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Toxins In Cosmetics / Educational Video
 
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Toxins In Cosmetics / Educational Video. News Report of Toxic make up on the market. Creative Commons license: Public Domain Recently, leading cosmetic companies including Avon, Estee Lauder, and Revlon embarked on a campaign to distribute pink ribbons, which are intended to highlight the need to support the fight against breast cancer. The response of leading activist organization Breast Cancer Action Network was swift and sure. They condemned the campaign as a marketing gimmick and the companies as hypocritical. Why? Because the very cosmetic and personal care products these and many other companies make are loaded with compounds believed to cause cancer. It is hard to believe, but its a fact that experts say is becoming increasingly clear: most mainstream cosmetic and personal care products contain at least one hazardous chemical compound, and many contain far more than that. By various estimates, there are between about 5,000 and 10,000 ingredients currently being used in everything from eyeliner and lipstick to shampoos and deodorants. While many are thought to be perfectly safe, many are not. The National Institute of Occupational Safety, for example, has identified almost 900 personal care chemicals that are toxic in one way or another. Some cause cancer. Others cause hormone disruption. Some are neurotoxins. And still others can cause organ damage. In Europe, some 400 of these dangerous materials have been banned from consumer products. In the U.S., were not so protected. The presence of chemical ingredients in make-up and personal care products is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately, under current law, the raw ingredients used in such products arent subject to any kind of safety review or approval process before theyre used, and manufacturers arent legally obligated to submit safety data on their product formulas. Only after injuries and problems are reported by the public will investigations begin, and even then its a long way from there to any governmental action that might ban or restrict the compound at fault. Investigations of the primary hazards that the cosmetic ingredients represent rarely, if ever, occur. Thats because the conditions these ingredients are believed to cause are not immediately apparent. Instead, they take a long time to develop. Unlike a rash or irritation that appears soon after a product is used and disappears soon after that use is stopped, the most problematic illnesses and disorders believed to be caused by the ingredients in personal care products typically take years to manifest themselves. Things like cancer and hormonal disruption dont appear overnight, but only after many years. As such, though we may have excellent reason to strongly suspect cosmetic ingredients as the cause of such maladies, that link is difficult to prove because no clear cause and effect relationship between the products and the disease can be definitively shown to exist. Too much time has passed between the exposure and the end result, or, alternatively, too many years are needed for low doses of a given chemical to do their dirty work. Thus, the public and scientists have great difficulty in demonstrating a direct connection between personal care chemicals and serious long-term illness, and even greater difficulty getting the FDA to investigate. They may have solid lab results indicating that carcinogenic activity can be caused by a given chemical, but they have no real-world proof. Compounding this problem is the fact that manufacturers themselves are not required to report cosmetics-related problems to the government. In the case of cosmetics and personal care products, this is a particularly alarming state of affairs because the very nature of this family of products demands that they be used almost daily and applied directly to the skin. Skin is the largest organ in the human body, and one of its most remarkable. A breathing layer of protection between ourselves and the world, it grows up and out in layers that replace themselves every 52 to 75 days. The average adult, in fact, sheds about 40 pounds of skin over the course of a lifetime, and typically carries around 21 square feet of it, weighing 7 pounds and containing 300 million individual cells. Each square inch of skin has roughly 10 hairs, 15 oil glands, 72 feet of nerve fiber, 100 sweat glands, and over 3 feet of blood vessels, which make our skin very absorbent and cause the things we put on it become quickly absorbed into our bodies. When it comes to traditional personal care and make-up products, this can be quite hazardous to our health. Parabens, for example, are chemical preservatives that have been found to mimic estrogen and alter the bodys delicate hormonal balance. Another class of compounds commonly found in such products is phthalates, which have been linked to breast cancer.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
 
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Based on themes arising from real life interviews, TOUCH WOOD looks at the nature of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The action takes place over one night where we see a man preparing for bed. However instead of falling asleep he spends the time checking and rechecking lights, doors and clocks, obsessively securing the house for his night's rest. Stylistically the animation highlights the divide between the character and his attempt to control his increasingly malevolent environment. The film explores the uneasy balance between the man's desire to control his life and the compulsions that try to possess him. Director: Vivienne Jones Producer: Orly Yadin & Gillian Lacey. Production Company: Halo Productions. Contact Information: orly@yadinproductions.com. Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety. Signs & Symptoms People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. They may be obsessed with germs or dirt, and wash their hands over and over. They may be filled with doubt and feel the need to check things repeatedly. Treatment Effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with OCD and other anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. Getting Help: Locate Services Locate mental health services in your area, affordable healthcare, NIMH clinical trials, and listings of professionals and organizations. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Information and Organizations from NLM's MedlinePlus (en Español) Some mental illnesses also carry an increased risk for suicide.
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Body Image, Self-Esteem And Self-Concept / Video
 
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How Body Image Impacts Self-Esteem And Self-Concept. Courtesy of www.timelytv.com. The effects of body image on self-esteem can be especially powerful during the teenage years. Although it's perfectly normal to have negative thoughts and feelings towards your self once in a while, finding ways to be positive is the key to building a healthy body image and good self-esteem. What is body image? Body image is based on your thoughts and feelings about the way your body looks. Sometimes the way you think other people are judging your appearance can influence your body image. Poor body image comes from negative thoughts and feelings about your appearance, and a healthy body image is made up of thoughts and feelings that are positive. Body image is a major factor in self-esteem; which is the way you think and feel about yourself as a person. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem relates to how much you like yourself, and how you recognize or appreciate your individual character, qualities, skills, and accomplishments. Like body image, self-esteem can also be based on how you think other people look at you as a person. People who have low self-esteem may not always feel confident about themselves or how they look. It is often hard for them to see that they are an important and capable person. People with good self-esteem often have a positive and confident attitude about their body and mind, and can recognize their strengths as well as personal value and worth. Why is good self-esteem important? Good self-esteem is important for everyone because it helps you keep a positive outlook on life and makes you feel proud of the person you are, both inside and out. Most teens with good self-esteem find life much more enjoyable. They tend to have better relationships with peers and adults, find it easier to deal with mistakes or disappointments, and are more likely to stick with a task until they succeed. Is there anything I can do if my self esteem is low? Yes! If you feel frustrated or too annoyed or upset to talk, try going for a walk or a run, listen to music, or do a favorite activity with someone you enjoy being with. Sometimes expressing how you feel can actually be more helpful than keeping feelings to yourself. Talk with a close friend or relative who you trust and who can offer encouragement and support. It can also be comforting to talk with other teens that may be going through similar experiences. Remember, everyone has had the experience of feeling badly about something! If you are feeling very sad and discouraged most of the time, and can't seem to find ways to feel better about yourself, it is important to contact your health care provider or counselor. They can help you to find ways to cope. What can I do to build self-confidence in the way I look? There are many ways to help boost self-confidence such as finding a flattering outfit to wear, getting a new hairstyle, or simply eating nutritious foods and exercising. One of the best ways to feel good about your body is to work on having a healthy one! You may not always have control over your appearance, but you do have the power to keep a positive attitude towards yourself. What are some ways to keep a positive attitude? A positive attitude can come by defining an identity for yourself that is not based on looks or negative things other people may say.
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / Educational Video
 
