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When Kids Cross Over [electronic resource]: DeLena's Story

Calamari Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Prior to the passage of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, foster care drift posed unique challenges for kids in the child welfare system. This program follows DeLena Hodges who entered that system at age 4 after a case history of parental neglect. By age 14 she was pregnant; by 15 she had lived in 20 different foster homes, before finding a stable, loving environment in the home of foster parent Cathy Brown. While it seemed she was a picture of success, DeLena was still a teenager facing challenges few people could understand - so when she forged two checks in the name of the foster mother she loved, everyone was shocked.
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Run Time
59 min.
10 & up
Viewer discretion advised
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 10, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
DeLena's Story
  • DeLena Hodges Charged with Felonies (3:12)
  • Taking Daughter to Court (1:50)
  • Juvenile Defendant's Fear (2:51)
  • Juvenile Court Process (2:43)
  • Social Worker Testifies (2:47)
  • Juvenile Judge's Thoughts on DeLena (1:32)
  • Fact Finding Hearing (3:57)
  • DeLena Testifies (2:38)
  • Preparing for Disposition (1:25)
  • Probation Officer's Recommendation (3:00)
  • Justifying Need for Detention (3:19)
  • Social Worker's Testimony (3:49)
  • DeLeana's Potential and Shortcomings (2:13)
  • Foster Mother Testifies (4:01)
  • Trial's Effect on DeLena (1:42)
  • Foster Mother's Worries (3:34)
  • DeLena's Motives (2:59)
  • Foster Mother's Relationship with DeLena (1:41)
  • Expressing Remorse (0:58)
  • Judge Chastises DeLena (4:49)
  • Judge Imposes Punishment (2:21)
  • Hope for Rehabilitation (1:23)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2003.
Publisher no.
52375 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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