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|#13327/2035 ABUSE PREVENTION AND REPORTING - DVD
Hundreds of thousands of elders are abused or neglected each year. Abuse comes in many forms including domestic, institutional, and self-abuse/neglect. This program covers the different types of elder abuse, tips for recognizing and preventing abuse and recommendations on how to report actual or suspected abuse.
|#11437/1945 ABUSE: If It Happens to You|
This program is designed to help young teens understand that abuse, of all types, is more common than they think and if it happens to them, they need to tell a trusted adult. It examines the different types of abuse that can occur: physical, emotional, and sexual, and helps young teens understand that the victim is never at fault and did not cause or deserve the abuse. Grades 5 to 9
|#10867/1745 ABUSED WOMAN (THE): A Survivor Therapy Approach with Lenore Walker, Ed.D., ABPP|
What techniques can be effective in counseling someone who has gone from one abusive relationship to another, especially someone who first experienced sexually abusive behavior as a child? From Dr. Lenore Walker, a specialist with 30 years experience in the field, viewers learn about a method she developed called Survivor Therapy that has a proven track record in many difficult cases.
|#10254/0110 ADDICTIVE RELATIONSHIPS SERIES (3 Programs)|
Claudia Black and Terry Gorski discuss how 'compulsion' enters a relationship, explain the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and reveal the true meaning of intimacy. These three programs are very useful and down-to-earth: COMPULSIVE RELATIONSHIPS: The Players and The Personalities RELATIONSHIP STYLES: Compulsive, Apathetic and Healthy RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: Achieving Intimacy
|#14752/0635 AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER|
With half of marriages ending in divorce, why does 90 percent of the population still enter into matrimony? Is the Western notion of permanent, monogamous marriage entering a new phase, a more flexible and adaptable one, or is it becoming obsolete? This video presents an eclectic mix of couples (both male-female and same-sex) who discuss how and why their unions have succeeded, no matter how quirky, elusive, or poignant the reason.
|#15505/2055 ALCOHOL AND MEN'S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN|
While alcohol contributes to factors which may lead to violence against women, research shows that it is not the actual cause of violence against women by men. This program profiles four women who survived severely abusive relationships and offers additional insights from professionals in such areas as domestic violence, alcohol abuse, and law enforcement.
|#16184/1725 ALZHEIMER'S: Every Minute Counts|
This important program is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.
|#13427/2010 AT THE BREAKING POINT: Emotions and Ethics in Family Caregiving|
This compilation DVD gets to the emotional and ethical core of family caregiving. Short video excerpts (3 to 8 minutes each) reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving - from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity. Real families in the midst of dealing with real challenges.
|#11741/0203 BATTERED AND BROKEN: Victims of Domestic Violence|
With great intensity and candor this video tells the story of a woman who removed herself from an abusive relationship, found healing for herself and started an organization to help other battered women to do the same. Very moving.
|#15837/2130 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Children Who Witness Domestic Violence|
This video addresses the impact that witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brain of infants and children. It will demonstrate the effect on their behaviour and relationships and the long term consequences for their future. In PART ONE, clinical psychologist, Dr Sandra Wieland, gives a clear and understandable explanation about what is happening for a child living in a violent home, while the accompanying scenes, from the child's perspective, bring us into their world and their experience. These scenes are gender neutral. PART TWO focuses on the steps that parents and caregivers can take to help children survive this experience with the best possible outcome. *Closed Captioned
|#13649/1120 BELIEVE ME|
In this animated program children learn that sexual abuse can happen to children from all kinds of different backgrounds and that it is never their fault. Also stresses the importance of finding and telling a trusted adult, that help is available and that young people can recover from the experience. Grades 3 to 7
|#13647/1120 BEYOND BELIEF|
Encourages adults to listen to children, believe what they say and take responsibility for protecting them. It takes a positive outlook on children's ability to recover from these difficult experiences, provided that they are cared for, supported and helped to understand that they are not to blame for the abuse.
|#12691/1725 BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES|
Quite often it appears that, far from being the solution to humanity's problems, religious beliefs and practices are making things worse. If both sides in a conflict are receiving communication of approval for their activities directly from God can they ever get 'beyond their differences'? Can moderation ever succeed in the face of extremism? Should it?
|#15359/0605 BLOOD IN THE MOBILE|
Inside many mobile phones are illegally mined minerals, minerals that fuel conflict, create child slavery, and support other severe human rights abuses in the Congo. This riveting documentary reveals a mineral trade plagued with violence and human exploitation.
|#10066/0900 BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN|
A unique and personal look at the issues surrounding the sexual abuse of children and how it affects them as adults. Profiles the lives of two men - a violent victim of violent sexual abuse and a convicted pedophile. With their therapists, they discuss their experiences with the post-traumatic healing process and present their personal insight on the impact of trauma on a survivor's life. An excellent training program for police, prison, and social work.
|#15679/1416 BOY GAME (THE)|
"If the conversation about bullying is going to advance, this is the project to help us advance it." Michael Kimmel, author of Pulitzer nominated, Manhood in America Recommended by Video Librarian, THE BOY GAME unpacks the complex dynamics that lead some boys to bully and the majority, who are bystanders, to stand watching in silent conflict. Boys desperately need a way to talk about the pressures they face in order to develop the resilience needed to stand up, be themselves, and redefine masculinity in terms of emotional, tolerant strength. And girls and all of us of who care about peer violence among boys need to be part of the conversation. THE BOY GAME is powerful resource for use in Middle and High schools, *Includes a comprehensive study guide (designed for co-ed groups or boys alone). *A transcript is available
|#13285/0995 BOYS AND MEN HEALING FROM SEXUAL ABUSE|
A documentary about the epidemic of the sexual abuse of boys, the impact on individuals, families, and society, and the importance of male survivors healing and speaking out to end the cycle.
|#14666/0680 BOYS ON BULLYING|
"This program helps boys examine and break down male stereotypes that can contribute to bullying and isolation..." - Bernice T. Humphrey, Girls Incorporated Bullying causes depression, anger, and isolation. These boys learned strategies for handling their situations through support from friends, parents, or other caring adults. Grades 5 to 12
|#8737/1585 BREAKING BARRIERS: Reaching South Asian Abused Women|
A unique program designed to increase awareness of anyone who assists South Asian women who are abused by their husbands. Recommended for social workers, teachers, counselors, therapists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, law enforcement officials.
|#12277/0403 BREAKING OUT OF THE MAN BOX: Ending Violence Against Women|
This program radically challenges the socialization of men by examining the social norms, culture and traditional images of manhood that has created an environment that supports, tolerates and often encourages men’s violence against women.
|#13465/0925 BREAKING PEACES: Babies Have Their Say About Domestic Violence|
Represents what prenates, infants and toddlers would say - if they but had a voice, and if we would actually listen - about experiencing domestic violence. Intriguing and strangely moving; in this case 1000 words have no pictures.
|#7023/2265 BREAKING POINT|
A formerly abusive daughter relates her story of the progression of events leading up to the victimization of her invalid mother and shares her acquired awareness and understanding of how to prevent the development of such a disastrous situation.
|#16136/2003 BREAKING THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE|
Anyone can experience violence, abuse or unhealthy behaviors in their relationships. A relationship may be serious or casual, monogamous of not, short-term or long-term. Some of the forms of abuse in relationships can include physical abuse, verbal or emotional abuse or sexual abuse. This program believes that everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. It talks with victims of abuse, willing to tell their story, hoping it may save others from falling victim to this violent behavior.
|#10257/0110 BREAKING THE SILENCE with Dr. Claudia Black|
Dysfunctional families... addictions... sexual abuse are often part of a package. Sexually abused children make a "secret" out of these experiences because of intense feelings of fear, guilt, and shame. The "silence" that plagues these victims includes phobias, flashbacks, suicide, eating disorders, not to mention addictions. This powerful program encourages adult children to realize that disclosure is essential and that there are some procedures that make this painful process a little easier and more likely to meet with success.
|#7190/0355 BRIDGING THE RIVER OF SILENCE (Short Version)|
The story of three women who have been violently assaulted by their spouses and who have turned to the criminal justice system for help. An excellent tool for any group attempting to build support mechanisms for battered women. "This video will do much to advance understanding."
|#10263/0300 BROKEN VOWS: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence|
A sensitive and informative documentary that examines perspectives on domestic violence from various religions. Interviews with six battered women from diverse religious traditions help to clarify the roots of abuse and reactions of their clergy and religious communities.
|#6999/1945 BULLIED? How to Handle Your Anger DVD
The victim of a bully, a friend of the victim, a witness to the bullying behavior; although the feelings may be different, anger is real for all three but for different reasons, Middle school age viewers learn ways to Acknowledge Their Anger... Work Through Anger... Deal With Bullying... Grades 5 to 9
|#14709/1445 BULLYCIDE AND VERBAL ABUSE|
Recent surveys revealed that thousands of children stay home from school every day because they fear what other kids may do or say to them. The newest forms of bullying are Cyberbullying, cruelty on the Internet, and Bullycide, one child driving another to suicide. Family members tell the tragic story of 13-year-old Ryan, who took his life after being subjected to merciless taunting and teasing at school and online. Another victim, Marvin, fantasizes about taking violent revenge against his school tormentors. Viewers will also meet Allison, whose family sues her school after she is relentlessly sexually harassed. This powerful program identifies warning signs that a child is being bullied, including dark moods, bad grades, and wanting to be alone, so that steps can be taken to help.Grades 6 to 12
|#15404/1390 BULLYING AND BEYOND SERIES (3 Programs)|
Bullying is not just a school problem; it’s a community problem. But educators have a unique opportunity to make a powerful, positive impact in the lives of bullies and victims alike. Get to the root of bullying behavior. Understand the relationships between bullies and victims. Learn what needs to happen in schools and communities to turn negative behavior around and create a culture of learning that is free from fear. Filmed at the first national conference on bullying, these compelling keynotes explore a variety of bullying behaviors, their causes, and the dangers they pose to both bullies and victims. BOYS WILL BE BOYS, BUT WHAT ABOUT GIRLS? Childhood Aggression and Gender BULLYING AND PEER HARASSMENT: Why Does It Start, and Who Is Affected? THE ROLE OF THE BYSTANDER
|#15777/0635 BULLYING AND SUICIDE: Think About It|
Bullying is a leading factor in suicide among kids 11 to 16 years of age. And although bullying is only one of a number of suicide-related risk factors impacting tweens and teens, the fact that the term "bullycide" has entered the lexicon is a telling sign of how closely linked bullying and suicide are perceived to be. Structured around two scenarios in which a boy and a girl commit suicide after repeatedly being bullied, this video offers valuable insights into bully and victim psychology, types of bullying, and anti-bullying behavior through penetrating commentary by experts. In addition, alternate scenarios are included that illustrate how bystanders to bullying can help neutralize some of the cumulative psychological effects of bullying that could - and too frequently do - push students to take their own lives.
