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Warning Signs: A Look at Teenage Violence - Open any newspaper or listen to any news report and you hear about teenage violence. This fast-paced, edgy video brings together experts, victims and offenders to help viewers identify and detect the warning signs surrounding a violent situation. Victims explore the emotions of fear and helplessness while perpetrators expose the mayhem behind their emotions and offer ways to identify and deal with teens who may he most likely to strike. Experts, who work with troubled teens, share critical insight into the mind and behavior of potentially violent individuals. Not only will viewers be given specific warning signs, but also an effective plan of action against a possibly volatile situation. 15 minutes 2032-MG1  

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Teenagers and Gangs: A Lethal Combination - Gang violence plagues schoolyards and pervades city streets. Both inner-city and suburban teenagers are confronted by it daily. This documentary style program features former gang members and their stories. Each one views his/her experience differently and viewers will learn who joins gangs, the reasons why they join and alternatives to gang life. It's no secret that a gang lifestyle can be attractive to teenagers so we talk to psychologists and inner-city counselors to find out why. As they discuss the need to belong, low self-esteem, peer pressure and academic failure, they also offer expert advice. An extremely focused and insightful view of a serious problem. 20 minutes FDJ10787  

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The Last Shot - This timely and emotionally charged dramatization examines the growing problem of violence in our schools. Warren, a high school student whose girlfriend breaks up with him in a particularly cruel manner, reacts violently. He buys a gun and exacts revenge at the school dance, leaving family arid friends shocked by the chain of events. A radio show featuring one of the survivors, along with a psychologist frames this vivid tale and helps bring to light some very important issues, including warning signs of impending violent behavior and how the tragedy might have been prevented. The mounting pressures in Warren's life are also examined along with the behavior of those around him - friends, parents, siblings and teachers.
WARNING: This program does contain scenes of violence. Adult supervision is recommended during viewing. 22 minutes
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Date Rape Drugs: An Alert - Although there are many sources of excellent personal safety tips for men and women, there is a new danger that you can't see, smell or taste. This video will refresh viewers on safety precautions to take that will greatly reduce the risk of being raped. And beyond that you will hear the latest information on rohypnol and other "date rape drugs" - their street names, how they affect your body, what they look like and how they can he administered. This video also provides concrete examples of how to protect yourself by using common sense. It's no longer enough to he aware of your surroundings, your companions and keeping yourself out of potentially dangerous situations. Information is the key to protecting yourself against the misuse of these drugs. 16 minutes FDJ10381  

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Suicide: Dead Is Forever -Viewers will take a tour through a ceme tery, stopping at the graves of teens who have committed suicide. We'll see their lives through flashbacks and the reasons they died. Then we'll hear from survivors, those who have been affected by suicide and learn about risk factors, statistics and warning signs. Using an unusual dramatic approach, we hope to provide an overview of suicide and its impact on friends and family members; and to discuss warning signals and avenues of help. A thoughtful and timely subject in any educational setting. 17 minutes FDJ11003  

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Truce: Conflict Resolution - When conflict escalates into violence, everyone loses. Since it's impossible to eliminate conflict from our lives, we need to find a way to resolve it. This video provides viewers with a series of problem-solving steps to settle misunderstandings peacefully. Teens will learn that resolving conflict isn't about winning, losing or competing; it's about having respect for others and learning to cooperate rather than instigate. 17 minutes FDJ26684  

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Hills And Valleys:Teen Depression - Don't feel like biking. ..lost interest in following your favorite pro basketball team...even your friends don't seem fun anymore? You may be depressed, a normal feeling that happens to everyone once in a while. In this timely video we'll talk about symptoms of depression. When you're feeling "down", what can you do for yourself or someone you know? What is normal and how long should feelings of depression last? There can be a fine line between normal depression and clinical depression, which requires professional intervention. This is an important distinction for all young people to understand. But most important, help students recognize and react appropriately to life's ups and downs. 16 minutes FDJ11004

