The Moving Child
This video draws from diverse expertise in Child Development and Movement, featuring experts in Dance/Movement Education, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Body-Mind Centering. The video explores dynamic movement’s important role in child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social health and shows how awareness of movement from the get-go can support healthy family bonding and positively share how a child grows. The video also shares practical ideas for supporting and engaging movement with children.SKU: 5-V-542
Brain Development & Addiction
Gabor Maté, M.D. provides a clear explanation of addiction and its crucial relationship to brain development in early childhood and associated environmental conditions. Through a synthesis of clinical experience, cutting edge brain research, and spiritual teachings, Dr. Maté describes why we seek such destructive ways to comfort ourselves and why it is so difficult to stop. He explains the 4 basic systems involved with healthy development, as well as addiction, and why they are so powerful. Dr. Maté proposes a compassionate approach to healing and suggests that we need to widen our lens to look at the conditions in the world that drive and promote addiction versus health and balance.SKU: 8-V-816
10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children Handle Their Emotions: Bridging the Gap Between What Experts Know & What Happens at Home & School
In this recording, Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses how to increase the effectiveness of your treatment by working with parents to reduce the backwards steps taken when a child leaves the therapy office or classroom. Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humour, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children handle their emotions and make better decisions – even in high-stress moments. You will learn how to accurately assess a child’s temperament and the key questions to provide a great understanding of family dynamics and parenting styles. Walk away from this recording with the tools to improve outcomes by working more effectively with the entire family as part of the process.SKU: 8-V-815
The ABCs of STIs
Young people and a specialist in teen sexual health describe the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for HIV, chlamydia, HPV, genital warts, gonorrhea, and more using current medical data and best practices. Nonjudgemental prevention methods and precautions are presented to help viewers learn how to avoid being infected and keep their bodies healthy.SKU: 7-V-726
The Bystander Moment – Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots
The Bystander Moment, featuring leading anti-violence educator and author Jackson Katz, explores the role played by bystanders – especially friends, teammates, classmates, and co-workers-in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence. In riveting analysis illustrated with archival footage and clips from news, sports, and entertainment media, Katz gives special attention to peer culture dynamics – especially male peer culture dynamics across race and ethnicity – that help to normalize sexism and misogyny while silencing other men in the face of abuse. The Bystander Moment also stresses the crucial importance of appealing to people not as potential perpetrators or passive spectators, but as active bystanders and potential leaders who have a positive role to play in challenging and changing the sexist cultural norms that too often lead to gender violence. The result is an indispensable educational tool in the ongoing struggle to prevent sexism and misogyny and promote gender equality. A study guide is available at http://bystandermoment.org/pdfs/bystander-moment-study-guide.pdf.SKU: 7-V-702
Everything You Need to Know about E-cigarettes, Vaping, and Hookahs
This program offers frequently asked questions about electronic cigarettes and provides evidence about e-cigarettes and vaping. The video addresses beliefs and myths about devices known as e-cigarettes or hookahs. It also provides information about the advertising techniques used by tobacco companies to promote the products. Real teens share their experiences with e-cigarettes.The video includes a PDF copy of teacher’s resource book.
Audience: Grade 7-Post SecondarySKU: 3-V-356
The Latest about HIV and AIDS: What Every Student Still Needs to Know
There is still no cure for AIDS, and teens and people in their 20’s account for many of the new cases of HIV infection. Using crisp animations, the program clearly details how HIV invades CD4 cells and weakens the body’s immune system and can lead to AIDS. The program debunks myths about how the virus is transmitted and identifies those behaviours that do, and do not, put people at risk of HIV infection. The program reviews the most recent information on HIV testing and stresses the importance of treatment for protecting one’s health and the health of others. A variety of HIV-positive people describe how they got infected, why they got tested, and how their lives have been affected by the virus.
Two supplemental programs are included on this DVD – How to Use a Female Condom and How to Use a Male Condom. These programs use graphics to demonstrate the proper way to use a condom. Before using these optional programs, you may need to check with your school’s policy on sex education as to whether parental permission is required.
Includes a PDF copy of teacher’s resource book.
