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Appropriate Actions [electronic resource]: Teacher's Guide to Sexual Harassment

In this timely program, educators and expert consultants address the volatile topic of sexual harassment among students. Together they consider definitions, examples, impact, and legal accountability. In addition, a practical, step-by-step action plan for creating and maintaining a sexual harassment policy at school is presented, including specifics of what educators can do to ensure that their schools provide a safe learning environment. Several case studies and pending lawsuits are also included. This valuable resource is a must for all types of schools-and community organizations as well.
2006; 1997

Adolescence [electronic resource]

Includes a discussion of physical and emotional changes adolescents go through and how they cope with family and peers, as well as the major life decisions they must make as they face the uncertain future ahead of them.
2005; 1990

Before It's Too Late [electronic resource]: Children and Severe Anger

Experts are seeing an alarming increase in severe emotional and behavioral disorders among young children, characterized by abusive language, physical threats, and violent tantrums. "I can't live like this. Afraid to get up. Afraid to go to bed. Afraid of what you're going to find when you walk into a room," says a foster mother of twins she cannot control. In this program, ABC News anchors Diane Sawyer and Sam Donaldson investigate the frightening world of children with severe anger control problems, focusing on how to identify a child at risk and the vital importance of early intervention.
2007; 1998

Classroom Discipline [electronic resource]

A common error made by new teachers is attempting to impose authority on a classroom rather than encouraging students to manage themselves. In this program, acclaimed presenter Dr. Richard Curwin and noted educator and school psychologist Dr. Allen Mendler argue that students can develop internal controls and self-responsibility when teachers alter their traditionally adversarial classroom role. Drs. Curwin and Mendler are also cofounders of Discipline Associates and coauthors of Discipline with Dignity, Taking Charge in the Classroom, and The Discipline Book: A Complete Guide to School and Classroom Management.
2005; 1991

Bully to Tame a Troublemaker [electronic resource]

This video entertains and advises viewers about handling the bullies on their block. Real-life situations, dramatizations, and discussions help viewers understand the reasoning behind a bully's behavior, specific steps to neutralize his or her power, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Practical guidelines are given for managing conflict and creating win-win results for bullies and their victims in the classroom, on the playground, and at home.
2005; 1997

It's Not Okay [electronic resource]: Speaking Out Against Youth Violence

In this provocative program, high school students offer a teen perspective on violence and its day-to-day impact at school, at home, and in the community. Opposed to the violence of which they have been a part, these young men and women speak their minds on topics including the causes of violent behavior, the effects of dysfunctional families, bullying and mob mentality, and the fear of being killed going to and from school. School administrators, mental health professionals, and other adults second the teens' pleas for greater parental support, an end to media stereotypes, and overall social change.
2006; 2000

Everyday Peer Pressure [electronic resource]

Sometimes positive and sometimes negative, peer pressure is a powerful force for molding behavior. How does it work? This program investigates the dynamics of subtle, overt, and group peer pressure, along with approaches to resisting persuasion to do irresponsible or antisocial things. The importance of reality checks-"Is this what I really want?" "Is this who I am?"-is emphasized.
2005; 2000

Kids.calm [electronic resource]: Childhood Stress

Is childhood really the carefree and happy-go-lucky picture that some adults paint? Not always! In this program, we see that children do have stress in their lives, but not the wisdom or experience to know how to handle it. Eye-catching graphics and stories from the kids themselves will keep your classes watching to see fun and creative ways to handle stress in productive ways. And..a tag at the end of the program will provide useful skills for all adults who work with children. A positive, proactive way to help kids have childhoods filled with warm, positive memories instead of stomach aches, nail-biting, and too many tears.
2005; 2000

Growing Together [electronic resource]

In a frenetic culture where skewed body image messages mislead the young and nutrition repeatedly loses out to convenience, children's physical and psychological well-being are increasingly at risk. In response to this alarming situation, psychologist Jodi R. Galin and registered dietitian Andrea McDonough have created Growing Together, a three-part kit designed to help educators, parents, caregivers, health professionals, and community leaders protect children from developing obesity and eating disorders. It consists of Watch Me Grow! Stop to Listen!, a 32-minute documentary-style video filled with authoritative information - including how to recognize "red flags" that may signal a need for professional attention - as well as tips, tactics, and ideas; a supplemental guidebook that e [...]
2006; 2004

Recognizing Children With Special Needs [electronic resource]

It's often difficult to determine a solution, unless you know all of the symptoms. This is especially true for parents who see their children less than does their child-care provider. In these cases, it is essential that you, as the child's primary caregiver, not only recognize their special needs, but additionally respond to them. This video describes a wide range of special needs symptoms from minor balance and movement problems to major or grand-mal seizures.
2008; 1994

Conflict Resolution [electronic resource]

Peaceful solutions to conflict are wonderful, in theory, but how do they work in the real world? Using actual case studies, this program examines conflict and conflict resolution on four different levels: global, community, workplace, and school. Applying a novel teaching approach, it features a pair of news desk anchors and four different reporters, each covering a specific conflict scenario. Topics include diplomacy, peaceful protest, and mediation.
2006; 2003