|#10004/1945 BULLYING AND TEENS: Take a Stand DVD
Middle school age bullies have all the traditional tools to help them harass and intimidate their victims as well as some new ones provided by our high tech culture. Gets kids to recognize and stand up to this behavior for themselves or for their classmates by presenting them with a series of age appropriate vignettes showing how it should and should not be done. Grades 5 to 9
|#14174/0463 BULLYING BEHAVIORS IN BOYS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
Featuring Bob Ditter, a well-respected child and adolescent therapist, presents a clear and powerful overview of the complexities of bullying behavior in boys and how to respond to it in practical, effective ways.
|#13753/0795 BULLYING INTRODUCTORY VIDEOS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS|
This package is an educational resource created to help elementary school students, staff members, and parents come to a common understanding of the definition of bullying, the impact bullying can have on all involved, and what steps can be taken to address and prevent bullying. Consists of a comprehensive Guide and two introductory videos on one DVD - AN INTRODUCTION TO BULLYING FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, 8 minutes and AN INTRODUCTION TO BULLYING FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS, 16 minutes. Grades K to 5
|#13796/0795 BULLYING INTRODUCTORY VIDEOS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS|
Bullying happens with the compliance of middle school peers, teachers and school officials, and even of parents. To put a stop to bullying everyone must take a stand. This two part series offers tips and techniques to make that happen. Consists of a comprehensive Guide and two introductory videos on one DVD - AN INTRODUCTION TO BULLYING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, 8 minutes and AN INTRODUCTION TO BULLYING FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS, 16 minutes.Grades 6 to 8
|#7270/1945 BULLYING STOPS HERE! Curriculum Module
Give students K-2 a head start in the skills they need to help prevent them from becoming bullies or targets of bullies with this Curriculum Module. Videos for young viewers as well as one for parents make this package unique, effective and easy to use. Grades K to 2
|#9069/0235 BULLYING, TEASING AND PUT-DOWNS: What Victims Can Do|
The kind of behavior described in the title of this video can be so insidious as to cause both homicides and suicides. The fear and stress caused can mark victims for life. Providing youngsters with tools to help them cope, deflect, report, survive these activities as early in their school careers as possible seems to be the best solution available. This video will help. Grades 4 to 8
|#9751/1945 BULLYING: The Internet and You DVD
WOW! GREAT! A brand new tool to bullying, taunting, harassing easier! Now we can put these computer skills to some real use! That's right! It's on-line bullying! Now this is something with a virtually unlimited potential for messing with other people's lives. Viewers get some advice on how to protect themselves from this newly discovered menace and what to do if it starts to happen. Grades 5 to 9
|#14643/0680 BULLYING: True Stories|
"A very touching and honest account of bullying from different perspectives... a very powerful teaching tool because they speak directly to the listener. I highly recommend this for anyone who wishes to reach young people about the devastating impact of bullying behavior and most importantly, how to stop it." Robin D' Antona, Ed.D., Educational Consultant, Founding Board Member, International Bullying Prevention AssociationGrades 4 to 12
|#10734/1710 BULLYING: What Every Adult Needs to Know|
Bullies are sneaky, underhanded, secretive of their activities as far as adults are concerned. Victims are ashamed, scared, and often silent about their victimization. Parents of both bullies and victims, and people who work with youth, can only benefit from this program that gives adults the tools they need to prevent and stop bullying among young people.
|#8704/1945 BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ: Did You Hear About...? DVD
Shows young audiences that what might start out to be idle gossip and rumors can spread and grow into unforeseen dimensions with vicious consequences. A little 'innocent' story can spin out of control. Grades 3 to 5
|#13196/0880 BYSTANDER INTERVENTION: Diffusion of Responsibility|
This program explores the psychological phenomena of bystander intervention and the diffusion of responsibility. It examines the case of Kitty Genovese, who was brutally attacked and murdered in her Queens neighborhood while up to 38 witnesses failed to intervene.
|#12395/0203 CASUALTIES OF DIVORCE: Children of Divorced Parents|
Just how traumatic can parents divorcing be for some children, and is there anything parents can do, short of staying together, to mitigate that damage? How do children express their real feelings as family partition occurs, and what are the short and long term effects? Closed Captioned *Part of the Primary Focus Series
|#15945/1943 CELEBRATE ONLINE LIBRARY FOR EDUCATORS (THE)|
The CELEBRATE ONLINE LIBRARY FOR EDUCATORS is a one-year, unlimited access subscription to all of Dewitt Jones' films, complete with support materials, for a special price! For years, educators at all levels have been using Dewitt Jones' films to improve engagement between faculty, parents, and students. These best-selling programs offer simple, yet powerful messages that encourage meaningful conversation, help us focus on the positive, and invite positive change. This collection includes Dewitt's five best-selling, full-length films, two short films, and 23 clips; his best stories from the feature films. The library also includes all support materials. Additionally, the library is easy to navigate with multi-level search capabilities.
|#15889/0899 CHAIN OF LOVE|
2003 Award of Excellence, Society for Visual Anthropology 2003 American Anthropological Association Conference Film Festival 2003 National Women's Studies Association Conference Film Festival 2003 Association for Asian Studies Conference Film Festival CHAIN OF LOVE is a film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how this export affects the women involved, their families in the Philippines, and families in the West. "An excellent documentary for anyone trying to understand the current processes of globalization. One of the strengths of the film is that it included many perspectives. ...does an outstanding job of exploring key issues... An excellent and timely documentary that focuses on important gender aspects of work in the global economy."-Asian Educational Media Service's 'News and Reviews' *Sub-Titled
|#16161/1335 CHANGE OF MIND (A): A Documentary on the Societal Impact of Brain Injury|
"A CHANGE OF MIND Is a captivating and impeccably crafted look into the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on individuals, families and society. Filmmaker Hilary Pryor takes you on a revelatory journey, beautifully weaving together the tapestry of science, the pathos of loss and the inspiration of unyielding courage. Working in the field of Brain Injury, I have never seen a more important film on the subject." Shelley Morris, Chief Executive Officer, The Cridge Centre for the Family Brain injury from sports is a hot topic in today's media, but only 20% of the more than 176,000 brain injuries occurring annually in Canada are attributable to sports. Given the toll brain injury takes on individuals and families, what do we know about the impact on society as a whole? According to a recent U.S. study, 80% of the prison population have suffered traumatic brain injuries and 60% of this 80% received their first brain injury in childhood. 53% of homeless people have suffered brain injuries. One study estimates that after severe brain injury 90% of marriages end in divorce. The cost to society is immeasurable in both human and financial terms, but what are we doing to address this? *Closed Captioned *Individual Schools, Public Libraries and Non-Profit Organizations $99.95 *Colleges, Universities and School Boards $279.95
|#12260/0635 CHANGING MEN: Unlearning the Behaviors of Domestic Violence|
This program tracks the progress of three husbands and fathers with dangerous antisocial behavioral issues - as they struggle to stop committing emotional and physical violence against those who love them the most. How did they become the way they are? And will their committed participation in group therapy sessions enable them to salvage their marriages?
|#11680/0430 CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT SERIES (3 Programs)|
This award-winning three part series provides professionals with the tools to identify and intervene on behalf of children and families in crisis to ensure that appropriate referrals and interventions can be quickly initiated. The programs utilize case studies in which the environment of the child is explored, the characteristics of the perpetrators and victims are discussed, the signs and symptoms of abuse and/or neglect are delineated, and resources for professionals are provided. THE VULNERABLE YOUNG CHILD Discusses factors in the child, the family, the environment, and in the culture itself that cause young children to be vulnerable to inadequate parenting, abuse and neglect. 29 minutes NEGLECT AND SEXUAL ABUSE Defines neglect and discusses characteristics of negligent parents or guardians. Delineates activities that are deemed sexually abusive, the characteristics of perpetrators and victims, the phases of sexual abuse, and the physical and behavioral signs. 28 minutes PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE Defines psychological abuse and discusses its effects on children. Discusses characteristics of adults who physically abuse children and illustrates common physical signs of adult-inflicted injuries. 24 minutes
|#7382/0235 CHILD ABUSE: How to See It... How to Stop It|
*WINNER! PLATINUM Award, Worldfest Even highly trained professionals have sometimes failed to recognize indicators of child abuse when exposed to them. Symptoms and behaviors are often far from obvious. This hard-hitting and informative video examines the four different types - physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and child neglect. Educators, parents, counselors, health and juvenile justice professionals, anyone who works with or cares about children, will learn how to identify the problem, and ways to stop it before more harm is done.
|#10858/0635 CHILD ABUSE: We Can All Work Against It DVD
This video speaks directly to adults and children with two helpful segments on recognizing and confronting child abuse. Both segments clearly illustrate the need for communication and the idea that child protection must be the ultimate goal.
|#12396/0203 CHILDREN ARE A GIFT: Overcoming Child Abuse|
Child abuse and neglect seem to have reached epidemic levels in our world today, and unfortunately millions of children who look to adults for love and care instead find pain and suffering. What effect does this breach of faith have on the children involved and the adults they will become? This program focuses on two extremes. First we speak with author David Pelzer, a victim of life-threatening child abuse by his white, middle-class mother. Second we meet a middle class black foster parent couple whose specialty is taking in the most problematic and troubled children with real love and affection. *Closed Captioned
|#6879/0110 CHILDREN OF DENIAL: Growing Up With Addiction DVD
When the original CHILDREN OF DENIAL first appeared it was recognized as a profound groundbreaker in the understanding of the effects on children of growing up in a family where one or more members is suffering from an addiction. In this revised edition, Dr. Black provides information and validation for children and adults who have been impacted by addiction in the family. Because of the emotional effects on the viewer, this presentation has proven to be immensely effective in breaking the denial of the addicted person.
|#15658/1743 CHILDREN TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT DIVORCE|
Eight children come together to share their personal divorce stories. Their stories are unique, yet universal. They describe what divorce means to them, how it has changed their lives, what has helped, what they love most about their families, and much more. Through their journey we hear that divorce is a part of their lives, but does not define them. They get to choose who they are in the end. These children are honest, brave and courageous in their storytelling and will leave you with a feeling of hope.
|#10634/1720 CITIZEN SHAME: Child Poverty|
The United Nations has ranked Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. And yet a significant number of children live below the government's own declared poverty line. This video examines some of the roots of this dilemma. A variety of perspectives are voiced on the subject through expert interviews and in-depth discussion with families living on both sides of the poverty line.
|#16172/0899 CRIMES OF HONOUR|
"A scorcher... a heartscalding expose of blithe murder." Critical List Across the Islamic world, hundreds of women are shot, stabbed, strangled or burned to death each year by their male relatives, because they are thought to have dishonored their families by engaging in unacceptable relationships. Filmed in Jordan and on the West Bank, CRIMES OF HONOUR documents the terrible reality of femicide - the killing of sisters or daughters suspected of losing their virginity, for having refused an arranged marriage or having left a husband. Even if a woman is raped, abused, or is the victim of gossip, she may pay the terrible price. CRIMES OF HONOUR tells the stories of women hiding from their families, fearing for their lives, as well as the men who commit femicide. One such man, interviewed in prison, discusses his reasons for murdering his sister. Femicide, although having no basis in Islamic teachings, is on the rise in some countries. CRIMES OF HONOUR delves into class and religious issues that infuse the debate, as well as the possible origins of femicide. But some women are fighting for change. CRIMES OF HONOUR profiles three women committed to human rights, who attempt to provide protection and assistance to those in danger.