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Resiliency .Beating The Odds - Poverty, abuse, drug dependency, alcoholism, disabilities situations that cripple body, mind and spirit. Yet, there are those who rise above their difficulties and actually thrive..becoming productive members of society. This new program focuses on resiliency. that elusive quality found within everyone to overcome what appear to be impossible situations and events. Viewers will learn to identify what personality traits are associated with being a resilient person and how to nurture those qualities within themselves to become successful survivors, in spite of extreme disadvantages. 19 minutes FDJ10966

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Red Flags: Avoiding Abusive Relationships -Time out! There's a flag on the play! This exciting video features the Love Referee as an expert on avoiding abusive relationships. His red flag system for spotting trouble dating issues is an easy way to remember and avoid them in the future. Dating is a natural part of growing up and preparing for adult relationships. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and to feel safe on a date. This program will cover issues like manipulative and controlling behavior, lying, people with problem lifestyles, physical abuse, obsessive behavior and sexual pressure. The Love Referee shows some dramatic footage with relevant examples of these problems, and encourages people involved in bad relationships to get out - they deserve better!Winner 1st Place (National Council On Family Relations) and received Healthy Living Award (What's New Awards) 20 minutes. FDJ10786

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Cage The Rage: Handling Your Anger - Because we cannot escape all conflict in life, we must learn how to manage the frustration that arises in a conflict situation. Viewers will discover a plan for dealing with conflicts in a way that leads toward a positive resolution, instead of chaos, and promotes an attitude of self-control and self-responsibility. Grades 7-12. Winner of the Bronze Apple (National Education Media Network) and received The Awards Portfolio (What's New Awards and an Honorable Mention (National Council On Family Relations).18 minutes FDJ11008

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Star Of My Show: Circus Of Self-Esteem - Viewers will learn how to become the star of their own show by stopping self-doubt and misplaced criticism - behaviors that lead to missed opportunities. instead, focus on appreciating yourself, being accountable for your choices, and acting responsibly within your value system; exercise the power within you to choose how you feel about yourself, what you do with your life, and what influence others' opinions and attitudes will have on you; then CHANGE your attitude, expectations, actions. If necessary, learn new skills such as positive self-talk, assertiveness techniques, and goal-setting. A must-see for everyone who wants to like themselves better and enjoy life more. Grades 7-12. 15 minutes 2643-MG1 

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Confronting Date Rape: The Girls Room - This hard-hitting program deals realistically with the topic of date rape by examining the relationship between four high school friends whose lives have been affected by an incident that happened to one of them in the past. Each morning before school, the girls meet to discuss their lives, their loves, and their feelings. As the school year progresses, the girls wrestle with the emotional mood swings resulting from the devastation of being victimized by someone who was supposed to have been a friend. Did she lead him on? Was it okay since they had been dating for a while? She said no but was that enough? The final portion of the program cQntains interviews with rape crisis counselors and psychologists who examine the causes of date rape and the long- and short-term psychological consequences. This insightful program explains that this is a crime of anger, power and control.. .not sex. Presents strategies for preventing date rape and also provides some great discussion starters for life skills classes or counseling sessions. 45 minutes CCPO398V-MG1

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Date Rape: Behind Closed Doors - This eye opening video defines rape and elaborates on the fact that rape is a crime of violence, not a crime of passion. The specific issues surrounding acquaintance rape are explored. Interviews with rape crisis counselors and rape victims provide a unique perspective on this crime of anger, power, and control. Viewers learn specific actions they can take to avoid becoming the victim of date rape along with coping strategies should it happen to them or someone they know. Viewers learn how to deal with the fear that no one will believe them, feelings of guilt, and the many "should have's" and "shouldn't have's" which are often associated with date rape. This fast-paced and informative program discusses the serious consequences of rape, presents strategies for possible prevention, and offers specific advice and comfort for people who have been victimized. 46 minutes CCP0151V-MG1

