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|#9035/0905 AGE APPROPRIATE PLAY Series (3 Programs)|
As an educator, you have the crucial role of helping parents and caregivers build healthy families. This comprehensive three-volume set is the perfect tool to bring examples of age-appropriate play to life. By teaching parents the importance of these positive interactions, you can help lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Parents will learn to promote learning and other developmental skills through play, provide safe, interesting and appropriate learning environments and recognize developmental milestones. VOLUME ONE: The First 12 Months 24 minutes VOLUME TWO: 12 to 24 Months 17 minutes VOLUME THREE: 2- and 3-Year-Olds 15 minutes *Includes a Facilitator's Guide with reproducible parent handouts for each volume
|#15962/1400 ALPHA CHILDREN with Dr. Gordon Neufeld|
A growing number of children and youth are presenting as demanding, prescriptive, bossy and controlling. A disturbing number of these alpha children are turning into bullies as well. Alpha children can be challenging to manage and, by their nature, are more likely to present with troubling behaviour. Internationally renowned developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld uncovers the surprising roots of the alpha complex and in doing so, opens the doors for lasting change: in the family, in the classroom and in society. Four hours - divided into four one-hour sessions.
|#11807/0825 ANGER BLUEPRINT TOOLBOX (THE)|
This program dramatically teaches responsible Anger, Boundaries and Safety. Based on a three-day workshop facilitated by acclaimed speaker Dr. Joann Peterson, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Dip.C., Ph.D., this video follows twelve participants as they discover the physiological roots of anger, how to separate anger from violence, communicate boundaries, and create safety in their relationships. Dr. Peterson believes anger is a natural response to hurt, fear, frustration and loss and teaches responsible anger expression. There are many ways that anger affects our lives at home, in the workplace and our communities: Bullying, Road Rage, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Gang Violence, Workplace Harassment, Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse. Learn how to: Stop Domestic Violence; Resolve Conflict Quickly; Give Teens Healthy Alternatives; Reduce Bullying; Improve Relationships; Learn to Communicate Win/Win; Recognize Anger Patterns; and, Prevent Escalation. *See also the ANGER WORKSHOP SERIES - this comprehensive toolkit consists of thirteen broadcast quality DVD Programs, a 26-page Facilitator Guide and Exercise Book.
|#11810/0825 ANGER WORKSHOP SERIES (THE) 13 Programs|
Society and conventional therapeutic wisdom posits that anger in any shape or form is "bad". Dr. Joanne Peterson believes anger is a feeling or emotional response to hurt, fear, frustration, helplessness and loss. The complete workshop includes thirteen (10-35 minute) DVD Programs, a 26-page Facilitator Guide and Exercise Book. All programs are also available separately. Detailed descriptions of each are available on our website. IN ANGER'S PATH - how anger affects lives and relationships. UNDERSTANDING ANGER'S PURPOSE - describes the physiological roots and evolution of Infantile and Adult Anger. UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE - learn about the many subtle and more insidious forms of violence AGGRESS ENERGY EXERCISES - six exercises that anyone can use to engage their passion in a safe and boundaried way. CLEARINGS - a practical tool to express negative feelings and emotions before they build, fester or explode. VESUVIUS - another practical tool to express frustrations, resentments and events that have occurred or built up over time. PHYSICAL EXPRESSION - Participants explore their most recurring issue and are given an opportunity to physically express it using a number of different techniques. BOUNDARIES AND THE AUTHENTIC SELF - To function in society, we must all learn and adhere to certain norms, rules and obligations - often at the cost of our self. THE BOUNDARY CONTINUUM - Learn about the important distinctions between Walls and Boundaries, and the impact they have on our relationships. CREATING EFFECTIVE BOUNDARIES - It's our responsibility to communicate our boundaries and act on our own behalf if others won't respect them. BUILDING SAFE RELATIONSHIPS - Safety is a series of individually defined qualities, behaviors and actions. It is NOT a feeling. Learn to define what safety means to you and learn concrete Assessment Tools to prevent conflict from escalating to violence. TAKING IT HOME - Participants explore how they will sabotage themselves and what they need to do when it occurs. Also learn about the "Anger Junkie" and the importance of looking beneath your own anger to learn from the hurt, fear, frustration, helplessness and loss that we all experience in our lives. EMBRACING ANGER - There is immense freedom and empowerment in living a response-able life and that all victims make a choice to be so. The participants share their experience, lessons and aspirations as they take The Anger Workshop home.
|#5943/1945 ANGER: Who's To Blame? DVD|
This realistic program helps teens discover that unacknowledged anger can cause depression, drug use, poor academic performance, and acting-out behavior. Students discover that they are responsible for their own anger and how they choose to handle it! Grades 7 to 12
|#14708/1445 ANGRY AND VIOLENT TEENS|
Violence touches almost every teenager. This dramatic program features interviews with, and profiles of, teens whose lives have been impacted by violence.
|#10866/1745 ANGRY COUPLE (The): Conflict Focused Treatment with Dr. Susan Heitler Ph.D|
This program dramatically recreates key moments in the six-month course of therapy with Judith and Richard, a distressed couple whose marriage is threatened by a cycle of explosive anger and silent withdrawal. Dr. Heitler quickly reins in their anger, cuts through the impasses that have prolonged their conflict, and uncovers the core issues that have blocked intimacy from flourishing.
|#13749/0685 ASKING FOR IT: The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent|
Harry Brod, a professor of philosophy and leader in the pro-feminist men's movement, offers a unique take on the problem of sexual assault, one that complicates the issue even as it clarifies the bottom-line principle that consent must always be explicitly granted, never simply assumed.
|#13262/1120 ATTACHMENT RELATIONSHIPS: Nurturing Healthy Bonds|
Attachment is the ability to form and maintain healthy relationships. Follow the journey of a baby's phases of developing attachment from birth to age two. Parents learn the many ways to encourage such healthy growth early in their baby's life, development that will last a lifetime.
|#16069/0635 BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM|
A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding - all of these are examples of "noise", a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming these common communication barriers. *Closed Captioned
|#7386/1045 BEYOND: Surviving the Reality of Sexual Assault|
This program makes a dramatic examination of acquaintance rape and the high toll it takes on both victim and perpetrator alike. Also provides valuable information for prevention through an analysis of the 'she asked for it' state of mind right through to the healing process. *Includes Guide
|#11785/1120 BODY LANGUAGE Series (2 Programs)|
Is it possible to read people's thoughts and feelings just by looking at them? Well, we can get pretty close if we learn to identify the silent signals they send. These two programs go "beyond words" and help us "read people". BODY LANGUAGE I: Beyond Words - an informative look into the fascinating world of nonverbal communication and guides viewers through the land of space wars, tongue showing, mirrored postures and the many layers that make up unspoken communication. BODY LANGUAGE II: Reading People - provides valuable information about interpreting body language by presenting fun, easy to understand and real life examples.
|#14937/1907 BODY LANGUAGE: An International View|
Highlights gestures, facial expressions and nuances in body language across cultures. Include quiz sections to test your familiarity with gestures. Designed for intercultural training programs, Intensive English Programs, EFL classes, teacher training and workplace training. A humorous yet informative look at a variety of global styles in nonverbal communication.
|#14357/1883 BODY LANGUAGE: Cultural Differences|
Diversity specialist Norine Dresser outlines differences in behaviors among non-North American cultures and introduces multicultural manners. Covers such topics as greetings, physical contact between the sexes, eye contact, smiling, and eating; considers the norms, taboos, and gender issues surrounding various gestures from an array of cultures; and emphasizes that acceptable norms vary among cultures.