|#13717/0635 CULT WITNESS: A Study of the Cultic Experience|
An intelligent exploration of how cults attract and manipulate their followers, this documentary shares the disturbing firsthand experiences of Cult Witness director Samuel Stefan and six others who have freed themselves from cults.
|#15451/0605 CUTTING TRADITION (THE)|
"I don't think it is possible to view this film without becoming energized to want to put an end to this appalling practice." Meryl Streep *Best Documentary, Victoria Independent Film Festival *Best Director, Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival THE CUTTING TRADITION focuses on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom which appears barbaric to the westernized eye, but remains common practice in many African and some Middle Eastern countries. Despite being widely banned, FGM continues to be performed on young women and little girls, often exposing them to serious medical and psychological problems. This program delivers a balanced and non-judgmental exploration of the religious, cultural, and historical grounds behind the practice.
|#12529/2003 CYBERBULLYING (Real Life Teens II)|
Cyberbullying has not only led to suicides, it has also led to revenge murders. It causes fear and depression, withdrawal from society, wrecks school careers, creates anger. Far from being adolescent pranks, in today's teen world it can be the ultimate destructive force as the internet is unstoppable once it gets going. Vicious forum posts, name calling in chat rooms, posting fake profiles on web sites and mean or cruel email messages are all examples of bullying. While cyberbullying mainly takes place on line, other high tech methods like threatening text messages and taunting voicemail also fall under this category. Hear from real teens as they discuss their views on cyberbullying. Grades 8 to 12
|#11097/0635 CYBERBULLYING: Cruel Intentions|
The teenage years have always been tough - but digital technology has raised the dangers of the social battlefield to a whole new level. This ABC News program reports on how cell phones, digital cameras, and personal websites encourage and amplify the frequent cruelty of teen behavior.
|#13296/0545 CYBERSAFE: Identifying and Combating Cyber Bullies|
Letting students know that bullies hiding behind the anonymity of the internet is no longer as safe as it once might have been can encourage victims to come forth and make the perpetrators themselves think twice. This video demonstrates a whole school approach to combat cyberbullying; students, parents, teachers, administrators. Grades 8 to 12
|#10749/1945 DADDY DOESN'T LIVE WITH US - DVD
This highly recommended video focuses on preparing primary school age children for the very real traumatic feelings they suffer while experiencing a parental divorce or separation. Grades K to 2
|#16083/0635 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Dos and Don’ts|
From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn’t just about sharing information—it’s creating it—and that the ways in which emails, texts or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make the difference in impressing or disappointing an employer or co-worker. Even for late adopters of digital technology, this video has important points on what you should do—and what you don’t want to do—when it comes to email, texting, video-conferencing and using the phone for business calls or voice mail. *Closed Captioned
|#13854/1725 DIGITAL NATION: Life on the Virtual Frontier|
Within a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and socialize in ways that we are only beginning to understand. Producer Rachel Dretzin (Growing Up Online) teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff (The Persuaders, Merchants of Cool), to continue her exploration of life on the virtual frontier by focusing her lens on what it means to be human in an entirely new world - a digital world. *Closed Captioned
|#14683/0635 DISCONNECTED: A Month Without Computers|
Are we currently addicted to technology or simply IT dependent? No email, no Facebook, no blogging. No Google for researching term papers, even. From here on out it’s pencils, spiral notebooks, typewriters, and good old-fashioned library books. This film examines the ubiquitous presence of technology in 21st-century society while exploring, in a reassuring way, the natural resourcefulness with which three students confront their ordeal.
|#16176/0685 DIVIDE (THE): What Happens When the Rich Get Richer?|
"Fierce and unsettling . . . A short, sharp, shock of a film." The Guardian U.S. "Searching and unexpectedly optimistic. The intimate people-centric approach makes for a more emotional experience than your average state-of-the-economy doc." Time Out "An excellent and timely documentary that shows how the behavior of the rich is out of control. Jaw-dropping stuff." London Evening Standard THE DIVIDE takes a deeply personal look at wealth inequality, telling the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in the modern day U.S. and U.K. - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Weaving stories with stunning footage and commentary from experts like Noam Chomsky, THE DIVIDE shows how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor. *** SPECIAL PRICE FOR SCHOOLS, SCHOOL BOARDS and NON-PROFIT
|#11361/1940 DIVORCE: It's Always Darkest Before It Goes Pitch Black|
This intimate documentary by acclaimed director Sue Styles provides a fresh look at the stages of divorce, from initial shock to grieving the past, from legal issues to single parenting to dating again and moving forward with confidence.
|#14077/1120 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
How is domestic violence passed from one generation to another? Would it not seem more likely for an adult who suffered or witnessed family violence as a child to resolve not to partake in violence when they grow up? So why don't they? Viewers learn how the trauma inflicted in childhood rebounds in this perverse manner in adults.
|#10729/0635 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILDREN|
Severely wounded, their mother kept crying out, "Please don’t kill me! Please don’t kill me!" What effects do the sights and sounds of domestic violence have on the malleable minds of children?
|#15713/1416 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HEALTH CARE|
A companion to the documentary POWER AND CONTROL this film offers an inside look at the highly regarded domestic violence program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Doctors and nurses in the ER, the mother-baby unit, pre-op and the sexual assault forensics unit share candid observations about domestic violence prevention and offer specific, practical suggestions. The film profiles the coordinator of Mercy’s family violence program and also includes an interview with Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins, a leading expert on the health impact of domestic violence. *CC
|#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.
|#11670/0430 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A Portrait of Abuse Series (3 Programs)|
A powerful and compelling series in three parts that not only raises our social awareness of the effects and cycles of domestic violence, but digs into the psyche of both the victim and aggressor to better understand how a new outcome can be realized. PART ONE - An overview of the incidence and prevalence of domestic violence. Also introduces the views to the women who were abused either physically, psychologically, emotionally, and/or sexually as they tell their stories. 15 minutes PART TWO - Healthcare professionals describe the characteristics of abusive men, and one man, who identifies himself as a former perpetrator, speaks about his aggressive actions toward his wife and how intervention helped him change his behaviors and restore his relationship. 15 minutes PART THREE - This is a dramatization of a battered woman who is brought into the emergency department by her abusive husband. Demonstrates identification of a victim, interviewing her in a private place, notification of authorities, and providing her with information about help available to her are explored. 27 minutes
|#9752/1945 DON'T BE A BULLY! DVD|
Shows that bullying can be learned behavior where a victim victimizes someone weaker. It might be unintentional, spurred on by jealousy or envy. It can start as an innocent prank and turn vicious. Helps kids to identify their own feelings and behaviors that they might not see as harmful but that can be devastating to others. Grades 5 to 9
|#6002/1945 DON'T BE A VICTIM: Violence Prevention DVD
Whether it's from naivete, inexperience, carelessness, brashness, or just being too trusting, many adolescents get themselves into potentially violent situations and sometimes get hurt or killed as a result. This video outlines some very practical safety measures applicable to teen situations at school, on the street and on the internet. Grades 7 to 12
|#16118/0685 DYSFUNCTIONAL SOCIETIES: Why Inequality Matters|
What distinguishing feature do the world's healthiest and happiest societies have in common? According to acclaimed author Richard Wilkinson, the answer is simple: they have far less income inequality than other societies. In this new film Wilkinson focuses on why the U.S., despite being one of the richest nations in the world, lags behind so many other rich Western societies in a number of crucial statistical measures - including life expectancy, violence, health, community, teen pregnancy, mental illness, and incarceration. The reason, he suggests, is that the immense wealth of the U.S. has been unevenly distributed among the American people. Mobilizing years of research, Wilkinson looks at the devastating toll economic inequality is taking on people around the world, and shows that societies with the smallest gaps between rich and poor enjoy the highest levels of health and happiness across all social and economic classes. The result is a timely and accessible reassessment of some of our most cherished socio-economic principles and myths. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PRICE FOR SCHOOL BOARDS AND NON-PROFIT
|#16203/0685 EDUCATION INC|
American public education is at a crossroads. For years now, public schools across the country have been struggling, desperately short on funds while facing extreme political pressure to improve student performance. For advocates of public education, these struggles have been a major cause for concern. But for advocates of privatization, they’ve been a highly profitable business opportunity. EDUCATION INC is a film about the accelerating movement to privatize America’s public schools. Filmmaker and parent Brian Malone travels to public school districts across the country to see for himself what the privatization movement is all about, and to determine what it would mean for his own kids if we abandoned our public school system.
|#12103/1315 ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT (Caregiving Series)|
This program teaches about the complexities of elder abuse in the home and presents signs and symptoms for each form of abuse. After viewing this program, caregivers will understand how to identify, prevent or report the various forms of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, and financial abuse, as well as neglect and abandonment. Includes support materials.
|#10425/1945 EMPOWER YOURSELF SERIES (6 Programs) DVD
This six video series delves in-depth into the subject of teenage bullying and harassing behavior patterns and their consequences. Whether it's how NOT to BE a bully, or what to do when being harassed, or being a witness this egregious type of behavior, it's all covered. Age appropriate vignettes help to dramatize all the points. Grades 7 to 12
|#7315/1945 END THE SILENCE: Stop the Bullying DVD
Getting teenagers to realize that staying silent and uninvolved is a somewhat less than courageous way to respond if they witness bullying behavior is the theme of this program. Really! Stand up and be counted! Get organized! Complain! Do something!!! Grades 7 to 12
|#13080/1410 EQUITY-FOCUSED SCHOOL COUNSELING: Ensuring Career and College Readiness for Every Student|
Today's school counselors need to be change agents for equity. As collaborators, advocates, leaders, and culturally competent counselors and program coordinators, they can use technology and data to help close achievement and opportunity gaps in K-12 schools. Demonstrates transformative school counseling skills using the equity-focused new vision of school counseling.
|#15952/0645 EVERY THREE SECONDS: It's Time|
"Extraordinary! It takes complex issues and challenges facing our world today and makes them accessible to everyone, from first-graders to retirees. What's more, it takes you on a journey alongside regular AND inspiring individuals who are making the world a better place -- in simple, friendly, and incredibly powerful ways. Everybody should see this movie!" April Rinne, Sharing Economy Expert, Advisor and Social Innovator Every three seconds someone in the world dies from factors related to extreme poverty - 30,000 people a day and 10.5 million a year. The sheer magnitude can be overwhelming, causing people to ask the question, "What can one person do, to possibly make a difference?" This film, through its portraits of five ordinary folks, will show audiences that each one of us has the potential to do great things to change the world. We hope to inspire a movement and uncover a new wave of change agents and previously untapped resources. *Closed Captioned * School boards and Non-Profit 40% discount
|#13267/0545 FAMILY VIOLENCE (Our Families, Ourselves Series)|
This program examines violent behavior within a family context, and the prevention and intervention programs that are making inroads in combating its toxic effects.