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning material containing carbon. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause brain damage and death. You can't see it, smell it, or taste it; but carbon monoxide can kill you. Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. This odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas is known as the "Silent Killer." The Centers for Disease Control estimates that carbon monoxide poisoning claims nearly 500 lives, and causes more than 15,000 visits to hospital emergency departments annually. Carbon monoxide is produced by common household appliances. When not properly ventilated, carbon monoxide emitted by these appliances can build up. Early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue, are often mistaken for the flu because the deadly gas goes undetected in a home. Prolonged exposure can lead to brain damage and even death. Carbon monoxide is formed when organic compounds burn. The most common sources are motor vehicle exhaust, smoke from fires, engine fumes, and nonelectric heaters. Carbon monoxide poisoning is often associated with malfunctioning or obstructed exhaust systems and with suicide attempts. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs after the inhalation of carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a product of combustion of organic matter under conditions of restricted oxygen supply, which prevents complete oxidation to carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating, making it difficult for people to detect. Carbon monoxide is a significantly toxic gas, and CO poisoning is the most common type of fatal poisoning in many countries. Symptoms of mild poisoning include headaches, vertigo, and flu-like effects; larger exposures can lead to significant toxicity of the central nervous system, heart and even death. Following poisoning, long-term sequelae often occur. Carbon monoxide can also have severe effects on the fetus of a pregnant woman. The mechanisms by which carbon monoxide produces toxic effects are not yet fully understood, but hemoglobin, myoglobin, and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase are thought to be compromised. Treatment largely consists of administering 100% oxygen or hyperbaric oxygen therapy, although the optimum treatment remains controversial. Domestic carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented by early detection with the use of household carbon monoxide detectors.
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Violence, Abuse & Neglect in the California Youth Authority
 
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The film, "System Failure: Violence, Abuse and Neglect in the California Youth Authority" (2004); Human rights video group, Witness, documents the systemic failures of Califorinia's youth "justice" agency, the California Youth Authority (CYA), and the movement to change it. The video portrays the rehabilitation facililies of the system as "warehouses of abuse and neglect" citing a series of reports which "... revealed horrific conditions, including 23 hour a day solitary confinement and extreme levels of violence, sexual assault, guard abuse, and medical, educational, and mental health care neglect."; Contact Information: http://www.witness.org/jsrightsalert.html?cya+story1; Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs;
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Grooming Essentials For Women / Educational Video
 
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Excerpt from the public domain video, "Good Grooming For Girls (1956)", courtesy of Prelinger Archives.
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Growing Old - Coping With Problems Of Isolation And Abandonment / Video
 
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The White House Conference on Aging; U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; After Autumn; A12833VNB1, 1968; A day in the life of an 82 year-old farmer, living alone in a rural area, coping with problems of isolation and abandonment. Producer: White House Conference on Aging; Creative Commons license: Public Domain.
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Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Young Girls / PSA Video
 
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Young girls talk about body image and self esteem. Dove's message: Things won't change until we change them. The Dove Self-Esteem Fund. Whether it's models that wear a size 2 or movie stars with exceptional curves, beauty pressures are everywhere. And when young girls find it hard to keep up, low self-esteem can take over and lead to introversion, a withdrawal from normal life, and a waste of potential. For example, a recent survey in the United Kingdom indicated that 6 out of 10 girls thought they'd "be happier if they were thinner." Low self-esteem leads to introversion, a withdrawal from normal life and a waste of potential. For too long, beauty has been defined by narrow, stifling stereotypes. Women have told us it's time to change all that. Dove agrees. We believe real beauty comes in many shapes, sizes and ages. That is why Dove is launching the Campaign for Real Beauty. Dove's global Campaign for Real Beauty aims to change the status quo and offer in its place a broader, healthier, more democratic view of beauty. A view of beauty that all women can own and enjoy everyday. Over 50% of women say their body disgusts them (Dove Internal Study, 2002). The body fat of models and actresses portrayed in the media is at least 10% less than that of healthy women (British Medical Association, 2000) 6 out of 10 girls think they'd "be happier if they were thinner" (UK Teen Body Image Survey, January 2004) While only 19% of teenage girls are "overweight," 67% think they "need to lose weight" (UK Teen Body Image Survey, January 2004). Stereotypically "perfect" beauty imagery affects some girl's (and some women's) perceptions of themselves. Dr. Susie Orbach (psychotherapist, London School of Economics) has discovered that spending just three minutes looking at fashion magazines lowers the self-esteem of 80% of women. We can help girls to put "perfect" images of beauty into perspective. Let's face it, most of us are never going to look like the models we see in the media. But when we look at images in magazines and on the big screen, it's all too easy to forget the number of tricks that have been used to create them. But a small army of retouchers, camera operators, lighting technicians and props managers have created these artificial images. Let's show girls the reality behind the imagery! Producer: CQ. Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.
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Developing Social Manners / Educational Training Video
 
