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The Up Series

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In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Vygotsky's Developmental Theory: An Introduction

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Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in classrooms. Development, according to Vygotsky, cannot be separated from its social context: it is misleading to evaluate children only on what they accomplish independently.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Attachment

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Introduces the concept of attachment between parents and children, and shows some contemporary research in the area of attachment.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Infancy and Early Childhood [electronic resource]

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The impending birth of a new baby causes a Pennsylvania farm family to review the developmental stages of life and death in their three generations. The commentary of scholars places their experience in sociological and psychological perspective as the development of the new baby exemplifies the developmental "clocks" of infancy and early childhood. Other case studies examine the influence of the child's personality on the family.
Online
1990
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Childhood and Adolescence [electronic resource]

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Examines the formative years before and during adolescence and the stressful task of molding an identity when biological and social clocks are out-of-synch.
Online
1990
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Early Adulthood [electronic resource]

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Young adults from a variety of economic and social backgrounds discuss the social and psychological pressures to separate from family, begin to set goals, and face the realities of life.
Online
1990
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Middle Adulthood [electronic resource]

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Adults from a variety of social and economic backgrounds discuss their experience of middle age. They attest to disappointments in life and some, to midlife crisis, but all to a continuing desire to make life the best it can be. At this period of life, creating a legacy for the next generation also becomes a predominant interest.
Online
1990
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Late Adulthood [electronic resource]

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A variety of case studies look at the last stage of development when people consider whether the story of their life has been a good one. The significance of grand parents and their grand children is explored. The program also examines the current trend for people to work well beyond the usual "retirement" age or to live dreams that were impossible to achieve when they were younger.
Online
1990
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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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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Nancy Lublin - Texting That Saves Lives

When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking: they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she's setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected. Lublin is CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org, where she harnesses the extraordinary energy of teens and focuses it on issues they care passionately about.
Online
2012
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Counseling and Psychology [electronic resource]: General Perspectives

This program offers a general overview of the psychological impact faced by at-risk kids and families, as well as the counselors and therapists concerned with their betterment - based on interviews with Dr. Richard Lawlor, child psychiatrist at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, and Dr. Mina Dulcan, child psychiatrist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Online
2006
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Counseling and Psychology [electronic resource]: Gang Counseling in Juvenile Prison

Superintendent Mike Dempsey implemented a novel approach to dealing with the systemic problems represented by gang involvement. His program GROW - Gang Realities in Our World - brings together kids with gang ties to live with one another, speak to one another, and face the fact that far less separates them than holds them in common. This film highlights that program and covers one of its counseling sessions.
Online
2009
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Dance Therapy and Authentic Movement [electronic resource]: Looking for Me

A leading proponent of the discipline known as authentic movement and the founder and director of the first school devoted to its study (The Mary Starks Whitehouse Institute), Dr. Janet Adler has taught extensively in both the U.S. and Europe. Her appearances in film and media have also been crucial to raising awareness of the power of dance therapy. This documentation of Dr. Adler's work has been celebrated for vividly capturing a series of sessions between Janet and two autistic girls, ages two and five. As she mirrors their gestures the children gradually develop trust in her, shifting out of their profound isolation. With time they accept a degree of reciprocity and intimacy which firsthand observers of the process may not have believed possible.
Online
1968
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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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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