Managing the Difficult Group [electronic resource]

Every teacher has been there-staring in the face of a difficult student or group of students threatening to thwart the progress of the day's lesson. But how can the teacher handle the conflict in a way that benefits everyone? Frustrated back-and-forth shouting between teacher and student should not and does not have to take place in the classroom. This program suggests practical classroom management strategies which are designed to help difficult students learn more successfully. It also examines why some students are disruptive and provides educators with specific techniques to prevent disruptive behavior.
2006; 2004

Stress Management [electronic resource]

Stress, when carefully managed, can actually facilitate academic achievement. Reinforced by on-screen lists and a review segment at the end, this program first defines stress and then promotes three core strategies for dealing with it: a positive attitude, a healthy lifestyle, and relaxation techniques. The harmful aspects of unmanaged stress, which include an increased susceptibility to physical illness, clinical depression, and substance abuse, are also discussed.
2005; 2000

Taming Student Anger [electronic resource]

This program explores the subject of anger from the student point of view while presenting some strategies for managing it. Dramatizations of school-oriented confrontations, candid interviews with children and teenagers, and insightful commentary by psychologists, a youth counselor, and a social worker serve as windows into a disruptive and potentially destructive emotion. Issues such as the effects of media role models on the development of antisocial coping mechanisms are addressed, and a group therapy session is documented.
2005; 1998

Teen Violence [electronic resource]

In part one of this program, Hedrick Smith reports on how the Alliance of Concerned Men stopped a youth gang war in Benning Terrace, a public housing project in the nation's capital that had become a war zone. Alliance members Tyrone Parker and Rico Rush, former felons with new lives and a new mission, negotiate a truce with the rival gangs that ends the killing and brings hope and new mainstream jobs to former gang members and peace to other residents. In part two, viewers see how the Los Hermanos youth crime prevention program of the Oregon State Penitentiary keeps troubled teenagers in the Pacific Northwest from sliding into a life of crime. Inmates mentor young men in face-to-face sessions inside the prison walls over several months. Begun by Latinos but open to youth of all race [...]
2009; 1999

Teenagers and Gangs [electronic resource]: Lethal Combination

Gang violence plagues schoolyards and pervades city streets. Both inner-city and suburban teenagers are confronted by it daily. This documentary-style program features former gang members and their stories. Each one views his/her experience differently and viewers will learn who joins gangs, the reasons they join, and alternatives to gang life. It's no secret that a gang lifestyle can be attractive to teenagers, so we talk to psychologists and inner-city counselors to find out why. As they discuss the need to belong, low self-esteem, peer pressure, and academic failure, they also offer expert advice. An extremely focused and insightful view of a serious problem.
2006; 2000

Cyberbullies [electronic resource]

Chat rooms, blogs, and instant messaging have become standard forms of communication for many young people. Unfortunately, they have also become popular ways to bully and harass others. This program is designed to prevent children and teenagers from falling victim to cyberbullying, using dramatizations and Q & A discussions to expand awareness of the issue. The video discusses cyberbullying warning signs, common patterns of abuse, and questionable online activities and destinations to stay away from. It also presents strategies for responding when cyberbullying occurs, and outlines legal problems involving privacy and libel that young Internet users should be aware of.

Get Organized! [electronic resource]: Managing School, Life, and Fun

Lost backpacks, unfinished homework, missed carpools.disorganization isn't just annoying-it can seriously jeopardize a student's future. This video teaches young people the value of personal management skills, and provides tips and strategies for getting organized in several key areas: living space, school materials, study time, extracurricular activities, and social life. Dramatizing situations in which a group of teenagers have made themselves miserable through a lack of self-management, the program uses a lighthearted approach that engages young viewers, while driving home a serious message: Effective organizational tactics will be a valuable asset throughout your education and career.

XS Stress [electronic resource]: Teens Take Control

Depression, anxiety, and an overwhelming schedule may be hallmarks of adulthood, but many young people are also familiar with them. This program gathers together the voices of teenagers as they reflect on personal frustrations and challenges. In an expressive flow of words, images, and music, three high school students-an ambitious male cheerleader raised by a single mother, a pierced and tattooed recovering cutter, and a dyslexic student wrestling with her anger at the school system-articulate fascinating perspectives, along with a chorus of others. The result is an excellent catalyst for class discussions about peer pressure, authority, and the future.
2006; 2004

Real Life Teens [electronic resource]: Weapons and Violence

This program discusses the effects and repercussions of weapons and violence on campus. Subjects covered include weapons on campus; a safe learning environment at school; penalties for fighting at school; anger and violence; how to avoid a fight; where to turn for help if threatened; punishment for weapons on campus; punishment for fighting on campus; anger management and peer-counseling; where to turn for help with an anger issue; and programs available to help teens. Interviews with school officials on the dangers and punishments involved with bringing a weapon on to campus are included. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act.
2010; 2001