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Social Courtesy (1951). Dramatic film offering instruction in basic social graces. Producer: Coronet Instructional Films. Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Presents information on specific social graces and shows how to make them a natural part of daily activities. Illustrates that getting along in social groups merely requires the use of everyday courtesy. The first thing people notice about other people is the way they look. And whether we like it or not, how you look makes an impression on people. But you can use this knowledge to your advantage. If you look neat and clean, people will feel as though you're the kind of person who makes an effort. A nice appearance shows that you value yourself and what other people think of you. Putting forth a nice appearance doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money on clothes or accessories. Someone can look slovenly and messy in an expensive suit if they don't brush their hair or clean their clothes. Someone else can appear put together in a old shirt and slacks that have been cleaned and pressed. Showing that you take care over your appearance is more important than what you wear or how expensive your hair cut is. In addition to taking care over your appearance, it's also important to consider if your appearance is appropriate for the situation. You may look lovely in your party clothes or feel confident in your business suit, but these would look out of place in a more casual setting such as at a picnic or at the movies. It's important to be comfortable in what you're wearing, but you also want to fit in (within reason!) with what other people will be wearing. Wear what suits both you and the situation best: jeans and t-shirts are fine for friends and the movies; a nice shirt and slacks or suit is more appropriate for work; party clothes should be saved for parties or fancy occasions. The same goes for accessories and make up: glitter eye shadow and elaborate hair might be fun after work, but look odd for a business meeting; you may feel most comfortable lounging in sneakers and a baseball cap, but not at a fancy restaurant or party. Think about what the majority of people will be wearing in the situation and wear something that fits in and makes you feel comfortable. Respecting other people means you also respect their wishes. If someone tells you a secret or asks you to keep something in confidence, you should. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, it's fine to say that you don't feel comfortable keeping secrets -- just be sure to do this before the person shares their secret with you. There are some very rare exceptions to this rule: if you find out that someone is being hurt or is in danger and they are afraid to tell anyone, you should encourage them not to keep their secret. If that person is too afraid to talk, you may want to ask an expert (such as a doctor, therapist, or policeman) for their advice - you don't have to give away your friend's secret, but they may be able to help.
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Fighting Depression / Documentary Video
 
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Fighting Depression; National Institutes of Health.. A 4 minute video, produced by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), features a first person narrative describing one person's experience with depression, and depicts people of various ages dealing with the different symptoms of the illness. Producer: National Institutes of Health; Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal
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Obama Won't Help Half-Brother George Who Lives In Poverty - Redistribution Of The Wealth? / Video
 
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Courtesy of CNN. Obama half-brother George. Barack Obama's half-brother, George Obama, lives in Kenya. Barack Obama does not have a relationship with or speak to his half-brother. Neighbors feel Barack Obama should visit brother and see how he lives. They feel he should help him improve his way of life. Obama has known about his brother for a long time. Obama promises to take care of those who are less fortunate with big government but the hypocrisy is clear. If this is how he takes care of his family, what will it be like when we are forced into his big government "family" or McCain's big government "family"? Barack Obama says he wants to take more money from the "rich" to make the tax code "fair," but he won't give one dime to his own half-brother who lives in abject poverty. Barack Obama claims he wants to help all Americans, but he will not even help his half-brother. George Obama, whose birth certificate shows that he is Barack Obama's half-brother, lives in a small house in Huruma that he shares with his mother's extended family, far away from the presidential campaign circus. In his memoir, "Dreams for my Father," the Democratic presidential candidate describes meeting George as a "painful affair." Barack Obama's trip to Kenya meant meeting family he had never known. In the book, which is popular in Nairobi and can be found in almost any supermarket, Obama looks back at his personal story and his struggles to reconcile with a Kenyan father who left him and his mother when he was just a child. Barack Obama Sr. died in a car accident when George was just 6 months old. And like his half-brother, George hardly knew his father. George was his father's last child and had not been aware of his famous half-brother. "I think I wanted to learn about my father the same way he did," George Obama told me about why he read the book. "He came here searching for his roots, and I was also trying to find my roots." Watch George Obama talk about meeting his half-brother for the first time. Unlike his grandmother in Kogela, in Western Kenya, George Obama had received little attention from the media. But reports surfaced in the past few days, springing from an Italian Vanity Fair article saying George Obama is living in a shack and "earning less than a dollar a day." The reports left him angry. "I was brought up well. I live well even now," he said. "The magazines, they have exaggerated everything. "I think I kind of like it here. There are some challenges, but maybe it is just like where you come from, there are the same challenges," Obama said. Obama, who is in his mid-20s, is learning to become a mechanic and is active in youth groups in Huruma. He said he tries to help the community as much as he can. At least one of his neighbors feels that perhaps the candidate should help the brother. "I would like Obama to visit his brother to see how he is living, to improve his way of life," said Emelda Negei, who runs a small dispensary near Obama's house.
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Faces of Meth Before And After Mug Shots - Educational Video
 
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Faces of Meth Before And After Mug Shots - Educational Video. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Disclaimer for Use of Faces of Meth™ Mug Shots and Materials. The materials provided through with these 300 DPI Faces of Meth™ images are protected by copyright, 17 USC §101 et seq., and are the exclusive property of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Multnomah County, Oregon ("owner"). In requesting and/or downloading these materials you accept the terms of a limited license to use the materials for educational purposes only. Under no circumstances may you reproduce the materials, alter these materials, distribute copies of the materials to external sources, display this work for non-educational purposes, or use this work for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without the explicit written permission of the owner. Use of this work to advertise for services or programs is not considered an educational use. Failure to abide by this license may result in legal action. For questions on use of the Faces of Meth™ Mug Shots and Materials please contact the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office at 503.988.4300 or visit www.mcso.us. MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 501 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD., SUITE 350 PORTLAND, OR 97214 Exemplary service for a safe, livable community BERNIE GIUSTO SHERIFF 503 988-4300 PHONE 503 988-4500 TTY www.sheriff-mcso.org Photos used with permission.
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Meth Mouth Video - The Effects of Methamphetamines on Teeth
 