|#14783/1027 FAMILY VIOLENCE: An Overview|
Family violence is about power and control. And the members of a household with the least power, the children, are often the ones most harmed, even if they themselves aren’t the direct target of attack. This program defines, explains, and suggests prevention, response, and treatment approaches.
|#14782/1027 FAMILY VIOLENCE: Impact on Children - for Caregivers and Educators|
This program features experts, practitioners, and ordinary folks who, with impact and experience, awaken the viewer to take action in order to prevent physical and psychological injury to innocent children. Also available in Spanish.
|#14781/1027 FAMILY VIOLENCE: Impact on Children - for Parents|
Many parents seem simply to be unaware of the damage that family violence and abuse, whether physical, emotional or psychological, does to their children in both the long and short term. This video explains in detail just how catastrophic this kind of behavior can be.
|#16191/1725 FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season 2|
The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of Season 2 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continuing on the quest begun in his previous projects, African American Lives, African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and the first season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gates finds new ways to, as he says, "get into the DNA of American culture".
|#15668/0685 FIRE IN THE BLOOD: A Tale of Medicine, Monopoly and Malice|
*Official Selection: 2013 Sundance Film Festival and New Zealand Film Festival FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the 1990s - leading to the preventable deaths of at least ten million people -- and how a remarkable coalition of people came together to stop them.
|#14496/1334 FIRES THAT BURN (THE): The Life and Work of Sister Elaine MacInnes|
This documentary explores the extraordinary life and work of Sister Elaine MacInnes - professional musician, Roman Catholic nun, Zen master, and her present-day campaign to get meditation teachers into prisons across Canada, Sister Elaine has challenged the Establishment for the spiritual betterment of the underprivileged and redefined the spiritual experience.
|#15946/0899 FORGOTTEN SPACE (THE)|
*WINNER OF MANY AWARDS (see list) "About containerization and all of its social implications, and not about the container itself... the film's power lies in the way it depicts a range of spaces that are 'forgotten' amidst the mobilities of global capitalism ... invaluable" Philip E. Steinberg, Society and Space The "forgotten space" of this essay is the sea, the oceans through which 90% of the world's cargo now passes. At the heart of this space is the container box, which, since its invention in the 1950s, has become one of the most important mechanisms for the global spread of capitalism. The film follows the container box along the international supply chain, from ships to barges, trains, and trucks, mapping the byzantine networks that connect producers to consumers (and more and more frequently, producing nations to consuming ones). Employing a wide range of materials and styles, from interviews to classic film clips, essayistic voiceover to observational footage, THE FORGOTTEN SPACE provides a panoramic portrait of the new global economy and a compelling argument about why it must change.
|#15742/1410 FROM BULLIES TO BUDDIES: From Problem Management to Social and Emotional Skill Development in All Children|
How can counselors use contemporary understandings of the brain to boost children’s social skills - such as empathy, kindness, patience, impulse control, self-esteem, and self-confidence - in meaningful and lasting ways? How can counseling be tailored to address the particular capabilities of children’s brains when under duress? This film answers these questions by proposing two dramatic paradigm shifts from common social and emotional skills interventions.
|#13177/0635 FULL COVER GIRL: How Fundamentalism and Democracy Are Eroding Women's Rights in Iraq|
To veil or not to veil, that is the question! Under Saddam Iraqi women were among the most fully secularized in the Moslem world. Filmed on location in war-torn Baghdad, this program exposes the deteriorating state of women's rights as fundamentalist Islamic and burgeoning democratic ideals bury the secular principles that had empowered Iraqi women for decades.
|#14751/0405 GENERATION NEXT 2.0|
What distinguishes the members of Generation Next from their predecessors? This program - a sequel to the celebrated public television documentary GENERATION NEXT - looks at the beliefs, concerns, and goals that galvanize young people today.
|#12486/0235 GENERATION NOW|
Demonstrates how parental emotional neglect, not unlike physical abuse, can have life-long repercussions when experienced by children of any age, socioeconomic, or cultural/ethnic backgrounds. But what exactly constitutes emotional child abuse? *Six 15-minute segments with discussion questions *Includes leader's guide
|#15793/0405 GIRLS AND BULLYING: Identify, Understand, Prevent|
Bullying by girls and against girls is as commonplace as it is among boys, but often takes different forms. This program examines female bullying, with a look also at the nature of bullying in general and why these tormentors behave as they do. Features input from adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg and provides some protective strategies for young people in this situation.
|#13298/0545 GIRLS' BUSINESS: Friendship and Bullying in Schools|
Girls can be the best of friends or the worst of enemies. Instead of physical aggression typical of boys, girls tend to use indirect techniques that are equally devastating to the victim. This program examines some of these strategies and helps us to understand why some girls adopt these methods of expression. Grades 8 to A
|#3463/1945 GOSSIPING, TAUNTING, BULLYING: It's All Harassment DVD
This video makes middle school age viewers aware of the problems that can arise from taunting and teasing that goes to the extreme. Often, what starts out as a joke can go beyond the limits of acceptable behavior and so it is important to make them aware that such limits exist and why. Grades 5 to 9
|#5942/1945 HARASSMENT HURTS: Gossiping, Taunting and Bullying DVD
In recent years the tragic events resulting from behaviors like gossiping, taunting and bullying in schools have become very obvious. Excluding schoolmates because they are different or simply on a whim can be as devastating and as dangerous. This video brings the unacceptable realities of these behaviors to the attention of viewers in primary school. Grades 3 to 5
|#12468/0768 HATING TAMI: A Look at Female Bullying|
Why do some adolescent girls bully their peers? Are their motives the same as those of boy bullies? Are their methods? What can and should parents, teachers, and other teens do stop this malicious and often dangerous activity?
|#14746/2010 HE WOULDN'T TURN ME LOOSE: The Sexual Assault of 96-Year-Old Miss Mary|
A real-life case of 96 year-old Miss Mary, who was sexually assaulted by her grandson. Miss Mary had been living with her grandson and his wife for five years when the attack took place. Through interviews with Miss Mary, various professionals involved in investigating and trying the case, and with victim advocates who helped Miss Mary, this program reveals some of the dynamics involved in this case, and how it was successfully brought to trial and prosecution.
|#12903/1745 HEALING CHILDHOOD ABUSE THROUGH PSYCHODRAMA|
In these extremely powerful live group sessions (see also TRAUMA AND THE BODY: A Psychodramatic Approach #12904), master clinician and psychodramatist Tian Dayton works with group participants to confront childhood abuse, and work through trauma that they are carrying in their bodies. Dayton addresses these delicate issues with directness and great care, employing innovative action-oriented techniques that you can use in your work with clients, whether you are trained in psychodrama or not.
|#10256/0110 HEALING FROM CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE|
Claudia Black describes the often frightening journey that the survivors of sexual abuse must take to find their inner strength, specialness and dignity. Dr. Black and outlines seven steps that are vital to the process of healing.
|#15006/2165 HEALTHY TOUCH, GOOD BOUNDARIES, SAFE KIDS|
"Realistic situations and excellent explanations, devoid of scare tactics, characterize this helpful video." Booklist Dec. 2012 ***Highly Recommended! Video Librarian 2012 Almost all juvenile sexual assault victims know their offender. It’s time to start teaching kids about safe boundaries and what to do when those boundaries have been crossed..Grades 2 to 5
|#10394/0685 HIP HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes|
This documentary provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Features revealing interviews with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Shetfall. Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.
|#10883/0635 HOMELESS: A Teen Perspective|
Everyone has seen them. Some feel sorry for them; some feel anger towards them! Most simply ignore teenagers who live on the street, who are homeless whether by their own choosing or through no fault of their own. But how many of us understand the full dimension of what it means to be a homeless teen and what it takes to get off the street? Viewers learn something of the experience from the inside.
|#10418/2220 HOPE, HEALING AND CHANGE|
This video presents the stories of five women of different ages and backgrounds who have been involved in abusive (violent, sexual, emotional) relationships and helps victims and perpetrators alike to realize that abusive relationships are chronic and addictive, and require treatment in much the same way as other addictions.
*Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight 2014, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) *Best Film, 2012 Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema Housemaids are an integral part of the household in Brazil, and participate in the day-to-day life of the family. The employment of housemaids is almost obligatory among the middle and upper classes of the country. The vast majority of these housemaids are black women, who face high levels of inequality based on their gender, race and social class. Their role in the household raises important questions about public and private space, endurance and choice, and labor and family life. For HOUSEMAIDS, director Gabriel Mascaro asked seven adolescents to film their family's housemaids for one week, and hand the footage over to him. Their images uncover the complex relationship that exists between housemaids and their employers, a relationship that confuses intimacy and power in the workplace and provides us with an insight into the echoes of a colonial past that linger in contemporary Brazil. HOUSEMAIDS exposes and explores a hidden daily reality of Brazilian life.
|#14313/0795 HOUSING FIRST: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction (DVD and Manual)
Research proves that the "Housing First" approach is more effective than traditional models at dramatically reducing homelessness among those with mental health and substance use disorders. The manual provides a solid foundation for introducing this evidence-based approach. The DVD illustrates the concepts presented in the manual, offering client success stories, helpful tips, and model teams in action.
|#5945/1945 HOW NOT TO BE A VICTIM: Violence Prevention DVD
It's not about being scared; it is about being prepared. Getting adolescents to learn they have to start taking responsibility for their own safety is what this video's all about. Whether on the street, at school, on-line or at home alone, young viewers get pointers on assertiveness and clear thinking. Grades 5 to 9
|#10767/1945 IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU: Dealing with Abuse|
This program talks to upper elementary-aged children about a difficult subject - abuse. Sensitive, age-appropriate scenarios explore three types of abuse: physical, verbal and sexual as seen though the eyes of children. Grades 3 to 5
|#7383/0635 IMPACT OF VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN|
Kids today live in a volatile world where violence in the school, home, and streets is, unfortunately, an increasingly common occurrence. Statistics are staggering as children are not only abused by adults, but are killing each other. This program looks at the sources of violence that affect children.
|#15933/0645 IN A TOWN THIS SIZE: A Documentary about Child Sexual Abuse|
"Patrick Brown's documentary account of the quiet horror of child sexual abuse is poignant, evocative and important. Raises awareness of what happens, on a daily basis, to children from ordinary families in ordinary towns. The various interviews are moving, pure, and told without pretense. I recommend it highly." Steven Isaacman, Psy.D., LMFT, FIPA/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist "An exceptionally powerful film and an important tool for advocates seeking justice for victims of child sexual abuse. A call to action from the hearts of survivors about the pain and long term impact of child sexual abuse and its effect on families and communities." Justine Andronici, Esquire/Attorney and Advocate IN A TOWN THIS SIZE introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse by a prominent pediatrician. Covering events in the 1960's and 1970's and into present times, Patrick V. Brown introduces us to his childhood and family friends - none of who spoke directly to one another about the abuse while it occurred and who now share their stories on film. The film illustrates that with determination, support and direct conversation about abuse, those harmed can choose their survival. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***
|#9097/0410 IN AND OUT OF CONTROL: Emotional, Physical, and Sexual Violence|
Explains the influence of heredity, environment, and the role of alcohol and other drugs, on domestic, sexual, and random violence. Identifies triggers to violence and presents methods of treatment and prevention.