|#15199/1416 BODY TYPED: Media and Physical Perfection (3 Programs)|
"Recommended for academic and public libraries, BODY TYPED is an excellent instructional and discussion resource for communication, media, psychology, and gender curricula." Educational Media Reviews Online These three short films are designed to start important conversations about body image, media, and self-esteem. WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES *Winner! Sundance Film Festival, ALA/ YALSA Award Exposes the art of digital photo-retouching. How do images of perfect female beauty influence men’s perceptions of real women? And, how we see ourselves? 12 minutes THE GUARANTEE *Winner! Best Short Film - Newport International Film Festival Teasing, self-perception, cultural identity, and plastic surgery. How would changing our bodies to try to fit an image alter the way we see ourselves? Or even who we are? A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent "Italian" nose and the effect it has on his career. 11 minutes 34x25x36 *Winner! National PBS Broadcast A look at mannequins, religion and perfection. Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making "the ideal woman of the moment" in plastic. 8 minutes
|#14454/0685 BRO CODE (THE): How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men|
This program takes aim at the forces in (modern) male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist.
|#16076/1290 BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES|
Encourage and engage parents and children to create lasting bonds to build stronger families. Join parenting experts Michelle and David Neujahr and their grown children as they share their tools and ideas for helping to build steadfast family ties that last a lifetime. The Neujahrs share their experiences and explain that taking time to think about who you are as a family, what you believe, and what’s most important will help your family grow and stay strong for the long haul. *Closed Captioned
|#10770/0635 CAGE the RAGE Revised|
Calm down; Assess the situation; Gauge alternatives; and Empower yourself by choosing how to react. Middle school and high school students will see how to identify anger in themselves and those around them; understand why mismanaged anger is so destructive; discover how anger gets repressed, and the bodily and mental illnesses that may result from it; and learn to release anger and express emotions in an acceptable and positive way using the C.A.G.E. method. Grades 7 to 12
|#10732/1710 CALMING THE TEMPEST: Helping the Explosive Child|
Many children and teens who have difficulty managing their anger need to be taught the cognitive skills necessary for coping with frustrating situations that demand flexibility. This program provides parents, teachers, and caretakers with an awareness of, and an overview on, how to teach these skills at home and school.
|#13718/1120 CHILD's MIND (A): How Kids Learn Right and Wrong|
"Highly Recommended" Video Librarian How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to situations that challenge their morals. Expert interviews help explain how and why children develop as they do as well as stress why fostering moral development is crucial.
|#6665/1120 CHILD'S PLAY: How Having Fun Turns Kids into Adults|
Play is how children try out roles and test limits, how they develop basic physical and mental skills. Play is fun and free, yet it is nothing less than a dress rehearsal for adulthood. Play is the engine that drives child development. Play is serious business. This video explains why understanding play is key to any unit in child development or parenting education.
|#10340/0290 CHILDREN WITH DISRUPTED ATTACHMENT (4 Programs)|
A secure attachment system forms the foundation for a child’s development. The often devastating impact of attachment disorder on children’s sense of self, and on their capacity to form attachments with new caregivers, can pose major challenges for foster and adoptive parents, as well as for therapists and group home staff. In this four-video series, the presenters describe the impact of attachment disorder on the ways that children see themselves and interact with others, and how adults can respond most effectively. 1. UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN WITH DISRUPTED ATTACHMENT This introductory video explains the internal effects of attachment disorder, and the behaviors that children lacking a "secure base" may display. Intended for parents, residential care workers, and therapists. 42 minutes 2. PARENTING CHILDREN WITH DISRUPTED ATTACHMENT This video examines issues encountered by parents, including foster parents, adoptive parents, or family members who are caring for a child with attachment disorder. 45 minutes 3. CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH DISRUPTED ATTACHMENT This video discusses issues affecting residential staff, including child care workers, camp counselors, and group home supervisors. 44 minutes 4. TREATING CHILDREN WITH DISRUPTED ATTACHMENT This video discusses therapeutic issues, and is intended for counselors, social workers, and therapists. 43 minutes
|#16143/0795 CONFIDENT PARENTING IN RECOVERY|
Oftentimes people in recovery are trying to be the best parent possible, without the benefit of strong family support or role models. This program offers advice and tools from educators, counselors, and parents who have unique perspectives because they too have struggled with the same parenting challenges. Ideal for a variety of settings including treatment centers, mental health centers, and correctional facilities, this video series can help those in early recovery overcome some of the basic challenges of recovery and increase their chances of living a healthy life.
|#8700/0905 DAD DIFFERENCE: Raising Children Birth to Five (2 Programs)|
This in-depth two-part series looks men right in the eye and tells them what a significant and responsible role they have to play right from the start as dads. Then it shows them how to do it better than they thought possible! Featuring real dads, candid comments and practical tips, will inspire all fathers to become more connected with their children. Grades 9 to A
|#11371/0635 DATE RAPE: A Violation of Trust|
To the average student, the definitions of date rape and sexual assault are notoriously unclear. Use this program to eliminate the confusion so young adults understand exactly what these things are - and the attitudes and biases that typically accompany them - before anyone gets hurt.
|#9583/0920 DEBORAH TANNEN: In-Depth|
Addresses key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly asked questions raised by the main program.Can only be purchased with HE SAID, SHE SAID.
|#10538/0920 DEBORAH TANNEN: One on One|
Addresses key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly asked questions raised in THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT. Can only be purchased with THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT.
|#11681/0635 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN|
Men don’t listen. Women can’t read maps. Men snore more. Women are less likely to have affairs. Should those statements be dismissed as stereotypes, or can we point to tangible discrepancies - behaviorally and neurologically speaking - along gender lines? This ABC News program explores sex differences and the brain circuitry behind them
|#12259/1120 DISCIPLINING KIDS Without Screaming or Scolding|
Let's face it! The title of this video alone conjures up a world of different pictures for just about everyone. "Spare the rod...", "Tough love...", "Loving smacks...", yelling, scolding, humiliating, understanding? Viewers get to see some of the most effective methods dramatically presented and let's face this too; aside from a little revenge, what's most desired is effectiveness!
|#13210/0545 DRINK SPIKING: Awareness and Avoidance|
Drink spiking has become a social and health problem of alarming proportions. This program explains what drink spiking is and helps students recognize situations that may increase vulnerability to drink spiking and date rape. Also examined are the serious consequences for those who commit drink spiking.
|#9690/0405 ESSENTIALS OF DISCIPLINE (3 Programs)|
This lively three-part series presents candid footage of real-life disciplinary situations as experts explain how to implement a methodology designed to strengthen the parent/child relationship, develop communication, encourage trust, and teach responsibility. Three 25 minutes parts: THE TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL YEARS - Shows how to use positive discipline techniques such as timeouts and problem-solving to guide youngsters. THE MIDDLE YEARS (Ages 5 to 12) - Demonstrates how techniques, like home rules, problem-solving, and honest communication, can be used to deal with the behavior problems associated with growing up. THE TEEN YEARS (Ages 13 to 18) - Illustrates how to encourage teenage independence while taking responsibility for actions and behavior.
|#15185/0235 EVERYBODY GETS ANGRY Book with CD|
A year's worth of activities to help kids control their anger! This fun-filled book is packed with 52 reproducible activities to help youngsters learn to identify, understand, express, and cope with their angry feelings. The hands-on activities use art, music, drama, and movement and are designed to get kids thinking about their own anger cues and the way in which they express their anger. You won't run out of activities to help youngsters focus on gaining control of their anger before it takes control of them.Grades 4 to 8
|#12829/1290 FATHERING: What It Means to be a Dad|
Being a father is a lifetime commitment that requires a lot of love, time, and energy. An interview with fathering expert Steve Onell is painted with interviews of young fathers to explain the impact and importance of a father in a child's life.