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The Effects of Methamphetamines on Dental Hygiene. Public domain video and Public Service Announcement (PSA) by the American Dental Association. Meth Mouth Video. December 7, 2006. Methamphetamine use affects many parts of the body and the mouth is no exception. In fact, most dental professionals are using the term meth mouth to describe the devastating effects of methamphetamine use on the mouth and teeth. Many dentists contribute the rapid deterioration of a meth user's teeth to these factors: Meth use causes dry mouth, which leads to rapid decay. Meth users tend to grind and / or clench their teeth. Meth users tend to experience cravings for sugary carbonated beverages. The acidic makeup of the drug, which can include battery acid, lantern fuel, antifreeze and other toxic substances. Poor oral hygiene habits of a meth user. This two minute video about meth mouth, provided by the American Dental Association, includes dental professionals as well as current and former meth users discussing the effects of this this dangerous and highly addictive drug on the mouth and teeth. The Effects of Methamphetamines on Teeth. Meth mouth is an informal name for advanced tooth decay attributed to heavy methamphetamine use. According to the American Dental Association, meth mouth "is probably caused by a combination of drug-induced psychological and physiological changes resulting in xerostomia (dry mouth), extended periods of poor oral hygiene, frequent consumption of high calorie, carbonated beverages and tooth grinding and clenching." Characteristics include: xerostomia (dry mouth): Methamphetamine use may decrease the production of saliva. A lack of saliva's natural protective effects directly leads to increased tooth decay, particularly at the gumline. Many users also smoke tobacco or consume highly sugared soft drinks, worsening the problem. Cracked teeth: Methamphetamine induces clenching and grinding of the teeth, leading to wear or cracks. Neglect of oral hygiene: This is likely among the most important causes of poor oral health among methamphetamine users. After a prolonged binge, users may sleep for a day or more with their mouths open, exacerbating the problems of poor saliva supply. Meth mouth is "difficult to distinguish" from a simple case of poor oral hygiene. Dentists are advised to look for "unaccounted for and accelerated decay in teenagers and young adults" and "malnourished appearance in heavy users, because methamphetamine acts as an appetite suppressant." Contrary to a number of media reports, meth mouth's contributing causes do not include a "corrosive", "acidic", or "caustic" effect of the drug itself on tooth enamel or gum tissue. Jack Shafer of Slate magazine has written a series of articles disputing the role of "chemical" or "contaminant" factors in causing meth mouth. Despite the name "Meth" mouth, accelerated tooth decay can be caused by many other similar stimulants with similar actions like methamphetamine's related compounds amphetamine or dextroamphetamine.
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How Crime Affects People With Disabilities Video PSA Part 1
 
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Department of Justice; Office of Justice Programs; Office for Victims of Crimes; Meet Us Where We Are; NCJ 213366 - December 2002. This DVD (NCJ 213366) presents two popular award-winning videos, "Meet Us Where We Are" and "The Time Is Now," originally produced in December 2002 and no longer available in VHS form. "The Time Is Now" helps crime victim service providers reach out and serve people with disabilities. "Meet Us Where We Are," which presents first person accounts of how crime affects people with disabilities, educates disability service providers and people with disabilities about crime victims' rights and resources. Producer: Office for Victims of Crimes. Keywords: usdoj.gov. Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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How To Maintain Classroom Discipline - Good And Bad Methods Training Educational Video
 
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Maintaining Classroom Discipline (1947). Good and bad methods of disciplining inappropriate classsroom behavior. This was a very well made instructional movie for teachers. While there are new & different problems in the modern schools, the basic ideas of this film still holds. The opening messages are exactly what the best research on classroom behaviour tells us: 1. The vast majority of behaviour problems in the classrom involve minor breaches of discipline. 2. These incidents originate in the classroom situation itself and are within the control of the teacher. 3. Disciplinary problems in the classroom are symptoms of underlying weaknesses in total learning situation. BY CONTRASTING METHODS OF HANDLING THE SAME CLASS, TECHNIQUES ARE SHOWN FOR SECURING CLASS DISCIPLINE and STIMULATING THE INTEREST OF STUDENTS.Producer: McGraw-Hill Films; Creative Commons license: Public Domain.
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Gossip In The Office And Workplace / Educational Video
 
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Gossip In The Office And Workplace / Educational Video. Production Company: Calvin Company; Keywords: workplace politics. Gossip in the workplace is a form of social interaction between two or more co-workers in which speculation and opinion about other individuals becomes the topic of discussion. Gossip can usually be dismissed as idle chitchat, but if you're not careful, workplace gossip can turn into malicious behavior that can tear teams and departments apart. In a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive, more than 2,000 employees were asked to pick their biggest pet peeve. Sixty percent picked workplace gossip as their No. 1 annoyance. Some companies are taking drastic measures to ensure workplace gossip doesn't interfere with productivity and employee morale. Empower Public Relations, a Chicago PR firm, has taken steps to prevent workplace gossip by dubbing their workplace "a gossip-free zone." If anyone is caught engaging in small talk about another person that they wouldn't say to their face, they are immediately terminated. According to the CEO of Empower Public Relations, Sam Chapman recently said in an interview with CNN, "Gossip can ruin people's lives." A small not-so-pleasant observation made from one employee about another can blow up into a major firestorm of negative comments from co-workers about the employee, ultimately resulting in the employee establishing a bad reputation by no fault of their own. If the issue that was being talked about by other employees is immediately addressed, the problem that existed could have been resolved without jeopardizing the other person's career or reputation. Here are a few simple ways that can stop you from engaging in workplace gossip. Don't surround yourself with individuals who gossip. Don't be afraid to report the gossip to your superior. Do keep your personal life private. Do let any gossip you overhear end with you. Don't be afraid to let others know that it makes you uncomfortable to be a part of those types of conversations. Let's face it, it's human nature to want to engage in office conversations and often times, individuals enjoy the juicy details of potential drama in the workplace. But you must remember, a real person is involved and the potential damage you or fellow employees can create can be devastating. If you find yourself in the middle of a conversation that you think might be hurtful to the person you're talking about, try using these guidelines and eventually, your co-workers will start to realize that you don't want to participate in workplace gossip. A negative work environment is a less productive work environment. Gossip in the workplace can create an uncomfortable atmosphere for not only the person the gossip is about, but for everyone in the workplace. Gossip can often become likened to the old childhood game of "Telephone", where one person starts the spread of information, and by the time it reaches the last person, it has evolved and changed into something entirely different. Some bits of gossip may have truth to it, while other bits of information carried on the gossip relay may be false. Either way, gossip is a hurtful means of communication and should be avoided at all cost. Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Human Genome Project - Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications
 
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Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of the Human Genome Project. Discusses important ethical or societal issues of the Human Genome Project. Producer: NIH Contact Information: http://www.genome.gov/Pages/EducationKit/ Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
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What Home Buyers & Sellers Should Know About Radon Video PSA
 
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Breathing Easy: What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Radon. EPA 402-C-03-002. The video satisfies a long-standing need for a short visual educational tool on how to best include radon in residential real estate transactions. With a bit of light humor, the video covers the basics, including radon science, the lung cancer risk, home inspection, building a new home radon-resistant, testing and fixing a home, disclosure, state radon offices, hotline and web resources, and key radon numbers, e.g., EPA's action level and the U.S. indoor and outdoor averages. The primary audiences are home buyers and sellers, and real estate sales agents and brokers. Home inspectors, mortgage lenders, other real estate practitioners, and radon services providers will also find the video helpful. Single copies of the video are in VHS, CD, and DVD formats [ask for (EPA 402-V-02-003) (TRT 13.10)]. Producer: Environmental Protection Agency. epa.gov. Creative Commons license: Public Domain.
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Early Recognition Of Child Development Problems / Educational Video
 
