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What Poor Child Is This? [electronic resource]: Poverty and America's Children

Lathika International Film & Entertainment
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
If poverty is a serpent, child poverty is its venom. And with an estimated 12 million American children suffering from economic hardship, even the wealthiest society on Earth cannot escape the poisonous effects of poverty. This program examines child poverty in the U.S.: its causes, its agents, and its human impact. Citing facts and findings that contradict the American ethos of upward mobility, the film lays bare the sad reality of what financial deprivation is doing to the nation's young people: eroding family bonds, decreasing literacy, increasing health and addiction risks, raising the specter of mental illness, and putting children disturbingly close to criminal influences. Lack of school readiness (preparation for kindergarten) and poor academic achievement are also examined as factors in the perpetuation of the poverty cycle.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
86 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 13, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Poverty and America's Children
Series
Poverty in America (6 Parts)
Poverty in America
Contents
  • Welcome to Poverty, USA (3:01)
  • Diversity of the Poor (2:09)
  • 16k for family of 3, one in six children live in poverty, more than 30 years ago and rising. (2:03)
  • Out of Sight and Oversized (1:35)
  • Why a Poor Child? (2:54)
  • The Many Faces of a Poor Child (2:41)
  • The Many Races of a Poor Child (3:16)
  • The Many Myths of a Poor Child (4:34)
  • Suburban Legends of a Poor Child (2:14)
  • Poor Education + Poor Parent = Poor Child (1:24)
  • Fractured Families, Failing Finances -1 (5:55)
  • Single Parenthood, a Red Herring? (3:05)
  • Abuse & Poverty (1:42)
  • Unhealthy "Benefits" (5:23)
  • Parenting of a Poor Child (5:43)
  • Risky Environment of a Poor Child (3:53)
  • Cognitive Development of the Poor Child (3:03)
  • Educational Development of a Poor Child (2:38)
  • Shackles of a Poor Child (4:12)
  • Unshackling a Poor Child (3:40)
  • Employment Policies Impacting a Poor Child (3:48)
  • Intervention Needed to Lift Up a Poor Child (4:00)
  • Educational Intervention to Lift Up a Poor Child (4:24)
  • Early Childhood Intervention to Lift Up a Poor Child (3:36)
  • Pay Less Now for Childcare or Pay More Later for Adult Care (3:01)
  • Poor Children Speak (0:52)
  • Credits: What Poor Child Is This? Poverty and America's Children (2:00)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2011
Publisher no.
  • 48031 Films Media Group
  • 48247s Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (86 min.) : sd., col, digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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