|#15395/1416 IN CIRCLES|
Can convicted sex offenders be successfully and safely re-integrated into society or do they have to be kept isolated and marginalized? Fear and loathing prevails in many places today with regards to these offences but is keeping those who have been released on the run or hiding out really the best solution? This video offers some alternative thinking on this controversial subject.
|#16115/1725 IN DEFENSE OF FOOD: An Eater's Manifesto|
"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants." With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially-driven Western diet. Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?
|#14585/1945 INTERNET BULLIES Lesson Booster|
This DVD contains three programs that teach students the meaning of cyber harassment, why it spells trouble, and how to protect themselves from being a victim. INTERNET BULLIES: WHAT IS IT? INTERNET BULLIES: EMOTIONS PLUS INTERNET EQUALS TROUBLE INTERNET BULLIES: KEEP YOURSELF SAFE Grades 4 to 7
|#16179/0157 INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE|
Exposure to trauma due to abuse or violence can increase risk for aggressive behavior in relationships. Intimate partner violence is more likely when an individual is suffering with trauma-related problems such as PTSD. In this video, Dr. Casey Taft demonstrates this approach by helping a group of four men acknowledge intimate partner violence in their lives and take necessary steps towards remaining nonviolent. *Closed Captioned
|#7378/0635 INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE|
Examines a program where the medical community, social and psychiatric services, police, and courts have formed a coalition to reduce the incidence of spousal abuse and help the victims. This co-ordination helps to ensure that neither abuser nor victim falls through judicial or bureaucratic cracks.
|#12820/1745 INVISIBLE CHILD ABUSE with Robert Firestone, PhD|
Actual group participants discuss how despite their successes they continue to treat themselves the way they were treated as children, and continually struggle with the ghosts of their childhood. The damage that emotional child abuse can sustain has severe impact later in life on a person's self-esteem, relationships, and career. Dr. Robert Firestone works with these group participants to give them voice to the abuse they experienced.
|#16133/0645 INVISIBLE SCARS: Surviving Child Sexual Abuse|
"I am Johnna Janis and 'Invisible Scars' is based on my life as a survivor of child sexual abuse. Many years ago someone shared their personal story of abuse, and urged me to begin focusing on healing from my past. Years later, this gave me strength and courage to begin my own healing journey." Johnna Janis, Filmmaker Although she projects strength and confidence, Johnna reveals the life-long struggles she has faced from the events that have haunted her since childhood. With the help of experts and leaders in the fight against CSA, she comes to understand how her emotional trauma has negatively impacted her self-image, her inter-personal relationships, and nearly all significant decisions in her life. Armed with this awareness, she explores tools and resources which are available to help CSA victims overcome the debilitating effects of their childhood experiences. *Closed Captioned *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***
|#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.
|#7189/1322 IT'S NOT LIKE I HIT HER!|
"Best documentary I've ever seen." It's not about arguing or disagreeing; it is about chronic criticism, verbal degradation, intimidation and isolation imposed on women to keep them in a socially and emotionally unsupported position and finally crush the spirits of their female partners. Tools for confronting and ending this type of abusive behavior and the treatment options available for abusers are covered.
|#3759/0795 IT'S NOT OK TO BULLY|
A powerful favorite, this program explains what bullying is and teaches children how to deal with and stop bullies, including when and how to stand up to them and when to tell an adult. Mixes real children and animation with an original sing-along song. Grades K to 3
|#10585/1945 IT'S YOUR BODY! You're In Charge! DVD
Without scaring primary-age viewers or freaking out their parents, this video provides kids with workable good touch-bad touch parameters. Also stressed is the need for them to find and tell an adult that they can trust about any incidents of bad touching that they experience. Grades K to 2
|#15661/0685 JOYSTICK WARRIORS: Video Games, Violence and the Culture of Militarism|
For years, there has been widespread speculation, but very little consensus, about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. JOYSTICK WARRIORS provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, and gamers themselves, the film trains its sights on the wildly popular genre of first-person shooter games, exploring how the immersive experience they offer links up with the larger stories we tell ourselves as a culture about violence, militarism, guns, and manhood.
|#15803/0203 KEEPING HOCKEY IN CHECK|
For many families, especially in Canada, minor league hockey has turned from a wholesome pastime to a competitive, cutthroat sport. This program profiles families who have struggled to keep their love for hockey in check.
|#9721/0235 KELLY BEAR TEACHES ABOUT SECRET TOUCHING|
This video lets young viewers know that there are recognized 'good touch bad touch' limits in regards to their bodies. The production is up-beat and non-threatening and includes songs to help kids remember and advice on what to do if they get hurt or scared. Grades K to 3
|#4985/1945 KIDS AND DIVORCE - DVD|
This award-winning and highly recommended video can help both elementary school age children and their parents understand how the realities of divorce affect them...often in ways that are not obvious to either. It's reassuring and enlightening at the same time. Grades 2 to 5
|#15254/1416 LAND OF OPPORTUNITY|
Through the eyes of urban planners, community organizers, displaced youth, immigrant workers, and public housing residents, this verité-style documentary reveals how the story of the tumultuous reconstruction of New Orleans is the story of urban America: how democratic processes can fail us, how economic crisis can pull the rug out from under us, and how (im)migration can prove to be a complicated bargain. As cities all over the world struggle to recover from disaster, whether economic, natural, or man-made, the lessons of post-Katrina New Orleans have only become more urgent.
|#7410/0445 LET'S TALK ABOUT DIVORCE! (2 Programs)|
My parents are getting a divorce! This comprehensive package for parents and counselors provides a systematic and effective approach to help minimize the often excruciating and damaging pain the divorce process has on the children involved. The CHILDREN'S VIDEO is recommended for viewing by children ages 3 to 18 with their parents so that the family can discuss the topics during and after the program, 18 minutes. The PARENT'S VIDEO is recommended for viewing by parents (not children), preferably together, and by other adults. 23 minutes. The 36-PAGE HANDBOOK is designed to help parents help their children through the separation and divorce experience.
|#11528/0635 LET'S TALK ABOUT IT: Domestic Violence|
Does domestic violence have a different face in the visible minority community? Xiomara Fuentes, Amandeep Kaur, and Nneka - three wives beaten and humiliated by their husbands. This program gives a voice and a face to a spreading epidemic of spousal abuse as it puts video cameras into the hands of these women's children who then interview their mothers about why they endured - and how they survived - such physical and emotional injury. The questions they ask, framed with a poignant blend of candor and naiveté, leave no room for equivocation.
|#15592/1725 LIFE AND DEATH IN ASSISTED LIVING|
More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.
|#15804/0203 LIFE ON THE CORNER|
A look at help that is being provided to prostitutes in the Vancouver red light district. This is happening among the backdrop of 60 murders that have happened in that area.
|#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.
|#16152/1065 LISTENERS (THE): Suicide Hotline|
THE LISTENERS follows eleven carefully-selected volunteers who undergo the most rigorous training to answer calls on a suicide hotline. This training, which demands more of them psychologically than they ever expected, a personal sacrifice that also encourages personal growth, and prepares them to be courageous and empathetic in a way that years of collective experience have proven effective. Learning how to listen with empathy and without judging proves harder and more taxing than the volunteers imagined, and mastering the skills necessary to save lives becomes a quest that will change their own forever.
|#15727/1725 LISTENING IS AN ACT OF LOVE|
The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Presents stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives.
|#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
|#13948/1745 MAKING DIVORCE WORK: A Clinical Approach to the Binuclear Family|
In this compelling video, renowned therapist Constance Ahrons demonstrates her groundbreaking approach to working with divorced families, with an emphasis on helping ex-spouses and new spouses effectively manage their shared parenting obligations.
|#14301/2010 MARTHA'S STORY: A Lifetime of Walking on Eggshells|
Trapped in an abusive marriage for 51 years! Is it possible to walk away, to run away, from something like that? But Martha finally did decide that it had to be over but where does she turn for help after being invisible for so long? Will she ever find safety? Can she ever feel secure? This is her story.
|#16122/0687 MATICES (PERSPECTIVES) LABOUR MIGRATION and MIGRANTS (2 Programs)|
Mexican immigration to Canada has been occurring continuously for decades or longer, even if not noticeably to most Canadians. Mainly immigrants travel to Canada from Mexico to work in agricultural production on temporary summer permits and return home for winter. These two documentaries - written, produced and directed by Mexican Aaraón Díaz Mendiburo - investigate this phenomenon. The first called MATRICES (PERSPECTIVES): "TEMPORARY" MIGRATION IN CANADA analyzes Canadian attitudes and perspectives held by Canadians who come into contact with this labour force. Some are negative or utilitarian but also many positive. who appreciate the tremendous effort made by these immigrants to help themselves and their families to achieve a better quality of life. 54 minutes, 2011 The second called MIGRANTS: THOSE WHO COME FROM WITHIN looks to the other end of the journey to see how the departure of this labour force on a regular basis affects a perhaps typical Mexican town named Cuijingo. The important financial rewards as well as the significant social repercussions are revealed. 45 minutes, 2007
|#10710/1410 MEN AND MASCULINITY|
"Excellent! Highly Recommended!" Dr. Ronald Levant - Past President of the American Psychological Association - provides an overview of scholarship, clinical practice innovations, and describes new techniques for helping men develop emotional self-awareness and emotional empathy. Viewers will also learn how to help men use those new skills to deeply engage in the therapeutic process.
|#3935/0795 MEN'S WORK with Paul Kivel|
This video (and support package) helps clients to see the role of violence in their lives and find actions they can take to change. Viewers learn how to reclaim the power and responsibility needed to unlearn lessons of control and aggression.
|#15207/0685 MIC CHECK: Documentary Shorts from the Occupy Movement|
This powerful collection of short films, made by Occupy protestors on the ground, tells the story of the movement in real time. When thousands of people concerned about growing economic inequality gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 17, 2011, there was little indication that they would fundamentally transform American political debate and ignite a full-scale national and global protest movement. But within a year, the Occupy Wall Street protestors had done just that.
|#14241/2010 MOTHER NEVER GIVES UP HOPE (A): Older Mothers and Abusive Adult Sons|
This new title shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita - four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son. In their own words, they work through the emotions and pain of experiencing abuse from their sons, the life-changing impact it makes on them as a person and how it affects their mother-son relationships.