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Recognizing Child Development Problems / Educational Video. Public domain video courtesy of CDC. It's time to change how we view a child's growth. Do you know all the ways you should measure your childs growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a developmental problem, even autism. The good news is, the earlier its recognized the more you can do to help your child reach her full potential. Early recognition of developmental disabilities such as autism is key for parents and providers. CDC realized the impact on families and invested in a campaign to help parents measure their children's progress by monitoring how they play, learn, speak and act. What is child development? A child's growth is more than just physical. Children grow, develop, and learn throughout their lives, starting at birth. A child's development can be followed by how they play, learn, speak, and behave. What is a developmental delay? Will my child just grow out of it? Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in playing, learning, speaking, behaving, and moving (crawling, walking, etc.). A developmental delay is when your child does not reach these milestones at the same time as other children the same age. If your child is not developing properly, there are things you can do that may help. Most of the time, a developmental problem is not something your child will "grow out of" on his or her own. But with help, your child could reach his or her full potential! What is developmental screening? Doctors and nurses use developmental screening to tell if children are learning basic skills when they should, or if they might have problems. Your child's doctor may ask you questions or talk and play with your child during an exam to see how he or she learns, speaks, behaves, and moves. Since there is no lab or blood test to tell if your child may have a delay, the developmental screening will help tell if your child needs to see a specialist. Why is developmental screening important? When a developmental delay is not recognized early, children must wait to get the help they need. This can make it hard for them to learn when they start school. In the United States, 17 percent of children have a developmental or behavioral disability such as autism, intellectual disability (also known as mental retardation), or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In addition, many children have delays in language or other areas. In addition, many children have delays in language or other areas. But, less than half of children with problems are identified before starting school. During this time, the child could have received help for these problems and may even have entered school more ready to learn. Talk to your child's doctor or nurse if you have concerns about how your child is developing. If you or your doctor think there could be a problem, you can take your child to see a developmental pediatrician or other specialist, and you can contact your local early intervention agency (for children under 3) or public school (for children 3 and older) for help. To find out who to speak to in your area, you can contact the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities by logging on to http://www.nichcy.org/ or calling 1-800-695-0285. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has links to information for families at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/resources/familyresources.htm. If there is a problem, it is very important to get your child help as soon as possible.
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Listen to My Story Communicating With Victims of Crime Video
 
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National Victim Assistance Academy: Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime (2005). Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. Office for Victims of Crime. National Victim Assistance Academy. Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime. NCJ 195655 - August 2005. Video Guide in PDF. Video Preview Transcript. Opening: The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime" appears above a pair of eyes; slide montage begins and slides read as follows: "Help Victims Regain Control" above two sets of clasping hands, "Listen with Compassion" below a woman's face, "Understand the Impact of Trauma" above a couple holding each other closely, "Need to Build Trust" below one person hugging another, "Be Aware of Communication Barriers" above a child's drawing of two faces labeled "Alegre?" and "Enojado?" Montage fades to black and then to female speaker. Female speaking to the camera: Over the past two decades, a number of studies have identified three factors that affect victim satisfaction and victim reconstruction of their lives following a crime; acknowledgment, respect, and information. These factors can validate victims' experiences and help them regain control. The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime" appears above a pair of eyes, then text on black screen. Office for Victims of Crime OVC "Putting Victims First". Producer: National Victim Assistance Academy. usdoj.gov. Creative Commons license: Public Domain.
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Immigration Through Ellis Island - Award Winning Documentary Video Film
 
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Island of Hope - Island of Tears; Charles Guggenheim; National Park Service; AVA15996VNB1 1992 (1989); From 1892-1954, Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Fascinating archival footage tells the moving story of families with dreams of opportunity, leaving their homes with what they could carry. CINE - Golden Eagle Award 1990; Columbus International Film and Video Festival - Chris Award 1990; Earthwatch; Institute Film Award - 1991; National; Educational Film & Video Festival - Bronze Apple 1991. Director: Charles Guggenheim; Producer: National Park Service; Creative Commons license: Public Domain; Credits; Uploaded by Public.Resource.Org under a joint venture with NTIS. Rebroadcast of "Island of Hope - Island of Tears" is made possible on the Internet by a grant from Joseph McFadden of Philadelphia. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. Here are the stories of those extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. Coming primarily from Southern and Eastern Europe, and from widely diverse backgrounds, the émigrés represented in this remarkable volume recount their adventures with dignity, wit, and unflagging honesty. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Through the years, this gateway to the new world was enlarged from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres by landfill supposedly obtained from the ballast of ships, excess earth from the construction of the New York City subway system and elsewhere. Before being designated as the site of one of the first Federal immigration station by President Benjamin Harrison in 1890, Ellis Island had a varied history. The local Indian tribes had called it "Kioshk" or Gull Island. Due to its rich and abundant oyster beds and plentiful and profitable shad runs, it was known as Oyster Island for many generations during the Dutch and English colonial periods. By the time Samuel Ellis became the island's private owner in the 1770's, the island had been called Kioshk, Oyster, Dyre, Bucking and Anderson's Island. In this way, Ellis Island developed from a sandy island that barely rose above the high tide mark, into a hanging site for pirates, a harbor fort, ammunition and ordinance depot named Fort Gibson, and finally into an immigration station. Despite the island's reputation as an "Island of Tears", the vast majority of immigrants were treated courteously and respectfully, and were free to begin their new lives in America after only a few short hours on Ellis Island. Only two percent of the arriving immigrants were excluded from entry. The two main reasons why an immigrant would be excluded were if a doctor diagnosed that the immigrant had a contagious disease that would endanger the public health or if a legal inspector thought the immigrant was likely to become a public charge or an illegal contract laborer. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson declared Ellis Island part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. Ellis Island was opened to the public on a limited basis between 1976 and 1984. Starting in 1984, Ellis Island underwent a major restoration, the largest historic restoration in U.S. history. The $160 million dollar project was funded by donations made to the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the National Park Service. The Main Building was reopened to the public on September 10, 1990 as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Today, the museum receives almost 2 million visitors annually. Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Down Syndrome - Ability Awareness PSA Video
 
