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Drama Therapy With Children [electronic resource]: Playing and Pretending

As a co-founder of the National Association for Drama Therapy and a licensed psychologist, Dr. Eleanor Irwin has helped countless young patients find creative ways to express themselves and achieve emotional healing. She has also taught and written widely on the subject, helping to raise awareness of the life-affirming power that comes from acting out stories, scenarios, and feelings. In this classic film, the drama therapy pioneer presents several examples and helps viewers understand the vast potential of play-acting as a tool in child psychology. Topics include spontaneous dramatic play, puppetry, body movement, storytelling, and dream exploration by children of all ages in school and community settings. The play leader's role in facilitating therapeutic growth and change is a cru [...]
Online
1973
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Temperament [electronic resource]

Easygoing at age seven doesn't always translate into easygoing at 27 - in the course of two decades, a laid-back kid may change into an aggressive or attention-starved adult. But temperament does offer a window into the development of coping skills. Focusing on 11 children as they cross the 7-year age threshold, this program shows how each subject's inherent temperament shapes his or her ability to deal with the pressures of the schoolyard, family breakdowns, and other hurdles. How will perfectionist Haleema cope when a mischievous accomplice destroys her artwork? Is the rubber band of resilience being stretched too far for carefree Daniel, as conflict between his parents threatens the stability of his world? How is it that temperamental Jara'na seems to have the command of the group [...]
Online
2012
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Peers [electronic resource]

While parent-child bonding is obviously crucial early on, the ability to interact with peers is perhaps the greatest skill a young person can learn in the years following kindergarten. This program delves into the complex, rapidly evolving social lives of a group of 7-year-olds who have been part of a longitudinal study conducted since they were born. Does Anastasia have all the fun and the advantages by being an extrovert, or is there a downside to her intensity? Is quintuplet Ben really shy, or just introverted? If so, what's the difference? And despite the hardships in his life, what role will Wyatt's empathy play in his future? The significance of traditional male and female roles in social groups is also explored as viewers revisit Shine, whose parents challenge gender stereotypes.
Online
2012
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Counseling and Psychology [electronic resource]: Fixing the Family

One evening in March 2000, filmmakers followed Child Protective Services on a response call to an investigation of alleged physical abuse. This program gives an overview of the Pitcock case, with emphasis placed on the measures taken by the court to help the Pitcock family come back together and to curb any likelihood for further abuse in the home.
Online
2000
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Mental Health Considerations [electronic resource]: Shauntee

Jacob has spent a great deal of his teenage years incarcerated. As a self-mutilator, his case both perplexes and disturbs those who care for his rehabilitation. He reveals for the first time a childhood filled with abuse, attempted murder, and total abandonment. Observing the same case of Shauntee from Principals of De-escalation: Shauntee (item #52362), counselors offer perspectives on working with juvenile offenders having mental health issues and tendencies toward self-harm.
Online
2008
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Newborn to Crawler [electronic resource]

There's nothing more satisfying than watching a newborn gain awareness and begin to interact with the world. But along with the joy comes plenty of uncertainty and a need for guidance. This video helps parents and caregivers create the best possible environment in which to maximize a baby's learning potential. Topics include gross motor development, reading a baby's cues, tummy time, language development, crawling, communication, fine motor development, bonding, visual development, attachment, the auditory system, behavioral states, sensory processing, brain development, infant massage, reflex development, calming an infant, establishing routines, feeding, encouraging play, and dressing. For parents and caregivers who want to give children a healthy head start in life, this is indisp [...]
Online
2011
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Annie Murphy Paul - What We Learn Before We're Born

Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. In this TEDTalk, science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb - from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.
Online
2011
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Georgette Mulheir - the Tragedy of Orphanages

Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable damage both mentally and physically for its charges - so why are they still so prevalent? In this TEDTalk, Georgette Mulheir gravely describes the tragedy of orphanages and urges us to end our reliance on them by finding alternate ways of supporting children in need.
Online
2012
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Generation iPad [electronic resource]: Could It Hurt Toddlers' Development?

Are children being hurt by the technology revolution? This ABC News report looks at children using iPads and smart phones and finds that although hours of screen time might not damage eyesight, it is associated with behavioral problems. Other studies find that children learn better when using interactive apps. There is no irrefutable evidence that these devices harm children, but as with everything else, experts advise moderation and supervision.
Online
2013
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Brothers and Sisters [electronic resource]: Sibling Relationships

Having analyzed thousands of people from history, Frank Sulloway-MIT professor and author of Birth Order Study and the best-selling Born to Rebel-concluded that birth order has more of an effect on personality than gender, race, nationality, or social class. This probing documentary, based on Brothers and Sisters by Joan Sauers, explores the emotional dynamics of the sibling bond. Set in Australia, groups of siblings divulge their love-hate feelings for each other as Dr. Sulloway comments on topics including siblicide in nature, competition, characteristic birth order differences, and environmental influences. For balance, an only child describes his experiences as well, providing additional insights.
Online
1997
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Feel Good About Failure [electronic resource]: The Dark Side of Self-Esteem Classes

In a highly competitive society, what harm could possibly come from providing self-esteem classes at school? In this program, ABC News anchors Diane Sawyer and Sam Donaldson and correspondent John Stossel find out as they probe the downside of the self-esteem movement. In an absence of statistics confirming any salutary effects from such classes, research indicates that intensive praise can undercut students' desire to accept greater scholastic challenges. In fact, the American Psychological Association believes that artificially inflated self-esteem can actually set the stage for school violence. Are children inadvertently being taught that there is no connection between effort and excellence?
Online
1998
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28 Up Part 1 [electronic resource]: U.K.

