• I Am Your Child Video Series: A Child with Special Needs

    A Child with Special Needs (I Am Your Child Series)

    Video, 2005


    Finding out that your child has special needs is the beginning of a remarkable journey. Whether your child is developmentally delayed or has a significant physical disability, you want your child to be happy and safe, and to develop to her fullest potential.

    In this video, families of children with special needs share their stories to help others in similar circumstances understand that, while every child is unique, there are common experiences, emotions, and challenges families are likely to encounter as they work to help their child.

    This video provides information on:

    • What to do when you find out that your child has a special need
    • Moving from confusion and grief to acceptance and empowerment
    • Finding answers and getting help
    • Speaking up as your child’s best advocate
    • The importance of looking beyond the diagnosis
    • Focusing on your child’s unique strengths

    Video, 2005


    Finding out that your child has special needs is the beginning of a remarkable journey. Whether your child is developmentally delayed or has a significant physical disability, you want your child to be happy and safe, and to develop to her fullest potential.

    In this video, families of children with special needs share their stories to help others in similar circumstances understand that, while every child is unique, there are common experiences, emotions, and challenges families are likely to encounter as they work to help their child.

    This video provides information on:

    • What to do when you find out that your child has a special need
    • Moving from confusion and grief to acceptance and empowerment
    • Finding answers and getting help
    • Speaking up as your child’s best advocate
    • The importance of looking beyond the diagnosis
    • Focusing on your child’s unique strengths
    SKU: 5-V-513
  • A Simple Gift: Comforting Your Baby

    A Simple Gift: Comforting Your Baby

    Video, 2000


    This video addresses the development and importance of an infant’s attachment relationship with parents in the first year of life. It uses the ideas of attachment theory and research to help focus on different ways parents or other caregivers may respond to infants’ cries. It also shows how infants are likely to interpret the responses of caregivers. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    Video, 2000


    This video addresses the development and importance of an infant’s attachment relationship with parents in the first year of life. It uses the ideas of attachment theory and research to help focus on different ways parents or other caregivers may respond to infants’ cries. It also shows how infants are likely to interpret the responses of caregivers. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    SKU: 5-V-510
  • A Simple Gift: Ending the Cycle of Hurt

    A Simple Gift: Ending the Cycle of Hurt

    Video, 2000


    Certain caregiver behaviours can be frightening to a young child and may contribute to disorganized attachment. As a result, serious emotional and behavioural problems can develop. This video is designed to help parents recognize and prevent interactions with their children that may be harmful. Simple examples of harmful caregiving behaviours are demonstrated with explanations of why they might frighten children. As well, more positive ways to interact with children are suggested. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    Video, 2000


    Certain caregiver behaviours can be frightening to a young child and may contribute to disorganized attachment. As a result, serious emotional and behavioural problems can develop. This video is designed to help parents recognize and prevent interactions with their children that may be harmful. Simple examples of harmful caregiving behaviours are demonstrated with explanations of why they might frighten children. As well, more positive ways to interact with children are suggested. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    SKU: 5-V-511
  • A Simple Gift: Helping Young Children Cope with Emotions

    A Simple Gift: Helping Young Children Cope with Emotions

    Video, 2000


    Negative emotions (anger, sadness, fear, jealousy) and the difficult behaviours that may follow (temper tantrums, whining) are normal in young children. Research has shown that not learning to manage negative emotions in the early years may result in later problems. This videotape suggests how parents can help young children understand their difficult feelings and express these feelings in ways that are socially acceptable. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    Video, 2000


    Negative emotions (anger, sadness, fear, jealousy) and the difficult behaviours that may follow (temper tantrums, whining) are normal in young children. Research has shown that not learning to manage negative emotions in the early years may result in later problems. This videotape suggests how parents can help young children understand their difficult feelings and express these feelings in ways that are socially acceptable. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    SKU: 5-V-512
  • Babies

    Babies

    Video, 2009


    Experience joy and happiness at its purest in this life-affirming, universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies. Proving that if you surround your baby with love, it doesn’t matter what culture you’re from or what childrearing practices you follow. “Babies” travels the globe following four children from vastly different corners of the world – Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Mari from Tokyo, and Hattie from San Francisco.

    Video, 2009


    Experience joy and happiness at its purest in this life-affirming, universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies. Proving that if you surround your baby with love, it doesn’t matter what culture you’re from or what childrearing practices you follow. “Babies” travels the globe following four children from vastly different corners of the world – Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Mari from Tokyo, and Hattie from San Francisco.