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Communicate! Skills for School, Business and Everyday Life - Whether you are communicating in a business environment on or a personal level, your communication skills greatly affect your success and impact on other people. This up-to-date CD-ROM introduces communication skills by teaching how the communication, process works. In Oral Communications, you will learn: the benefits of identifying your personal communication style; how to uncover the purpose of your conversation; and the importance of considering the knowledge of the receiver before sending your message. Written Communications demonstrates the importance of understanding the purpose of the material you are writing and its intended audience. This section covers grammar and style in addition to showing users how to write materials that are commonly produced using today's technologies such as business e-mail, faxes, memos, letters, and more. Users learn about the effects of pictures, charts, tables, cartoon, signs and other types of visuals in Using Images in Communications. How to do research using the World Wide Web, CD-OMs and written materials is covered in Reading and Responding to Writing Materials. This comprehensive CD-ROM also tracks your progress so you can complete the program at your leisure and return to reference specific topics and information. CCP0463W-MG1  

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Understanding Prejudice: Gripes and Common Ground - This thought provoking program discusses the nature of prejudice and the effect it has on individuals and society as a whole. Understanding Prejudice focuses on questions concerning prejudice: Where does it come from? Why does it exist? Where are we as a society headed? The program begins with a historical overview, and defines key terms such as prejudice, discrimination, and bigotry. Interviews provide insight into different kinds of prejudices and stereotypes. Some of the topics discussed include multi-culturalism, homosexuality, "politically correct" language, the role of the media, and religion. Students hear first-hand various opinions about prejudice, personal experiences of discrimination, as well as successful approaches to promoting tolerance. This video serves as a tool to provoke thought, discussion, and understanding of crucial issues that affect us all. 50 minutes CCP0224V-MG1

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Conflict Resolution Series: Breaking the Barriers of Violence -American teenagers confront violence every single day. It plagues their school-yards and pervades their streets. Some are bullied or raped, others become victims of hate crimes, and some choose to live a violent lifestyle and join gangs. This documentary style series identifies the types of violence affecting teenagers, documents their feelings and actions, and provides insight on ways to prevent violence from happening in the first place.
Understanding Violence - This program defines the types of violence that affect teenagers. Gender and ethnically diverse teens narrate their own stories of how violence affected and changed their lives. The stories are complemented by advice from experts who explain where violent behavior stems from and how to detect the warning signs. CCP0474V-MG1

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Taking Action Against Violence - Culturally diverse teens tell us about their experiences with violence as well as how they responded. This gives real teenagers the opportunity to explain why they made the choices they did and define the ways in which violence forever changed their lives. Experts also discuss the best ways of dealing with teenage violence, whether perpetrator or victim. CCPO475V-MG1

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Preventing Violence - This program focuses on the prevention of violence, and is primarily expert oriented. The experts offer young people advice on how to protect themselves, suggest alternatives to violent lifestyles, and detail the warning signs of violence. The teenager's stories are added to this important information so they can reveal what they have learned from their violent experiences and share the teen perspective on prevention. CCPO476V-MG1

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Friendship... Put It To The Test - Sleepovers, camping trips, phone calls, and hanging out - all part of friends being friends. It's hard to imagine growing up without friends, but how do we manage to find those individuals? Why can some kids hook up in kindergarten and stay together all through school while others go through friends like used Kleenex? Viewers will learn the basics of choosing friends as they follow new student Sara in her search for friends. Using vignettes and actual student interviews, we'll discover the elements of a healthy friendship as well as those negative qualities that can spell trouble. Choosing good friends who share your values and beliefs, may be one of life's most important, yet least understood truths. 13 minutes 2034-MG1

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Attitude Alert - Ever known someone with a chip on his/her shoulder the size of Texas? Or who can't get along with anyone? What about the person who makes themselves and everyone around them unhappy? It may all he in the attitude! This new video explores the belief that a person's attitude, whether at home, school or in the community, has tremendous influence on one's actions. Not only does our attitude influence our behavior, but how others perceive us. Changing our attitudes can improve relationships in all areas of our lives - it's up to us. In the video we meet some middle school students who decide to start a school-wide advice column. As problems come pouring in, they notice an interesting phenomenon - many of the conflicts erupted because of the student's attitude. In before and after scenes, students will see that by changing their attitude, they can change an unhappy circumstance. A good way to help viewers grasp some important truths.. 14 minutes 2033-MG1

