME?|
David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology - not only to solve horrific murders, but to try to prevent crimes. Peer inside the criminal mind and discover cutting-edge forensic techniques that help investigators stop criminals in their tracks.
|#14929/0795 CANOE JOURNEY LIFES JOURNEY: A Life Skills Manual for Native Adolescents (Facilitator's Guide with CD-ROM)|
This comprehensive life skills curriculum helps youth make choices that motivate positive actions while avoiding the hazards of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Developed for urban Native adolescents, Canoe Journey is appropriate for all teens and all settings - prevention, treatment, and criminal justice.
|#9836/0705 CARVED FROM THE HEART and WORDS FROM THE HEART
One man loses his son to a cocaine overdose. Grieving, he decides to carve a totem pole and invites the town of Craig, Alaska to help. The project grows; it brings people of diverse backgrounds and ages together, acknowledging common problems of personal loss, intergenerational grief, substance abuse, suicide and violence and it promotes healing within the community. WORDS is intended to facilitate discussion of the life-altering issues raised in the multi award-winning CARVED. Features drawings and murals by youth, letters, poetry, interviews and ceremony to show how a story that started in one small town has become a catalyst for expression and community transformation.
|#11922/0973 CAUGHT IN THE WEB: Hunting the Predators|
In this documentary we see how the Internet fuelled an explosion of child abuse, how police are racing to learn new CSI-type techniques to find the children displayed in abuse images that are flooding the web, and how young people can be empowered so that they can turn the tables on the predators and reclaim the Internet as a safe global neighborhood for all.
|#14481/0635 CCI: Case Study of a Southern Prison|
This program examines the failure of current U.S. correctional methods, and the expense of that failure in human terms. Interviews with inmates and staff capture emotions ranging from rage to hopelessness, as they discuss the racism and violence indigenous to prison life.
|#4434/0635 CHANGING LIVES, SAVING LIVES: Criminals and Gang Members Anonymous|
Richard Mejico is a hardcore gang member doing time for murder. So is his cellmate: his son, Steven. This ABC News report explains how Criminals and Gang Members Anonymous, the 12-step program founded by Richard, is helping people addicted to criminal violence to break the cycle of revenge and find peace
What part can sports, teamwork, striving play in helping disenfranchised minorities to overcome the hurdles that stand in their way? This award winning documentary focuses on a Native American high school basketball team and their quest for state and national recognition.
|#7591/0170 CIRCLE OF JUSTICE*|
*WINNER! Chris Award - 52nd Columbus International Film & Video Festival and BEST SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY at the 2004 New York International Independent Festival Go to prison and find oneself ... it wouldn't be the first time. Focuses on three native North American men who established a connection to their culture and social history through participating in an education program run by a Native Brotherhood and elders within a prison.
|#14125/0635 COMBATING CONFLICT WITH CHARACTER (5 Programs)
Emphasizing character-building as a prime ingredient in overcoming conflict, this five part series uses no-nonsense dramatizations, candid "school hallway" interviews, and expert commentary to define basic ideas, illustrate ways in which conflicts often play out, and ultimately present methods for diffusing them - based on honesty, awareness, and respect for others. There are five 30-minute programs in the series: HANDLING PEER PRESSURE OVERCOMING PREJUDICE DEALING WITH BULLYING HANDLING ANGER AND FRUSTRATION MANAGING CONFLICT RESOLUTION Grades 8 to 12
|#15693/0867 COMMUNITY HEALING PROGRAMS with Rupert Ross|
Rupert Ross, former Crown Prosecutor, expected important systemic changes in Canada’s formal justice system in wake of the Gladue decision (R.V. Gladue1999). After his expectations failed to be realized, Ross suggests there are fundamental differences in the idea and practice of justice in Aboriginal society versus western society. Ross explains that we need to reconsider justice by focusing on relationships and adopt alternative, open-minded approaches to sentencing through community building. *CC
|#16025/1416 CONCRETE, STEEL AND PAINT|
"Highly suggested for viewing in academic settings" American Library Association, March 2012 "I use it in my courses in corrections, reentry and restorative justice to stimulate and reinforce discussions of alternatives to traditional ways of thinking about justice issues. It is a terrific film." Michael J. Gilbert, Ph. D. Associate Professor of Criminal Justice University of Texas at San Antonio When men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy - but as the participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose. This complex story raises important questions about crime, justice and reconciliation - and dramatically illustrates how art can facilitate dialogue about difficult issues. This title is Closed Captioned and Includes Discussion Guide.
|#14067/1725 CONFESSIONS (THE)|
Why would four innocent men confess to a brutal crime they didn't commit? This is a study of police and prosecutorial misconduct and incompetence that leads in the directly opposite direction from justice being served. They didn't just confess; they were convicted based on those confessions!
|#14181/1410 CONFLICT PREVENTION SKILLS: Microskills for Correctional Officer Training|
Two of the authors were wardens of major prisons. Norma Gluckstern's innovative work was featured on "60 Minutes". These experts show how microskills can be used to train correctional officers in respectful listening, action, and discipline skills. The program includes the following segments: 1. Attending; 2. Questioning; 3. Rephrasing; 4. Identifying emotions; 5. Giving orders; 6. Advising; 7. Threatening punishment; 8. Getting and evaluating information.
|#13288/0425 CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Thinking It Through|
A group of high school students develop their own solutions as they participate in a conflict resolution workshop led by an experienced facilitator and social worker. This program is a great way to open discussion on conflict resolution and communication. Can also be used to train teachers and others in conducting similar workshops. Grades 7 to 12
|#13416/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 17: Spontaneous Knife Attacks - Bailiff Training DVD
In the close quarters of the correctional environment, a knife attack can happen in the blink of an eye. PPCT instructor Darrell Ross demonstrates several defensive tactics in response to the spontaneous knife attack. Also in this program, inspector Mickey Doll of the U.S. Marshal Service walks us through the courtroom for bailiff training.
|#13417/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 18: Defensive Use of Force - Dispatch Stress DVD
When an inmate attacks an officer in a correctional facility there is quite often very little space in which to defend oneself. Deputy Martin Michelman demonstrates some highly effective close-quarter defensive use-of-force techniques. Also, Detective Sgt. Duane Fredrickson takes us with him to the brink of suicide and back as he addresses the issue of dispatch stress.
|#13418/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 4: Control DVD
Control is a key element of your job. Whether you are controlling the inmates, controlling your suspects, or controlling situations, when you lose control, you lose the advantage. Verbal judo creator Dr. George Thompson shows how your mouth may be your best weapon, and Lt. Gary Klugiewicz outlines a disturbance resolution model that will keep you in control.
|#13419/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 5: Communication Skills and Tactical Training DVD
According to Joe Clark of the Collin County, Texas, Sheriff's Department, if you use all five of your senses in dealing with inmates, you'll develop a sixth sense that will aid you in your job. PPCT staff instructor, Darrell Ross also demonstrates the transport wrist lock effective against low-level and high-level resistance.
|#13421/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 6: Interpersonal Communications and Weapon Control DVD
Awareness is a key element of the C.O. job. Awareness of the messages you convey during your day-to-day activities will help you resolve conflicts among inmates, and awareness of the everyday weapons available to inmates may save you from serious injury or death.
|#13422/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 7: Edged Weapon Control and Verbal Judo DVD
Dr. George Thompson continues his presentation on use of verbal judo to control inmates, and Gary Klugiewicz gives a presentation of resisting an edged weapon attack.
|#13423/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 9: Media Relations and Approach Considerations DVD
The key to dealing with the potentially violent inmate and the news media is how you approach them. With the inmate, it is a matter of awareness and caution. With the media, it is a question of perception being in the eye of the beholder.
|#14610/1015 COUNTDOWN TO FREEDOM: For Men and Women (12 DVDs)|
This empowering set of DVDs helps reduce recidivism and takes offenders step-by-step through the transition from incarceration to community integration. Offenders learn what steps to take prior to their release, what actions are essential to a smooth and successful transition, how to prevent relapses, overcome barriers, and more. This series consists of six programs for male offenders and six for female offenders. Though they must overcome similar barriers, men and women will face different challenges throughout their transition. Customized for a specific audience, these DVDs address the unique needs of male and female viewers. PREPARATION FOR RELEASE: Part One Focuses on changing the mindset of offenders, how to make those changes happen, and how to surround oneself with people and events that breed success. PREPARATION FOR RELEASE: Part Two Offenders learn how to create a proactive plan of action for their reentry into society and access "Outside the Walls" assistance. DAY OF RLEASE Discusses what offenders should expect on the day of their release and the actions they can take in their first 30 to 60 days after release to increase their changes of making a successful transition from incarceration to society.. RELEASE AND BEYOND: LIFESTYLE CHANGES Encourages offenders to evaluate their behavior and the factors that influence it, and to develop specific strategies to persevere in overcoming barriers. RELEASE AND BEYOND: RELAPSE TRIGGERS Helps offenders understand what factors may trigger their relapse and how to avoid and replace those triggers. RELAPSE AND BEYOND: SUPPORT SYSTEMS Offenders learn how to develop support systems of people who can hold them accountable for their actions and get them off to a positive start. *The six programs for men and women are also available separately... #14611 Six programs for male offenders #14612 Six programs for female offenders *And each of the 12 programs can also be purchased individually
|#14847/0635 CRIME AND DEVIANCE: A Sociological Inquiry|
This multi-section program sheds light on crime and deviance from a number of sociological angles to illuminate aspects of their expression, function, and control within society.