    SKU: 5-V-509
  • Challenging Behaviours in Young Children, Techniques and Solutions

    Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: Techniques and Solutions

    Video, 2004


    This DVD highlights expert information from two books Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Classroom Settings: Creating a Place for all Children and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide. The DVD uses footage from a daycare setting to highlight concepts that are introduced by experts throughout the film. Special attention is paid to methods that can be used to teach young children how to problem solve.

    Audience: Parents and Early Childhood Educators

    Video, 2004


    This DVD highlights expert information from two books Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Classroom Settings: Creating a Place for all Children and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide. The DVD uses footage from a daycare setting to highlight concepts that are introduced by experts throughout the film. Special attention is paid to methods that can be used to teach young children how to problem solve.

    Audience: Parents and Early Childhood Educators
    SKU: 8-V-814
  • Elijah’s Story

    Elijah’s Story

    Video, 2000


    Elijah’s Story is the true story of a 16-month-old baby boy who was shaken to death by his biological father. The film follows the young family from the birth of Elijah to the 911 emergency call and sentencing hearing. Testimonies are given by Elijah’s mom and grandparents, as well as by the doctor, detective, and judge in the case. Elijah’s mom shares her emotions as she tries to go on, and Elijah’s dad speaks out from prison, encouraging others to learn from his mistakes.

    Video, 2000


    Elijah’s Story is the true story of a 16-month-old baby boy who was shaken to death by his biological father. The film follows the young family from the birth of Elijah to the 911 emergency call and sentencing hearing. Testimonies are given by Elijah’s mom and grandparents, as well as by the doctor, detective, and judge in the case. Elijah’s mom shares her emotions as she tries to go on, and Elijah’s dad speaks out from prison, encouraging others to learn from his mistakes.

    SKU: 4-V-402
  • I Am Your Child Video Series: For the Child – Information on Mental Health and Advocacy for Resource Parents

    For the Child: Information on Mental Health and Advocacy for Resource Parents (I Am Your Child Series)

    Video, 2007


    • Understand the most common children’s mental health problems
    • Navigate the local mental health service delivery system
    • Develop alliances with birth parents, school systems, mental health providers, and case workers
    • Feel increased comfort with seeking mental health services
    • Recognize the rights and responsibilities of foster children, birth parents, kinship providers, foster parents, and caseworkers
    • Identify who to call, what to say, and where to go to obtain the right services for the children in their care
    • Be an effective advocate for the children in their care

    Video, 2007


    • Understand the most common children’s mental health problems
    • Navigate the local mental health service delivery system
    • Develop alliances with birth parents, school systems, mental health providers, and case workers
    • Feel increased comfort with seeking mental health services
    • Recognize the rights and responsibilities of foster children, birth parents, kinship providers, foster parents, and caseworkers
    • Identify who to call, what to say, and where to go to obtain the right services for the children in their care
    • Be an effective advocate for the children in their care
    SKU: 5-V-516
  • Healthy Baby Healthy Brain

    Healthy Baby Healthy Brain

    Video, 2012


    This DVD provides expert commentary, real life scenarios, and practical strategies for parents to help integrate the information that is being shared. A Facilitator’s Guide is included that allows frontline staff to use the video with groups of parents or on a one-to-one basis to introduce the importance of brain development. This workshop can also be used for professional development. The key messages of the workshop and DVD are “start early”, “love builds brains”, “play builds brains”, “health builds brains”, and “baby’s world matters”.

    This video complements the material that can be found at www.HealthyBabyHealthyBrain.ca.

    Video, 2012


    This DVD provides expert commentary, real life scenarios, and practical strategies for parents to help integrate the information that is being shared. A Facilitator’s Guide is included that allows frontline staff to use the video with groups of parents or on a one-to-one basis to introduce the importance of brain development. This workshop can also be used for professional development. The key messages of the workshop and DVD are “start early”, “love builds brains”, “play builds brains”, “health builds brains”, and “baby’s world matters”.

    This video complements the material that can be found at www.HealthyBabyHealthyBrain.ca.

    SKU: 8-V-813
  • Hold onto Your Kids

    Hold onto Your Kids

    Video, 2008


    This DVD explores the importance of attachment in the development of children. In some cases, these relationships do not last for the length of time that children are still maturing. Often times, children turn their attachment relationship from caregivers to peers. However, peer relationships do not have the same benefits for the child as those with caregivers.

    Video, 2008


    This DVD explores the importance of attachment in the development of children. In some cases, these relationships do not last for the length of time that children are still maturing. Often times, children turn their attachment relationship from caregivers to peers. However, peer relationships do not have the same benefits for the child as those with caregivers.