After three previous installments, each one covering a particular stage of human growth and development, the Up series expanded its approach and turned age 28 into a multi-part episode. It's also worth noting that a revised version of the original 7 Up program was created, offering viewers new voice-over narration and additional content. Here, the re-edited 7 Up functions as an in-depth look back at early childhood and as a splendid stage-setter for meeting the participants at age 28 (which happens in items 51879 and 51880). Revisiting the 1964 classic reminds us once again of how absorbing, multifaceted, and changeable each of these personal journeys has been and how difficult it is to predict the life-path of any child-even in postwar, class-dominated Britain.
Online
1984
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Drama Therapy With Children [electronic resource]: The Pleasure of Play

Emphasizing the play leader's role in facilitating growth and change, this film features drama therapy pioneer Dr. Eleanor Irwin, a co-founder of the National Association for Drama Therapy. As a licensed psychologist Dr. Irwin has helped countless young patients find creative ways to express themselves and achieve emotional healing through dramatic play. She has also taught and written widely about drama therapy, helping to raise awareness of the life-affirming power that comes from acting out stories, scenarios, feelings, and experiences. This 1982 film, updated here with new material, shows various drama therapists at work in residential schools, rehabilitation centers, and outpatient clinics as they help children who have neurological, cognitive, sensory, and emotional disabilities.
Online
2008
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Expressive Arts Therapy Groups [electronic resource]: A Program for Adolescents-RAW Art Works

Facing adversity at home, in school, or on the streets, kids often have nowhere to turn-but a creative outlet can make a huge difference in their lives and transform their views of themselves and the world. This concise video follows at-risk children and adolescents as they take part in a community arts therapy program incorporating a wide range of expressive modalities. In the RAW Art Works teen group, participants create intriguing and emotionally powerful self-portraits, discuss their meanings, and share what the RAW program has helped them accomplish. Work on a group mural is also depicted. Meanwhile, younger workshop attendees are shown manipulating colorful dragon and dinosaur heads they've created.
Online
2008
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The Arts as Therapy With Children [electronic resource]: Multi-Arts Resource Guide Excerpts

In this concise assembly of video vignettes, viewers are taken into the midst of a Massachusetts program called Very Special Arts. Program director Maida Abrams is shown working with several children as they explore ways to express themselves through painting, music, movement, and drama. In one sequence the participants turn themselves into jungle animals and interact with each other in character. Subsequently they conduct a "Me and My Monster" session in which they trace full-body outlines and draw colorful alternative identities. In the final section the children learn how primary hues can be mixed to reflect the entire range of human skin tones, creating a basis for exploring racial diversity and identity.
Online
2008
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The Arts as Therapy With Children [electronic resource]: Glass Art as Therapy

In 2002, glass artist James Minson established a teaching studio at the Misioneros del Camino, a Guatemalan orphanage. The school is well-attended and many of its students continue to make commercially viable glass art and craft objects after they complete the program. Since Minson was also pursuing a psychology degree in the early years of the school, he invited his students to take part in a study that ultimately showed the highly beneficial results of art-making in other aspects of the students' lives. This concise gathering of video excerpts follows the school's activities and shows several participants learning to manipulate their materials. Minson narrates, recounting the school's inspiring story.
Online
2008
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Should You Let Them Watch? [electronic resource]: Assessing Media Violence

The American Medical Association and several other groups have long contended that violence in the media promotes violent behavior in children. But is their evidence really as conclusive as they say it is? No, say noted psychology professor Jonathan Freedman and Pulitzer Prize-winning science author Richard Rhodes. In this ABC News program, Freedman and Rhodes square off against the University of Michigan's Leonard Eron and L. Rowell Heusmann, the powerful team whose decades of data helped lay the foundation of the case against media violence-a case that has traveled all the way to Capitol Hill and might alter the future of the media industry.
Online
2000
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Attachment Theory [electronic resource]

An excellent resource for courses in both academic and applied psychology, this comprehensive program explores several models of attachment behavior as well as current and historical research methods in the field. The video focuses on John Bowlby's "44 juvenile thieves" study and the effects of separation, patterns of attachment, behaviorism, nurturance and security, and insecure-resistant and insecure- avoidant children. The skin-to-skin hypothesis, operant conditioning, and social learning theory are also discussed, along with the work of Maccoby, Konrad Lorenz, Harry Harlow, and Mary Ainsworth.
Online
2013
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21 Up South Africa [electronic resource]: Mandela's Children

This documentary follows on from "Seven Up South Africa" and "14 Up South Africa." Filmmaker Angus Gibson returns to the 20 children he interviewed in his original films, learning that although the political struggle has given many of them opportunities their parents were denied, a tragic story has emerged. The youngster's biggest battle has been the war against AIDS and not all of them have survived.
Online
2006
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Crawler to Toddler [electronic resource]

Once they're mobile, children can't be held back from exploring and discovering. The question is, what are the best ways to help them? This video guides parents and caregivers in nurturing child development by offering novel opportunities for play and learning. Topics include gross motor development, fine motor development, early reading skills, language development, the auditory system, communication, focusing attention, mirror neurons, cognitive development, crossing midline, sensory processing, brain development, interacting with technology, developing routines, dressing, encouraging play, and feeding. This is a lively visual primer that will clarify many of the questions young parents have about early learning while showing how to prepare children for subsequent levels of education.
Online
2011