|#16220/0795 CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING COLLECTION|
CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING: Thinking about your Thinking Part 1 DVD 32 minutes, CC Inmates, not actors, discuss their new understanding of how distorted thinking keeps them stuck in addictive and criminal behaviors. In a group setting as participants in a cognitive-behavioral treatment program, the inmates reflect on and challenge each other about their core beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions about themselves and the world around them. Among their discoveries about the way they think: *seeing yourself as a victim allows you to victimize others *distorted thinking leads to manipulative and aggressive behaviors *feelings of entitlement and criminal pride play into distorted thinking *in criminal thinking, self is first and everybody else is second. Taped in correctional facilities, the video series allows real inmates to tell the real story about recovering from a life of addiction and crime. The result is a powerful, direct, and liberating message about finding a life of recovery and freedom. A NEW DIRECTION is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy curriculum for addicted offenders. CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING: Thinking about your Thinking Part 2 DVD 30 minutes, CC Inmates, not actors, present a series of eight real-life, everyday prison scenarios that could easily escalate into violent incidents. After each scenario, viewers are asked to analyze the event, identify the feelings and distorted thinking involved, and determine possible replacement thoughts and behaviors. Using their own words and drawing from their own experiences, the inmates role-play situations that realistically portray how criminal and addictive thought patterns lead to destructive behaviors. The situations include: *an inmate's overreaction to a routine shakedown *a discussion among three inmates about whether to retaliate for a fight *a scuffle after an egregious foul on the basketball court *an inmate's angry phone call to his spouse who refuses to send money *a quarrel between roommates about how to resolve a conflict CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR TACTICS DVD 24 minutes, CC Inmates, not actors, candidly discuss the tactics they have used to exact power and control over others--in prison and out of prison. In a group setting as participants in a cognitive-behavioral treatment program, the inmates share personal stories about manipulating, intimidating, physically assaulting, and even murdering individuals who got in the way of what they wanted. Raw, real, and tragic, the inmates' stories reveal: *how distorted thoughts and unresolved feelings fuel criminal behavior *why using drugs and committing crimes are fundamentally linked *what it really means to take charge of your life and respect others CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING WORKBOOK REVISED (100 ea. Softcover, 192 pages) This 192 page participant workbook, written at a sixth-grade level, contains materials that reflect real-life experiences of offenders with addiction and activities that demonstrate addictive and criminal thought processes. Fifty exercises cover: Criminal and Addiction History, Becoming Aware of Your Inner Maps, Learning to Think About Your Thinking, Learning to Think about Your Behaviors. CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING FACILITATOR’S GUIDE REVISED (1 ea. Softcover, 192 pages)
|#12732/0795 CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING COLLECTION REVISED|
Inmates, not actors, discuss their new understanding of how distorted thinking keeps them stuck in addictive and criminal behaviors. In a group setting as participants in a cognitive-behavioral treatment program, the inmates reflect on and challenge each other about their core beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions about themselves and the world around them. Among their discoveries about the way they think: *seeing yourself as a victim allows you to victimize others *distorted thinking leads to manipulative and aggressive behaviors *feelings of entitlement and criminal pride play into distorted thinking *in criminal thinking, self is first and everybody else is second. Taped in correctional facilities, the video series allows real inmates to tell the real story about recovering from a life of addiction and crime. The result is a powerful, direct, and liberating message about finding a life of recovery and freedom.
|#16087/0545 CRUEL LESSONS: Canada's Residential Schools|
Residential Schools, the term conjures up a history of abuse for Canada's First-Nation peoples - poignant reminders of the cultural and citizenship issues under investigation in the press, courts and Government. Their own language forbidden; constantly told their culture was inferior; subjected to physical and psychological abuse, four seniors (male and female) remember the cruel lessons absorbed during their "school days."
|#12878/0635 CYBERCRIME: World Wide War 3.0|
The tools required to fight Internet-based offenses must constantly evolve and adapt. Unfortunately, so do the criminals. This program examines several forms of cyber-crime and their impact on law enforcement, national security, the corporate world, and society at large.
|#13669/1120 DADS INSIDE AND OUT|
Most prisoners' children experience problems as a result of their fathers' imprisonment and may feel they are being punished too. Staying in contact during the sentence is extremely important for children. Prisoners and their families have many problems to deal with. The video shows how various fathers handle visits, negotiate with partners at home, learn communication skills and adjust to release.
|#14947/2013 DIVERSION AND TRANSFORMATION: Resolving Conflict Creatively between Victims and Youth Offenders|
Our society is increasingly concerned about rising crime rates among youth. The current strategy of relying on incarceration as the primary means of responding to crime is ineffective and financially unsustainable. The two parts of this educational resource is intended to raise public awareness of an alternative to the existing justice system's approach, to provide training and to encourage citizens to participate in community justice practices.
|#15454/0510 DOING HARD TIME (Teen Files Flipped)|
HHHMMM?! Prison ... three meals a day, free room and board ... can't be much worse than putting up with school and my parents' harassment, can it? Two teens get 'flipped' into a maximum security prison and find out just how 'cool' it really is.Grades 9 to 12
|#15712/1416 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT|
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.
|#13737/1830 DON'T GET SICK AFTER JUNE: American Indian Healthcare|
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.
|#12498/0395 EXTREME CONSEQUENCES: The Reality of Prison Life|
"This is a great program. I would recommend it for any youth who is having trouble in school or in the community. I would also recommend it for the young person’s parents, teachers, friends and psychiatrist. Important information for all of us." Jeffery Rowe, M.D. Supervising Psychiatrist, Children’s Mental Health Services, County of San Diego Aimed at keeping kids out of the penal system, this program is a compelling look at choices that lead to incarceration and the resulting all too real consequences of being locked up. Learn from those who are incarcerated who actually recognize that it was their own decisions that got them there.
|#12268/2165 FALLEN FEATHER: Canada's Indian Residential Schools|
Provides an in-depth critical analysis of the driving forces behind the creation of Canadian Indian Residential Schools. The film argues that the lasting effects that First Nations in Canada suffer today can be traced back directly to their experiences within these schools. Finally, we as Canadians are all challenged to re-examine our shared history.Grades 9 to A
|#13762/0547 FILL MY HOLLOW BONES: The Voice of Youth
Can a remote and isolated First Nations' community in northern Canada help its youth rediscover the value of life and respect for it through the development of their artistic skills and cultural knowledge? This video documents just such an experiment.
|#11870/0973 FISH OUT OF WATER (13 Programs)|
What happens when a city-fied Aboriginal decides to investigate some of the survival skills that were needed by his ancestors and their distant cousins and neighbours? Some hard lessons are learned in this humourous and very informative 13 episode series as it visits knowledgeable members of First Nations from Quebec across to B.C.
|#12560/0973 FISH OUT OF WATER II (13 Programs)|
Our funny, unassuming, urbanized native host, Don Kelly, continues on demanding journeys to his traditional native land from Arizona to northern Quebec. Through another series of misadventures, Don pushes his limited limits to re-connect with his roots and spiritual values - leading to his renewed vitality, deepened sense of personal identity, and vibrancy for life.
|#13510/0973 FISH OUT OF WATER III (13 Programs)|
This is the third FISH OUT OF WATER series, APTN's hit documentary series featuring host Don Kelly, as he journeys back to traditional native lands to discover the origins of his heritage. Through a series of misadventures, Don is pushed to his limits and re-connects with his roots and spiritual values by learning from his Elders.
|#14360/0973 FISH OUT OF WATER IV (7 Programs)|
This 7 PART documentary series features a funny, unassuming, urban-Aboriginal host, Don Kelly, on exploratory journeys to discover his traditional native roots. Includes locations in Ontario, Montana, Alberta, B.C. and Manitoba.
|#15405/0973 FISH OUT OF WATER V (6 Programs)|
As a young, modern, First Nations Ojibway professional during the day, Don works as a successful executive for a national organization. By night he is a stand up comedian. Yet this super suave comedic genius must go back to the land to face his greatest challenges - by learning from his Elders. There are six 24-minute programs:: 1. SUNCHILD FIRST NATION (N.W. Alberta) 2. RED EAGLE MEDICINE (Alberta) 3. BEARDY FIRST NATION (Saskatchewan) 4. SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN CULTURAL CENTRE (Saskatchewan) 5. FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK (Thunder Bay, Ontario) 6. FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
|#6240/1329 FITNESS AND THE FATHER|
The native peoples of the Canadian far north simply have to have been some of the naturally toughest and fittest the world has ever produced. Historically, their habitat and lifestyle dictated it. This video focuses on the recognition of this fact by a Catholic priest in the 1950s, and his efforts to use it to restore a measure of self-esteem that was being shattered.