|#13911/0635 FIRST: Perspectives on Sexual Awakening and Identity|
This program collects stories and reflections on the thoughts and sensations surrounding a young woman’s first sexual encounter from ten unique women, all of whom speak candidly about their backgrounds, their expectations prior to having sex, and how they have learned to define themselves sexually.
|#9962/1120 FIVE AND SIX YEAR-OLDS - DVD|
Parents, teachers and other child care workers will all benefit from this video that explores child development at ages five and six. It's really fascinating to see five and six year olds struggle to learn the idea of fair play, co-operation, following rules, and taking turns.
|#7756/0905 FIVE ESSENTIALS OF SUCCESSFUL PARENTING SERIES - DVD
Gives every parent the tools necessary to raise happy and healthy children. This comprehensive program focuses on the critical time from birth through early childhood, offering easy-to-follow techniques that really make a difference. The 5 Essentials of Successful Parenting increases positive parent involvement, laying the foundation for healthy, nurturing parent-child relationships. Volume 1: Love and Stability Volume 2: Time Together Volume 3: Inspire and Challenge Volume 4: Positive Discipline Volume 5: Safety and Health *Each volume is 10 minutes and comes with Parent Handouts *Series includes Facilitator's Guide Grades 8 to A
|#14458/0685 FIVE FRIENDS: Emotional Lives of Men|
American philosopher Elbert Hubbard was fond of quoting his father on friendship. "When you die," his father would tell him, "if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life." Five Friends, written and directed by Erik Santiago, is the story of how one man sought to live that life.
|#15141/0685 FLIRTING WITH DANGER: Power and Choice in Heterosexual Relationships|
Social and developmental psychologist and author Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this thought-provoking look at popular culture and the ways real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups. A refreshingly candid, and nuanced, look at how young women are forced to grapple with deeply ambivalent cultural attitudes about female sexuality. Essential for courses that look at popular culture, gender norms, sexuality, and sexual violence.
|#15470/0635 FORGIVENESS: The Attribute of the Strong (3 Programs)|
In a world where might frequently makes right and violence often makes no sense at all, why is forgiveness so highly regarded by so many cultures and religions? In this thought-provoking three-part series, forgiveness is analyzed through the firsthand experiences of crime victims, peace advocates, and others, who together agree that although forgiveness cannot change the past, it does improve the future. HEALING THE HEART: Forgive and Remember In this program, remarkable individuals - people who in picking up the pieces of their shattered lives have triumphed over hate - share the details of their long, painful, and deeply personal journeys from shock and the desire for retribution to an attitude of forgiveness. HEALING THE WOUNDS: Making Peace a Priority Can the current generation of hereditary enemies muster the will to put the past behind them? Can nations reconcile old enmities once and for all? This program explores the complexities of promoting forgiveness on a mass scale in places such as Ireland and the Middle East. HEALING THE SOUL: Religious Perspectives on Forgiveness Atonement, penance, and absolution are beliefs that reside at the core of the world’s major religions. Have the practices of contrition and restitution become relics of the past, or are they still viable today as opportunities for spiritual cleansing, healing, and rebirth?
|#13690/1470 FOSTER PARENT SERIES (30 programs)|
The effects on children brought up in a dysfunctional and violence environment can be traumatic. This series explores specific behavior problems, emotional disorders, and practical strategies to deal with them. Research-based effective and powerful messages are presented through dramatic vignettes, interviews with parents, and instruction from nationally-known child welfare experts such as Dr. Rick Delaney. Each program includes a Viewer Guide and reproducible questionnaire and may also include additional handouts. Excellent resource for trainers in a group setting, or for use in lending libraries. Each program or set can be also purchased separately. BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT SET (15 Titles) ============================================ ADHD, ADD, ODD ANGER OUTBURSTS ANGER PIE CHILDHOOD ANXIETY DISORDERS CHILDREN WITH AUTISM EATING DISORDERS FIRE SETTING LYING R.A.D. (Reactive Attachment Disorder) RUNNING AWAY SELF-HARM SEXUALIZED BEHAVIOR SLEEP PROBLEMS STEALING WETTING AND SOILING PARENTING STRATEGIES SET (15 Titles) ============================================ THE IMPACT OF FOSTERING ON BIRTH CHILDREN CHILD SAFETY AND SUPERVISION CULTURALLY COMPETENT PARENTING GRIEF AND LOSS IN THE CARE SYSTEM ROLE OF MANDATED CHILD ABUSE REPORTERS FOSTER HOME INVESTIGATION PROCESS HOUSE SAFETY KINSHIP CARE POSITIVE PARENTING I - Gain cooperation, track behavior, and use encouragement to promote positive behavior POSITIVE PARENTING II - Setting limits, behavior contracts, and rewards POSITIVE PARENTING III - Time-outs, privilege removal, and extra chores SAFE PARENTING SUBSTANCE EXPOSED INFANTS WORKING WITH BIRTH PARENTS I: VISITATION WORKING WITH SCHOOLS
|#15806/0203 FROM FURY TO FORGIVENESS|
In this unforgettable program, a woman describes how she survived any mother's worst nightmare when her seven year old daughter was kidnapped during a family vacation. We see her past fury, and her resolve to forgive the man who terrorized and changed her family forever.
|#12876/0880 GENDER AND COMMUNICATION: How Men and Women Communicate Differently|
Discussing communication differences between males and females, this program examines the ways in which male-male communication interactions, male-female interactions, and female-female interactions differ.
|#5101/1120 GENDER AND COMMUNICATION: Styles and Stereotypes *TELLY Award-Winner!|
Based on the premise that males and females learn different ways to relate, this program investigates how communication styles fall onto a continuum of what society deems as masculine and feminine and what it means to deviate from the norm. Grades 8 to A
|#14043/0567 GENDER AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT|
This presentation reviews how conflict-management styles differ for women and men in professional settings. Also offers suggestions for positive responses given those gender differences.
|#15797/1725 GENERATION LIKE: Are Kids Using Social Media or is Social Media Using Kids?|
"What’s designed to look like a grassroots wave of excitement [online] is actually a meticulously planned marketing strategy." Douglas Rushkoff This program explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media, and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
|#12229/0685 GENERATION M: Misogyny in Media and Culture|
Tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: from the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, to the explosion of gender violence in video games aimed at boys; from the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, to the continually harsh, patronizing caricature of feminism found in virtually every area of American pop culture.
|#15467/1745 GETTING CONTROL OF YOURSELF: Anger Management Tools and Techniques|
In this lively and instructive video, watch anger management expert, Christian Conte, PhD, present his comprehensive and practical theory for treating - and healing - even the most violent offenders. You will learn about the neurochemistry of anger, how to recognize your client’s personal anger-types, and how to help them master antidotes to each. In addition, you will become skilled at helping clients recognize their triggers, detach from their thoughts, and use their self-awareness more effectively.
|#15625/0645 GIRL MODEL|
Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. GIRL MODEL follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home in Russia and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, they rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from financial hardship grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***
|#14173/0463 GOOD DISCIPLINE: Understanding Difficult Behaviors and Turning Them Around
This program provides an overview of teaching, coaching, and parenting techniques that can be used to help elicit positive changes in a child’s behavior. Explains how to employ these time-tested, yet simple techniques to achieve targeted goals and specific behaviors. Also features a series of tips and insights for dealing successfully with youth of all ages - from early childhood to elementary-school age to teenagers.
|#12671/1725 GROWING UP ONLINE|
Looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents.Takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online, from those who are harassed and bullied, to kids whose only friends are on-line, to those who are celebrities on YouTube. Explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and for their parents.
|#16068/0467 GTFO: Misogyny in the Videogaming World|
"GTFO is brutally effective - intelligent, thought-provoking, and thorough." Jason Bailey, Flavorwire GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Although half of all gamers are women, females are disproportionately subject to harassment and abuse from other gamers, and are massively under-represented in the video game design world. Through interviews with video game developers, journalists, and academics, GTFO examines the female experience in gaming and begins a larger conversation that will shape the future of the video game world. *** SPECIAL PRICE is available for School boards, Libraries and Non-Profit *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#13719/1120 GUIDING BEHAVIOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD|
Toddlers and preschoolers often behave in ways that frustrate their parents and caregivers, and even endanger their own safety. They are not intentionally being "bad" (or are they, the little devils!?). Parents and caregivers learn how to best influence behavior without taking all the fun out of being a kid.
|#16103/0685 GUYLAND: Where Boys Become Men (ABRIDGED VERSION)|
"Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today." Michael Kaufman, Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign In this powerful new film based on his bestselling book, acclaimed sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men - a new stage of development he calls "Guyland." Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel takes us inside a new social order where more and more young men try desperately to prove their masculinity to one other - often with dangerous consequences for young women and guys themselves. Guyland offers a way for all of us - parents and community members, young men and women, professors and administrators - to envision new ways to support boys and young men as they navigate cultural environments that glorify unhealthy, violent, and sexist models of manhood. Guyland is essential viewing for courses in gender studies, sociology, media studies, communications, counseling, and psychology. * English Subtitles * Streaming available *NOTE - this version has been edited for profanity. For full version please see item #16065
|#16065/0685 GUYLAND: Where Boys Become Men (FULL VERSION)|
"Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today." Michael Kaufman, Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign In this powerful new film based on his bestselling book, acclaimed sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men - a new stage of development he calls "Guyland." Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel takes us inside a new social order where more and more young men try desperately to prove their masculinity to one other - often with dangerous consequences for young women and guys themselves. Guyland offers a way for all of us - parents and community members, young men and women, professors and administrators - to envision new ways to support boys and young men as they navigate cultural environments that glorify unhealthy, violent, and sexist models of manhood. Guyland is essential viewing for courses in gender studies, sociology, media studies, communications, counseling, and psychology. * English Subtitles * Streaming available *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#13742/1290 HAPPY MEALTIMES AND HEALTHY KIDS: The No Fuss, No Fight Approach|
'YYYEEECCHH! I'm not eating that. I hate it!' When it comes to feeding, adults decide what, when and where food is served, while children decide whether or not to eat and if so, how much to eat. The expert advice in this video for parents and caregivers will make this conflict less of a contest. Includes a Training Guide that provides complete background information, discussion topics, activities and more that supports feeding strategies discussed in the video.
|#8994/0920 HE SAID, SHE SAID: Gender, Language and Communication with Deborah Tannen, PhD|
Whether it's in personal relationships or at work, communication between the sexes is important to happiness, clarity, effectiveness, success. Dr. Deborah Tannen is an expert in the analysis and explanation of gender-based differences that greatly affect the quality of communication between men and women.
|#15807/0203 HEART OF A FATHER (THE)|
Nature teaches us that fathers are an integral force in the development and wellbeing of their offspring. Fatherlessness in urban and suburban areas can have devastating results.
|#15450/0905 HOW TO RAISE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN (3 Programs)|
This interactive program teaches parents how to create an emotional connection so their child can thrive. Focusing on relational parenting, each volume features an overview of emotional needs, common parent-child conflicts, and how parents can modify their reactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs: to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Parents will also learn skills to help reduce stress and maintain their own emotional health. Series includes three 23 minute videos: BABIES; TODDLERS; and PRESCHOOLERS.
|#6998/1945 I'M SO MAD! MAD! MAD! DVD|
Teaches kids in this age bracket to deal with their feelings of anger in a straightforward and constructive manner. A series of vignettes shows them how to Say How You Feel... Solve the Problem/Resolve the Anger... Turn a Negative into a Positive... Grades 3 to 5
|#12871/0880 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT|
In this program, Thomas E. Harkins of New York University examines conflict, outlines the potential benefits of conflict, presents various definitions for conflict, negates common misconceptions surrounding conflict, discusses sources and patterns of conflict, and discusses conflict management and prevention.
|#12875/0880 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION WITH PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT AGES|
Emphasizing the role of respect in all interpersonal interactions, this program examines communication with individuals of different ages and considers the ways in which human development affects communication abilities.
|#14229/1725 JUST ADD SPICE: Parenting for Happy, Healthy Kids|
This learning resource of video and print materials follows four families as they work to instill healthy habits in their kids by using a set of proven positive parenting skills represented by the acronym SPICE (Structure, Praise, Inspire, Consistency, and Enjoy.)
|#16154/0433 KELSO'S CHOICE FOR FAMILIES|
The KELSO'S CHOICE FOR FAMILIES brings the award-winning Kelso's Choice conflict management methodology to homes. The kit is intended to be used among families who want to teach their child conflict management, or to reinforce Kelso's Choice lessons that are already being taught in their child's school or after school program. Great for homeschoolers or homeschool co-ops. Also great for children with learning disabilities, as well as children on the Autism Spectrum. ITEMS IN THIS KIT INCLUDE: * WORKBOOK (includes lessons, crafts, activities, resources, printables) * DVD - short DVD with vignettes of real children solving common problems using Kelso’s Choices * REWARD CHART * POSTERS (2)Grades K to 5
|#13748/1290 KIDS AND FAMILY FOOD ISSUES|
Food and mealtime issues, obesity and eating disorders, eating together at regular family dinners; all of these issues can be contentious for both parents and children. Viewers learn that they can also be the source of family communication and strengthened relationships.
|#5783/0685 KILLING US SOFTLY III: Advertising's Image of Women|
Jean Kilbourne uses examples from the world's premier marketers to examine whether the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years and if so... how?. In the true Kilbourne style she encourages thinking and dialogue that moves and empowers.
|#13338/0685 KILLING US SOFTLY IV: Advertising's Image of Women|
The message hasn't changed but the medium has evolved, or is that devolved? Jean Kilbourne returns with a whole new generation of examples of how marketing genius is still being applied to promote the sale of highly questionable products by purposefully undermining the self-esteem of women and girls.
|#15363/0605 LADY WARRIORS|
Lady Warriors is the story of seven Native American teenage girls who are Arizona state cross-country running champions in training for their next championship competition. Given their belief that establishing outstanding reputations as runners will help their chances of earning college scholarships, they seize this opportunity to excel and realize their dreams of escaping their community of poverty and despair.
|#7555/1280 LET'S TALK! Kids and Parents (2 Programs)|
Most parents want to be able to communicate with their teenage children and most teenagers would like their parents to at least acknowledge that they have a point of view! So what's the problem? These two programs present the view from both sides and explain how both can get what they want. A KID'S TAKE ON TALKING TO PARENTS Hear what they have to say about finding common ground, keeping the lines of communication open, and learning to disagree with respect. A PARENT'S TAKE ON KIDS TALKING TO PARENTS Now parents have their say... and discuss what it takes for better communication Two 20-minute programs
|#11075/0905 LIFE SKILLS FOR TEEN PARENTS (2 Programs)|
These two inspirational programs - HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS and BUILDING YOUR FUTURE - tell teen parents the truth about moving toward a better future: finish high school and wait before having another baby. Features a diverse group of teen parents who share their success stories about relationships, jobs, education, and the challenges that come with being a young parent. The programs engaging, highly-energetic style will draw viewers in, helping them feel more confident, responsible, and excited about the bright futures that await them and their children. This series will engage your teens and encourage them to: Recognize and seek out healthy relationships; Continue their education to improve their quality of life; and, Postpone having another baby right away for the benefit of their child.Grades 8 to A
|#13407/0685 LINE (THE): Where is the Line of Consent?|
At what point does the difference between consensual and forced sexual intercourse become blurred? There are cultural, emotional, and certainly legal ramifications involved. This video, produced by a young woman who knows she has been an unwilling participant in a sexual encounter, interviews the man who raped her to try to understand why he thinks it was consensual.
|#13302/0545 LOST ADVENTURES OF CHILDHOOD: The High Price of Hyperparenting
Sometime during the close of the 20th century, free play vanished from the lives of children. This program searches out the causes and implications of the hyper-managed childhood. Interviews feature gung-ho, technology-armed parents; summer camp staff charged with documenting each child’s every move; and, most poignantly, children visibly stressed by their fast-forward lifestyles. Explores how childhood on lockdown is stunting the way children learn and grow.
|#16148/0635 LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE|
This program delves into the dating phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. 21st century living is fast and furious and there is little time for cherished moments of tranquility. So in an age of deadlines and bold headlines, how does anyone have the time to find love? The answer: speedy location-based mobile dating apps that cut to the chase of sexual attraction. In this observational documentary, we explore the world of online dating apps with jaw-dropping stories that capture the funny, heartwarming and often dangerous moments that make up the modern dating world. Prepare to be immersed in an online world of deviancy, devotion, deception, heartbreak and outright sexual brazenness.
|#15093/0635 LOVE, HATE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN: A Film on Empathy|
Drawing upon the work of psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, neuroscientists Vittorio Gallese and Simone Shamay-Tsoory, futurist Jeremy Rifkin, and numerous other experts and researchers, this documentary analyzes empathy as it explores its extraordinary relevance in today’s increasingly interconnected world. An important, immensely thought-provoking film that is particularly applicable to the disciplines of social, biological, educational, and forensic psychology; neuroscience; social philosophy; and sociology. *Some language may be objectionable.
|#15895/0899 MAJOR LEAGUES?|
It's been a decade since the Federation of Cuban Women encouraged its members to form women's baseball teams. The call launched a movement that has seen women's teams spring up across the island - even as they face scorn and opposition from men who feel that women should not be playing what they see as a man's game. "I had to choose between my boyfriend and baseball" says one of the women on the Havana team. "I chose baseball."
|#13629/0545 MAKING CONNECTIONS, CHOOSING PARTNERS|
This program looks at traditional as well as contemporary dating and mating rituals. What factors tend to draw people together, or wedge them apart? Just what role does culture play? And what are the qualities that tend to distinguish relationships that stand the test of time? Grades 8 to A
|#14990/1400 MAKING SENSE OF ADOLESCENCE with Dr. Gordon Neufeld|
Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. This course is designed to be used by parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, professionals - anyone who desires to make sense of adolescence. Dr. Gordon Neufeld helps shed light into this often dark and confusing time. His unique distillation of adolescent psychology and the integration of this material with his rich experience with teens both professionally and as a father, forms the basis of these insights and the suggestions he provides.
|#14046/0567 MEN AND WOMEN: TALKING TOGETHER with Deborah Tannen and Robert Bly|
Deborah Tannen and Robet Bly – two of the most popular and exciting experts at the forefront of men's and women's issues - talk to each other about gender styles each bringing an informed perspective on how men and women approach each other and converse.
|#11996/0685 MICHAEL KIMMEL ON GENDER: Mars, Venus or Planet Earth? Women and Men in a New Millennium|
Do ‘genderalizations’ have any relevance any more? In this powerful lecture, renowned speaker and bestselling author Michael Kimmel (The Gendered Society, Manhood in America) moves beyond the popular inter-planetary notion that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus" to advance a decidedly more earth-bound and inter-connected view of the things men and women have in common.
|#14093/1615 MIND LIKE MINE (A): Adult ADHD|
A compelling documentary chronicling a year in the life of two adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Seven years after documenting their lives as children with ADD/ADHD in the film ODD KID OUT, the filmmaker turns the lens back to document their growth into young adults. Closed Captioned
|#13668/1120 MINDING THE BABY|
There are no set rules about how to be a parent. Couples need to work together to understand what they want as individuals, as partners and as a family. This film shows the kind of changes which can happen following the birth of a new baby and helps the adults involved to understand each other’s experience.
|#12812/1290 MONTESSORI METHOD (THE)|
Discover the ways in which Montessori classrooms differ from the traditional school setting in this enlightening documentary. Observe different levels of Montessori, including infants, toddlers, early childhood, and elementary, and how each utilizes the Montessori method.
|#16043/1120 MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN: Theories, Stages, Impact|
How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of developmental theorists and learn about theory of mind. Expert interviews help explain how and why children develop as they do, and stress why fostering moral development is crucial for parents and caregivers. Hear children's reactions to situations that challenge their morals, and discover ways for caregivers and teachers to foster healthy growth at home and in the classroom.
|#7615/1405 NO MEANS NO!|
How does the act of rape leave a lifetime of consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator? This program explores the grief, shame, loss, health and emotional problems, along with anger of the victim, through interviews with victims and rape counselors and law enforcement personnel. Also examines some of the legal and emotional consequences for assailants and their families.
|#13494/0880 NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE - DVD
This program examines cultural issues in nonverbal communication. Differentiates between conscious and unconscious gestures; considers facial expressions; discusses cultural differences in voice, para-language, and the use of silence; and explores space and body distance. Features expert commentary, student discussions, and illustrative vignettes.
|#15042/1883 NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION: Body Language, Gesture, and Proxemics|
This program explores bodily communication, including gestures and postures; proxemic communication; and tactile communication, or touch. It considers the communicative functions of each form of nonverbal communication, examines the role of each in interpersonal interactions, and discusses key concepts.
|#15041/1883 NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION: Vocal Cues and Facial Expressions|
Introducing nonverbal communication, this program explores vocal cues, facial expressions, and eye behaviors. It offers relevant definitions; considers the communicative roles and functions of each form of nonverbal communication; and covers such topics as Ekman’s seven categories of communicative meaning in facial expressions, facial deception, and the eye behaviors identified by research.
|#12339/1397 NORM: A Documentary about Love, Family, and Survival|
*Winner of two Gemini nominations! Norm was born with Down Syndrome in 1949. He spent much of his childhood with his family but ultimately was put into foster-care by his parents. Then his grown sister decides to rescue and take care of her older mentally challenged brother. The story evolves into one of hilarity and healing and the gathering up of all the frayed strands of a lost and guilt-ridden family. NORM is an exuberant celebration of life. *Postscript: Norm continued to live with his sister until he died peacefully at home on September 22, 2010 surrounded by family and friends.
|#12608/0145 ODD KID OUT: Living with Attention Deficit Disorder|
Captures the frustration parents feel as they cope with their children's inappropriate behavior, scholastic failure and day-to-day hyperactivity but also emphasizes that children with ADHD are intelligent and can even be gifted in spite of the social and academic difficulties they face. Highly recommended for parents, teachers, and others who work with ADHD-affected families. Closed Captioned
|#13270/0545 OUR FAMILIES, OURSELVES Series|
This series of eighteen programs offers a contemporary look at marriages and families - and the choices, changes and constraints that affect individuals, diverse family types, and interpersonal relationships. The eighteen 27-minute programs are available individually or as a boxed set of five discs. DISC 1: Changing Families; Perspectives on the Family; Family History; Race, Ethnicity and Family. DISC 2: The Role of Gender; Love and Loving; Sex and Sexuality. DISC 3: Making Connections, Choosing Partners; Singlehood; Marriage and Commitment; To Parent or Not to Parent. DISC 4: Parents and Children; Working; Family Violence. DISC 5: Divorcing; Remarriage and Stepfamilies; Growing Older; Families Today and Tomorrow.
|#5848/1945 OWN YOUR ANGER! DVD|
This program follows the stories of three troubled youngsters as they discover the source of their behavior - unacknowledged and unresolved anger. Students realize that they are responsible for their own anger, and that how they choose to react is up to them. Grades 5 to 9
|#13939/0635 PARENTING 101: Basic Skills for Raising Confident Children|
In the thick of life’s challenges, helping children grow into confident, respectful, and well-behaved young people seems to require some kind of magical roadmap. While there are no miraculous shortcuts to successful parenthood, there are fellow travelers and professional experts who can shed light on the parenting journey. This video presents just such an opportunity for new moms and dads.
|#16125/0905 PARENTING BASICS: Birth to One Year (12 DVDs)|
Engage young parents with these short, age- and topic-based videos! The PARENTING BASICS library increases engagement and retention by providing essential information in just 10 to 12 minutes. Written with a focus on health-literacy and featuring real families that reflect the clients you teach, these programs show young parents how to make healthy choices for themselves and their children. *** BUILD YOUR VIDEO LIBRARY BY TOPIC OR BY AGE OR CHOOSE YOUR OWN MIX!!! OR GET ALL 12 DVDS IN THE SERIES!!! 1. NUTRITION: Birth to 6 Months - Breastfeeding basics, Safe bottle feeding, Solids readiness 2. NUTRITION: 7 to 12 Months - Introducing solid foods and first foods, Safe self-feeding 3. HEALTH AND SAFETY: Birth to 6 Months - Well-baby visits, Signs of illness, Keeping Baby safe 4. HEALTH AND SAFETY: 7 to 12 Months - Keeping baby healthy, Child-proofing tips, Avoiding accidents outside the home 5. EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: Birth to 6 Months - Helping baby feel loved, Staying calm, Comforting a crying baby 6. EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: 7 to 12 Months - Why is feeling loved good for my baby? Normal developmental beahavior, Using Positive Discipline. 7. PLAY AND MILESTONES: Birth to 6 Months - Importance of play, Milestones, How to play with baby 8. PLAY AND MILESTONES: 7 to 12 Months - Importance of play, Milestones, How to play with baby 9. SELF-CARE FOR MOMS: Birth to 6 Months - Importance of self-care, Postpartum emotions, Healthy relationships 10. SELF-CARE FOR MOMS: 7 to 12 Months - Self-care tips, Reducing stress, Why is healthy communication important? 11. FATHERHOOD: Birth to 6 Months - What babies need from dads, New dad emotions, Healthy relationships 12. FATHERHOOD: 7 to 12 Months - Dads are important, Coping with stress, Why is healthy communication important? * All titles are Closed Captioned and also available in Spanish.
|#5104/1945 PARENTING CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES: LD, AD/HD - DVD
What signs can help a parent who suspects that a child has a learning disability? And if those signs are present, what can a parent do then? This video focuses on a dilemma that effects many parents today. Do they turn to counseling...drugs...doctors...teachers?
|#15768/1290 PARENTING PRINCIPLES|
Positive parenting begins by creating an emotionally healthy environment for children to grow, filled with love, guidance, and respect. Join leading adolescence and parenting expert Laurence Steinberg, PhD, in an examination of the ten basic principles of good parenting. Parents share their personal experiences of raising their children while Dr. Steinberg delves into the important role parents play in shaping emotionally healthy children throughout the span of childhood. *Closed Captioned Grades 6 to A
|#6293/0685 PLAYING (UN)FAIR: The Media Image of the Female Athlete|
This video is a really interesting look at the (gender) politics of sport and how they are dictated and controlled by the media. It provides excellent discussion material for both gender and media studies on the image of women as represented by mainstream coverage of female athletes.
|#8701/0905 POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: Without Shaking, Shouting, or Spanking (3 Programs)|
Using real life scenarios, this 3-part video series contrasts harmful, reactionary parenting with more effective, positive-parenting techniques that are proven to be healthier for kids. After watching this program, parents will be able to put these new skills into practice and bring harmony into their homes. Grades 9 to A
|#15291/1470 POSITIVE PARENTING 1: Cooperation, Tracking and Encouragement|
Getting kids to behave and to cooperate can be a real challenge; it’s easy for both parents and children to slip into negative and frustrating interactions. In this all new first program, parents learn three techniques for keeping parenting positive and focuses on making effective requests. *Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire. *See also POSITIVE PARENTING 2 and 3!
|#15292/1470 POSITIVE PARENTING 2: Setting Limits and Behavior Contracts|
Getting kids to behave and to cooperate can be a real challenge - it’s easy for both parents and children to slip into negative and frustrating interactions. Parents learn how to effectively set limits and use behavior contracts. Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire. See also POSITIVE PARENTING 1 and 3
|#15293/1470 POSITIVE PARENTING 3: Time Out, Privilege Removal and Extra Chores|
Parents learn how to cope with situations that have turned negative and to make reasonable, clear demands on children while listening to their input and being responsive to their needs, abilities and limitations. Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire. See also POSITIVE PARENTING 1 and 2
|#15813/0463 POSITIVE WORDS PRODUCE POWERFUL RESULTS|
Words are powerful weapons and can do great damage to others if used in an inappropriate manner. A single bad word can change a life dramatically. This program reviews how words and gestures can change emotions in a positive or negative way. Also explains why the most important thing for people to remember is that they can’t take back something once it has been said. Yelling is an indication of a lack of control. It’s no way to instruct or coach. If individuals want to change someone’s behavior, they should explain what it is they want, and why they want it. Foul language negatively influences professionals and may have a disappointing impact on their level of success in life. Kind words cost little, but accomplish much. The DVD details why individuals should praise loudly, criticize privately, and think things through before they respond.
|#12680/0645 POWER OF FORGIVENESS (THE)|
This documentary explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships under a wide variety of conditions. Includes feature stories on the Amish, the 9/11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland, interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson and others. Also explores the role forgiveness holds in various faiths' traditions. We see in the film that there are transgressions people find themselves unwilling or unable to forgive. And through character-driven stories shows the role forgiveness can play in alleviating anger and grief and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with it.
|#12231/0685 PRICE OF PLEASURE (THE) : Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships|
Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox. This film is particularly revealing when male pornographers openly discuss their views about women and how men should relate to them, and when male and female porn users candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Honest and nonjudgmental, the film paints both a nuanced and complex portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, and liberty and responsibility are intertwined in the most intimate aspects of human relations. At the same time, the film examines the unprecedented role that commercial pornography now occupies in U.S. popular culture. Going beyond the debate of liberal versus conservative so common in the culture, this program provides a holistic understanding of pornography as it debunks common myths about the genre.Grades 10 to A
|#12873/0880 PRINCIPLES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION|
In this program, Karina Alexanyan of Columbia University outlines the functions of interpersonal communication, instrumental, prevention, phatic, affective, and deceptive forms; introduces the theory behind interpersonal communication; and teaches how to increase the effectiveness of interpersonal interactions.
|#14460/0685 PURITY MYTH (THE): The Virginity Movement's War Against Women|
Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman’s worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti takes on issues ranging from abstinence-only education to pornography and exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure.
|#16040/1400 RAISING CHILDREN IN A DIGITAL WORLD with Dr. Gordon Neufeld|
The digital revolution has happened so quickly that it has caught most of us off guard. Yet the digital world is here to stay, changing our society in ways that have far-reaching consequences for our children. What are the implications for parenting? How do we harness the spectacular connecting potential and yet avoid the pitfalls of attachment technology gone awry? How do we prepare them to live in this new world and yet preserve what is required for healthy development to take place? We have followed our children into the digital world and yet for their sakes as well as ours, need to restore our lead in order to avoid the insidious dangers that live in the shadows of this potent technology. Dr. Neufeld looks at the digital revolution as a developmentalist committed to helping parents help their children become all they were meant to be. He not only explains the drive underlying today's digital technology but also points to a way through. A 2.5-hour presentation.
|#16066/1725 RAPE ON THE NIGHT SHIFT: Sexual Abuse of Immigrant Women in the Janitorial Industry|
An investigation into the sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry. The film examines allegations of abuse across the janitorial industry, and how the government, law enforcement and companies fall short in dealing with the problem.
|#7726/0505 RAPE UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Sexual Assault on Campus|
For most students, date rape is a confusing issue. This "survivor" documentary discusses the realities of an actual date rape where alcohol and drugs were involved. Viewers will see a young victim’s devastation after a violent gang rape, hear from a police detective committed to pursuing serial acquaintance rapists, and share in a discussion as college students talk about sexual assault on campus. Upperclassmen teach incoming freshmen how to use date rape prevention strategies, such as recognizing the crime’s danger signals. This is an awareness video designed to help stop predatory sexual assault.
|#16027/0635 RAPE: THE AFTERMATH|
Rape is unlike any other crime. Often there are only two people present and if one person says it was rape and the other says it was consensual, it’s one person’s word against another. But even if the police believe there has been a crime, there needs to be sufficient evidence to present to the Crown for consideration. Intimate in style, this observational documentary follows several women as they deal with the aftermath of an alleged rape. Compelling testimony from victims, medical staff, the Police and members of the legal profession support the actuality of victims’ journeys as they seek justice or attempt to move forward with their lives. Viewer discretion is advised. *CC
|#13408/0685 RED MOON: Menstruation, Culture and the Politics of Gender|
With humor and refreshing candor, RED MOON provides a fascinating, often ironic, take on the absurd and frequently dangerous cultural stigmas and superstitions surrounding women's menstruation.
|#15005/1400 RELATIONSHIP MATTERS|
Dr. Gordon Neufeld examines the challenges faced by parents and teachers today in helping children realize their full potential. We all want our children to become caring and considerate individuals. Yet achieving these outcomes seems to be getting harder in today's world. How do we provide the conditions children need to truly grow up? How do we provide direction and discipline? *Also available with French subtitles
|#12456/0635 ROCKING THE CRADLE: Gay Parenting|
This program captures six gay/lesbian families in their day-to-day lives. Two of these families are families by adoption, two are co-parenting families, and two are lesbian families by insemination. Man-on-the-street interviews as well as emotional testimonials from the 15 adults and 11 children featured in this film provide a range of perspectives on gay parenting.
|#13068/1120 RULES, RITUALS AND ROUTINES - Extended Edition|
Enhanced by over 30 minutes of additional commentary from nationally recognized parenting expert Dr. Thomas Knestrict. This extended edition features in-depth discussion of approaches that can lead to fewer behavioral problems in children. Dr Knestrict discusses how predictable rules, family rituals, and consistent routines are important to help parents consciously structure their family life.
|#10376/1120 RULES, RITUALS, AND ROUTINES - DVD
Widely acclaimed parenting expert Dr. Thomas Knestrict presents a series of realistic live-action scenarios, enhanced by expert commentary, to show how parents can consciously structure their family life. Along the way, he illustrates how developing a set of well-thought-out rules, rituals and routines will make parents' lives easier and their children happier and better behaved at the same time!
|#15168/0685 SEXT UP KIDS: How Children are Becoming Hypersexualized|
The powder keg that is porn culture has exploded in the lives of North American children. From thongs and padded bras for 9-year-old girls to "sexting," 24-7 internet porn, and unfiltered social media, kids today are bombarded with commercial sexual appeals like never before. In this astonishing new documentary, award-winning documentary filmmaker Maureen Palmer (Leaving Bountiful, How to Divorce and Not Wreck the Kids) explores what this radical transformation of the culture means for young people, parents, and our very notions of childhood.Grades 9 to A
|#15136/0685 SEXUAL ASSAULT: Naming the Unnamed Conspirator|
In this provocative presentation, career prosecutor Anne Munch examines how societal attitudes influence legal cases involving sexual assault. Rape cases frequently turn on the involvement of what she calls an "unnamed conspirator" - the complex of myths and stories we tell ourselves as a culture about sex, gender, power, and responsibility.
|#12420/0905 SINGLE PARENTING: The Family in Harmony Series (2 Programs) DVD
When single parents are able to meet their own needs as well as their children’s, the family is in harmony and everyone grows. This positive two-volume series helps educators teach single parents how to best care for their children while also caring for themselves using proven parenting strategies.Volume 1: Creating a Healthy Life for Yourself Volume 2: Creating a Healthy Life for Your Child Grades 9 to A
|#5105/1945 SKILLS FOR SINGLE PARENTS - DVD
The fact of the matter is that many people are practicing 'single parenting' today who come from two parent families and have no one to offer advise on the unique challenges they face. This video provides just this kind of essential information.
|#5784/0685 SLIM HOPES: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness|
Jean Kilbourne (KILLING US SOFTLY) focuses her attention specifically on the media, body image and health. Her thesis, and the hundreds of examples she presents, leave little doubt that advertisers are preying on the fears and insecurities of women, especially young women, with the result that they are actually encouraging the development of bad nutrition and eating disorders! An excellent resource for both media studies and women's health, this video offers insights and discussion topics that really go to the core of today's consumer society.
|#15972/0635 SOFTENING: Loving a Child with Special Needs|
*WINNER! Documentary NYC festival, Grand Jury Prize Winner "An experience unlike any other...One of the truest portraits of family I have ever seen." Toronto Film Scene "I’m not really one of those parents of a kid with special needs who thinks it’s a gift from God or a blessing in disguise," says filmmaker Kelly O’Brien. O’Brien speaks honestly about her struggle to cope for the first five years following the birth of Teddy, born with extensive brain damage resulting from an in-utero viral infection. The rewards as well as the challenges of caring for him are evident in this video. In leaving out the grittier details of Teddy’s daily regimen to focus on the moments of intimacy and play, the film also documents O’Brien’s gradual process of opening up emotionally - her softening - about her son’s difficult diagnosis. *Closed Captioned
|#16000/1120 SPANKING DEBATE (THE): Hands on or Hands Off|
Does spanking send kids a clear message of what’s right and what’s wrong? Or the message that violence is how to get your way? When spanking doesn’t change behavior, what’s a parent to try next? In this program, we show viewers how parents can harness the unique power of their position to get the results they seek. We offer concrete examples of adults meeting their own needs and encouraging children to do the same, in ways that are simple, socially acceptable, effective, and positive. We explain that real change happens with practice over time, not in an instant or in a particular moment. And we demonstrate that learning to handle conflict, disappointment, or anger is not like learning how to spell a single word - it’s more like learning to speak an entire language. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#15331/0685 SPITTING GAME: The College Hookup Culture|
Filmmaker Denice Ann Evans draws heavily on the voices of students in this timely and eye-opening look at the dangers and consequences of hookup culture on college campuses. Shedding much needed light on a culture steeped in alcohol and often shrouded in silence, Evans supplements student testimony with analysis from experts and health professionals to tease out the gender politics at the heart of hookup culture and what's come to be known as "the spitting game" the finely tuned art of the pickup that many young men now aspire to master. Examines hookup culture in light of persistently high levels of sexual assault, binge drinking, and gender violence on college campuses.Grades 9 to A
|#15854/0905 SUPER SIBLING: Preparing Children for a New Baby|
Educate a new generation of super siblings! Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach sibling preparedness? Look no further! This program combines the essential information that you need to teach with the wacky humor that kids love. Young children are captivated by this high-energy program that teaches them positive sibling skills. Through the silly antics of Doctor Higabigaby and his Super Computer, funny characters, cool animation, and true stories, you will prepare children to become super siblings. Be sure to look for teaching tips in the Facilitator’s Guide. Printable name tags are included on the DVD, and extra activity books are available for purchase.
|#7547/0895 SUPERKIDS: Problems of Gifted Children|
This documentary offers a personal exploration of the rarefied, hectic and surprisingly competitive world of gifted children. The show follows children who have also been identified as gifted as they compete to gain entry into the same accelerated program, along the way offering basic information about definitions, signs, myths, and some of the controversies surrounding the education of gifted children.
|#13048/2003 TEEN ANGER: Real Life Teens|
"I was extremely impressed not only by the content of the program but also by the gripping honesty of those of those who shared their most personal experiences... it is the true-life stories of "real" people that have the greatest effect on young people. The message in the program is clear and to the point and seems to leave no stone unturned." Jane Heady, Executive Director, MADD, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Anger is often the most powerful emotion for teens - but it can reveal a deep assortment of underlying emotions. This program covers teen anger and why anger can be the tip of an emotional iceberg. Grades 8 to 12
|#12576/0145 TEEN ANXIETY DISORDER: Taking It Seriously|
Some teens feel extreme, unreasonable anxiety about being judged harshly by others, or about behaving in a way that might cause them embarrassment. What can be done if it brings them to the point of a breakdown or to a state of constant depression? Parents and other involved adults learn to recognize and evaluate symptoms, and what they can do to help.
|#10537/0920 THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT! Language, Culture and Meaning with Deborah Tannen|
The next step in Dr. Deborah Tannen's continuing exploration of inter-gender communication demonstrates to viewers how cultural influences affect not only what is said but also what is heard. Detailed analysis of both speaking and listening habits and patterns are provided.
|#16197/1416 THE LAND: An Adventure Play Documentary|
At THE LAND adventure playground slides and swings are replaced with old tires, hammer and nails. Here, children are enabled to create worlds of their very own. THE LAND is a documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in an "adventure" playground. At THE LAND children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own. In half an hour this film will change everything you think you believe. By you, I mean kids, parents, teachers, city managers, humans. It doesn't have any overt agenda or philosophizing about overprotective parenting, or a coddled generation. Nonetheless in scene after natural scene the truth becomes obvious: With a little bit of creativity, empathy and guidance, children can be freed to experience a much more fun, adventurous and fulfilling childhood. Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic
|#14494/1333 TO FORGIVE DIVINE|
This documentary is an examination of the concept of forgiveness from the perspective of several world religions, secular thinkers and intimate personal stories. These stories, interwoven with rituals of Judaism's Yom Kippur and the Christian Sacrament of Reconciliation, demonstrate forgiveness in a variety of human situations and provide us with some of the guideposts to understanding the concept of forgiveness.
|#16022/0545 TRANSGENDER PARENTS|
TRANSGENDER PARENTS is about love, life and kids after a gender transition. It shares the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting: from pregnancy, through raising infants, toddlers and teenagers. Some, who transitioned prior to founding their families, experience fertility clinics and hospital births; others, who transitioned in the presence of their kids work to renegotiate their identity and relationships within their families. All are openly out in the world as trans and as parents in ways that weren't possible 20 years ago. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request *** Also available in French
|#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
|#15399/0635 TRUTH ABOUT VIOLENCE (THE)|
Hiding deep within the human mind - or perhaps closer to its surface than many would care to know - are forces that can cause one person to assault and kill another. This program studies the primal centers of the brain and the behaviors they control in order to gain an understanding of violence. A BBC Production
|#14188/0685 UNDERSTANDING HOOKUP CULTURE: What's Really Happening on College Campuses|
Kinsey shocked with his studies and statistics of sexuality after the mid-point of the last century, and now Dr. Paula England uses interviews with young adults, both male and female, to compile a statistical portrait of the current state of (hetero)sexual relations. What's changed in fifty years? What constitutes a 'date' these days? Has 'courting' become completely extinct? Is sex before marriage a given? How is 'having sex' defined these days?
|#9820/1321 VIRTUES II: Teenagers (6 Programs)|
Building on the 13 part VIRTUES SERIES, this six-part series focuses on the particular challenges faced by parents of teenagers today. These six programs deal with: ASSERTIVENESS "Who Are You?" FLEXIBILITY "Changes" Recognizing Teachable Moments LOVE "Who Do You Love?" Setting Clear Boundaries EXCELLENCE "Being Your Best" SERVICE "Getting to the Heart of the Matter" PURPOSEFULNESS "Purposefulness and Community" Role of the Parent/Educator
|#9810/1323 VIRTUES SERIES I: A FAMILY AFFAIR (A Series for Parents and Families)(13 Programs)|
Parents want to know how to teach children right from wrong, to have confidence in themselves, to be thoughtful, respectful. Many parents, for many reasons, no longer know how to pass these practices on to their children. The series begins with an explanation of how parents can best promote this transference to their children and outlines for them what virtues have been highly prized in the past and why. Each of the 13 programs deals with a different virtue: IDEALISM KINDNESS JOYFULNESS JUSTICE REVERENCE TRUTHFULNESS CONFIDENCE FORGIVENESS TOLERANCE PEACEFULNESS RESPECT COURAGE UNITY Thirteen 30-minute programs
|#13712/2017 WALKING IN THE DARK: Finding the Light in Autism|
When parents are given the diagnosis that their child has autism, they often feel very lost with a sense of hopelessness. This documentary educational tool helps parents seek unanswered questions and find ways to network. Through meeting families who have overcome their fears and distress, they find hope and help.
|#13067/1120 WELCOME TO HOLLAND|
Follows the journey of three families with special needs children (Down syndrome and Phelan-McDermid Syndrome). Through parents' insight and shared experiences, viewers discover the importance of structure and predictability in the home and how to incorporate other positive affect resiliency factors - all while ensuring a nurturing and loving environment for the family.
|#10006/1945 WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET ANGRY! DVD
Anger is a normal part of everyday life. It's never too early to learn how to identify and handle that anger appropriately. Using situations that youngsters will relate to and lively music that reinforces key skills, this program is sure to give students the information they need to begin to handle their anger. Grades K to 2
|#6954/1835 WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?!|
Explores both the cause and effect of anger, from its roots to the final stage...dealing with the aftermath. Reveals important roles hereditary, cultural and environmental influences play in the development of a particular style of dealing with anger...expression or repression.
|#14058/2003 WOMEN'S REPRESENTATION IN THE MEDIA: Content, Careers and Criticism|
*Telly Award and Communicator Crystal Award A first rate exploration of the reclaimed history of women who created media; the media portrayal of women; women's inclusion in the media workforce; and, how men perceive media differently than women and how that affects what we read, see and hear from the media.
|#5820/0685 WRESTLING WITH MANHOOD: Boys, Bullying and Battering|
Wrestling! Millions of young males (and a lot of other people) are Fans with a capital F. They watch hours of this dizzying combination of brute force, acrobatics, unrestrained violence and lawlessness every week. Could a constant diet of this form of entertainment have any effect on their social and personal relationships? Grades 9 to A
|#7802/1120 YELLING, THREATENING AND PUTTING DOWN: What To Do Instead|
This engaging program presents positive and practical child-rearing practices. Parents of children ages 2 to 10 will learn why it is harmful and not productive to yell, threaten or put down children. Using an ethnically diverse cast, four scenarios are presented where the parent first "blows up" and then is shown demonstrating a variety of positive alternatives.Grades 9 to A
|#14906/1027 YOUNG MEN AS FATHERS (For Educators and Caregivers)|
What can educators, social workers and counselors do to get young men to face up and step up to the responsibilities of teen fatherhood? Put this together with its companion video and possibilities start to take shape.
|#14905/1027 YOUNG MEN AS FATHERS: Getting Men Involved|
This highly engaging, emotional program displays the realities of fatherhood at a young age, as well as the joys and challenges. Its purpose is to promote responsibility.Grades 9 to A
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