Audience: High school students. Explores some of the issues facing young men today as they struggle to define themselves amidst the flood of media-tenerated images of male physical perfection. Young patients grapple with problems such as steroid abuse, eating disorders, exercise addiction.
A documentary in which six heroin addicts in recovery share their experiences with the filmmaker. The reasons they started using heroin, the effects of the drug, the difficulties in quitting. SOME EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. Audience: Senior secondary, university, professional training
Anyone who comes into contact with the public may face various types of disruptive behavior: threats, crying, yelling, sexual harassment, destruction of property, assault or other conduct that could pose a threat to physical safety. Cooling Out will help you learn to manage these types of situations.
Summary: A socio-drama that underlines the message that prevention begins at home and that parents have a role to play by helping children develop positive self-esteem, decision-making skills, and the ability to cope with peer pressure
Aimed at intermediate students (grades 6-7). Discusses advertising of tobacco and alcohol, peer pressure, and how kids are influenced by the examples set by adults. Also discusses the "steps of addiction": occasional use, habitual use, dependence, addiction.
Flipping the world is a half-hour film inspired by Through a blue lens, and was created for a younger audience. Seven Vancouver high school students investigate drug addiction as they talk to police officers and watch video clips from Through a blue lens. The teens also talk to recovered addicts and people still struggling with a drug habit. The culturally diverse group of teenagers voice a range of opinions about addiction that evolve as they learn more about the tragedy of drug abuse. A user' guide is printed on the videojacket.
Based in Vancouver, BC, this video chronicles 17 turbulent months in the lives of four middle class families whose children have become addicted to hard drugs. The parents and their teens are interviewed to hear and see the struggles involved in trying to overcome the addictions -- detox centres, methadone treatment, support groups for parents, attempts to change public policy.
"Quality documentaries that inform & enlighten" - Container
This video details the lives of eight parents who have experienced mental illness while raising a family. Most of these parents have faced enormous obstacles from homelessness, addictions, legal difficulties and hospitalizations yet have maintained a positive and loving relationship with their children. The video discusses the problems these adults face as people with mental illness and as parents who feel stigmatized by social, legal and familial systems. The people profiled in the video discuss how their illnesses have affected their ability to parent, and describe their commitment to rebuilding their most important relationships
Part of A toolkit for counsellors: helping children whose parents have a mental illness, produced by the Justice Institute of British Columbia for the Vancouver Community Mental Health Service
A Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Nurses, designer, evaluator and 2 clients describe the early intervention program designed by Capital Health in collaboration with Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. A program to help assess drinking habits for people whose use of alcohol is starting to cause problems in their lives.