|#13482/0405 FORENSIC FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN REMAINS|
This program provides a comprehensive introduction to the application of forensic science to crime scenes where human remains have been found. *Viewer discretion is advised.
|#11662/0635 FROM PRISON TO HOME|
This documentary traces the experiences of four black ex-inmates over the course of a year, focusing on their challenges with employment, housing, addiction, and reconnecting with family - as well as their participation in the nontraditional African American Program for parolees.
|#15878/0867 GLADUE COMMUNITY JUSTICE FORUM: Building Relationships Working Together|
This forum highlights the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision (1999) that decreed that judges must take into account the unique circumstances of Aboriginal people when passing sentence on Aboriginal offenders. *Three DVDs in one case total 3 hours 45 minutes
|#11532/0635 GOING HOME: Teens Re-entering Society (2 Programs)|
*WINNER! 2008 Telly Award All former inmates have a hard time adjusting to life outside prison, but teenagers face their own specific set of challenges after doing time. This two-part series shows how that adjustment process often plays out and how its hardships can be minimized. Covers the major sources of conflict that young people will encounter when reentering society. FROM THE INSIDE: Personal Challenges for Teens Reentering Society ON THE OUTSIDE: Social Challenges for Teens Reentering Society
|#15876/ GRIEVING INDIAN (THE) A Book by Arthur H. with George McPeek|
Find hope and healing in dealing with grief, alcohol abuse, separation, anger and forgiveness. Softcover 7 x 4 ½ 128 pages
|#14748/0635 HANDLING ANGER AND FRUSTRATION|
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.
|#14932/2013 HEALING CIRCLES: Resolving Conflict Creatively between Victims and Offenders|
Bullying is recognized as among the most serious and wide-spread problem facing schools today. Not only does it hamper the educational process but it very often leads to victim suicide or revenge with the use of weapons. The goal of a "healing circle" is not to blame and segregate (or expel) but to hold accountable the offending behaviour and to help victims, and the community-at-large, deal with the psychological consequences as well.
|#6533/0735 HEALING OF NATIONS (THE)|
A documentary on cultural revival in Native American Communities, the film focuses on youth empowerment and the value of traditional ceremonies and teachings and the impact these traditions are having on young Native People. Co-produced with native cultural educator George Amiotte, this production is presented and spoken in the words of native spiritual leaders.
|#15390/0867 HEALING RIVER (A)|
Passionate voices and heartfelt stories take you on a journey through the paradigm shift that some call restorative justice. The film takes a thought provoking look at the issues of trauma, recovery and the psychological foundations of restorative process. Includes interviews with some of North America's leading thinkers and most experienced practitioners in the restorative justice movement. *CC
|#13974/0735 HEART OF THE PEOPLE|
*1997 Gemini Nomination! A compelling documentary about a river devastated by clear cut logging and the Huu-av-aht people, a community of aboriginal people from the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, who want to bring it back to life.
|#14704/0867 IN SEARCH OF HEALING JUSTICE|
This presentation from the March 2009 Aboriginal Justice Strategy Conference, in Vancouver B.C., features two brave First Nations women who challenged convention, bureaucracy and themselves to discover a healing process which included face to face reconciliation between them: one the family survivor of the murder committed by the other. *CC
|#15247/0635 IN YOUR HANDS: Life after Prison|
For ex-convicts, the road back into society is paved with good intentions. But a freed prisoner’s plans for the future can quickly go awry, and the local support system, if one exists, may be just as ineffectual. Do public services provide what a former inmate needs? Is the "system" a safety net or a trap, every bit as confining as prison? This film documents two case studies in which the end of incarceration means not only a fresh start but also a new phase of hardship, hard luck, and hard-won dignity.
|#15442/0635 INDIAN SCHOOL: Stories of Survival|
Proposing to "kill the Indian and save the man", U.S. Army captain Richard H. Pratt envisioned an educational system that would erase Native American culture and "civilize" the continent’s indigenous people. His chosen method? Removing children from Pennsylvania’s tribal communities and confining them in barracks-style schools - initially the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, which Pratt founded in 1879. In myopic terms it was a remarkably effective strategy, and Carlisle became a cruel model for institutions all over the U.S. and Canada, including Michigan’s Mount Pleasant Indian School. Subjected to emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse, Mount Pleasant students were inevitably alienated from their families, native languages, and tribal religions. *This program is Closed Captioned This film combines archival materials with present-day interviews to make clear just how inhumane the system was.
|#15694/1410 INDIGENOUS HEALING AND PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION: Complicating the Prospects for Integration|
Multiculturalist psychologists have effectively advocated for "culturally competent" counseling interventions. They often cite traditional healing as an important resource for developing integrative forms of psychotherapy that are distinctively tailored to diverse populations. And yet, detailed consideration of this integrative project has appeared infrequently in psychology literature. Drawing on documented examples of indigenous healing practices from Northern Plains American Indian communities, Dr. Joseph Gone explores the prospects for integrating traditional healing and contemporary psychotherapy.
|#9348/0635 INSIDE THE CRIMINAL MIND (3 Programs)|
Criminology and law enforcement training requires delving into criminal psychology and pathology. Trying to catch or outwit criminals can be a serious challenge and often entails situations that are dangerous to innocent people. This three part training series provides almost 3 hours of study. TALK TO ME: The Dynamics of Hostage Negotiation TO CATCH A KILLER: The Use and Abuse of Criminal Profiling MAD OR BAD? Psychologically Assessing Criminal Competence
|#14836/0867 INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA AND HEALING|
This presentation from the 2008 Aboriginal Justice Forum at UBC features Joe Solanto, PhD. who explains how trauma works at a physiological level as well as the effects of colonization and transmission of trauma over generations. He shows how crime and other social problems are understandable responses to trauma and what the implications are for individuals, families and communities committed to healing. *CC
|#15243/0545 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE|
International law is described as the general principles of law as recognized by civilized nations. This informative program adds much needed depth to this broad definition by explaining: state sovereignty, domestic law and international law; the importance of the United Nations and international courts and tribunes; the role of organizations such as NATO, IMF and Red Cross; and the future of international law.
|#12697/0493 IROQUOIS SPEAK OUT FOR MOTHER EARTH|
"These two films - MOHAWK WISDOM KEEPERS and IROQUOIS SPEAK OUT FOR MOTHER EARTH - are a priceless record of the teachings of ancient wisdom in relation to contemporary times, and will be as useful to future generations as they are to us today." Eric Noyes, American Indian Institute. Bozeman, Montana Exactly how do Native North American elders relate to modern environmental concerns like greenhouse gases and global warming, water pollution, corporatism and the incessant quest for material enrichment? Not too much positive to say about any of it as a matter of fact, but lots of straight advice on how human attitudes must change if 'Mother Earth' is to be saved.
|#15739/0405 IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE TO DO NOTHING: Prison, Recidivism, and Remediation|
The math, according to many experts, is simple: it costs $75,000 a year to incarcerate a nonviolent offender but only $5,000 to help that individual live productively in freedom. Meanwhile, the number of Americans behind bars has reached an astonishing level with virtually no sign of falling. This film explores the troubling realities that lie behind those statistics - the revolving door of institutionalization, the complexities of reform, and the frequent disregard for programs that can help ex-offenders succeed in society.
|#10299/0635 JUDGMENT DAY: Should the Guilty Go Free? DVD
The idea of letting convicted felons out of prison, on parole, before their sentence is fully served has become quite contentious as the prisons fill to overflowing and the system appears to be in overload. Who is making these decisions and how are they made? Who is responsible for the consequences?
|#15236/0867 JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION with Joe Solanto|
Joe Solanto challenges us to examine policies and practices which often result in social harm rather than an enhanced cultural dialogue particularly with regard to the aboriginal community. He urges us to thoroughly examine the assessment tools and models we use when we approach aboriginal communities and to abandon flawed and inadequate practices and models in favour of restorative justice and community building through a deeper cultural dialogue and exchange. *CC
|#7257/0635 JUVENILE SEX OFFENDERS: Voices Unheard|
This program develops a profile of juvenile sex offenders and explains the pioneering work of organizations attempting to reintegrate offenders into society. Shows intervention designed to prevent carrying their activities into their adult lives, help them understand and correct their habitual behavior.
|#15994/1410 KEEPING THE WISDOM AND SHARING OUR GIFTS|
Honoring indigenous legacy and empowering future leaders is more complex than it may sound and often pulls individuals in conflicting directions. Dr. Beth Boyd borrows from international humanitarian guidelines for empowering communities in disaster response to explore the issues involved in "keeping our wisdom" while truly empowering students to go forward and develop their own unique gifts. This indigenous approach emphasizes strengths, opportunities, resources for gaining experience and skills, and holistic systems of support to empower students’ development as future leaders.
