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Breaking the Cycle of Abuse [electronic resource]

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According to child behavior experts, one in three people abused as a child will also use physical force on her or his own children. This edition of Primetime spotlights three primary caregivers of one or more young children-a 63-year-old grandmother, a 36-year-old mother, and a 29-year-old father-who are hoping to beat those odds by taking part in a mentoring program for at-risk caregivers called Parent Aide. The people in this video are filmed at their worst-and also at their best as they begin to apply the new behavior-modification techniques to the children's actions as well as their own. Commentary by Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale University Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic and author of The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child, is featured.
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39 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 28, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Breaking the Cycle of Abuse (1:35)
  • Meltdown in Progress (1:29)
  • Raised with Violence (1:29)
  • Raising Difficult Children Alone (1:25)
  • A Family at Risk Reaches Out (2:19)
  • Breaking the Cycle of Violence (2:01)
  • Expert Parenting Tips (1:57)
  • A Battle of Force (1:07)
  • Empty Threats (1:38)
  • Escalating Violence in the Home (2:44)
  • Contradictory Behavior Cues (2:10)
  • Violence Across Generations (1:54)
  • Over Use of Discipline (1:08)
  • Standoff Between Mother and Child (2:19)
  • Reinforce the Positive (1:43)
  • Opportunities for Praise (2:12)
  • Practicing Praise (1:18)
  • Walk Away from a Tantrum (1:19)
  • Positive Reinforcement (1:45)
  • Making Progress (1:23)
  • Proper Parenting Technique (1:21)
  • Gradual Progress (2:38)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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41331 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (39 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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