Audience: Grade 7-Post SecondarySKU: 7-V-706
How to End Unhealthy Relationships
This program offers adolescents insight on how to honestly assess the health of relationships, particularly romantic relationships and intense friendships, and presents concrete steps to help viewers end unhealthy relationships. Adolescents share their experiences, covering a broad spectrum of unhealthy relationships, from a once good friendship that has gone bad to a romantic relationship that has become abusive. Includes a pdf copy of a teacher’s resource book.Audience: Grade 7-Post SecondarySKU: 7-V-701
Moment to Moment: Teens Growing up with FASDs
This video explores the lives of four adolescents living with FASDs and the effects that prenatal alcohol exposure has had and continues to have on their journeys to finding independence, fulfillment, and understanding the world around them.SKU: 3-V-316
E-cigarettes: Facts and Myths – A Safer Alternative or Another Dangerous Habit?
A 16-minute video about the facts and health & safety risks of electronic cigarettes. This video includes a disc with a summary and quiz you can download. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for grade seven to adult.SKU: 3-V-360
Sometimes, despite the amazing emotions of fatherhood, men can feel like little more than bystanders. However, babies know their fathers too, and from the moment of birth, they are eager to interact with them. Dads, as well as moms, are crucial in helping their babies build relationships. Science tells us these relationships are critical for the healthy development of babies’ brains. By following a group of families, this film teaches how to recognize the earliest signs of infant communication. These early interactions enrich your time as a father and give your baby the best possible start in life.SKU: 5-V-529
Mike’s Crush for Families: Teaching Relationship Skills to Adolescents with Autism, Asperger’s, or Intellectual Disabilities
Adolescents who have disabilities want and need friendships and romantic relationships, just like their peers. It is important to learn relationship skills during adolescence so that when mistakes are made, there is a safety net in place. The goal of this DVD and accompanying booklet is to teach adolescents and young adults with autism, Asperger’s, or intellectual disabilities about healthy relationships.SKU: 7-V-725
Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 3: Postpartum
This video presents information about postpartum care, newborns, and an array of teen parenting challenges and joys. New teen parents candidly share personal stories about the realities of healing physically after birth, breastfeeding, and choosing child care.
- Physical Recovery & Postpartum Emotions – healing process, signs of infection, nutrition, rest, exercise, baby blues, signs of postpartum depression
- Baby Care & Behaviours – well-baby visits, feeding, sleeping, crying, bathing, diapering, when to call the doctor, SIDS, second-hand smoke, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome), newborn senses
- Relationships & Parenting – establishing paternity, co-parenting, birth control, positive relationships, living situations, friend and family support, finishing school, child care options
Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 2: Labor & Birth
This video empowers pregnant teens by exploring the choices they have for labor and birth. Through the real-life experiences of five pregnant teens, viewers learn about the anatomy of a pregnancy, different phases of labor, natural comfort techniques, and medical procedures.
- Anatomy & Birth – 3D anatomy of a pregnancy, labor signs, labor support, positions for labor, natural labor techniques
- Medical Procedures – induction, analgesics, epidural, cesarean
- Newborns – appearance, skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, colostrum, lactation support
Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 1: Pregnancy
Hosted by an empathetic and positive young woman, viewers get the straight story as they follow six teens who share their personal pregnancy experiences. Watch how teens cope with their changing life and take the necessary steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby.