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National Down Syndrome Society NDSS Regal Cinema PSA. Courtesy of National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). Down syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome. Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 733 babies is born with Down syndrome. There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States. Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels. The incidence of births of children with Down syndrome increases with the age of the mother. But due to higher fertility rates in younger women, 80 percent of children with Down syndrome are born to women under 35 years of age. People with Down syndrome have an increased risk for certain medical conditions such as congenital heart defects, respiratory and hearing problems, Alzheimer's disease, childhood leukemia, and thyroid conditions. Many of these conditions are now treatable, so most people with Down syndrome lead healthy lives. A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm. Every person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees or not at all. Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 in 1983 to 60 today. People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses. Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. Researchers are making great strides in identifying the genes on Chromosome 21 that cause the characteristics of Down syndrome. Many feel strongly that it will be possible to improve, correct or prevent many of the problems associated with Down syndrome in the future. Individuals with Down syndrome are becoming increasingly integrated into society and community organizations, such as school, health care systems, work forces, and social and recreational activities. Individuals with Down syndrome possess varying degrees of intellectual disabilities, from very mild to severe. Most people with Down syndrome have IQs in the mild to moderate range of intellectual disability. Due to advances in medical technology, individuals with Down syndrome are living longer than ever before. In 1910, children with Down syndrome were expected to survive to age nine. With the discovery of antibiotics, the average survival age increased to 19 or 20. Now, with recent advancements in clinical treatment, most particularly corrective heart surgeries, as many as 80 percent of adults with Down syndrome reach age 60, and many live even longer. In the United States, approximately 400,000 families have a child with Down syndrome, and about 5,000 babies with Down syndrome are born each year. More and more Americans will interact with individuals with this genetic condition, increasing the need for widespread public education and acceptance.
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Young, Black & Republican / Documentary Video
 
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Six young black Republicans are interviewed about when and why they joined the GOP, dealing with hostility based on prejudice and misconceptions, and attempt to dispell some myths about being a black Republican. Producer: Ben Abel-Bey. Keywords: black republicans; black conservatives; young republicans; young conservatives; race; politics; urban conservatism; misconceptions. Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States
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Universal Health Care - Should the USA Imitate UK? PSA Video
 
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Universal Health Care in the UK Explained - Educational Video. Charley has the workings of the National Health Service explained to him. NHS. National Health Service Act. National Health Service Scheme. This item is part of the collection: British Government Public Information Films. Director: Halas & Batchelor. Production Company: Halas & Batchelor. Keywords: National Health Service; NHS. Introduction to the British National Health Service. This is an excellent visual aid for anyone teaching modules on the early NHS in Britain. It's an entertaining cartoon that provides a thorough introduction to the orignal aims of the NHS. Universal health care is health care coverage which is extended to all citizens, and sometimes permanent residents, of a governmental region. Universal health care programs vary widely in their structure and funding mechanisms, particularly the degree to which they are publicly funded. Typically, most health care costs are met by the population via compulsory health insurance or taxation, or a combination of both. Universal health care systems require government involvement, typically in the forms of enacting legislation, mandates and regulation. In some cases, government involvement also includes directly managing the health care system, but many countries use mixed public-private systems to deliver universal health care. In the 1880s, most citizens in Germany became covered under the mandatory health care system championed by Otto von Bismarck. The National Health Service (NHS), established in the United Kingdom in 1948, was the world's first universal health care system provided by government. Universal health care is provided in most developed countries and in many developing countries. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not provide universal health care. Universal health care is a broad concept that has been implemented in several ways. The common denominator for all such programs is some form of government action aimed at extending access to health care as widely as possible. Most countries implement universal health care through legislation, regulation and taxation. Legislation and regulation direct what care must be provided, to whom, and on what basis. Usually some costs are borne by the patient but are subsidized by taxation and compensated to the patient by the government. Many programs utilize some form of compulsory insurance to accomplish this goal. Other programs are paid for entirely out of tax revenues and provide automatic coverage for every citizen or resident. Virtually all of Europe has publicly sponsored and regulated health care. Countries include Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Universal health care in most countries has been achieved by a mixed model of funding. General taxation revenue is the primary source of funding, but in many countries it is supplemented by specific levies (which may be charged to the individual and/or an employer) or with the option of private payments (either direct or via optional insurance) for services beyond that covered by the public system. Most all European systems are financed through a mix of public and private contributions. The majority of universal health care systems are funded primarily by tax revenue (e.g. Portugal). Some nations, such as Germany, France and Japan employ a multi-payer system in which health care is funded by private and public contributions. A distinction is also made between municipal and national healthcare funding. For example, one model is that the bulk of the healthcare is funded by the municipality, speciality healthcare is provided and possibly funded by a larger entity, such as a municipal co-operation board or the state, and the medications are paid by a state agency. Universal health care systems are modestly redistributive. Progressivity of health care financing has limited implications for overall income inequality.
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Islamic Supremacist Paid Obama's Law School / Dr. Khalid al-Mansour / Video
 