    SKU: 8-V-804
  • Listening to Baby

    Listening to Baby

    Video, 2007


    Listening to Baby is an interactive DVD about the importance of supporting attachment by noticing, understanding, and responding with sensitivity to babies’ cues. This DVD is a rich and multifaceted teaching tool developed primarily for a parent audience but with potential to be used in education and other settings. Messages are told mostly in the voices of parents and illustrated by beautiful images of their babies, from 2 weeks to 16 months of age.

    Video, 2007


    Listening to Baby is an interactive DVD about the importance of supporting attachment by noticing, understanding, and responding with sensitivity to babies’ cues. This DVD is a rich and multifaceted teaching tool developed primarily for a parent audience but with potential to be used in education and other settings. Messages are told mostly in the voices of parents and illustrated by beautiful images of their babies, from 2 weeks to 16 months of age.

    SKU: 5-V-500
  • Making Sense of Play

    Making Sense of Play

    Video, 2011


    In this two-hour seminar, Dr. Gordon Neufeld explores what play is, the benefits of play, and what is needed for children to play. Dr. Neufeld explains that play is not an option; it is a developmental requirement. Through various examples, he explores the three basic tenants of play: 1) Play is not work, 2) Play is expressive and exploratory, and 3) Play is “not for real”.

    Video, 2011


    In this two-hour seminar, Dr. Gordon Neufeld explores what play is, the benefits of play, and what is needed for children to play. Dr. Neufeld explains that play is not an option; it is a developmental requirement. Through various examples, he explores the three basic tenants of play: 1) Play is not work, 2) Play is expressive and exploratory, and 3) Play is “not for real”.

    SKU: 8-V-803
  • Power to Parent: Common Challenges

    Power to Parent: Common Challenges

    Video, 2011


    Dr. Neufeld discusses ways to address challenging behaviour in children while maintaining attachment relationships. The eight sessions are as follows:

    • Thinking developmentally when facing challenges
    • Recognizing the signs of trouble
    • Living with a sensitive child
    • Cultivating resilience in a child
    • Leading an alpha child
    • Disciplining a stuck child
    • Putting the developmental approach into practice

    Video, 2011


    Dr. Neufeld discusses ways to address challenging behaviour in children while maintaining attachment relationships. The eight sessions are as follows:

    • Thinking developmentally when facing challenges
    • Recognizing the signs of trouble
    • Living with a sensitive child
    • Cultivating resilience in a child
    • Leading an alpha child
    • Disciplining a stuck child
    • Putting the developmental approach into practice
    SKU: 8-V-807
  • Power to Parent: Helping Children Grow Up

    Power to Parent: Helping Children Grow Up

    Video, 2008


    This is part 2 of a 3-part series. This course is recommended for professional development purposes and should be used in a consecutive fashion as each session builds on previous information. As suggested by the title, the DVD speaks to the topic of helping children grow up. Sessions are broken down as follows:

    • Parents and the miracle of maturation
    • How to give children the rest they need to grow
    • Keys to independence, individuality, and responsibility
    • How to help children become their own persons
    • Keys to resilience, resourcefulness, and recovery
    • How to help children accept limits and adapt to circumstances
    • Keys to emotional and social maturity
    • Helping children become considerate and find their self-control

    Video, 2008


    This is part 2 of a 3-part series. This course is recommended for professional development purposes and should be used in a consecutive fashion as each session builds on previous information. As suggested by the title, the DVD speaks to the topic of helping children grow up. Sessions are broken down as follows:

    • Parents and the miracle of maturation
    • How to give children the rest they need to grow
    • Keys to independence, individuality, and responsibility
    • How to help children become their own persons
    • Keys to resilience, resourcefulness, and recovery
    • How to help children accept limits and adapt to circumstances
    • Keys to emotional and social maturity
    • Helping children become considerate and find their self-control
    SKU: 8-V-806
  • Power to Parent: The Vital Connection

    Power to Parent: The Vital Connection

    Video, 2012


    This is part 1 of a 3-part series. In this DVD, Dr. Neufeld examines the importance of the attachment relationship that children have with their caregivers and its continuance into adolescence. He discusses the difficulties that can occur if attachments to peers begin to compete with the attachment children have with their caregiver(s).

    Video, 2012


    This is part 1 of a 3-part series. In this DVD, Dr. Neufeld examines the importance of the attachment relationship that children have with their caregivers and its continuance into adolescence. He discusses the difficulties that can occur if attachments to peers begin to compete with the attachment children have with their caregiver(s).

    SKU: 8-V-805