- Prenatal Care & Nutrition – telling someone you’re pregnant, prenatal visits, nutrition, weight gain, warning signs
- Protecting Your Baby – avoiding harmful substances
- Physical & Emotional Changes – exercise, dental health, sleep, premature labour signs, emotional changes, relationship abuse
- Getting Support – friends and family, staying in school, alternative education options
This video will help students start to discuss the decisions involved in having sex for the first time, including birth control, condoms, abuse, consent, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more. Discussion questions for instructors are also included. The video is fast-paced, with quick interview clips.SKU: 7-V-720
This Time Last Winter
This short drama explores violence in young relationships. Iona has suffered a violent incident and lost consciousness. As she struggles to recall how it happened, her mother tells her it was caused by Iona’s indie rock musician boyfriend. Iona refuses to believe it. To find out for herself, she returns to the location of her last memory – his funky warehouse apartment, full of love, desire and magic. Through interracial relationships and the healing of a talking circle, the film explores the moment of choice we face when the urge to be violent surfaces.SKU: 7-V-719
Healthy Beginnings, Supportive Communities, a Strong Future
In 2009, the Métis Centre of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) met with Métis in different parts of Canada to share and collect stories, teachings, and information on maternal-child well-being. This DVD is the result of learnings from Métis midwives, health professionals, Elders, and parents. The objective of this project was to collect and share experiences, traditions, and health information for the benefit of Métis families.SKU: 5-V-540
How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Volume 3 – Preschoolers
Volume 3 of this 3-volume set teaches parents how to support their preschooler’s social and cognitive growth. Featuring common challenges, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs: to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Shows real-life scenarios. Includes tips on improving parents’ emotional health. Segments include: The Five Critical Emotional Needs of Preschoolers, Fighting Siblings, Getting Attention, and Power Struggles.SKU: 5-V-537
How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Volume 2 – Toddlers
Volume 2 of this 3-volume set teaches parents how to support their toddler’s desire for independence. Featuring common challenges, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs: to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Shows real-life scenarios. Includes tips on improving parents’ emotional health. Segments include: The Five Critical Emotional Needs of Toddlers, No! I Won’t!, Parenting in Public, and Defiant Behaviour.SKU: 5-V-536
How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Volume 1 – Babies
Volume 1 of this 3-volume set teaches parents how to nourish their baby’s emotional health right from the start. Featuring common challenges, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs: to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Shows real-life scenarios. Includes tips on improving parents’ emotional health. Segments include: The Five Critical Emotional Needs of Babies, Crying, A New Babysitter, and Exploration.SKU: 5-V-535
Everything You Need to Know about Alcohol in 22 Minutes
This DVD shows that teenage drinkers are more likely to experience health problems, school problems, and social dysfunction. It shows the effects of alcohol on the liver, immune system, and gastro-intestinal system, and how binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning and death. It also explains how alcohol impacts brain development during adolescence and permanently damages parts of the brain associated with memory. The video details how a mother’s drinking during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and its impact on her child’s entire life. It includes first-person accounts of teens’ DUI tragedies, and describes the legal ramifications of underage drinking. The video helps viewers determine whether they have a drinking problem, plus where and how to get help.Audience: Grades 7-12SKU: 3-V-368
Messages from the Heart: Caring for Our Children
Residential schools and child welfare policies leave echoes in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. Traditional ways of rearing children have been interrupted. This video captures with sensitivity and honesty the journey to healing as voiced by participants in this extraordinary event, hosted in Ottawa March 12-14 by the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health. Woven throughout are the cultural talents, performances, and insights of many of the participants.SKU: 5-V-541
Hold onto Your Kids
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
Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: Techniques and Solutions
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 EducatorsSKU: 8-V-814
The Traumatized Child: Understanding the Traumatized Child
This DVD is part of a video series, The Traumatized Child. In this video, experts, foster children, and foster care parents explain how abuse and neglect impacts children. Information is included on emotional and behavioural symptoms, coping strategies children use, and ways to stabilize traumatized children.SKU: 8-V-812
Power to Parent: Common Challenges
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
Power to Parent: Helping Children Grow Up
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
Power to Parent: The Vital Connection
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
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
This lecture series features Dr. Bruce Perry sharing information about the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. This series can be used for professional education. The series is separated into 8 parts as follows:
- The neurodevelopmental lens
- The response to threat
- Memory and processing
- Neurosociology: Relational neurobiology
- NMT: Principles
- Clinical application of the NMT
- Questions and Answers
Understanding Traumatized and Maltreated Children: The Core Concepts
This DVD consists of seven, half-hour presentations focused on child maltreatment and trauma. Dr. Bruce Perry, from the ChildTrauma Academy, presents information on the following topics:
- Challenging our beliefs
- The amazing human brain
- How the brain develops: The importance of early childhood development
- Neglect: How poverty of experience disrupts development
- The fear response: The impact of childhood trauma
- Living and working with traumatized children
- Violence and childhood
The Six Core Strengths for Healthy Childhood Development
In this DVD, Dr. Bruce Perry outlines the core strengths that, if developed in early childhood, help children to grow into creative, social, humane, and caring humans. These core strengths are only expressed if a child is given opportunities to develop them. They include attachment, self-regulation, affiliation, attunement, tolerance, and respect.SKU: 8-V-809
The Art and Science of Transplanting Children