"A bold work of cinematic journalism and a gripping human interest story, Mothers is highly recommended." Libertas Film Magazine "Masterful... a most astonishing film!" Next Projection Mothers is a gripping cinema vérité documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in a northern Chinese village. *Sub-Titled
|#5103/1945 MY BODY BELONGS TO ME - DVD|
In this video, young viewers are 'empowered' to prevent themselves from becoming the victims of sexual abuse. Through age appropriate information that doesn't involve scare tactics, viewers learn that their bodies belong to them and there are definite restrictions on who else they should allow to touch it. Grades K to 2
|#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.
|#7152/1405 NO SAFE PLACE: The Origins of Violence Against Women|
This program presents factual information detailing how women today, as well as historically, find themselves facing restrictions on their freedom of movement and activity as a result of male violence towards them. Explores some of the more frequently asked but rarely answered questions about domestic violence. This comprehensive program helps viewers recognize and examine signs, situations, causes and effects of this reality.
|#7807/2130 ONE HIT LEADS TO ANOTHER|
The combination of detailed descriptions by abused women and great dramatizations helps both male and female viewers to understand the realities of spousal abuse, what motivates this kind of activity, and reveals the myths that surround it. Low self-esteem, rather than straight anger, is the central causal issue and the ability to quit habitual spousal abuse is as problematic as recovery from any other addiction.
|#15947/0899 OUR DAILY POISON|
"A superb blend of archival footage and documentation, as well as personal and expert interviews. ...It offers a fascinating and somewhat horrifying look at the production of food across the globe as it makes its way from farmers' fields to our plates. The cinematography and sound quality are excellent. OUR DAILY POISON would make a great addition to any library, public, academic, or classroom collection. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" Educational Media Reviews Online Cancers, autoimmune and reproductive disorders are all on the rise. Could the cause be the 100,000 novel molecules introduced into the environment over the last 70 years? OUR DAILY POISON is a hard-hitting, in-depth investigation into everyday products and the broken systems regulating them.
|#15839/1416 PASSIONATE POLITICS: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch|
Professor Charlotte Bunch's work focuses on the application of feminist theory to public policy questions, particularly at the global level. Her current investigations center on developing an analysis and understanding of human rights that incorporates women's lives more fully and utilizes the question of violence against women as a way of exploring the parameters of their issues both theoretically and practically. Her other public policy work has focused on issues of gender and international development. *Includes 48-page Discussion Guide *Sub-Titles
|#16013/1725 PATH APPEARS (A)|
A PATH APPEARS, from the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and actor/advocates Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them. Through heartrending, inspiring storytelling, A PATH APPEARS will take viewers on a journey across the globe, to drive home the universality of gender inequality and the roots of vulnerability. The series will lead viewers to a deeper understanding of these critical issues and the proven methods of bringing about change. Episode 1: SEX TRAFFICKING IN THE USA Episode 2: BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY Episode 3: VIOLENCE AND SOLUTIONS
|#2651/2265 PERCEPTIONS OF ABUSE - DVD|
"I didn't know things like that really happen." This program is an exploration as seen through the eyes of adolescents to generate awareness and understanding of the issue of neglect and abuse of older people.
|#14706/0867 PHYSICS OF BULLYING (THE)|
Thousands of children avoid school each day for fear of being persecuted by their peers; countless more dread it for the same reason. This timely, insightful, and truly practical video shows parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders how to begin creating healthier, safer communities.
|#15258/1725 POOR KIDS|
Follows three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, POOR KIDS is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future. *Includes sub-titles
|#15407/0635 POVERTY IN AMERICA (6 Programs)|
Combining scholarly analysis with a human-centered approach, this six-part series looks at the causes and effects of economic hardship in the United States while suggesting ways for society to combat the cycle of poverty. Situational, multigenerational, elder, and child poverty are all addressed.
|#15711/1416 POWER AND CONTROL: Domestic Violence|
A comprehensive and timely examination of the shocking persistence of domestic violence in our society. The complex issues around domestic abuse are refracted through the story of Kim, a mother of three. The film follows Kim and her children from their early days in a battered women's shelter. Kim then sets out to start a new life - and although she is a determined and inspiring survivor, she finds that there are no easy happy endings. This multi-layered narrative also explores key issues involving law enforcement, advocacy, and health care. The film is recommended for courses in sociology, social work, gender studies, law, medicine and the many other disciplines in which intimate partner violence may be involved. *Closed Captioned *Also available are "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HEALTHCARE
|#15437/0905 PREVENTING ABUSIVE HEAD TRAUMA: The Crying Connection|
Stop child abuse before it starts! Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is a serious form of child abuse, most commonly triggered by crying. By explaining why babies cry, identifying frustration thresholds, and providing tips on how to cope with infant crying, this proactive program is a must-see for anyone who has an infant in their care. Featuring relatable and diverse families, this video provides parents and caregivers with clear, up-to-date information and easy steps to take to help avoid a preventable injury.
|#16187/0685 PRIDE DENIED: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics|
PRIDE DENIED tells the story of how corporate sponsors coopted the concept of LGBTQ pride, turning it into a feel-good brand and blunting its radical political edge. Drawing on the insights of activists, artists, and educators, PRIDE DENIED makes a compelling case for returning to the progressive political activism and grassroots community support that characterized the early LGBT rights movement. *English Sub-Titles
|#15094/0405 PROBLEM WITH GENETICALLY-MODIFIED SEEDS (THE)|
Bill Moyers talks with scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva about the consequences of genetically modified seeds to the world's food supply. These seeds - considered "intellectual property" by the big companies who own the patents - are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents claim they harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as totally dependent on suppliers.
|#13350/0545 PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE: Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse DVD
This program provides an overview of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, financial and psychological abuse and neglect. Also looks at strategies to protect vulnerable elderly people, and appropriate responses to elder abuse.
|#15664/0685 PROTECTION: Masculinity and Condom Use in Sub-Saharan Africa|
HIV/AIDS has ravaged entire populations in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet educational efforts to prevent the acceleration of the epidemic continue to clash with traditional cultural attitudes that view protected sex as unmanly. PROTECTION provides a fascinating look at the origins of these attitudes, and examines how they are being kept alive by a set of hyper masculine myths that extol risk taking as an emblem of strength, virility, and potency. An eye-opening exploration of what it will take to make real and transformative change.
|#10735/1710 RAISING CHILDREN OF DIVORCE|
Getting a divorce is hard enough for most adults, but getting the involved children safely through the divorce and on with their lives constructively is another matter altogether. Aimed at parents and counsellors, this is an invaluable resource in bringing children through one of the most difficult times they will ever face.
|#11943/1340 RECOGNIZING AND REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (3 Programs) DVD
A training program designed for mandated reporters of child abuse - teachers, counselors, social workers and other professional care givers - who must be able to combat the silent epidemic of child abuse through knowledge of the law, through keen observation, and through considerate and careful reporting.
|#10741/0635 RECOGNIZING CHILD ABUSE|
* Recommended by Teacher Librarian ("Videos That Grab Attention"). "This practical, realistic program goes a long way in presenting evaluative tools to help recognize potential abuse and take prompt action. Highly recommended." Video Librarian (3.5 out of 4 stars) Unfortunately, kids who grow up facing brutality and neglect are lucky if a teacher or daycare provider catches on. Tragically, child abuse often goes unnoticed - and if a first-responder does detect it, he or she may not understand what measures must be taken. By following this program's clearly illustrated steps to awareness and action, viewers will become better equipped to recognize and intervene in cases of neglect and abuse - while there's still time to help.
|#12505/0440 RECOGNIZING CHILD ABUSE SERIES (3 Programs)|
This series of three 14-minute programs is designed to inform those providing care and service to children how to recognize the signs of child abuse and what actions they need to take if abuse is suspected. PHYSICAL ABUSE - covers various aspects surrounding the physical abuse of children, including risk factors and how to recognize actual physical signs of abuse. NEGLECT AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE - provides an overview and discusses specifically the topics of neglectful caretakers, physical neglect, emotional neglect and emotional abuse. SEXUAL ABUSE - includes an overview and definition of sexual abuse, and the many ways that sexual abuse occurs, including incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography and child prostitution.
|#16188/0635 REDEFINING WHAT'S SEXY IN AN ERA OF SEXTING, SNAPCHAT AND PORN|
GIRLS AND SEX author Peggy Orenstein interviewed more than 70 young women, many of whom equated sexiness with empowerment. *Closed Captioned
|#14707/0867 REENA VIRK STORY (THE)|
Reena Virk was only fourteen when she was beaten and drowned by a group of her peers in a middle-class suburb of Victoria, B.C. Reena's parents' profound dedication to the prevention of similar tragedies, has led them into dialogue with communities, teachers and students, and even one of the youths responsible for Reena’s death. The DVD is accompanied by a Discussion Guide and includes two versions of the story - one for ages 13 plus and is 20 minutes. The other version is for ages 10 to 12 and is 25 minutes.
|#10557/0795 REFLECTIONS FROM THE HEART OF A CHILD|
*GOLD AWARD WINNER - Houston International Festival A heart-wrenching video that delivers a powerful view of chemical dependency from a child's perspective. Takes the classic story of a family in the grip of addiction and draws viewers into a world when childhood is altered irrevocably. As witnesses to three young lives ravaged by a father's alcoholism and a mother's inability to cope, the true impact of chemical dependency hits home.
|#14169/0463 RELATIONAL AGGRESSION IN GIRLS: Bullying Behavior and What To Do About It
Aimed at adults, features a clear and powerful discussion of the complexities of relational aggression (aka bullying) in girls. Also details a step-by-step process for responding to bullying behavior in girls - an approach that is essential for anyone working with children in groups, no matter what the setting.
|#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.
|#15591/1725 RETIREMENT GAMBLE (THE)|
Ten trillion dollars in Americans’ retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our savings.
|#7799/0810 ROOM FULL OF MEN|
This program is about male violence toward women and about men who are struggling to understand and change their violent behavior. Part I examines the dimensions of abuse and its roots in values and beliefs. Part II focuses on the individual stories of the men themselves.
|#9750/1945 RUMOR MILL: How Do You Know It's True|
Middle schools can be rumor mills where improbable stories and outright lies are passed on from one student to another until a lie is accepted as truth and fiction as fact. Reputations can be ruined and a situation can escalate out of control. This program challenges young people to assess information and take what they hear with a healthy dose of skepticism.Grades 5 to 9
|#10001/1945 RUMORS AND LIES: Gossip and Spies DVD|
The spiraling effect of rumors, gossip and misinformation can have a negative impact on reputations, drive a wedge between friends and cause heartache. This program, set in an urban school, shows students that questioning what you hear, setting the record straight and confronting those who spread rumors is the best way to stop them. Grades 5 to 9
|#14714/0433 RUMORS, GOSSIP, AND TEASING: It Hurts|
In this program students will learn that rumors, gossip, teasing and taunting are all forms of harassment. Rumors and gossip don't just hurt the person talked about but also hurt those who do the talking. Try to steer clear of people who spread rumors and gossip. One of the best ways to deal with teasing and taunting is to ignore it. And speak up. Don't stand by when you see bullying happen!Grades 3 to 6
|#11773/0635 SAFE: Inside a Battered Women's Shelter DVD
This program presents the experiences of three women who break the cycle of violence by seeking refuge at a safe house, a place providing sanctuary for physically abused mothers and their children.
|#11774/0203 SECOND CHANCES: Abusive Parents Working to Rebuild their Families|
Those who work with abusive parents say there are many factors that contribute to this terrible problem: homelessness, unemployment, lack of education, lack of parenting skills, and much more. Three mothers, who lost their children due to abuse or neglect, describe how they changed their lives and worked to earn their children back.