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Dealing With Peer Pressure - The friendships that are formed during adolescence provide teenagers with some (if their fondest memories. Friendships can also influence individuals to do things that they normally wouldn't do. Actions that all too often have negative and far-reaching consequences. This informative video utilizes testimonials from students to examine the topic of adolescent peer pressure. It begins by focusing on the detrimental effects that occur by doing something only to be part of the crowd, losing self-control to the group, personal value conflicts, and being judged by the actions of the group. Positive self-esteem and persona] decision-making are emphasized as effective methods for dealing with negative peer pressure. Students learn the importance of making their own decisions, setting positive goals that are also realistic, and weighing the consequences of hasty actions. They will also see that the positive feelings acquired by making the right decisions are far greater than the hurt associated with peer group rejection. This video is a must for teachers trying to guide students along the right path during their formidable years. Recommended. The material is presented in a way that teenagers can identify with. Video Librarian. 25 minutes CCP0009V-MG1

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Imposter! Unmasking Intolerance - Sometimes life seems a little like a costume party where everyone wears a different mask to fit the situation. Young people will discover that it's not easy to really know Someone, and the outside doesn't really tell you what a person's like on the inside. Our viewers will also be reminded that most individuals have the same basic needs and desires, and deserve to be treated with respect regardless of differing values, beliefs, and practices. When we feel positive about ourselves, we are more likely to he receptive to feelings and opinions different from our own. 15 minutes 2641-MG1

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Good Manners -Viewers re-examine what good manners are and look at situations where they can he practiced and applied in common living situations such as when making introductions, eating at home or in public and visiting public places. 8 minutes 2615-MG-1

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Student Workshop: All About Respect - This program looks at four major areas of respect: respect for others' feelings, for authority, for differences and self-respect. It helps students think critically about the role of respect in their lives, using a wide variety of scenarios and thought provoking discussion questions. (Includes 27 student handouts and teacher's guide in a 3-ring hinder.) 28 minutes SC2691-MG1

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The Fourth "R": Responsibility - Takes a new look at responsibility to help students explore what it means - including ethical choices that lead to responsible behavior. We follow the stories of 4 teens who are faced with dilemmas. In each situation, students must examine complex issues and decide not only the consequences, but determine where responsibility lies. The openended discussion format encourages viewers to react honestly as they try to come to grips with responsibility.24 minutes SC2717-MG1

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Accepting Responsibility: Confessions Of A Formerly Irresponsible Junior - An interesting format and a personable teen host make this program a great one for teaching the basics of responsibility to young people. Katie, the show's host, tells the viewer her own story of being irresponsible - little things like making her friends wait for her while she gets ready for school or not taking the garbage out, even though her mother asks her 23 times. She also shares her experience with being irresponsible in a bigger way -- not wearing adequate protection while rollerhlading - and the disastrous effect it had on her life. The broken leg Katie gets from her rollcrhlading accident keeps her laid up for quite a while and gives her a lot of time to think. With help from her friends (and a cool nurse at the hospital), Katie creates a formula for improving responsibility - Thought (T2) multiplied by Actions (A), divided by Time (t) equals Results (R). Katie's accident and this formula get her onto a responsible track, to the delight of her friends, her parents, and herself. 20 minutes 2639-MG1

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Sexual Harassment: News At Six - When a group of middle school students happens to see a local news story on sexual harassment, they decide to build a school project around this interesting hut often misunderstood topic. Using a video camera, they roam the halls of their school and discover, to their amazement, that sexual harassment is alive and well, even in the middle school. Through tasteful dramatizations, some very real issues arc explored including a working definition of sexual harassment and some clear examples designed to relate to viewers. This is an excellent introduction to a difficult topic. At various points in the video, viewers are asked to stop the tape and discuss specific questions relating to information they have just seen. They will see an example of sexual harassment and decide if it's true, what's wrong with the behavior and how the individuals might have done things differently. By the end of the video, our students have gained a much better understanding of this uncomfortable issue...and so will yours. 14 minutes 2646-MG1

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Relationship Series of Videos
Is it Love or Is it Gross? ..Is it... Sexual Harrasment? 26 minutes 2627-MG1

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When Date Becomes Rape. 26 minutes 2628-MG1

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AIDS: Hitting Home. 19 minutes 2629-MG1

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Intimacy At Risk: STD's. 13 minuts 2504-MG1

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Relationship Series of 4 2516Set

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