This course explores the attachment needs of children and how these can become disrupted when a child is moved into a new environment. Each presentation is designed so that the material builds on the information learned in previous presentations. This course is suitable for anyone working with children or who is responsible for making policy decisions regarding children who are placed into care. This can be used for individual professional development or could be used as a series of one-hour staff development sessions. Foster and adoptive parents will also benefit from this information.SKU: 8-V-808
A Child with Special Needs (I Am Your Child Series)
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
Good Discipline, Good Kids (Parent and Child Series)
This is one of a three-part series entitled “Parent and Child” produced by Sunburst Videos. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, authors of “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” discuss parenting issues. This video helps parents understand the basic element of healthy discipline – respectful communication. It helps parents get past the daily power struggle with their children by showing them how to engage cooperation; effectively set rules, expectations, and limits; problem-solve; and use effective alternatives to punishment.SKU: 5-V-506
For the Child: Information on Mental Health and Advocacy for Resource Parents (I Am Your Child Series)
- 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
Love, Life & HIV: Voices of Young People with HIV from Around the World
This video shares the experiences of young people living with HIV from six different countries (the Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Swaziland). These young adults discuss a number of issues including facing stigma, accessing services, finding love, having a family, being supported, and getting involved in the response to HIV. Although young people living with HIV face different challenges, this video shows that there is life after an HIV diagnosis. This video can be viewed in English, and with French or Spanish subtitles.SKU: 7-V-715
The Dad Difference: Raising Children Birth to Five
This video is a research-based series that shows dads how to be involved with their babies from pregnancy on. This video features a diverse group of real fathers, candid comments, and practical tips to encourage every dad to become more connected. This video comes with a Facilitator’s Guide.Download the The Dad Difference Facilitator’s Guide.SKU: 5-V-531
To Be a Father (I Am Your Child Video Series)
New research has shown that fathers can have an enormous impact on children – from how well they succeed in school, to how they get along with their friends.
This generation of dads is responding to the challenge, by taking a more active role in everything from changing diapers to helping with homework … and it’s paying off, as you’ll hear from men who talk about the rewards of being close to their kids.
This video provides information on:
- How fathering begins even before the baby is born
- How dads can connect with their children right from the start
- What fathers can do to foster a close relationship with their children – even when they live miles apart
- How fathers can overcome the challenges of parenting under special circumstances, like separation and divorce
A Simple Gift: Helping Young Children Cope with Emotions
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
FASD: Realities and Possibilities – the Myles Himmelreich Story
Myles Himmelreich is a young man who lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He eloquently speaks about his experiences, including both his challenges and his many successes. Myles is a seasoned presenter who has told his story to national and international audiences including professionals, caregivers, and individuals who are affected by FASD.
In this documentary, Myles courageously tells his story, speaking candidly about the issues he continues to face, as well as the strategies he has used to manage and overcome them. Tom Simes, a filmmaker who is passionate about FASD education, has collaborated with Myles and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute to create a resource that captures the engaging and informative style of Myles’ presentations.
This resource includes an accompanying DVD guide, which provides discussion questions and additional information about FASD. This resource is appropriate for anyone wanting to understand more about FASD from an honest and personal perspective.SKU: 3-V-300
The Secret Life of the Brain
The following DVDs are part of a series entitled “The Secret Life of the Brain”.
- Episode One: The Baby’s Brain: Wider than the Sky
- Episode Two: The Child’s Brain: Syllable from Sound
- Episode Three: The Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own
- Episode Four: The Adult Brain: To Think by Feeling
- Episode Five: The Aging Brain: Through Many Lives
This series examines brain development and function throughout the lifetime, from prenatal development to later life. Presenting personal stories, the series highlights various diseases and disabilities, and describes the cutting edge research and resulting knowledge about the brain.SKU: 8-V-802
This video shares the stories of 4 North American youth (3 males and 1 female; aged 18 to 27) who are infected and/or affected by HIV. Professionals, including a doctor and a counselor, also provide input and advice. The topics covered include being tested, staying healthy, disclosure, experiences of stigma, dating relationships, and making decisions about treatment. The overall message of this video is one of hope, as it shows that there is life after an HIV diagnosis.SKU: 7-V-714
Making Sense of Play
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
Sacred Tobacco, Sacred Children
This video is for Aboriginal parents and caregivers. It offers real stories from Aboriginal families who have smoke-free homes. The families talk about the approaches that worked for them. The purpose of the video is to: 1) discuss the impact of second-hand smoke on young families; 2) understand the difference between sacred use of traditional tobacco and recreational use of commercial tobacco; and 3) share strategies to reduce the impact of recreational use of tobacco on children. This video includes a Facilitator’s Guide.SKU: 3-V-359
Connections for Life: Attachment
This educational DVD provides consistent, evidence-based information on attachment and is for those who work with families. The DVD has four sections: 1) Introduction to Attachment, 2) The Importance of Attachment, 3) Factors that Influence Attachment, and 4) Promoting Secure Attachment. The information is made accessible through the use of plain language, visual demonstrations of child and caregiver behaviours, expert explanations, and graphics. Both English and French versions are on the one DVD.SKU: 8-V-801
All You Need to Know about Tobacco in 17 Minutes
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. Viewers learn about the toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke and are alerted to the hazards of second-hand and third-hand smoke. Long-term and short-term health risks are discussed, from shortness of breath to lung cancer. The video emphasizes the unique dangers of smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products including snus. Doctors share details about how nicotine quickly leads to addiction. The video also explores the misleading marketing tactics meant to lure young people into smoking. Several young ex-smokers describe how difficult it is to quit tobacco. Strong non-use message is sure to resonate with young teens.