|#14456/0433 KELSO'S BOOSTER CURRICULUM KIT, New 4th Edition|
This Booster Kit provides additional lesson plans, activities, and games that complement the Kelso Conflict Management program. The Kit includes the "Putting Kelso into Play" DVD with additional scenarios plus two "It's Your Choice" card game decks, one for Grades K to 3 and the other for Grades 4 and 5, that students can play in or outside the classroom, plus an extensive Leader's Guide with additional lessons Grades K to 6
|#16105/0433 KELSO'S CHOICE CONFLICT MANAGEMENT COMPLETE KIT|
This conflict-management curriculum, intended for Grades K-5, is based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. The program is comprised of two sections for grades K - 3 and grades 4 - 5. The same core concepts and philosophy are taught in both sections with slight differences to reflect the varying developmental and maturity levels. Grades K - 3 lessons are designed around Kelso the Frog, and offers nine options students can choose from to resolve conflicts. Grades 4 - 5 lessons are based around K.C.'s Choices which present eight verbal and nonverbal choices. Students are taught to use these choices and differentiate between problems they can handle on their own and those requiring adult intervention. They will also be empowered with skills to make, and become accountable for, their own choices. The Complete kit series includes all THREE kits at a discounted price.Grades K to 5
|#14455/0433 KELSO'S CONFLICT MANAGEMENT KIT, New 4th Edition|
"Excellent curriculum that focuses on developing the essential social-emotional skill sets which help to boost academic achievement." Susie Carrell, Elementary School Counselor This kit is based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. Comprised of two sections for Grades K to 3 and Grades 4 and 5. The same core concepts are taught with variation for different developmental and maturity levels. *Includes the following: The new 4th Edition "Kelso in Action" DVD, Leader's Guide with printable material, Paper Puppet cut-outs, colored Willow Pond Storybook, Kelso Puppet, Lily Puppet, Grades K to 3 Poster Set, and Grades 4 and 5 Poster Set. Grades K to 5
|#14457/0433 KELSO'S COUNSELOR ACTIVITIES TOOLKIT, New 4th Edition|
This exclusive kit created to reinforce Kelso's Choices beyond the school house walls. This kit is intended for parent use in the home and/or small group counseling sessions. Includes "Kelso Beyond the Classroom" DVD with additional scenarios, activities workbook, Willow Pond Storybook, and Kelso's "Hoppin' Home" Board Game. Grades K to 6
|#15365/0605 KENNEWICK MAN: An Epic Drama of the West|
On the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996, a human skull was found mired in the mud. It turned out to be one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America. Resulting events pitted science against religion and scientists against Native Americans. The scientists demanded the right to study the bones. The Umatilla Tribe believed the bones to be sacred and ancestral. The far-reaching implications for the future of American anthropology, our view of America's ancient past, and the present day relationship between Native and non-native people are addressed.
|#15574/1725 KIND HEARTED WOMAN: A Film by David Sutherland|
This documentary portrays the realities of what it means to be a contemporary Native American woman living in two worlds. An unforgettable portrait of a 32-year-old divorced single mother Robin Charboneau over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
|#15363/0605 LADY WARRIORS|
Lady Warriors is the story of seven Native American teenage girls who are Arizona state cross-country running champions in training for their next championship competition. Given their belief that establishing outstanding reputations as runners will help their chances of earning college scholarships, they seize this opportunity to excel and realize their dreams of escaping their community of poverty and despair.
|#14656/0697 LAST HIT (THE): Children and Violence|
*Multi-award winning including CINE GOLD EAGLE This culturally diverse video focuses on children ages 6 to 12 who earnestly and candidly share their experiences and viewpoints on what constitutes violence and the best ways to avoid it. Deals with violence encountered in multiple settings - the home, relatives, school. Although primarily intended for elementary school age children, the video also offers viewpoints important for parents and helping professionals.Grades K to 3
|#9352/0405 LIFE AFTER PRISON: Success on the Outside|
*WINNER! Bronze Statuette, Telly Awards and Gold, Aurora Awards An information-packed program featuring interviews with those who have beaten the odds as well as those who didn't. Also parole officers provide insight as to why some succeed and some don't. A reality-based video illustrating specific steps needed for success on the outside.
|#15314/0605 LIFE SENTENCE: A Film by Lisa Gray|
"A truly beautiful evocation of the tragedy of lifetime parole." "’Susan Mareneck, Acting Director, ICARE "I hope this film will be widely viewed - especially by policy makers and parole board members." "’Mark L. Chapman, Ph.D., Chair, African American Studies, Fordham University In a punitive federal system where sentencing rules and release policies are growing increasingly tough, recent statistics indicate that one in one hundred Americans is currently incarcerated. LIFE SENTENCE gives voice to six formerly incarcerated men and women, some of whom were sentenced as adolescents. Each spent between twelve and twenty-six years in prison, and must now find a way, economically and emotionally, to rebuild life on the outside. They discuss the importance of educational opportunities, including one that enabled each to complete advanced degrees before Congress abolished federal financing for these programs in 1994.
|#6112/0735 LIFETIME OF CARING (A)|
Family and social instability in many Native communities are causing many problems for Native elders. This video focuses on some of those difficulties including elder abuse and neglect issues and offers advice to community leaders on prevention activities.
|#14651/1015 LIVING FREE: Inspiring Ex-offenders to Overcome Career and Life Barriers and Find Success|
People who have been in prison often feel that making a success of their lives is nothing more than a dream. LIVING FREE features four actual ex-offenders who have successfully transitioned into the workplace and made great strides in their personal life. Viewers learn what they can do to stay out of prison and finally "live free".
|#13745/0795 LIVING SKILLS COLLECTION (6 DVDs and 6 CD-ROMS)|
Updated and reformatted, this series provides integrated, diagnosis-specific treatment that help inmates and parolees manage the day-to-day challenges of life. Each topic-specific module includes a program DVD plus a CD-ROM containing a Facilitator Guide, Client Workbook, and pamphlet. All of the downloadable materials are reproducible. There are six modules in the series: MAKING DECISIONS (18 minutes). LOOKING FOR WORK (20 minutes). MANAGING MONEY (18 minutes). REFUSAL SKILLS (18 minutes). HYGIENE AND SELF CARE (18 minutes). VALUES AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY (23 minutes).
|#12880/0635 LOCK-UP: Inside America's Prisons (6 Programs)|
With more resources than ever invested in the prison system, a growing number of Americans question whether or not that system is really working. Searching for answers, this series of documentaries looks at the world of the incarcerated - from the inside out. With extraordinary access to the inner workings of several correctional facilities, these programs record the hopes, fears, regrets, and occasional rehabilitation of jailed convicts, while presenting commentary from wardens, corrections officers, and medical personnel. The result is a comprehensive, hard-hitting examination of life behind bars in America. There are six 42 to 46 minute programs in this series: INSIDE FOLSOM; INSIDE WABASH; INSIDE NORTH CAROLINA WOMEN'S PRISON; RETURN TO RIKERS ISLAND; RETURN TO VALLEY STATE; and, THE CRIMINAL MIND.
|#15883/1725 LOCKED UP IN AMERICA: Solitary Nation and Prison State (2 Programs)|
For decades, the United States has been fixated on incarceration, building prisons and locking up more and more people. But at what cost, and has it really made a difference? FRONTLINE goes to the epicenter of the raging debate about incarceration in America, focusing on the controversial practice of solitary confinement and on new efforts to reduce the prison population, as officials are rethinking what to do with criminals. Award-winning director and producer Dan Edge gives viewers these raw and unforgettable firsthand accounts from prisoners, prison staff, and people whose lives are forever altered by this troubled system.
|#15743/0605 LOST FOR LIFE: A Documentary About Juveniles Who Are Serving Life in Prison without Parole|
A documentary about juveniles who are serving life in prison without parole. All are guilty of first-degree murder. The film examines the sometimes unanswerable questions: What is justice when a kid kills? Can a horrific act place a life beyond redemption? Are there alternatives for kids like these? Or do we simply dispose of them? *CC
|#1097/0635 MANHOOD AND VIOLENCE: Fatal Peril|
Explores how a program aimed specifically at helping incarcerated men to better understand the foundations of their violent tendencies and behaviors is set up and managed. Documented success stories are related and the drop in recidivism is annotated.
|#16198/0635 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.
|#10664/0635 MIND OF A KILLER (The): Case Study of a Murderer|
An exclusive interview with killer Joel Rifkin, convicted of strangling 17 women, is combined with neurological testing, brain scans, and even information derived from laboratory studies of animal aggression in shedding light on a serial murderer's obscure motivation to kill.