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Obama & His Islamic Supremacist Benefactor. In a videotaped interview this year on New Yorks all news cable channel NY1, a prominent African-American businessman and political figure made the curious disclosures about Obama. Percy Sutton, the former borough president of Manhattan, off-handedly revealed the unusual circumstances about his first encounter with the young Obama. I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him, Sutton told NY1 city hall reporter Dominic Carter. The friends name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas, Sutton said. He is the principal adviser to one of the worlds richest men. He told me about Obama. Sutton, the founder of Inner City Broadcasting, said al-Mansour contacted him to ask a favor: Would Sutton write a letter in support of Obamas application to Harvard Law School? He wrote to me about him, Sutton recalled. And his introduction was there is a young man that has applied to Harvard. I know that you have a few friends up there because you used to go up there to speak. Would you please write a letter in support of him? Sutton said he acted on his friend al-Mansours advice. I wrote a letter of support of him to my friends at Harvard, saying to them I thought there was a genius that was going to be available and I certainly hoped they would treat him kindly, Sutton told NY1. Sutton did not say why al-Mansour was helping Obama, how he discovered him, or from whom he was raising money on Obamas behalf. A Sutton aide told Newsmax that Sutton, 88, is ailing and is unlikely to do additional TV interviews in the near future. The aide could not provide additional comment for this story. As it turned out, Obama did attend Harvard Law School after graduating from Columbia University inNew York and doing a stint as a community organizer in Chicago. The New York Times described how transformative his Harvard experience became for the young Obama: He arrived there as an unknown, Afro-wearing community organizer who had spent years searching for his identity; by the time he left, he had his first national news media exposure, a book contract and a shot of confidence from running the most powerful legal journal in the country. The details of Obamas academic performance are well known: At Harvard, Obama rose to academic distinction becoming the editor of the Harvard Law Review and graduating magna cum laude. Less known are the reasons al-Mansour, an activist African-American Muslim, would be a key backer for a young man seeking to attend the most Ivy of the Ivy League law schools. I am not surprised to learn about this, said Niger Innis, spokesman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). It is clear that Barack Obamas ties to the left are familial, generational, and have lasted for several years. Although many Americans have never heard of Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour (his full name), he is well known within the black community as a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international deal-maker, an educator, and an outspoken enemy of Israel. A graduate of Howard University with a law degree from the University of California, al-Mansour sits on numerous corporate boards, including the Saudi African Bank and Chicago-based LaGray Chemical Co. LaGray, which was formed to do business in Africa, counts former Nigerian President General Abdusalam Abubakar on its advisory board.
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The Shopping Bag Lady by Bert Salzman - Award Winning Video
 
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The Shopping Bag Lady by Bert Salzman - Award Winning Video; Set In Manhattan's Central Park, this film is the poignant story of a teenage girl's encounter with a homeless old woman (movingly portrayed by distinguished actress Mildred Dunnock) who carries all her belongings around in shopping bags. This encounter eventually leads to the girl's understanding of the problems of aging and the dignity of all individuals, regardless of their place in society. AWARDS: Columbus Film Festival: "Golden Chris Award" and "President's Award " for "Best Film in Festival" Special Prize, International Year Of The Child, American Library Association. Notable children's films awards: American, Birmingham , Chicago and Columbus Film Festivals. Director: Bert Salzman; Producer: Bert Salzman; public domain video. Dear Friends, The " Bert Salzman collection of classic 16mm educational films have recently been saved from extinction and are now available for viewing on the Internet Archive. Link: http://www.archive.org/search.php?que... The films originally made in the early 1970's as human values films for social study classes include the (Academy Award winner Angel And Big Joe and Geronimo Jones (which premiered at the famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City). In his films Bert Salzman tries to instill hope and love into the hearts of young people. His message always was: "Have hope, go deep into your self; You are more than you think you are!". The Internet Academic Archive is now hosting all of the Bert Salzman Collection and links to the entire collection can be found below. If you enjoy these films please forward this letter to your friends especially educators. From the beginning It has always been Bert's dream, his goal- that his films find their way into every school in this very troubled world and perhaps change it for the better-even in a small way. Bert thanks you in advance for your help in achieving this goal. Origin Of films: *** The early to mid-1970s were truly heady times for the educational film world. Fueled by the Johnson administration's "Great Society" philosophy, educational programs embraced themes of ethnic awareness and diversity, and school districts nationwide began demanding professional quality 16mm films that both encouraged and provoked classroom discussion. Learning Corporation of America, was a prime source for these types of films, and the maker of several of its most profound and dynamic films was Bert Salzman. Salzman was already a successful artist before embarking on a career as a filmmaker. In 1970, Linda Gottlieb of LCA asked him to choose three ethnic groups as focal points for his first LCA films. The films he did for LCA eventually ran to eight, including Oscar-winning Angel & Big Joe. Salzman infused each of these films which he wrote and directed with elements essential to great film of any genre: pathos, passion, and humor. Posted with permission from Bert Salzman.
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Answering Children's Questions For Proper Child Development
 
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A cautionary film for parents and teachers that dramatizes actual situations in which youngsters meet both positive and negative attitudes toward their questions. Suggests effects on their personalities of each type of attitude. From the public domain film, "Answering the Child's Why" (1951) Production Company: Encyclopedia Britannica
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Controlling Your Emotions Before They Control You / Video
 
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Managing Your Emotions Before It Manages You Training Video. Socrates knew it all along. If you want to succeed in life you must "know thyself." This is the first step for everything and for anybody who wants to make a difference in his or her life. The ability to listen to our own emotions, wants, desires and needs is as important as listening to others. In addition, putting the understanding of your emotions (and those of others) into practice is equally important. There are times all of us want to lash out at our superiors or peers for violating our boundaries, not "getting it", interfering with our projects, crossing the line, stepping behind our backs, taking advantage of our absence and simply playing the old and cold business game. Those are only natural feelings. Everyone has had them from time to time. However, what you DO with those feelings and emotions is what counts. Controlling your anger and frustration and learning to perform more productively under stressful circumstances is the defining factor. Instead of going into a defensive mode and trying to protect or force your views, learn from the situation. Ask yourself what is really going on with that upset employee or coworker. The old saying is true, "When you change someone's point-of-view against their will, you've never truly changed them." From the moment you lose control and retaliate (even if you are right) you've lost the battle. However, by controlling your emotions and investigating the other's viewpoint, you open yourself to a calm and enlightening discussion. It is possible to acknowledge that someone has a different point-of-view than you have without agreeing with their point-of-view. What happens, more often than not, is that the more strongly someone disagrees with us, the more adamant we becoming about convincing them we are right. Before the situation gets out of control, ask yourself, "How important is it that they agree with me?" If the answer comes down to a matter of personal pride - let it go. Acknowledge and respect other's views, the fact that you have a conflicting opinion and allow the conversation to drift to another topic. Expressing empathy and being emotionally honest is one of the things that will make you a true leader. Everyone you work with already knows you are human. When you share your strengths, weaknesses, triumphs and trials honestly with those around you, you make a more personal connection. Let us never forget, people follow those they like. While your primary concern at the office may not be to make friends; opening yourself up to your team will help develop a sense of trust and loyalty towards you. Emotional control does not equate to silence. Just the opposite. When a difficult subject needs to be addressed, you will be fully able to do so... with a level head. When the truth needs to be told, you will be a person other's look to. By showing others you are filled with integrity and you stand by your values will help to define your reputation. Respect always follow those whose "yes" means "yes" and whose "no" means "no". It seems, regardless the size of organization you work for, that negative people will always be present. These are the ones that continually complain, create confrontations and lack control of their emotions. If their contribution to your team does not outweigh the damaging attitude, you may want to consider having them transferred to a position where they would be more suited. Be aware of these personality types. Also be prepared to handle the challenges they will bring to you as you prepare to develop your new emotional steadiness. Progressive leaders are emotionally stable leaders. They are the ones others turn to during a crisis. They are the ones that become the beacon of true leadership. Creative Commons license: Public Domain.
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Food Allergies and Intolerances / Educational video
 
