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|#13716/0905 ALCOHOL AND PREGNANCY: Making Healthy Choices|
This concise program is an excellent way to start a dialogue about the harmful effects of alcohol during pregnancy. The graphics comparing a normal child to a child affected by FASD are eye-opening. The message is non-judgmental and caring from someone who has a lot of direct experience with FASD children. Most importantly, it conveys the message that fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are 100 percent preventable.Grades 8 to A
|#10915/0795 BEYOND TRAUMA COLLECTION: A Healing Journey for Women|
For women, the experience of trauma often leads to disorders such as addictions, eating disorders, and self-harm. With sensitivity and understanding, author Stephanie Covington explores the interrelationship between substance abuse, trauma, and mental health. This program draws on multiple therapeutic techniques-psycho-educational, cognitive behavioral, expressive arts, and relational therapy - to help women explore the impact of trauma on their lives and develop a sense of safety. BEYOND TRAUMA is effective in treatment and criminal justice settings based on theory, research, and clinical experience. It is practical and easy to use.
|#10068/1405 DRINKING FOR TWO: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome|
What is F.A.S. and what does it mean in the lives of its victims and their supporters? Gets up-close and personal with a biological mother, her son who suffers with severe F.A.S., and the adoptive mother who now cares for him.
|#15304/0433 FAS FORWARD: A Fresh Look at Fetal Alcohol Syndrome|
Ray, Sadie, Naomi and Sindy live with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Day to day they cope with the effects caused by their exposure to alcohol before they were born. These individuals debunk some of the myths surrounding the disease and show how, with the support of people who love and care for them, they are able to lead rich and meaningful lives.
|#4721/0635 FETAL ALCOHOL EXPOSURE: Changing the Future|
Since the realities of F.A.S.D. started to become apparent a few decades ago, medical research has tried to understand why and how it happens, and what the true consequences are. Viewers get the latest and most comprehensive update of the known facts.
|#9536/0635 FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME and Other Drug Use During Pregnancy|
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Effects...Viewers get a very clear explanation of what effects alcohol and some other common drugs have on unborn babies. Physical, mental, psychological, emotional repercussions are all covered.
|#15344/0635 HEALING NEEN|
After surviving a childhood of abuse and neglect, Tonier "Neen" Cain lived on the streets for two nightmarish decades, where she endured unrelenting violence, hunger, and despair while racking up 66 criminal convictions related to her addiction. Incarcerated and pregnant, a community mental health program offered her a way out... and up. This program illustrates the consequences of childhood household trauma for individuals and society at large - mental health problems, addiction, homelessness, incarceration - and the efficacy of trauma-informed care as a treatment plan. The video features footage of Neen in her current capacity as a nationally known motivational speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma and the hope of recovery.
|#10272/0735 MOTHER'S CHOICE (A)|
This video aims directly at informing first nations women of the damage and suffering that can result from the long term effects on the fetus due to alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
|#9603/1420 PREVENTING BIRTH DEFECTS: A Guide for Pregnant Women|
The fact that many birth defects and related disabilities could have been prevented is a double tragedy when the steps to improve the likelihood of a healthy birth are really relatively simple. If all parents-to-be could foresee the future problems, not only for their disabled children but even for themselves, things might improve. This video explains.
|#11615/0963 STRONGER THAN LOVE|
An intimate portrait of women's substance abuse and journey to recovery; profiles women who have battled against seemingly insurmountable odds and their compulsive behavior as well as those that are making their initial steps in treatment.
|#13686/1470 SUBSTANCE EXPOSED INFANTS|
Examines the effects of prenatal substance abuse on infants. Also covered are: myths and misinformation, effects of legal and illegal drugs, medical and developmental issues; key parenting strategies; and, working with professionals.
|#12848/0795 WOMAN'S WAY THROUGH THE TWELVE STEPS|
This video portrays the safe, nurturing, and empowering environment that is essential in order for women and girls to heal from addiction. It begins with an introduction to the program and is followed by Dr. Stephanie Covington leading real women in recovery through discussions and exercises.
|#10796/0795 WOMEN IN RECOVERY|
What part does gender play in treatment and recovery programs? Does addiction show different faces to males and females? This video explores these issues and offers suggestions on ways that may well make for more effective treatment and recovery programs for women.
|#10067/1805 WOMEN, TRAUMA AND RECOVERY: Getting Clean, Sober and Safe (Women Beat the Street)|
The co-mixture of PTSD and addiction as it pertains to (inner-city & other) women is the subject of this video. Once the numbing effect of the drugs are removed, techniques and tools for dealing with the feelings are essential if recovery is to continue.
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