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

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 [...]
Online
2011
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The Movement [electronic resource]: Saving Children at Risk on the Streets of Rio de Janeiro

Children are more likely to die violently in Rio de Janeiro than in war zones like Afghanistan or Sierra Leone. The city is being torn apart by an unspoken civil war as drug lords battle each other and the police. Teachers like Yvonne Bezerro de Millo and policemen like Edvaldo Merrerra de Olivera try to protect the children by keeping them in school and guarding them on the streets. But the problems of the favelas (slums) have plagued Brazil for decades. This program directed by Sandra Beltrao makes it clear that more than just a few people will be needed to solve the nation's deep-rooted problems.
Online
2004
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School Crime [electronic resource]: Sounding the Alarm

This program promotes a proactive approach to fighting school crime, while examining its myriad causes and possible solutions. The contributing roles of dysfunctional families, alcohol, drugs, and violence in the media are examined, along with the rise of gangs. Profiles of typical gang members help police and school officials to identify potential members before they become involved in crime. Enforcement techniques used to combat gang violence are provided in detail.
Online
1994
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School Crime [electronic resource]: Establishing Communication

School administrators, students, and members of the community work with law enforcement officials to prevent school crime. Respect is the key. Guidelines on how police can gain the confidence and cooperation of students and their families include door-to-door visits which also promote community involvement and awareness. Personal rapport between law enforcement officials and individual students is emphasized. Police and school officials are urged to intervene with social service agencies on behalf of students and their families who may be experiencing problems.
Online
1994
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School Crime [electronic resource]: Campus Combat Zone

Guns are the second leading cause of death among school-age children-a staggering statistic. In this program, law enforcement officials, including a specialist in school violence control, discuss the problem and the gamut of resources available to fight it. Officer Jim Corbin, Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers, explains how weapons affect the quality of education, and what teachers can do to combat the trend. Several legal experts explain search-and-seizure laws within the context of Fourth Amendment rights. Topics covered include everything from school security, to the psychology of violence, to how teachers can reinforce positive attitudes that discourage criminal behavior and promote student cooperation.
Online
1994
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School Violence [electronic resource]

Studies indicate that children who are exposed to violence at home or in the media are prone to elevated levels of anxiety and to committing violent acts themselves. In this program, noted correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the success of New Haven's community-based outreach program that allies the police department, the Yale Child Study Center, and other agencies to promote safety and curb violence through mentoring, intervention, and after-school programs for school-age children. Eight other cities have since adopted the New Haven model.
Online
1998
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Understanding Violence [electronic resource]

This program defines the types of violence affecting young men and women today. Teenagers from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds openly tell their stories of how violence has impacted and reshaped their lives. Each narrative is complemented by commentary from experts who explain the roots of violent behavior - and advise on how to detect the warning signs.
Online
1999
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Taking Action Against Violence [electronic resource]

In this program, young men and women from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds reveal their experiences of violence, analyze their responses to those experiences, and come to grips with the choices they made. Experts also discuss appropriate ways of dealing with both the perpetrators and the victims of youth violence.
Online
1999
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Preventing Violence [electronic resource]

This program focuses on the prevention of youth violence. Expert commentary offers teenagers solid advice on recognizing the warning signs of violence, protecting themselves, and finding alternatives to violent lifestyles. In addition, stories of teen experiences supply a peer perspective on the effectiveness of violence prevention-and a forum for introspection on the lessons of violent living.
Online
1999