|#14838/0635 MISSOURI'S DIFFERENT APPROACH TO JUVENILE JUSTICE|
A different method of juvenile detention has seen surprisingly successful results, trading in orange jumpsuits and cell blocks for therapists and dorm rooms. Spend a year with hard-core offenders to see how a combination of nurturing and discipline are transforming inmates into potentially productive members of society - and for half the average national cost of juvenile incarceration.
|#13502/0493 MOHAWK WISDOM KEEPERS|
"These two films - MOHAWK WISDOM KEEPERS and IROQUOIS SPEAK OUT FOR MOTHER EARTH - are a priceless record of the teachings of ancient wisdom in relation to contemporary times, and will be as useful to future generations as they are to us today." Eric Noyes, American Indian Institute. Bozeman, Montana This compelling documentary depicts the traditional teachings and beliefs of five noted Mohawk Elders regarding spiritual tradition and the need to respect the earth. These women and men speak of medicines, the great law of peace and keeping our world sacred for the future seven generations that will come.
|#16123/0881 MOOSE RIVER CROSSING: The Terrible Legacy of Residential Schools|
*WINNER! World Film Awards MOOSE RIVER CROSSING examines the premise and asks the question "Does time heal all wounds?" Six childhood friends and former residential school students meet at the train station to travel to their school reunion. It's been eighteen years. As the minutes move to hours and a derailed train delays their travel, these six adults flash to the past; the love, the lies, the pain of childhood lost and finally resolution. Their reunion insulated in the stark lobby of the train station, proves to be the door that opens a path to healing. MOOSE RIVER CROSSING is a reunion not simply of old friends but a resolution, a crossing over and a letting go.
|#16207/0685 MORE THAN A WORD: Native Mascots and their Impact on Real-life Attitudes|
MORE THAN A WORD explores Native American-based mascots, especially the Washington Redskins, and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies. Through interviews with scholars, tribal leaders, lawyers, policy experts, activists, and Washington Redskins fans, the film explores the history of the slanderous term redskin, and delves into cultural stereotypes of Native Americans and their relationship to history. Ultimately, the film argues for representations that honor and celebrate the humanity of indigenous people. *CC
|#13293/0795 MOVING ON CURRICULUM: A Program for At-Risk Women (5 Manuals, CD-ROM and DVD)
MOVING ON provides women with alternatives to criminal activity by helping them identify and mobilize personal and community resources. Program content is organized around four main themes: 1. Encouraging personal responsibility and enhancing motivation for change 2. Expanding connections and building healthy relationships 3. Skill enhancement, development, and maintenance 4. Relaxation and stress management skills The complete program includes 6 modules delivered in five facilitator's guides, a CD-ROM containing the program manual and all reproducible handouts, and one DVD featuring real MOVING ON participants demonstrating the skills they learned in the program.
|#14116/2003 NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: Native American Influence on the U.S.
Discover the fascinating ways in which the U.S. was profoundly affected by the native cultures that were here thousands of years before Europeans. Explore the ways in which the government, economy, agriculture, medicine, language and legal system are still influenced by Native American contributions. Explore your first impressions of the word "Indian". Discover Native American contributions to medicine, agriculture and the environment.
|#16230/0390 NATIVE PLANET 2: The Fight for Mother Earth (6 Programs)|
Episode 1 - RAPA NUI (Eastern Island) Learn about the remote south pacific island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to see how the recent growth in tourism is threatening the sanctity of its ancient Polynesian treasures, the indigenous Rapa Nui people and the environment. Episode 2 - CHILE Travel to the top of the Andes in northern Chile where a massive new mining project threatens the sacred glaciers of the Colla people, the only source of water in one of the driest paces on earth. Episode 3 - NAMIBIA Learn why the San people of Namibia, the oldest culture on the planet, have created a vast conservation area to protect themselves from the outside world. Episode 4 - CANADA - Lake Winnipeg Travel to Manitoba, in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, to see why Lake Winnipeg is dying and how Indigenous knowledge can offer a means to ensure its survival. Episode 5 - LOUISIANA In the Bayous of southern Louisiana see how three indigenous tribes are adapting to rising sea levels that are slowly sinking their communities. Episode 6 - MEXICO Travel deep into the remote Mezquital region of Northern Mexico where once forgotten indigenous communities are now caught in a battle between drug cartels and Mexico’s military police.
|#15965/0390 NATIVE PLANET: The Fight for Mother Earth (6 Programs)|
NATIVE PLANET is a six part documentary series that takes you around the world to experience the passion and connection native peoples have with mother earth - and their will to defend it. In each 45-minute program, guide and narrative host Simon Baker transports you to the front lines of the most compelling Aboriginal conflicts taking place around the planet today. Whether the fight is for land, water or indigenous rights, these programs take you deep into fascinating Aboriginal communities and cultures where charismatic leaders are waging a passionate defense of the planet. When climate change and environmental disasters dominate headlines and influence social change, NATIVE PLANET intimately reveals an indigenous perspective on issues that may soon determine the balance of humanity on earth. CANADA - LIVING WITH THE TAR SANDS HAWAII - THE STOLEN NATION UNITED STATES - SURVIVING THE COLD WAR AND URANIUM MINING *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request NEW ZEALAND - RESTORING THE "MAURI" ECUADOR - SAVING PACHAMAMA (Mother Earth) AUSTRALIA - PROTECTING THE "SONG LINE" *All programs are Closed Captioned *Detailed information on each program is available upon request
|#15993/0605 NATIVE SILENCE|
*Official Selection, Red Nation Film Festival, 2013 *Official Selection, American Indian Film Festival, 2013 "An unsparing look at the modern struggles of Native Americans, Native Silence is an eye opening documentary" Andrew Travers, Aspen Daily News Native Silence is a solemn account of the legacy of forced adoption on Native American children, torn from their tribal communities and placed in foster care and boarding schools. Joyce, is a recovered drug-addict and now mental health worker, and Paulette, a mother who ‘doesn’t associate’ with the Natives in her town. Their stories reflect the struggle that they and many others faced growing up as Native American within larger non-Indian culture. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#12788/1725 NEW ASYLUMS (THE)|
Emmy Nominated! There are nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in prisons and jails. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and ill-equipped gatekeepers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: are jails and prisons our new asylums? Frontline goes inside the prison system to present a searing exploration of the complex and growing topic of mental health behind bars.
|#11690/0420 NISGA'A NATION SERIES (THE) 3 Parts|
An astounding series of three programs concerning the Nisga'a Nation of B.C. Covers historical roots, self-governance, stewardship of their fishery. *Schools and Public Libraries 50% discount on individual prices (or $195 for the series) Grades 9 to A
|#9325/0505 NO KINDA LIFE!|
This is a stark and biting documentary filmed entirely behind bars at a penitentiary featuring prisoners "telling it like it is" about the realities of losing their freedom at an early age for drug related crimes. In dramatic settings, they relate their individual stories imparting a strong sense of personal loss and regret. Ultimately this "living testimony" concludes with compelling advice to teenagers not to choose drugs, not to let crack cocaine and other dangerous substances ruin their lives. This program will make your most at-risk students sit up and take notice. Grades 9 to 12
|#9852/0930 ONE MOTHER'S JOURNEY|
This video presents the story of a Native woman and her fight to overcome an abusive and alcoholic family life, her experience of residential schools, early motherhood and a bout with her own addictions.
|#12213/0199 OUR NEW HOUSES: An Inuit Documentary|
Documents the move of the Inuit from tents and igloos to wood frame houses in the 1950's. The film focuses on the implications of this rapid and dramatic cultural change for the Inuit people's health and well-being. *CC
|#12422/1830 OUR SPIRITS DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH|
*Best Feature Documentary International Cherokee Film Festival *2008 Accolade Competition Award of Excellence *2008 Best Documentary Columbus International Film Festival This program is a Native American perspective on Indian Boarding Schools. Uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy designed to strip them of their Native American culture, heritage and traditions. *This program is Closed Captioned
|#11533/0635 PAROLE: Getting Out and Staying Out|
Prison life is hard - but for most ex-convicts, life on the outside is tough, too. This video follows paroled prisoners as they re-enter civilian life and face challenges both large and small.
|#14808/1342 PCL-R Checklist (THE): A Measure of Evil|
It’s a scenario from science fiction: police, predicting the future, arrest citizens before they commit crimes. But the scenario has real-world parallels in psychology. This film examines the PCL-R, or Psychopathy Checklist - Revised, a classification tool used to profile criminals and predict whether or not they will re-offend.
|#15233/0867 POPULATION AGING AND THE CHALLENGES FOR CORRECTIONS (2 Programs)|
Within the last decade, the number of Canadian prisoners aged 50 or older has increased by more than 50%. Many incarcerated aging people exhibit health degradation more commonly associated with much older persons. Part One explains some of the features, causes, challenges and concerns of this increasing population of aging offenders. Part Two presents an array of experience and perspectives which reinforces the importance of human relationship in dealing with our incarcerated citizens.