This video includes 42-Page Teacher’s Resource Book.
Audience: Grades 5-9SKU: 3-V-350
The Totally Disgusting Tobacco Gross out Video
As the title suggests, this video goes for the gross-out factor, presenting students with a graphic look at all things vile and disgusting (and there are many!) about using tobacco products. The story revolves around Josie, a middle school student who is preparing a video on the dangers of tobacco use for a health class assignment, despite the disbelieving attitude from her peers – including her boyfriend, Miguel, a smoker himself. As she develops her video project, she shows her friends clips of hairy tongues, yellow teeth, dripping phlegm, oozing tar, diseased lungs, laryngectomies (neck breathers), wrinkled skin, cancerous tumors, and more, until they just can’t take it anymore. Not for the fainthearted, this video’s imagery will linger long in students’ minds and remind them to never consider using tobacco products.This video includes a 44-Page Teacher's Resource Book.
Audience: Grades 5-9SKU: 3-V-351
The Baby Human 2
Imagine being thrust into a world where you cannot speak, can barely move, and must unravel the meaning behind a maze of sounds and sights in order to survive. This is the world of the baby.
Series Two of this groundbreaking program takes a look inside the mind of a baby, revealing how they think, communicate, and observe. Episodes include: To Feel, To Belong, and To Relate. Also includes segments on less common baby names and their meanings, and baby trivia.SKU: 5-V-528
The Baby Human
Imagine you’re suddenly thrust into a world where you can’t speak, can barely move, and must unravel the meaning behind a maze of sounds and sights in order to survive. This is the world of the baby.
For the first time, experience the first two years of a child’s life just as they do. This groundbreaking program reveals what only the little ones know. What is their most profound need? How do they REALLY see their parents? What does it feel like to struggle to walk or learn to speak?
It’s an incredible journey each of us has taken – but none of us remember. Get a carpet-and-crib-eye view of the baby’s world as they take their first humorous, death-defying, wondrous steps into life.
Episodes include: To Walk, To Think, and To Talk. Also includes segments on baby trivia, and common baby names and their meanings.SKU: 5-V-527
Binge Drinking: Facts and Consequences
Drinking to get drunk, or binge drinking, is a common occurrence among teens that use alcohol. Teens report many reasons for their preoccupation with drinking. For some, drinking is meant to relieve stress or help them fit in socially. For others it is used to celebrate and have a good time. In this program real teens share their reasons for drinking and the grave consequences that resulted from their behavior. Experts in the field of alcohol use present the hard facts teens need to know about alcohol’s toxicity and teen vulnerability. Real teens talk about: how to handle peer pressure to drink; the effect of drinking on relationships; the ineffectiveness of alcohol for stress reduction; loss of trust with parents; and the negative effect drinking has on school work. Dramatic accounts from two teens, one who was almost raped and one who almost died while drinking heavily, bring home the seriousness of binge drinking.SKU: 3-V-364
Alcohol and the Brain
This video summarizes research that shows how alcohol affects parts of the brain, both immediately and long term. It also discusses theories on how alcohol causes addiction and some of the complications for treatment.SKU: 3-V-352
Nicotine and the Brain
Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known. This program explains just how nicotine affects the brain and why it is so addicting. Includes a state-of-the-art treatment section as well as a copier-ready handout.SKU: 3-V-361
Barb Tarbox: A Life Cut Short by Tobacco
Barb Tarbox, a 42-year-old woman from Edmonton, Alberta was diagnosed with Stage Four terminal lung cancer after smoking since grade 7. Refusing to let cigarettes take another life, Barb began speaking to students across Canada warning of the dangers associated with smoking. This video captures the spirit of Barb’s presentations and the passion that characterized the last months of her life.
