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Summary: In the U.S., an estimated 1.6 million students in grades six through ten are bullied one or more times per week-and as many as 150,000 victims cut classes each day just to avoid it. In this program, Dr. James Shaw, author of Jack and Jill: Why They Kill, explains how to confront and counter bullying in the nation's schools. Candid interviews with bullied students including Evan Ramsey,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Lost backpacks, unfinished homework, missed carpools.disorganization isn't just annoying-it can seriously jeopardize a student's future. This video teaches young people the value of personal management skills, and provides tips and strategies for getting organized in several key areas: living space, school materials, study time, extracurricular activities, and social life. Dramatizing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: What does it take to be popular? Quite often it has nothing to do with being nice. In this ABC News special, correspondent John Stossel visits middle and high schools to discover why kids dish out abuse, why they take it, and what parents and school administrators can do to make it better. He also visits schools with successful anti-bullying programs. Discussions with students, as well as with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Every teacher has been there-staring in the face of a difficult student or group of students threatening to thwart the progress of the day's lesson. But how can the teacher handle the conflict in a way that benefits everyone? Frustrated back-and-forth shouting between teacher and student should not and does not have to take place in the classroom. This program suggests practical classroom...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Despite its horrific destruction, Hurricane Katrina gave New Orleans educators the opportunity to reinvent a school system that wasn't working. This program chronicles the first official year of public school in New Orleans after the storm and the transition to the widespread use of charter schools in the city. Focusing on predominantly African-American schools, the film examines the situation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Stress, when carefully managed, can actually facilitate academic achievement. Reinforced by on-screen lists and a review segment at the end, this program first defines stress and then promotes three core strategies for dealing with it: a positive attitude, a healthy lifestyle, and relaxation techniques. The harmful aspects of unmanaged stress, which include an increased susceptibility to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Open any newspaper or listen to any news report and hear about teenage violence. This fast-paced, edgy video brings together experts, victims, and offenders to help viewers identify and detect the warning signs surrounding a violent situation. Victims explore the emotions of fear and helplessness while perpetrators expose the mayhem behind their emotions and offer ways to identify and deal with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Depression, anxiety, and an overwhelming schedule may be hallmarks of adulthood, but many young people are also familiar with them. This program gathers together the voices of teenagers as they reflect on personal frustrations and challenges. In an expressive flow of words, images, and music, three high school students-an ambitious male cheerleader raised by a single mother, a pierced and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Includes a discussion of physical and emotional changes adolescents go through and how they cope with family and peers, as well as the major life decisions they must make as they face the uncertain future ahead of them.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This video entertains and advises viewers about handling the bullies on their block. Real-life situations, dramatizations, and discussions help viewers understand the reasoning behind a bully's behavior, specific steps to neutralize his or her power, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Practical guidelines are given for managing conflict and creating win-win results for bullies and their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Peaceful solutions to conflict are wonderful, in theory, but how do they work in the real world? Using actual case studies, this program examines conflict and conflict resolution on four different levels: global, community, workplace, and school. Applying a novel teaching approach, it features a pair of news desk anchors and four different reporters, each covering a specific conflict scenario....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For teenagers with a particular psychological profile, traditional sports don't provide enough excitement. This ABC News program looks at the structure and chemistry of the adolescent brain and shows why certain teens develop addictions to danger-seeking thrills by leaping between rooftops, riding on top of fast-moving cars, and other outrageous pursuits. Dr. Frank Farley of Temple University-a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In a frenetic culture where skewed body image messages mislead the young and nutrition repeatedly loses out to convenience, children’s physical and psychological well-being are increasingly at risk. In response to this alarming situation, psychologist Jodi R. Galin and registered dietitian Andrea McDonough have created Growing Together, a three-part kit designed to help educators, parents,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this provocative program, high school students offer a teen perspective on violence and its day-to-day impact at school, at home, and in the community. Opposed to the violence of which they have been a part, these young men and women speak their minds on topics including the causes of violent behavior, the effects of dysfunctional families, bullying and mob mentality, and the fear of being...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: It's often difficult to determine a solution, unless you know all of the symptoms. This is especially true for parents who see their children less than does their child-care provider. In these cases, it is essential that you, as the child's primary caregiver, not only recognize their special needs, but additionally respond to them. This video describes a wide range of special needs symptoms...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: In part one of this program, Hedrick Smith reports on how the Alliance of Concerned Men stopped a youth gang war in Benning Terrace, a public housing project in the nation's capital that had become a war zone. Alliance members Tyrone Parker and Rico Rush, former felons with new lives and a new mission, negotiate a truce with the rival gangs that ends the killing and brings hope and new...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Child safety: the subject that most often keeps parents awake at night. This ABC News program features a child safety expert who helps parents identify their children's susceptibility to predators and abductors. As the program's candid camera-style scenarios unfold-with the participation of actors who demonstrate the ploys used by potential attackers-astonished parents watch as their daughters...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Violent school incidents have become a frightening American reality. This program helps teachers and staff understand their responsibilities during such situations, and provides guidelines for top-level administrators who implement crisis management training. With sensitive, realistic dramatizations of the proper responses to specific dangers-including a bomb threat, a school shooting, and a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Like most addictions, this one starts as a way of coping with emotional pain. But cutting-the habit of self-injury on the rise among teenagers, especially girls-is a sign of deep-seated anxiety and self-hatred that no one can cope with alone. This video examines the distressing, ritualized behavior and explores how parents, friends, guidance counselors, and those who cut themselves can work...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Chat rooms, blogs, and instant messaging have become standard forms of communication for many young people. Unfortunately, they have also become popular ways to bully and harass others. This program is designed to prevent children and teenagers from falling victim to cyberbullying, using dramatizations and Q & A discussions to expand awareness of the issue. The video discusses cyberbullying...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program discusses the effects and repercussions of weapons and violence on campus. Subjects covered include weapons on campus; a safe learning environment at school; penalties for fighting at school; anger and violence; how to avoid a fight; where to turn for help if threatened; punishment for weapons on campus; punishment for fighting on campus; anger management and peer-counseling; where...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This program explores the subject of anger from the student point of view while presenting some strategies for managing it. Dramatizations of school-oriented confrontations, candid interviews with children and teenagers, and insightful commentary by psychologists, a youth counselor, and a social worker serve as windows into a disruptive and potentially destructive emotion. Issues such as the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Gang violence plagues schoolyards and pervades city streets. Both inner-city and suburban teenagers are confronted by it daily. This documentary-style program features former gang members and their stories. Each one views his/her experience differently and viewers will learn who joins gangs, the reasons they join, and alternatives to gang life. It's no secret that a gang lifestyle can be...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Millions of children in America are being diagnosed with learning disorders and depression. While many say medications such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Prozac are the answer, others recommend counseling, social skills training, or dietary changes. How does one distinguish between a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a kid who is just being a kid? This program offers parents,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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