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It's Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School
It's Elementary features elementary and middle schools where (mainly heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Rather than focusing on the debate between…
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The Medicated Child
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications, some starting as young as two years old, FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are the drugs safe? How young can you detect mental illness…
Narrative Therapy with Children with Stephen Madigan
Part of the Series: Child Therapy with the Experts Series
Watch expert Narrative therapist Stephen Madigan in an actual counseling session with a perfectionist 10-year old boy and his mother. Children can feel overtaken by family problems and allow those problems to define who they are. In this video, Stephen…
Child Development Theorists
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child…
Sext Up KIDS - How Children are Becoming Hypersexualized
Sext Up Kids' illuminates the profound, and devastating, impact our hypersexualized culture has on children and teens. Powerful and heartbreaking, this is an invaluable resource." - Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes The powder keg that is porn…
Split: Divorce Through Kids' Eyes
Split is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents. Split gives us the children's perspective on divorce... no adults, no experts... just kids speaking…
Reject - Social Rejection and the Science of Belonging
A scientific and solution-oriented look at the roots of bullying and violent behavior. Using brain imaging (fMRI) and a simple ball-tossing game, researchers demonstrate that the brain looks as though it is in actual physical pain when people are rejected,…
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Solution-Focused Child Therapy with John Murphy
Part of the Series: Child Therapy with the Experts Series
We know that children need lots of positive strokes, but all too often therapists focus on problems. In this compelling demonstration, see John Murphy encourage a family to recognize successes and focus on small changes for the future. The two…
Inclusion, IEPs, and Special Needs Laws
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (I.D.E.A.) provides six principles that govern the education of children with special needs. It's one thing to read the law, but how do you ensure you comply with it and provide the best…
Group Counseling with Children: A Multicultural Approach - With Sam Steen & Sheri Bauman
How do you introduce the topic of cultural diversity to children, when so often it is the "elephant in the room? What are age-appropriate ways to talk about such complex concepts as discrimination and culture? Watch as group counseling experts,…
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The Wonder Year - First Year Development and Shaping the Brain
Documenting the amazing development and learning that takes place in a baby's first year, this film follows one baby from birth to twelve months, concentrating on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The commentary explains what's behind seemingly simple everyday…
Moral Development In Children - Theories, Stages, Impact
MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN - THEORIES, STAGES, IMPACT - How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and…
Adlerian Play Therapy with Terry Kottman
Part of the Series: Child Therapy with the Experts Series
Expert Play Therapist Dr. Terry Kottman illustrates that children communicate through play and that all play has a purpose. In this video, Dr. Kottman meets with a 5-year old boy who is split between two homes and lacking a sense…
It's Still Elementary - Reexamining LGBT Issues in Schools
It's STILL Elementary examines the incredible impact of the groundbreaking original documentary, It's Elementary - Talking About Gay Issues in School. It's a great case study of how documentary filmmaking coupled with a robust grassroots campaign, can literally change the…
Attachment in Practice
The quality of early attachment relationships is of central importance to children's social and emotional development. It is vital to their all round development. Shot over the first three years of an infant's life, the film shows the development of…
Gestalt Therapy with Children with Violet Oaklander
Part of the Series: Child Therapy with the Experts Series
Expert child therapist, Dr. Violet Oaklander, has a knack for getting her clients to speak honestly and reveal their difficult feelings. In this video she meets with a 13-year old boy who is angry with his father but unable to…
Child's Play: How Having Fun Turns Kids Into Adults
Children play their way into adulthood. Learn why play is so important and how it literally "turns kids into adults." Play is the engine that drives child development. Understanding play is key to any unit in child development or parenting…
Understanding the Traumatized Child
Part of the Series: The Traumatized Child
"When he got in trouble he would start stuffing stuff into a paper bag, saying he needed to leave. And it really did take a good year before he accepted the fact that we weren't going to give him away…
Object Relations Child Therapy with David Scharff
Part of the Series: Child Therapy with the Experts Series
Watch renowned Object Relations psychotherapist David Scharff in an actual counseling session with an 11-year old boy who is grieving the death of his grandmother. In David Scharff's Object Relations child therapy approach, the parent-child relationship is the central concern,…
Children of the Camps - The Documentary with Satsuki Ina
Shortly after the Japanese attack on Peal Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. It led to the mass evacuation and incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry... more than half were children. The impact of the…