|#15812/0203 PRISON AT WORK|
Metal Craft Industries is a steel shop located in South Dakota State Penitentiary. Inmates use their skills to make steel-based components for outside businesses. In this program we meet the managers of Metal Craft and hear personal testimonies from them as well as some of Metal Crafts' most valued employees, who also happened to be some of society's worst criminals.
|#1881/0635 PRISON TECH: Keeping Order in "Hell"|
Examines the security that prevents escapes and keeps the volatile criminal population in check. Visit low, medium, and high security institutions in the U.S. and Canada.
|#15992/1410 PRIVILEGING INDIGENOUS VOICES: Hearing the Wisdom of Generations (3 Programs)|
This series consists of three programs dealing with counseling and psychological issues pertaining particularly to first nations/indigenous persons: their relation to their traditions; their separateness; their cultural development. INDIGENOUS VOICES: Witnessing the Wisdom of Our Elders Jean Chin, Teresa LaFromboise, Thomas Parham, Joseph Trimble, and Melba Vasquez - Powerful and inspiring, these pioneers paved the way for others with their tireless work to advance the field of multicultural counseling and psychology. 120 minutes MENTORING ETHNIC MINORITY STUDENTS TO SUCCEED IN A WHITE GRADUATE PROGRAM with Carolyn Barkus This presentation highlights the life journey of the author from her reservation home to her current position of elder and mentor to ethnic minority graduate students. Carolyn shares her lessons learned in twenty six years of training and mentoring American Indian and other ethnic minority graduate students to become psychologists. 48 minutes NATIVE IMPLOSION OF A RACIAL/CULTURAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT MODEL with Jill Hill and Rocky Robbins Having interviewed a Native American sun dancer four times about his racial/cultural identity development, Robbins and Hill analyze the resulting data in its relation to existing racial/cultural models. A new Native American developmental model is created based on the data derived from the study. 54 minutes *Programs are available separately
|#15879/0867 PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF RESTORATIVE PROCESS (2 parts)|
In this seminar, Dr. Nathanson explains affect and the nature of human emotion in the contexts of modern culture, restorative justice and the criminal justice system. He presents his ideas about affect management, particularly the management of shame as an effective way to prevent violence. A 2 DVD set running 2 hours and 27 minutes.
|#13398/1777 PSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINALITY AND INCARCERATION|
Modern psychologists such as Stanton Samenow depict how criminal behavior follows errant thinking and in order to reform a criminal, he must be "habilitated". Workable solutions backed by scientific research provide a blueprint for future corrections thinking. This video examines the alarming statistics of American criminal justice and how the classic functions of incarceration (retribution, deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation) are not working.
|#12789/1725 RELEASED (THE)|
In this follow up to the groundbreaking film THE NEW ASYLUMS, Frontline examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. The intimate stories of the released - along with interviews with parole officers, social workers, and psychiatrists - provide a rare look at the lives of the mentally ill as they struggle to stay out of prison and reintegrate into society.
|#15885/0867 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING (4 Programs)|
This series consists of four programs concerning RESTORATIVE JUSTICE issues: A BLUEPRINT FOR EMOTION, Dr. Vick Kelly provides an overview of Affect and Script Psychology, developed by Silvan Tomkins and furthered by Donald Nathanson, in an effort to highlight some of the impetus behind emotional experiences during restorative interventions. 68 minutes THE PHSICS OF BULLYING, Based on the physics and psychology behind bullying, this video explains the interpersonal dynamics that can cause one child to harass another. By understanding the bullying dynamic, you will be able to intervene with far greater impact and in a way that honours everyone involved. Educators, especially, will recognize and appreciate these ideas and approaches. 40 minutes BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND ADDICTION, Dr. Maté describes why we seek such destructive ways to comfort ourselves and why is it so difficult to stop. He explains the 4 basic brain systems involved with healthy development, as well as addiction, and why they are so powerful. 64 minutes AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS, In this presentation, professor Harry Mika from Central Michigan University Sociology and Queens University Belfast considers some strains of the theoretical 'debate' on community in restorative justice circles, but argues for embedding the discussion at the coal face of societal conflict transformation. 55 minutes
|#15880/0867 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN PRACTICE (4 Programs)|
The RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN PRACTICE package consists of the following four programs: TALKING JUSTICE, 45 minutes RESTORATIVE PRACTICE IN THE CLASSROOM, 45 minutes WORKING ACROSS SILOS, 36 minutes IN SEARCH OF HEALING JUSTICE, 69 minutes
|#15232/0867 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IS THE LAW|
Supported by findings from neurobiology, corrections and Constitutional and international law, this film illustrates that there are obligations and opportunities to respond restoratively at every level of the justice system and that the public interest is served when processes meet human rights obligations and satisfy sentencing objectives set out in the criminal code. *CC
|#16114/1280 RESUMES, COVER LETTERS AND PORTFOLIOS for EX-OFFENDERS: Necessary Tools for Landing the Interview|
If you have a troubled past you may think you'll never get a 'real' job. But, with the right tools, finding a good job is not impossible. To start, you'll need a stellar resume, and attention-getting cover letter, and an up-to-date portfolio. Knowing what to leave out of your resume and cover letter, and how to include experience and training you may have received while in prison are key. This video will help take some of the guesswork out of your unique job search, explain the must-haves and explore the how-tos of resumes, cover letters, and portfolios. Viewers will learn about the different types of resumes; which one is the best match to their skills, qualifications, and experience; as well as how to write a cover letter that will motivate an employer to invite them for an interview; and, why they should expand their work story with a portfolio and positive online presence. *Includes Instructor's Guide
|#12448/0735 RETURN OF THE RIVER|
This incredible production is a sequel to "Heart of the People" (1997 Gemini Nomination). "Return of the River" is a story of struggle and survival: the Huu-ay-aht First Nations and their ongoing efforts to bring back their river, destroyed decades ago by clear-cut logging and commercial fishing. Traces the amazing progress the Huu-ay-aht have made in their attempts to restore their river, culture and language - since embarking on this project in the early 1900's. A powerful, emotional film which shows how strong leadership and the will of the people, can move mountains ... and rivers.
|#16170/1015 ROAD TO RE-ENTRY (THE): A Five Part Series|
When transitioning out of incarceration, individuals face many barriers to a successful reentry. This video series guides individuals through the essential steps they’ll need to take to overcome challenges and pursue long-term success and fulfillment after their incarceration. Through a positive, encouraging approach, the program motivates individuals to become self-sufficient and make the right decisions to put themselves on track to a successful reentry. Viewers gain valuable tip sand insight from experienced professionals working in reentry programs. The video series also features formerly incarcerated individuals who describe their reentry experiences in candid, honest interviews that will resonate with viewers. Each program is approximately 25 minutes and is sub-titled in English. RECONNECTING WITH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEETING YOUR BASIC NEEDS MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES FINDING EMPLOYMENT SUCCEEDING ON THE JOB
|#12698/0493 SECOND THANKSGIVING: Native American Wisdom|
Can the traditional beliefs and practices, the spirituality of the Native North American Peoples, play a useful, even a critical role, in healing today's world of sociopathic materialism? Can they help us to overcome the personal and environmental chaos that seems to be looming? Elder Robertjohn Knapp, Seneca/Tubotolobal, born in Ontario, Canada, raised in California, taught by the Bear Dancers brings the message of healing by working with the Spirit World. Robertjohn has worked in the prison system for 25 years along the California coast.