|#10034/1945 SEE A BULLY, STOP A BULLY! DVD|
Bullying expert Detective Bill E. Finder reviews his bullying "cases" with students to help them recognize various types of bullying, appreciate how the targets of bullying feel and understand what kids really think about bullies. This lively program gives kids a better understanding of this common problem and empowers them to change their behavior and attitudes about bullying. Grades K to 2
|#7297/0270 SEEN... But Not Heard|
*Winner! Silver Screen Award! This program explores the many serious emotional and physical effects of family violence on the children who witness it. Superior dramatic vignettes provide teachers and any professionals who work with children with detailed sketches of what to watch for in their charges.
|#14239/2010 SELF NEGLECT: What We Can Learn from the Mary Northern Case|
Putting a human face on one of the most complex and important self-neglect cases of our time, this program introduces us to Mary Northern - a 72 year old woman with gangrene in her lower legs, who refuses surgery, insisting her legs were just dirty. Delves into the tough issues of capacity and competence, and provides an informative look at the ethical, legal, social, financial, and mental health concerns involved in serving the best interests of vulnerable older adults.
|#11793/1290 SEVEN WAYS TO BLOCK A CYBERBULLY!|
The very idea of bullying, harassing, hazing by using the internet, e-mail or text has clearly demonstrated its evil potential in the last few years. Such activities can assume almost demonic or other worldly proportions in the mind of a young victim. This video explains to teens and adults that there are some straightforward but essential steps that have to be taken to disarm a cyber bully.
|#13399/0450 SEXUAL ABUSE: In the Family|
Both male and female victims discuss the immediate traumatizing effect of child sexual abuse as well as revealing and discussing how that trauma has extended into their adulthood with devastating symptoms related to PTSD. Counseling experts in this field explain the effects in terms of mental health as well as the impact on social skills and relationships.
|#10587/0203 SHE MADE ME MAD: Inside the Mind of the Abused and Abuser|
In addition to telling a woman’s story of how violence invaded her life and how she escaped, this program also turns the tables on domestic violence by exploring the mind of an abuser.
|#6648/0275 SHELTER FROM THE STORM|
The number of homeless people has increased dramatically since the mid-1990s and we haven't seen this kind of destitution since the Great Depression. What can advocates for homeless people do to really change anything? This documentary follows one organization (Toronto shantytown - Tent City) in its behind-the-scenes activity - the strategizing, the debates and the actions - putting homelessness into the public arena and pushing governments to act.
|#7316/1945 SILENT ON THE SIDELINES: Why We Ignore Bullying DVD
It's critically important that every age group of children learn that standing by while bullying activity takes place hurts everyone in the long run. This program explains how the insidious nature of bullying has results way beyond the obvious and tells young viewers what they can do to put a STOP to it. Grades 5 to 9
|#15357/0605 SLOW FOOD REVOLUTION|
"In a sense the Slow Food Movement is the antithesis of globalization and genetically modified foods - those forces that try to make the world uniform and flat. Highly Recommended" Janis Tyhurst, Reference Librarian, George Fox University, for EMRO Traditional foods are at risk of disappearing forever, as a speed-obsessed world turns increasingly to fast foods. To counter this trend, there is an international gastro-economic movement known as Slow Food. Its aim is to protect traditional culture, the environment and biodiversity by encouraging regional food production.
|#16031/0880 SOCIAL CLASS|
Defines social class, considers the significance of social class distinctions, and discusses the importance of social class in society. Also introduces basic concepts of social class, explains sociological perspectives, and examines such foundational perspectives on social class as functionalism and the ideas of Marx and Weber. The program also explores the effects of social class on U.S. culture and considers its effects in America. *Closed Captioned
|#16032/0880 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION|
This program introduces social stratification and examines its definition and study. Discusses models of stratification in different societies and historical periods, examines the stratification theories of Marx and Weber, differentiates between achieved and ascriptive stratification, and looks at examples of stratification in societies around the world. *Closed Captioned
|#15306/0685 SOUL FOOD JUNKIES: A Film about Family, Food, and Tradition|
"Soul Food Junkies is a thoughtful, emotionally riveting, and historically grounded film. Byron Hurt masterfully strikes a delicate balance in understanding how food is both a site of inequality and deeply treasured cultural tradition. Though rooted in African American culinary culture, it speaks to the universal themes of love, loss and well-being." Imani Perry | Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Presents an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power, and health.
|#15934/1416 SPERM DONOR X: A Different Conception - Challenging Older Ideas about Making a Family|
It's not like most little girls think "oh I can't wait to grow up and pick my sperm over the Internet." But the truth is right now only 6% of American children will grow up in a "traditional family" and we're lucky to have some of the best reproductive options worldwide. Director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate, behind the scenes look at her own experiences and that of three other diverse women as they go on a trip they never imagined--to try to have children solo using donor sperm. A powerful tool for courses in Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies and Gender Studies.
|#15757/1416 STILL DOING IT! The Intimate Lives of Women Over 65|
Flying in the face of this culture's extreme ageism, STILL DOING IT explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white; nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sex and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. Women over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population. STILL DOING IT looks at this society's complex relationship to women and aging with surprising and revelatory results *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PRICE FOR SCHOOLS & NON-PROFITS ***
|#15830/1710 STOP BULLYING with Mike Hall|
Mike Hall has spent years studying and documenting the ‘bullying’ phenomena and speaks to about two hundred audiences of kids each year on the topic. Mike teaches kids who are the victims of bullying a proven method for disarming perpetrators; a method simply called the FOUR C’s. They are CALM, CONNECTED, CONFIDENT and last but not least COMPLIMENT THE BULLY!? Mike explains that what motivates bullies is not always what it seems to be so DON’T retreat into yourself, get lonely, depressed and DON’T become angry, get violent, DON'T "give them what’s coming"! Mike explains how to put the FOUR C’s to work instead.
|#10731/1710 STOP BULLYING: Standing Up for Yourself and Others|
Bullying is an affliction that disrupts, damages and even ends numerous young lives. Getting bullies to stop requires that both victims and witnesses actually do something ... but what? Renowned speaker Mark Brown outlines specific techniques that both can use to stop this form of harassment ASAP! Grades 6 to 10
|#5708/1945 STOP PICKING ON ME! 100 Pamphlets
"How to Deal with Bullying" These hand-outs for kids are the perfect tool for re-enforcing the lessons in the video STOP PICKING ON ME #5707. As they get a little older it reminds them how to break the bully/victim cycle with effective strategies for dealing with harassment. Grades 4 to 7
|#5707/1945 STOP PICKING ON ME! Student Workshop DVD
Obviously bullying is a real problem for lots of kids even in primary school and the experience can have long-term repercussions. Learning to extricate themselves from a bully's clutches is what this video is about. The non-violent approach is a learned process and takes courage, patience, organization and communication but surprisingly it usually works and quite often the other doesn't. Viewers see why. Grades K to 2
|#15966/1290 STOP TRAFFICK: Human Trafficking in America|
Human trafficking is the business of slavery - buying, owing, and selling people - and there are more people facing this reality today than at any other point in history. Uncover the horrifying and heartbreaking underworld of human slavery through this fictional short film. While the story accurately illustrates trafficking in America, it also demonstrates there is plenty of reason to hope. The tide is turning. We CAN end modern-day slavery in our lifetime.*Closed CaptionedGrades 6 to A
|#14712/1445 STOPPING VERBAL BULLYING|
The pain bullies cause is not always physical, and the weapons they use are often invisible: teasing, exclusion, and name-calling. Their victims may experience a loss of confidence, a drop in grades, and a fear of people and school. In this wrenching program, bullies and victims speak out about the nature of bullying and its devastating legacy. The concept of "spectator responsibility" is also introduced.Grades 6 to 12
|#14437/0635 SUBURBAN AMERICA: Problems and Promise|
Filmed in a wide range of suburban and metropolitan areas, this program presents a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of American suburbia, including its genesis and history, its dramatic political and social evolution, and its developmental challenges. Viewers are guided through specific issues facing the nation's suburban landscape.
|#9686/0755 SURVIVAL FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Stories of Hope and Healing|
One of the greatest hurdles for women who live in abusive households is how to remove themselves and their children safely to start a new life. From the number of murders, attempted-murders and abductions by abusive husbands and ex's this fear is anything but delusional! Explanations are offered by women who have successfully made just such a transition. Grades 9 to A
|#7775/0405 SURVIVING YOUR PARENTS' DIVORCE: It's Never Easy DVD
Through interviews with a psychologist/couselor, therapist and a divorce laywer, adolescent viewers learn specific techniques for dealing with their parents' divorce. Young adults share their experiences of shock and anger, feelings of divided loyalties, hardships of increased financial problems, etc. Grades 7 to 12
|#7379/1405 SURVIVORS: Women Overcoming Domestic Abuse|
This is a factual first person sharing of the experiences of domestic violence victims. Women in the video provide information to help other women to avoid mistakes they made and make better choices by recognizing the signs of a chronic abuser, and get out safely.
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.
|#7164/1945 TAUNTING, GOSSIPING, HAZING: It's Harassment DVD
Each scenario in this documentary-style program reveals the effects of taunts, gossip and even hazing or physical harassment on others, as well as solutions that will help teens deal with these different types of harassment. Grades 7 to 12
|#14503/0697 TERRIBLE SECRET (A)|
This animated program helps children understand they should tell a trusted adult about inappropriate situations and alerts adults about the signs of child abuse, the scared feelings and ways to lift a terrible secret from a troubled child.Grades K to 4
|#15100/0605 TERROR AT HOME|
*WINNER! Western Psychological Association The statistics are staggering: one in three women faces the threat of domestic abuse. Thirty-seven percent of women’s emergency hospital visits are the result of domestic violence. In the United States alone, fifteen hundred women are murdered each year by their husband or boyfriend. TERROR AT HOME provides an unflinching look at some of the personal stories that lie behind these statistics. The violence cuts across all lines - racial, educational, and financial. The film illustrates the counseling sessions, group therapy, and battered-women’s groups that provide help to these victims and shows the legal system’s role in curtailing the cycle of violence. This powerful film sends an important message about the need for breaking the silence surrounding abuse.
|#7798/2140 TIME TO CHANGE|
This dramatic sequel to ONE HIT LEADS TO ANOTHER is about treatment options for abusive men. This highly recommended program combines explanations from counselors with dramatic vignettes to clarify elemental self-esteem questions at the root of family violence. It also shows how violent parental behavior is often inherited by children, both as perpetrators and as victims.
|#15778/0685 TOUGH GUISE 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture (Abridged Version)|
TOUGH GUISE 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Jackson Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American-style militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Sub-titled. *This DVD includes two ABRIDGED versions - a 52-minute version edited for length, and a 46-minute "clean" version edited for violence, sexual content, and strong language. While both versions are ideally suited for viewing in a single classroom period, the clean version may be more appropriate for junior high and high school-aged audiences. For FULL version see item #15660
|#15660/0685 TOUGH GUISE 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture (Full Version)|
TOUGH GUISE 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Jackson Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American-style militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority.
