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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…
The Beginning of Life - Factors in Child Development
One of the greatest neuroscience breakthroughs is having discovered that babies are far more than a genetic load. The development of all human beings lies on the combination of genetics, the quality of the relationships and the environment they are…
Separation and Loss Issues for Foster and Birth Families
The pain of separation and loss is a universal experience of every foster child. Dr. Vera Fahlberg talks with foster parents, foster teenagers, and adults who spent their teen years in foster care. They offer insight on how to lessen…
9 videos
Psychiatry in Pediatrics
Episode 18 of Medical School for Everyone
From headaches to irritable bowel syndrome, many symptoms are affected by the connection between the mind and body, which makes understanding psychology essential to pediatric care. Here, Dr. Benaroch illustrates how pediatricians navigate the waters of behavioral and psychosomatic symptoms…
About Divorce
Listen 2 Kids productions' mission is to give voice to these often overlooked heroes, the children of divorce. This 19-minute film focuses on resiliency, featuring kids coping and parents helping. While the content is fresh, one thing remains unchanged: the…
3 videos
Bite Size - Fighting Against Childhood Obesity
America's battle against childhood obesity is an issue too big for many to fully comprehend. With one in three children overweight, the epidemic is sweeping our nation at an unforgiving rate. But in spite of these odds, Bite Size showcases…
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…
Mother Nature’s Child - Growing Outdoors in the Media Age 
Mother Nature's Child marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free outdoor play. This will not be true for most children growing up today. Contemporary culture has undergone drastic change in the last…
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…
The Raising of America - Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation
The U.S. is the wealthiest, most powerful country in the world. So why has our child well-being fallen to 26th? THE RAISING OF AMERICA: EARLY CHILDHOOD AND THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION is a five-part documentary series that explores how…
5 videos
Born in Gaza - Children Affected by the 2014 Siege of Gaza
Filmed during the 2014 siege of Gaza, which left 507 children dead and 3,598 wounded, 'Born in Gaza' follows a group of young children growing up in a war zone. 'We were eight kids on the beach. We came to…
Growing Up Trans
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
Go on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside a new frontier. Told from the perspective of parents, doctors, and, most revealing of all, eight transgender kids themselves, ranging in ages from 9 to 19, FRONTLINE takes a powerful look at…
Who’s Telling Stories?
Who's Telling Stories? is a training video for professionals working in the area of intrafamilial child sexual assault. It presents how members of families can be influenced by the dominant story of the offender. The film aims to show some…
Born to Talk: Communication in the First 3 Months
Understanding babies' subtle communications during the first three months can be quite a challenge for parents and practitioners alike. Born to Talk follows 3 babies as they develop and will guide you in how to interpret non-verbal gestures. It will…
The Naked Room - Portrait A Pediatric Therapist’s Office
The location: a pediatric therapist's office. The characters: severely depressive child patients and their anguished parents. In Nuria Ibanez's fascinating and acclaimed documentary, the austere interior of a Mexico City hospital is the setting for a profoundly moving and educational…
The Equation of Life - Childhood Bullying
"There are many anti-bullying films on the market. What makes this one unique is the voice of a child who experienced it first-hand. The resolutions proposed are simple and realistic. If this film prevents the bullying of even one child,…
Myths of Childhood
Today we are more concerned about children and more confused about childhood than ever before, but many of our ideas about childhood are based on myths. In this provocative three part series, children and parents from Australia, the USA and…
3 videos
The High Cost of High Conflict Divorce for Children
Most divorces start out conflictual, but what happens when that conflict persists for years? Research indicates that 5 years after the divorce 1/3 of children are still intensely unhappy, angry and deeply lonely. The consequences of being raised in conflict…
What Parents Need to Know from Kids About Divorce
"What Parents Need to Know From Kids About Divorce" is a compliation of candid interviews with kids ages 4-18 talking about their experiences of their parents' divorce. They talk about their pain. They talk about their adjustment. They talk about…
2 videos
Grief & Loss: A Child's Perspective
After a death of a loved one, grownups are often unsure about how to help young children. Death is a difficult concept for adults to process, and most feel helpless in the presence of a grieving child. For children, there…