WARNING: This video contains emotional material regarding Barb Tarbox’s experience with lung cancer, and some content may be disturbing to preteens. Viewer discretion is advised.
Audience: Grades 7‐12.SKU: 3-V-358
Move for Two
Active living during pregnancy benefits you and your baby for life! This DVD answers many of the questions women have about the safe and healthy ways to be active during pregnancy. It contains an easy to follow, adaptable workout for all pregnant women.SKU: 2-V-207
A Normal Life
This video looks at the challenges of living with FASD through the eyes of three adults with FASD. Their parents share their insights and strategies. The video presents success stories of early intervention and diagnosis in reducing secondary disabilities commonly experienced by individuals with FASD.SKU: 3-V-315
Picture This: Life as a Parent of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
This film gives a close-up look into the lives of parents whose children have FASD. It was created by five courageous women from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. They are all members of the Healthy Generations Family Support Program. It is a very powerful, very honest window into their lives.
This film began as a photovoice research project. Each woman was asked to take photos that provide a look into her life as a parent of a child with FASD and to write a narrative about the photo. The National Film Board of Canada’s CITIZENShift assisted by making the photos and the narratives into this short film.SKU: 3-V-312
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Reducing the Risk in the Circle of Life
Graham Greene narrates this video that describes strategies for reducing the occurrence of SIDS. Discussion of SIDS and the risk reduction strategies involve key interviews with Aboriginal parents, health professionals, and an Elder. The video is accompanied by a study guide, which can be used to lead group discussion. Audience: expectant parents, caregivers, health professionals.Audience: Expectant parents, caregivers, and health professionals.SKU: 2-V-204
Parenting with FASD: Challenges, Strategies, and Supports
Featuring four adults living and parenting with FASD, this video focuses on some of the parenting-related experiences and challenges faced by people with FASD. Highlighted as well are strategies, suggestions, and resources found to promote positive parenting. A resource booklet is included.SKU: 3-V-311
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
A Simple Gift: Ending the Cycle of Hurt
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: Comforting Your Baby
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
Listening to Baby
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
The Blind Spot
The Blind Spot is a one-hour television documentary filmed in North Central Regina by Geoff Leo of CBC Saskatchewan. The documentary sheds light on the largely unknown and unstudied issue of fatherlessness in Aboriginal communities. It follows three First Nations men as they face their own personal demons on their quest to become better fathers – even if the odds are against them.SKU: 5-V-533
Why Early Childhood Matters (I Am Your Child Series)
Scientific research confirms that children’s earliest experiences – starting even before they’re born – dramatically affect their ability to succeed in school, and in life. In this video, our country’s leaders in government, business, crime prevention, and academia voice their commitment to our nation’s youngest children and emphasize the crucial need for increased investments in early childhood.
This video is designed to help you motivate your community to create and support programs so that every child enters school ready to succeed. Our future depends on the investments we make today in our youngest children.SKU: 5-V-525
The Pre-k Promise (I Am Your Child Video Series)
Quality preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds can provide a sure route to success in school and beyond. Finding a high quality program at an affordable price can be challenging.
This video, featuring well-known experts on early care and education, provides guidance to help parents understand:
- How preschool programs can benefit young children
- What a quality preschool program looks like
- What questions to ask when evaluating a preschool
- How to help make quality, affordable preschool programs more widely available
Ready to Learn (I Am Your Child Video Series)
When you hold a baby lovingly and talk, sing, or read to her, the emotional closeness and language experiences you provide are an important part of preparing her to learn when she is old enough for school. There are many things parents and caregivers can do to help build a child’s literacy skills from the time she is born. This video provides helpful information about:
- The importance of communicating with your newborn
- Establishing reading routines
- Materials that prepare your child for reading and writing
- Activities to spark your child’s interest in learning
- The importance of quality child care
- Incorporating literacy into everyday activities
Quality Child Care – Making the Right Choices for You and Your Child (I Am Your Child Video Series)
Finding the right child care is often challenging – but is one of the most important decisions a parent will ever make.