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National Institutes of Health. Food Allergy and Intolerances. A19247VNB12 - 1992. Discusses Food Allergies and Intolerances. Part of the Medicine for the Public Program. Producer: National Institutes of Health. Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -- The Biological Basis / FAS FASD Video
 
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -- The Biological Basis Courtesy of: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304 Bethesda, MD 20892-9304 Over 375,000 newborn babies have been exposed to drugs in utero. The film promotes zero tolerance for alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and drugs for all pregnant women. The purpose of the video is to promote awareness of the problem among teenagers who are at risk for both unplanned pregnancy and substance use. This gripping film take a serious, no-holds-barred look at what happens when pregnant women use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The film includes an examination of prenatal drug and alcohol abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, nicotine's effect on unborn babies, risks for AIDS, SIDS and FAS, drug effects at various stages of pregnancy, how drugs affect unborn babies and other relation social and emotional problems. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and a spectrum of associated disorders, sometimes called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), is a permanent birth defect caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. The term fetal alcohol effects (FAE) or alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) is applied to children whose mothers are known to have drunk heavily during pregnancy and who exhibit some, but not all, features of alcohol-related facial malformation. FASD is the leading cause of mental retardation in the Western world and is entirely preventable. It has been estimated that one in 1000 children born suffers from FAS, and one in 100 suffers milder effects (FAE) of maternal prenatal alcohol exposure. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is committed to developing and implementing innovative ideas in prevention, education, intervention, and advocacy in communities both nationally and internationally. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) provides information and research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) including referral information across the United States with a national and state directory; Web resources with an extensive list of sites that discuss FASD; the latest events and activities with an up-to-date calendar of events; and information on addressing FASD through the NOFAS programs. A. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the severe end of a spectrum of effects that can occur when a woman drinks during pregnancy. Fetal death is the most extreme outcome. FAS is a disorder characterized by abnormal facial features, and growth and central nervous system (CNS) problems. If a pregnant woman drinks alcohol but her child does not have all of the symptoms of FAS, it is possible that her child has an alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND). Children with ARND do not have full FAS, but may demonstrate learning and behavioral problems caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children with FAS are at risk for psychiatric problems, criminal behavior, unemployment, and incomplete education. These secondary conditions are problems that an individual is not born with, but might acquire as a result of FAS. These conditions can be very serious, yet there are protective factors that have been found to help individuals with these problems. For example, a child who is diagnosed early in life can be placed in appropriate educational classes and given access to social services that can help the child and his or her family. Children with FAS who receive special education are more likely to achieve their developmental and educational potential. In addition, children with FAS need a loving, nurturing, and stable home life in order to avoid disruptions, transient lifestyles, or harmful relationships. Children with FAS who live in abusive or unstable households or become involved in youth violence are much more likely to develop secondary conditions than children with FAS who have not had such negative experiences. For further assistance, contact NOFAS at 1-800-66-NOFAS.
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Geronimo Jones (1970) by Bert Salzman - Award Winning Video
 
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Geronimo Jones (1970) by Bert Salzman. A young Apache boy is torn between the traditions of his heritage and the challenging life led by his cousin, who left the reservation to become an astronomer. The boy is also faced with deciding whether to keep a tribal artifact from his grandfather or trade it for a new TV. He does the latter in order to buy a birthday present for the grandfather. However, when Geronimo turns on the TV, the two are instantly reminded of the relationship of the Native American to contemporary society. A beautifuly touching story about a native American boy. Young Geronimo Jones is caught between his past and his future. Beautifully shot on the Papogo Indian reservation in Arizona. Well acted and a fantastic and most touching story! Don't miss it. It's no wonder it played at Radio City Music Hall in New York City! Premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York; Oakland Film Festival "Humanities Award"; Cine Golden Eagle Award; San Francisco film festival award; National Educational film Festival Award; Columbus Film Festival "Golden Christopher" Award. Director: Bert Salzman; Producer: Bert Salzman; public domain video. Dear Friends, The " Bert Salzman collection of classic 16mm educational films have recently been saved from extinction and are now available for viewing on the Internet Archive. Link: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=bert%20Salzman The films originally made in the early 1970's as human values films for social study classes include the (Academy Award winner Angel And Big Joe and Geronimo Jones (which premiered at the famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City). In his films Bert Salzman tries to instill hope and love into the hearts of young people. His message always was: "Have hope, go deep into your self; You are more than you think you are!". The Internet Academic Archive is now hosting all of the Bert Salzman Collection and links to the entire collection can be found below. If you enjoy these films please forward this letter to your friends especially educators. From the beginning It has always been Bert's dream, his goal- that his films find their way into every school in this very troubled world and perhaps change it for the better-even in a small way. Bert thanks you in advance for your help in achieving this goal. Origin Of films: *** The early to mid-1970s were truly heady times for the educational film world. Fueled by the Johnson administration's "Great Society" philosophy, educational programs embraced themes of ethnic awareness and diversity, and school districts nationwide began demanding professional quality 16mm films that both encouraged and provoked classroom discussion. Learning Corporation of America, was a prime source for these types of films, and the maker of several of its most profound and dynamic films was Bert Salzman. Salzman was already a successful artist before embarking on a career as a filmmaker. In 1970, Linda Gottlieb of LCA asked him to choose three ethnic groups as focal points for his first LCA films. The films he did for LCA eventually ran to eight, including Oscar-winning Angel & Big Joe. Salzman infused each of these films which he wrote and directed with elements essential to great film of any genre: pathos, passion, and humor. Posted with permission from Bert Salzman.
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The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization Video
 
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Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office for Victims of Crime. National Victim Assistance Academy. The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization. NCJ 178239. The news media's coverage of crime and victimization provides a necessary and invaluable public service, but can often result in painful re-victimization of the victims involved. This video explores how the news media tend to cover crime and victimization, what can be done to help victims effectively deal with this sometimes insensitive coverage, and how victim service providers can work together with members of the media to promote timely, sensitive media coverage. