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Summary: An average pedophile will molest 363 children in his or her lifetime. This program goes to a lock-down and into the community to develop a profile of juvenile sex offenders and to study the pioneering work of organizations attempting to reintegrate offenders into society. Interviews with experts reveal the causes behind the actions of young sex offenders, including sex abuse in their own young...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: As many as one in five older Americans have late-life depression, which can lead to suicide. In this program from The Doctor Is In, three senior citizens describe how they have coped with this life-threatening illness. Medical commentary is provided by Charles Reynolds III, director of the Late-Life Depression Evaluation and Treatment Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Four to eight percent of American children experience bouts of major depression. Among teenage girls, that rate can be as high as sixteen percent. This program from The Doctor Is In emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to avoid potential patterns of repeated depression later in life-and to prevent substance abuse and suicide. Children suffering from depression talk about...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Although the stigma of depression is fading, less than half of those who need help with depression will seek it out. Using several patient histories, this program addresses mild, moderate, and severe depression as well as the specialized cases of vascular depression, treatment-resistant depression, and the depressive aspect of bipolar disorder. Signs and symptoms of depression are spelled out,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This is the story of a young man, David, who at 16 years of age survived a suicide attempt. Now 22, he shares the events of his life leading up to the attempt, including how low self-esteem led to drug addiction, and how the addiction encouraged the sense that life was no longer worth living. David goes on to describe the suicide attempt, his recovery from addiction, and how he has since...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Community-based caregiving is a vital mode of support for older adults with developmental disabilities. This insightful and uplifting program examines how, within Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American cultural contexts, the needs of high-functioning members of this population are being met through the empowering assistance of their families and through healthcare- and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For those who have never faced deep-rooted emotional or psychological problems, it can be difficult to see why maintaining mental health requires more than the capabilities of any one individual. While personal accountability remains an important step toward wellness, the complex demands of society do contribute to mental illness and create obstacles to healing. This program examines mental...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: A follow-up to the video A Thousand Tomorrows: Intimacy, Sexuality, and Alzheimer's, this program revisits Everett and Betty, married for 25 years when Betty was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, to document the changes that late-stage dementia brought to their sexual relationship. Central to the program is Everett's candid discussion with a social worker about his feelings and decisions regarding...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: This program challenges the preconception that being physically disabled necessarily means a lack of desire for physical intimacy. Through candid interviews with people who have substantial physical disabilities-cases involving paraplegia, quadriplegia, kyphoscoliosis, neuromuscular disorders, and other conditions-the video expresses their needs as human beings, examines constraints placed upon...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: The Samaritans, a British suicide intervention organization, fields 2.5 million phone calls per year. Using dramatized scenarios and commentary by healthcare professionals, this program replaces myths with facts about suicide: who is at risk, how warning signs are displayed, what some of the triggers are, and how to intervene. Of special emphasis is the vital need for the medical staff to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: We all get depressed or feel stressed once in awhile. But today, teenagers have more stress in their lives than ever before. Divorced parents, substance abuse, lack of adult supervision, abusive family situations, unemployment, and a sense that the world may not be getting any better..are all factors which cause many teenagers to feel alone and desperate. Most teenagers successfully deal with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In this program three married couples affected by Alzheimer's disease talk candidly with a clinical social worker about both physical and emotional changes that occur in their intimate relationships as a partner goes from being a spouse to a caregiver. Sexual expression becomes awkward or meaningless when a mate with dementia no longer recognizes a husband or wife, and the overall fabric of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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