|#5782/0685 TOUGH GUISE: Media Images and the Crisis in Masculinity (Abridged Version)|
While femininity has been widely examined, the role of masculinity has remained largely undefined. TOUGH GUISE offers viewers the chance to look systematically at the relationship between the images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities, lifestyles and attitudes to violence, anger, relationships and society. Uses excerpts from movies, music videos, and other media representations. Grades 9 to A
|#12904/1745 TRAUMA AND THE BODY: A Psychodramatic Approach|
In this extremely powerful live group session, master clinician and psychodramatist Tian Dayton works with group participants to confront childhood abuse, and work through trauma that they are carrying in their bodies. Dayton addresses these delicate issues with directness and great care, employing innovative action-oriented techniques that you can use in your work with clients, whether you are trained in psychodrama or not.
|#8495/0290 TRAUMATIZED CHILD SERIES (3 Programs)|
In this series, therapists describe how traumatized children understand the world and interact with others differently from other children, and how adults can respond most effectively. Explores such topics as anger and anxiety, trauma triggers, dissociation, de-escalation strategies, grounding techniques, and the process of building a trusting relationship. UNDERSTANDING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD PARENTING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD TEACHING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD Three 44 minute programs
|#8482/0795 TULIP DOESN'T FEEL SAFE|
Today, more children than ever are affected daily by unsafe situations in their lives - violence, abuse and neglect. This animated video helps children learn important skills so they can help themselves in the face of a scary situation. Grades K to 3
|#9940/1370 TURNING POINT: Women Who Abuse|
For many who work in the family violence field, it is difficult to accept that some women can be, and are, abusive to their partners. The discussion on women's abusive behavior can make us uncomfortable and challenges traditional stereotypical views of what, and who women are. The program demonstrates how some women can be just as capable of harbouring harmful negative attitudes, entertaining destructive negative self-talk, and choosing violence as a way of controlling their partner as some men are.
|#15776/0635 UNBREAKABLE: One Girl Changing the World - The Story of Malala|
"They cannot stop me. I will get my education", declares Malala Yousafzai in this riveting ABC News interview, filmed in the wake of the young activist’s 2013 trip to the United States. Her resoluteness and courage are unmistakable, but as she speaks with reporter Diane Sawyer about her mission and her near-fatal confrontation with the Taliban, Malala’s quite understandable fear and vulnerability also emerge. From her family and cultural background to her vision of a world in which education is available to all, Malala’s presence on camera is truly compelling and leaves no doubt as to her significance in the global struggle for women’s rights.
|#15911/0615 UNVEILED: Muslim Women Talk about Hijab|
*Winner of Many Awards! (UN)VEILED introduces the audience to ten Muslim women from various backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their discussion about hijab, the headscarf, revolves around a lecture on the same topic that was banned last minute but delivered anyway. In a time when Islam and especially Muslim women are represented as monolithic and beset by backwardness, the women in (un)veiled show the diverse, lively, argumentative debates in Muslim societies about the meanings of modernity, emancipation, and feminism. Dubai, where the filmmaker lived for eight months, becomes a character in itself, showing the complex face of a contemporary Arab city. * Includes Study Guide
|#15937/1725 VACCINES: Calling the Shots|
Many people have questions about the safety of vaccines, and in some communities, vaccination rates have fallen below the level needed to maintain "herd immunity" - allowing outbreaks to take hold and spread. This film draws on the latest, best available evidence to help find the answers. Highlighting real cases and placing them in historical context, VACCINES: CALLING THE SHOTS traces outbreaks of communicable diseases and demonstrates just how fast they can spread - and how many people can fall sick - when a community's immunity barrier falls.Grades 9 to A
|#9528/0635 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - DVD|
The secrecy surrounding domestic violence is the focus of this timely program. Hosted by a policewoman and TV news anchor, it contains stories of hope for women who are currently in violent relationships and provides valuable information on how to leave an abusive partner.
|#5532/1945 VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY (Real People) DVD
This program provides a significant tool in trying to break the cycle of family violence and keep it from being passed on to, especially, those teenagers who have witnessed and experienced it in their own lives. Grades 7 to 12
|#15811/0203 VIRUS OF VIOLENCE|
Are violent video games in any way responsible for recent mass killings perpetrated by young men? In this video a retired U.S. army colonel presents evidence to substantiate that connection. His premise is based on the fact that modern soldiers who are being prepared for battle, undergo a planned deconditioning process that allows them to dehumanize their "enemies" in the field, a process that he claims is very similar in effect to that experienced by children, youths and even adults subjected to hour upon hour of violent video games. Very troubling and quite convincing.
|#7387/0810 WE ARE YOUR NEIGHBOURS - DVD|
Women talk about their escape from the chain of domestic violence. They explain why they stayed in the relationships and provide hope and encouragement for women who are finding it difficult to see any way out.
|#9156/0270 WHAT ABOUT US?|
Companion to the video SEEN...BUT NOT HEARD, this video is designed as a counselling tool for use with children in a group setting to help them talk about and cope with their own experiences of witnessing domestic abuse and to reassure them. "Lifts the burden of blame and responsibility from children." Grades 4 to A
|#15579/0605 WHAT KILLED KEVIN? Defining Workplace Bullying|
One summer morning, Kevin Morrissey, managing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review, walked to an abandoned coal tower, then dialed 911 to report a shooting before turning his gun on himself. After hearing evidence of discord between Kevin and his boss, Kevin’s sister Maria contacted the Workplace Bullying Institute and agreed to use Kevin’s case to pursue protective legislation. What Killed Kevin? is a documentary that ultimately questions the nature of bullying itself.
|#12180/0635 WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Instinctive Reactions and What They Reveal (3 Programs)|
Which is it? Shut up or speak up? Get involved or look the other way? Stick your neck out or it's none of your business? This thought- and discussion-provoking video series observes (real) ordinary people finding themselves in situations that require them to make these kinds of judgments/decisions. Witnessing the bad or even criminal behavior of others, whether the victim is an individual or society as a whole, calls for a response, even if that response is ignoring said behavior. Three 50-minute programs: CONFRONTING DISCRIMINATION AND PREJUDICE STANDING UP AS A CITIZEN OPPOSING AGGRESSION AND BULLYING So WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
|#10005/1945 WHAT'S A BULLY? DVD|
Young viewers learn that bullying can take many forms and that sometimes even the bullies themselves don't recognize that what they are doing is bullying. Teasing, intimidating, harassing, whether it's in person or by spreading rumors or internet chatter ... it's all bullying! Grades 3 to 5
|#8676/0270 WHAT'S AGE GOT TO DO WITH IT?|
This riveting program looks at the devastating effects of abuse upon older women within intimate or spousal relationships as well as abuse by adult children. Covers a diversity of seniors, representing many different social values, upbringings and experience. *Also in French #10637
|#15950/0899 WHAT'S FOR DINNER?|
Meat is now central to billions of people's daily meals. The environmental, climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts are enormous and remain largely undocumented. WHAT'S FOR DINNER? explores this terrain in fast-globalizing China through the eyes of a retired pig farmer in rural Jiangxi province; a vegan restaurateur in Beijing; a bullish young livestock entrepreneur; and residents of the province known as the 'world's factory' contending with water polluted by wastes from pig factory farms. They personalize the vast trends around them, in a country on the cusp of becoming a world power. Given that every fifth person in the world is Chinese, what the Chinese eat and how China produces its food, affects not only China, but the world, too. *SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH WINNER OF MANY AWARDS Official Selection, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Washington, DC Official Selection, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY Official Selection, Osian's-Cinefan Festival 2012, New Delhi, India Official Selectin, Awareness Film Festival 2011, Los Angeles, California Official Selection, Green Film Festival 2011, Seoul, South Korea Official Selection, San Diego Asian Film Festival 2011, San Diego, Californi
|#14443/1120 WHEN BOUNDARIES ARE CROSSED: Child Abuse Prevention Series (3 Programs)|
This three part series helps viewers understand when behavior crosses the line to abuse, and the real reasons that abuse typically occurs in the first place. They also learn the short and long term effects of abuse, and how it can be prevented. Explains coping strategies and the support tools available to help parents and caregivers identify, stop and prevent abusive behavior. RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING PHYSICAL CHILD ABUSE 27 minutes RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING EMOTIONAL CHILD ABUSE 31 minutes RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING CHILD NEGLECT 26 minutes Grades 7 to A
|#9748/1945 WHEN YOU SEE A BULLY - DVD|
Learning that there is more involved in standing up to a bully than just physical courage, young viewers are shown tried and true methods for effectively putting a stop to bullying whether it is directed against them or their peers. Grades K to 2
|#9753/1945 WHEN YOU SEE BULLYING HAPPEN: What a Bystander Can Do|
The lesson here is that standing up for the victim of a bully is the right thing to do and that there are a number of ways to do it. Kids are encouraged to seek advice or adult help, to become friends with the victim, to get others together to tell the bully how they feel about it. Grades 3 to 5
|#16100/2003 WIPE OUT BULLYING (4 Programs)|
*Learn about the 4 forms of bullying - Physical, Verbal, Exclusion and Online. *Explore the 3 roles in bullying - The Bully, The Victim and The Bystander *Get the tools and resources: To Ignite Powerful Classroom Discussion Use these four 30 minute programs to show students the many ways to prevent bullying through compelling and captivating sketches and anti-bullying storylines using real teens. Empower students to take charge if they witness bullying, show students how to be a good bystander, how to stop untrue or harmful messages from spreading and take a stand against hate, racism and intolerance. Bullies or not, students will explore the true consequences of bullying, what they can do to change their behavior, deal with a bullying situation and how to react in situations to resolve conflict. DVD One - WHY DO BULLIES BULLY? Who They Pick on and Why *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request DVD Two - THE FOUR TYPES OF BULLYING: Physical, Verbal, Exclusion, Online *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request DVD Three - WHERE DOES BULLYING HAPPEN? How to Deal with Physical Threats and Intimidation *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request DVD Four - BULLY THINK TWICE: The Bully, The Victim, and the Bystander *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request ONLINE RESOURCE GUIDE and ANTI-BULLYING PLEDGE Each program includes an online resource guide, the Anti-Bullying Pledge, learning objectives, discussion topics and shows students how they can "take a stand"
|#15528/1725 WOMEN, WAR AND PEACE|
This bold five-part series challenges conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. With depth and complexity, this series spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. Follow the changing roles of women as partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.
|#16081/0635 WORK-LIFE BALANCE: Success and Happiness in an Always-Connected World|
Not so long ago, people used to go to school or work, then had the rest of the day to enjoy their personal lives. But in today’s always-connected world, work life and home life are blending. This video looks at the phenomenon with an eye for keeping a proper balance that leads to happiness, health and success both at home and at work. It presents strategies for coping with stress, taking responsibility, being organized, managing time and maintaining focus with interviews with experts, professionals, seasoned telecommuters and students. *Closed Captioned
|#13655/0635 WORST OFFENDERS: Can They Change?|
This program goes inside a pedophile’s distorted thought patterns while showing how expert psychological treatment, combined with blunt feedback from fellow offenders, can help bring such criminals out of denial and curb their deviant behavior.
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