Children’s intellectual and emotional development is strongly influenced by the quality of care that they receive in the first few years of their lives.
This means that the right kind of child care can be a wonderful opportunity to enrich children’s lives and help them realize their full potential.
This video includes information on:
- Why quality child care is important for your child’s healthy development
- What you should look for when choosing child care
- Questions to ask a potential caregiver
- Questions to ask yourself when looking at a child care setting
- Important information to communicate to your caregiver
The Happiest Toddler on the Block
In this video, Dr. Karp teaches parents and caregivers how to calm toddler meltdowns, stop tantrums before they happen, and build a loving and respectful relationship with their child.SKU: 5-V-505
The Happiest Baby on the Block
In this video, Dr. Karp teaches parents and caregivers how to calm and soothe a crying baby by using the “5 S’s”. The “Happiest Baby on the Block” is a positive parenting video and can also be used for the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching how to appropriately deal with infant crying.SKU: 5-V-504
I Am Your Child Video Series: Safe from the Start
Childhood is a time of growth, experimentation and learning. Although a few bumps and scrapes are to be expected along the way, there are many things parents and caregivers can do to help prevent serious childhood injuries.
It is important to think ahead about potential hazards to make a child’s environment as safe as possible. Prevention will go a long way towards making children “safe from the start.”
This video provides helpful information about:
- Bath Time/Bathroom Hazards
- Car Seats and Car Safety
- Childproofing at Home
- Feeding and Food Safety
- Kids and Gun Safety
- Kitchen Safety
- Safety Outside the Home
- Toy Safety
I Am Your Child Video Series: Food and Fitness Matter
The dramatic rise in childhood obesity is one of the most serious health problems facing our country today. Reversing this trend requires changes in our homes, school and communities. Food and Fitness Matter provides parents with the information and support they need to improve children’s health and wellness. In the video, nutrition experts and others explain:
The causes of the dramatic increase in overweight kids
The health problems posed by the childhood obesity epidemic
This video also presents:
Free downloadable fact sheets and action manual also available.SKU: 5-V-515
- Practical tips for parents to improve nutrition and fitness at home
- Profiles of schools that found ways to serve healthier food and to increase physical activity
- Inspiration for parents to work with their schools for change
Discipline – Teaching Limits with Love (I Am Your Child Video Series)
Discipline – setting limits – is one of the most difficult challenges parents face. In this video, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, America’s foremost pediatrician, shows parents that setting limits is not punishment, but a loving way to teach a child how to control his or her own behaviour.
Included is information on:
- Why a child actually looks for limits
- Techniques for setting effective limits from the start
- Why a firm but gentle approach is the most effective
- Managing your own emotions and avoiding physical punishment
- Why the limits children learn in their first few years build a foundation for the rest of their lives
Keeping Peace at Home
This is one of a three-part series entitled “Parent and Child” produced by Sunburst Videos. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, authors of “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” discuss parenting issues.
A variety of conflict management and problem-solving skills are presented to help families promote respect, cooperation, and successful communication. By learning concrete, practical skills, parents can acquire strategies to ease tensions, prevent family fights, and peaceably resolve those conflicts that do occur. The video demonstrates conflict management skills that can benefit the whole family.SKU: 5-V-507
Your Healthy Baby (I Am Your Child Series)
In order to give a child a healthy start in life, parents and caregivers need the most up-to-date information on children’s health and nutrition issues.
In this video, Phylicia Rashad delivers expert advice on how parents can help their children establish healthy habits, with information on:
- How to maintain good health during pregnancy
- Bottle-feeding versus breast-feeding
- When you and your child should visit the doctor
- What foods to feed your child and when
- The importance of exercise
The First Years Last Forever (I Am Your Child Video Series)
The new research in brain development tells us of the vital importance of the relationship between caregiver and child in the critical first years of life. New parents have a wonderful opportunity to help their child reach their full potential.