|#7560/0200 SEEKERS II SERIES (13 Programs)|
This thirteen part series is for, by, and about aboriginal youth, their concerns, problems and potential. What is Seeking? Who are the Seekers? Seeking the past. Seeking who we are. Where we've come from. Where we're going. Discovering our gifts, learning lessons, and seeking the future together. The Seekers inform, educate, and entertain through the exploration of issues and themes relevant to youth, seen from Aboriginal perspectives, and spoken in Aboriginal voices. Thirteen 24 minute programs: 1) SEEKING 2) EXPRESSION AND HEALING THROUGH ART 3) SUBSTANCE ABUSE 4) BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS 5) ENTREPRENEURSHIP 6) EVERYTHING METIS 7) BULLYING & GANGS 8) GAMBLING 9) SPORTS AND THE MEDICINE WHEEL 10) CRIME PREVENTION 11) RESERVES: Refuge or Ghetto? 12) SEEKERS WITH ENERGY 13) APPLES AND WANNABES *Each DVD program 24 minutes, $129 ***Any 5 - $99 each Grades 7 to 12
|#4280/0200 SEEKERS III SERIES (6 Programs)|
Put together a group of Aboriginal young people - First Nations, Inuit and Metis. Ask them to become active participants in a series that addresses their concerns, their issues, their ideas. The objective? To inform, affirm, educate, illuminate, clarify, correct, celebrate, amuse, and challenge. 1. BUILDING COMMUNITIES 2. SHARING THE WISDOM 3. MAKING A DIFFERENCE 4. TAKE A STAND, MAKE A DIFFERENCE 5. FACES OF STATISTICS 6. STEWARDS OF THE LAND Six 24-minute programs 2005 $129 each or Series $595 Grades 7 to 12 *Canadian Production Grades 7 to 12
|#5530/0200 SEEKERS SERIES (13 Programs)|
Native...North American Indian...First Nations...Aboriginal...This is a series by, for, and about the youth... addresses questions and problems... offers answers and considered opinions and solutions on things from education to teen pregnancy to jobs to substance abuse to heritage and so much more!! 1. THE CULTURE SHOW - What is native culture? History? 2. THE WARRIORS SHOW - Exploration of opportunities provided within the military, salute to veterans and Aboriginal military heroes 3. THE JOBS SHOW - This show looks at Employment and Employability. 4. THE JUSTICE SHOW - Young people training to become tribal police - their dreams and visions for helping themselves and their communities. 5. THE COMMUNITY SHOW - We talk about our communities - but what is community? 6. THE PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SHOW - So. I'm pregnant. What are my options? 7. THE EDUCATION SHOW - Education is an ongoing process that lasts all of your life. 8. THE MENTAL HEALTH SHOW - Examines issues of self-esteem, depression and suicide and considers ways to heal and work towards positive mental health. 9. THE EXPLORERS SHOW - Exploring - the world, the past, spirituality, opportunity, yourself. 10. FINDING YOUR PLACE, LEARNING THE LESSONS - It is about knowing yourself and where you belong. It's about art, music, storytelling, dance, the land and respect. 11. LIVING THE CULTURE - Combining traditional culture and knowledge with modern ways and realities. 12. MYTHS AND STEREOTYPES - Looks at stereotypes from a satirical, historical and contemporary perspective.. 13. THE WAYS OF KNOWING - You know how the Elders are always going on about know who you are? Grades 7 to 12
|#15444/2003 SELF ESTEEM FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS|
Presents the strength and importance of the native people of North America. Discover what it means to be a Native American and how to celebrate one's ancient ancestry while still keeping in touch with modern society.Grades 8 to 12
|#15687/1416 SENTENCE APART (A)|
Behind the millions of prisoners in North America lies an infinite ripple effect of incarceration on the family and community. A SENTENCE APART follows three stories of people coping with a family member in prison, attempting to bridge broken relationships, and diligently working to reverse the generational cycle of incarceration. These intimate and moving stories start to scratch the surface of the complex toll incarceration takes on the world outside of the prison walls.
|#11780/0635 SEVILLE'S STORY: Choosing to Live Clean (2 Programs)|
Personal responsibility is at the center of this ABC News series - but compassion and redemption are also major parts of the equation. Drawn from the so-called Badlands, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Philadelphia, this is the story of a former criminal and the community activist who helped him change. The psychological journey of the man known as Seville demonstrates what social outreach and involvement can accomplish when a lost soul makes a conscious choice to find a better life.
|#11242/1332 SINGING HOME THE BONES: A Poet Becomes Himself|
This arts documentary - suffused with humour and pathos - chronicles Métis poet Gregory Scofield's lifelong striving to piece together his fractured identity.
|#16037/0508 SMOKE FROM HIS FIRE|
A bittersweet story of how a people survived. Seventy-five years ago the nobility of the Kwakwaka’wakw of the Pacific Northwest Coast, chose a young man, secluded him from the authorities when his peers were sent to Residential School. The elders trained him in every aspect of the culture and traditions of his people. Today, caught between two worlds, he is needed more than ever by his people to reclaim their teachings. Few people survived who speak the language he was trained in to transmit his culture. Adam Dick or Kwaxsistala is the Clan Chief of the origin story of his nation and the last orally trained Potlatch Speaker. This is a story of hope, courage and endurance. *Closed Captioned *Also available in the Kwakiutl First Nations language
|#13031/0605 SPIRITS FOR SALE: The Commercialization of American Indian Rituals|
When Annika is given an eagle feather by a Native American visiting Sweden, she realizes it is a sacred object which should probably not be in her hands. Native American ceremonies are being commercialized for "outsiders," arousing resentment in the Native community. Annika sets out to find the feather's rightful owner. She meets many Native Americans who are bitter, believing they are "the forgotten people." But others are fighting to preserve their culture and their faith as well as to protect their land.
|#11335/1280 STARTING FRESH SERIES: Finding a Job with a Troubled Background (3 Programs)|
*Awarded 3 ½ stars by Video Librarian! Being able to get a job and hold it may be the best remedy against recidivism. It is also one of the hardest things for those who have been involved in crime or other judicial problems to achieve. This series of three 20-minute programs offers tips and techniques while encouraging patience and perseverance. FINDING A JOB (WITH A TROUBLED BACKGROUND) JOB INTERVIEWING (WITH A TROUBLED BACKGROUND) RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS (FOR THOSE WITH A TROUBLED BACKGROUND)
|#10297/0635 SUPERMAX: Life in a Super-Maximum Security Prison (2 Programs) DVD
This explosive two-part series scrutinizes the impact of supermax on convicts, prison staff, and society itself. What is it like to work in a supermax (highest of high security) correctional facility? How about being a prisoner in one? What effect do such places have on either the guards or the guarded? This two part series explores the realities.
Ten years ago, it was hailed as the defining breakthrough in modern policing - a weapon that would allow police to subdue - even the largest and scariest people on the planet - without engaging in violent confrontation - a 21st century weapon that would temporarily incapacitate 100% of the time, but never kill. Today, critics, such as Amnesty International, believe the Taser® may be responsible for the deaths of more than 400 people in North America - 27 of them in Canada. The weapon's proponents say it has probably saved thousands of lives over the past decade. At the heart of the matter is that both claims may be true.
|#15234/0867 THROUGH A RELATIONAL LENS with Rupert Ross|
Rupert Ross, retired prosecutor for Ontario Attorney General, relates key features of his personal inquiry into justice as a healing experience. Ross explains that through a relational lens, most injustices and justice procedures create a relationship that requires careful restorative work based on sharing, kindness, humility and respect. Rupert’s responsibilities included making the criminal justice system more responsive to the present day needs and cultural traditions of Aboriginal people and gaining expertise in restorative justice processes.
|#15366/0605 THUNDERBIRD WOMAN: Winona LaDuke|
This is an inspiring portrait of Winona La Duke, a unique and dynamic activist and member of the Anishinaabe tribe from the White Earth reservation in Northern Minnesota. Winona organized resistance against uranium and coal mining on reservation lands. A published author, she was also chosen by Ralph Nader to be his running mate on the Green Party ticket in the 1996 and 2000 elections.
|#14732/0867 TING FORUM ON ADDICTIONS AND CORRECTIONS (2 Programs)|
What is the connection between trauma, addiction and criminal behavior? "A great deal" explains Gabor Maté, M.D. with twenty years experience dealing with the results of all three of the above while working with the inhabitants of Vancouver's notorious lower east side. PART ONE - Why are a disproportionate number of Dr. Mate's addicted patients coming from the Native Canadian community and/or suffered trauma inducing childhoods? Addiction is an attempt at self-medication in unconscious reaction to psychological problems. PART TWO - Why are a disproportionate number of inmates in Canada's corrections service also aboriginals and other minorities and/or survivors of childhood trauma? And how much does their incarceration have to do with the above mentioned self-medication?
|#15220/0867 TING FORUM ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: Reflections of the Past, the Present, and the Future|
Reverend Pierre Allard, former Chaplain with Correctional Services Canada, delivers powerful, personal stories that highlight the effectiveness and impact of restorative justice. After 35 years of working in Canada's federal prison system, Allard is convinced that restorative justice is the only vision of justice comprehensive enough to address our most serious social and criminal problems.
|#15780/0867 TING FORUM PACKAGE (8 Programs)|
The Ting Forum on Justice Policy probes the frontiers of justice issues where policy is emerging in new areas of legislation or new arenas of practice. From legislative intent to implementation in the street, from local issues to international issues, the Ting Forums provide an environment for researchers, academics and the general public to discuss and debate crucial issues related to criminal justice and social policies and their consequences for Canadian society.
|#14807/0635 TO CATCH A LIAR: Alternatives to the Polygraph|
With the help of cutting-edge science, the criminal justice and counterintelligence communities have declared a new war on deception. In this program, recent advances in lie detection technology are put to the test.
|#15441/0867 TRAUMA AND THE EFFECTS OF VICTIMIZATION|
In this three hour workshop held at Ferndale Institution with staff, prisoners and volunteers, Dr. Joe Solanto PhD speaks about trauma and how it affects our body, brain, feelings and relationships. He explains why trauma affects people differently and brings to light the kinds of individual and societal responses that can be most helpful.