This video includes information on:
- Bonding and attachment
- Child care
- Health and nutrition
Stop Smoking Now: Reasons Not to Smoke When You’re Pregnant – I Am Your Child Video Series
When you’re pregnant, everything you eat, drink, and breathe affects your health and your baby’s health. So when you smoke, your baby does too.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. When you stop smoking, you:
- Increase the amount of oxygen your baby will get,
- Lower the risk that your baby will be born too early, and
- Increase your chances of having a healthy baby.
No matter how long you have been smoking, quitting smoking also benefits your health, gives you more energy, and lets you feel good about what you’ve done for yourself and your baby. This video provides support, guidance, and information about resources to help you resist the urge to smoke.SKU: 5-V-521
Preparing for Parenthood (I Am Your Child Video Series)
Becoming a parent is one of life’s most wonderful – and challenging – experiences. If you are planning a pregnancy, there are many things you can do right now to help give your future child the best possible start in life. If you’re already pregnant, you can begin making changes today that will help your baby enter the world as healthy as possible.SKU: 5-V-517
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
The Heart of Learning
Much of the way children think and feel about themselves and their world is determined in the first three years of their lives. In this formative time, the brain is developing a complex “wiring” system, making connections that will strongly influence children’s patterns of emotional, social, and psychological behaviour – and how well they can learn, handle stress, thrive, and function in the world. The video kindles deep, natural parenting instincts, while providing clear and accessible strategies for loving and nurturing interaction with children.SKU: 5-V-508
Ten Things Every Child Needs
Can a child’s IQ be improved during the first years of life? Researchers say yes, if the child receives ten simple things shown to help children’s brains develop.
Ten Things Every Child Needs explains how our earliest interactions influence a child’s brain development. Hosted by popular television personality Tim Reid, Ten Things Every Child Needs is an invaluable guide that parents and caregivers can follow to give a child his or her best start in life.SKU: 5-V-503
The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood
The documentary, “The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood” tells the inspirational true story of three families and their struggles with postpartum depression. As Carla O’Reilly, Elita Paterson, and Tania Bird journey to wellness, they speak out, inspiring women and families who may be suffering with postpartum depression.SKU: 2-V-200
Getting Men Involved: Young Men as Fathers
Many educational programs are designed for teen mothers. Here is a video program designed to help young men, especially teen fathers. It is known that a child’s total emotional and physical development is better attained when both parents are involved. This DVD educates viewers about the important role of men in a child’s life. Real life experiences of teen fathers and other young men are shared with viewers.SKU: 5-V-532
Fatherhood: Indigenous Men’s Journeys
Six First Nations fathers in Canada tell what it has been like for them to become fathers and to grow into fatherhood. Most have overcome huge social obstacles and personal challenges. These men hope that other fathers will be encouraged by their stories – their sense of being on a journey and not needing to know everything about fatherhood before getting involved in caring for their children. Their message is one of hope: “You can do it!” The fathers also hope that their stories will inspire practitioners to find new ways to include fathers in child care decisions, programs, and family services.
The men speak in a personal way to fathers as well as to boys and other men considering becoming fathers. Presented in six interview segments (about 6 minutes each) with a screening guide to facilitate discussion, the DVD is an effective tool for professional development workshops and courses in family health, social services, law, early childhood education, and youth care.SKU: 5-V-530
Sexting: Sex plus Text Equals Trouble
Peer hosts and true-to-life vignettes show teens the dangers of sexting.
At the end of this program students will know the following:
- Sexting is the act of posting and sending sexually explicit or sexually suggestive messages, photographs, and videos most often using cell phones.
- The possible consequences of sexting – everything ranging from the personal humiliation to serious legal problems that could result in felony child pornography convictions.
- That nothing sent by cell phone or computer or posted on the Internet is ever totally private or ever entirely erased.
- The importance of protecting yourself online by guarding your passwords, user IDs, and social networking sites.
- That all actions have consequences and even “funny, innocent” photos and text messages can end up in the hands of bullies, predators, and child pornographers.
Pregnancy and HIV: Promoting Healthy Motherhood and Conception
To promote further awareness of pregnancy and HIV in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute in collaboration with Continuing Nursing Education, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Ministry of Education; and Saskatchewan Ministry of Health presented a satellite broadcast presentation entitled “Pregnancy and HIV: Promoting Healthy Motherhood and Conception” on March 8, 2012. The key objectives for this presentation are to introduce the clinical and social issues related to pregnancy, pregnancy planning, conception, and motherhood for people living with HIV and their partners.SKU: 7-V-704