|#15201/1410 TRIBAL IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION|
This presentation documents the planning and implementation of a project that ends in the naming ceremony of a Choctaw boy. It delineates a community-based program involving collaboration with Choctaw elders. The intent of the program is to foster the participant’s understanding of themselves as well as to nourish the vitality of traditional meanings and tribal/social practices among Choctaw people. Specifically, its purpose is to investigate the possible value of a Choctaw naming ceremony as a way of promoting tribal identity for an eleven year old Chotaw boy and in promoting family connectedness between him, his mother and uncle, as well as Choctaw people in general. The presentation offers a step by step guide on how a core project team was put together as well as participant enactments that led up to the naming.
|#15063/0867 TRIBUTARY STREAMS OF A HEALING RIVER: An In-Depth Study of Restorative Justice (10 Part Collection)|
This 10 disc set with over 14 hours of material and workshops explores the legal, political, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the restorative justice paradigm. Detailed descriptions of each program are available on our website. DISC 1 - A HEALING RIVER: An Invitation to Explore Restorative Justice Values and Principles - takes a thought provoking look at the issues of trauma, recovery and the psychological underpinnings of restorative process. DISC 2 - Restorative Justice and the Youth Criminal Justice Act DISC 3 - PALAVAR with Howard Zehr, Ph.D., on Current Issues in Restorative Justice. DISCS 4, 5, & 6 - GLADUE Community Justice Forum highlights the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision (1999) that decreed that judges must take into account the unique circumstances of Aboriginal people when passing sentence on Aboriginal offenders. DISCS 7 & 8 - Seminar on the Psychological Foundations of Restorative Process DISCS 9 & 10 - Trauma and the Effects of Victimization Workshop
|#5449/1775 UNBALANCED SCALES: Gender and the Justice System|
The problem this video deals with is the re-victimization of women at the hands of the justice and social systems after they have already been the victims of crime with special emphasis on domestic violence issues.
|#14928/0635 UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS INSIDE AN INTERROGATION ROOM|
With unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Houston Police Department’s homicide division, this ABC News program offers a rare glimpse into the tactics investigators use to get people to talk.
|#15436/1725 UP HEARTBREAK HILL: Coming of age in the Contemporary Native American world|
For teens Thomas, Tamara, and Gabby, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. A moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.
|#13343/0635 UPSTREAM BATTLE: A Case Study in Native American Fishing Rights|
The Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa peoples live along northern California’s Klamath River, and each tribe’s ancient culture revolves around the majestic Pacific salmon. Today, four large hydroelectric dams have made salmon extinction there a real and frightening possibility. This case study follows tribal members as they confront the owners of the dams - specifically, a global energy giant in Scotland which is subsequently bought out by Warren Buffett’s corporate empire. *CC
|#4653/1285 VILLAGE OF WIDOWS|
*WINNER!!! 2nd Prize - First People's Festival Hot Docs Humanitarian Award Honorable Mention - Columbus The Sahtu Dene live in the village of Deline in Canada's Northwest Territories. This is the strange and tragic story of their unwitting participation in the production of WWII Hydrogen Bombs and their own slide to the brink of tribal extinction that resulted. This program is being used in Grade 9 and 10 geography studies as well as in several core university and college curriculum.
|#3838/0795 VIOLENCE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE|
Just re-released by popular demand!!! A powerful presentation designed to help violent offenders understand the relationship between their substance abuse and their violent behavior, and show them how they've used the former as an excuse for the latter.
|#7550/1321 VIRTUES II: Teenagers (APTN - 6 Programs) DVD
These six 30-minute programs produced for APTN and featuring Michelle Williams focus on the particular challenges faced by parents of teenagers. ASSERTIVENESS "Who Are You?" - Teenagers often have a bad reputation. Do they live down to these expectations? Shows teens and parents how they can use the power of positive language to break through negative images. FLEXIBILITY "Changes" - Being a teen is a time of change - outlines how being flexible while recognizing teachable moments can help make the transition into adulthood more positive for everyone. LOVE "Who Do You Love?" - Looks at how parents can set clear boundaries for their teens with love - and how teenagers can lovingly set boundaries for themselves. EXCELLENCE "Being Your Best" - When we honor who we really are, we are able to bring out the best in ourselves and in others. Looks at ways we can take time to connect with our true selves in an ever busy and secular world. SERVICE "Getting to the Heart of the Matter" - One of the biggest acts of service we can perform is to truly listen to one another. PURPOSEFULNESS "Purposefulness and Community" Role of the Parent/Educator When teenagers feel a sense of purpose, the possibilities for what they can achieve are endless. Shows teenagers who are making a difference in their communities and the world.
|#14470/1745 VOICES OF VIOLENCE SERIES (2 Programs)|
These two videos provide deep insights into one of society's most intractable issues, and in opposition to the punitive approach to violence prevention, make a compelling case for treating violent offenders with human dignity and responding to violence with psychological treatment and education. Two 59-minute programs... In "THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE" ten experts elucidate the root causes of violent behavior. They offer a probing look into the unsettling childhood experiences of violent offenders, examining the disturbed parent-child attachment styles, destructive thought processes, and distorted social perceptions that underlie violence. "EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF VIOLENT INDIVIDUALS" examines the critical components of effective treatment programs for violent individuals providing an environment of safety and respect, confronting the patriarchal beliefs, social misperceptions, and destructive thoughts that precipitate violent responses to real or perceived threats.
|#16235/1416 WATER WARRIORS|
WATER WARRIORS is the story of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry. In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. The region is known for its forestry, farming and fishing industries, which are both commercial and small-scale subsistence operations that rural communities depend on. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors - including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and English-speaking families - set up a series of road blockades, sometimes on fire, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province. WATER WARRIORS is a short film and photo exhibit that can scale to fit a variety of spaces and events styles.
|#16134/0635 WAY OF LIVING DEVELOPED OVER MILLENIA: EDMUND METATAWABIN (A)|
An Interview with Edmund Metatawabin, a Cree leader and author who has radical lessons for anyone trying to quit an oppressive, wage-based way of life, and for an industrial society that is struggling to become sustainable. Covers an enormous range of subjects, providing alternative views of work, the economy, the nature of community, land ownership, and a community's long-term values and its sense of time. Metatawabin also gives a candid and horrifying account of his time in residential school, where he and so many others experienced cruelty and life-altering abuse. *Closed Captioned
|#15374/0605 WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS: Children of Women in Prison|
What happens to children when their mothers are incarcerated? In prisons throughout the United States, 80 percent of all female inmates are incarcerated for non-violent offenses, and 80 percent are mothers of vulnerable children. This sensitive multi award-winning documentary is an up-close look at children coping with their mothers’ incarcerations. As the children lay bare their longing for love, each story illustrates policy gaps between the judicial and social service systems that are supposed to serve them. Such children are six times more likely than their peers to end up in prison, victims of a justice system that perpetuates the very problems it seeks to prevent.
|#16108/0883 YOUNG LAKOTA|
"At a time when there are few films about Natives and the challenges their nations face, filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt illustrate the urgency with which the people highlighted in the film come to their own conclusions." Aura Bogado, The Nation YOUNG LAKOTA chronicles the life defining choices faced by three young people as they try to forge a better future for their tribe while securing their own well being. South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation is no stranger to strife and heartbreak, stark realities and inspired idealism. In YOUNG LAKOTA, we are brought directly into the emotional and often uncertain journey of Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena, and their politically ambitious friend Brandon Ferguson, who all share the desire to make a difference for themselves and their community. YOUNG LAKOTA chronicles the life defining choices faced by three young people as they try to forge a better future for their tribe while securing their own well being.
|#14609/1015 YOUTH CORRECTIONS SERIES: Young Men (6 DVDs)|
This engaging series addresses the challenges today’s youth face and empowers them to make better decisions. Featuring the insights of former inmates, teachers, counselors, and people who work in the juvenile justice system, this series provides a unique perspective on what youth can do to build a support network, live healthy, and achieve success in school and in life.
|#14613/1015 YOUTH CORRECTIONS SERIES: Young Women (6 DVDs)|
This engaging series addresses the challenges today’s youth face and empowers them to make better decisions. Featuring the insights of former inmates, teachers, counselors, and people who work in the juvenile justice system, this series provides a unique perspective on what youth can do to build a support network, live healthy, and achieve success in school and in life. This six-program series is available in two versions: one that speaks to young men and one that speaks to young women. Though they must overcome similar barriers, young men and women face different challenges as they grow up. WHY AM I HERE AND WHAT'S NEXT? Viewers will understand that they are not alone, every choice has a consequence, and making better choices can change their lives. BLOOD FAMILY: FINDING SUPPORT This program looks at a family’s influence on incarcerated youth For good or BAD! CREATED FAMILY: CHOOSING FRIENDS WISELY Reinforces the idea that who viewers choose as friends can determine whether they live a life successfully or behind bars. MY BODY, MY WELL-BEING Demonstrates that good decision-making is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Discusses drugs and alcohol, sex, and personal hygiene. LIFE SKILLS Covers the skills young people need to survive as adults; how to think ahead, access available resources, and manage their money. CHANGING THE GAME FOR A BETTER LIFE Recognizes that change is never easy... but it is possible. In this program, youths learn how to change.
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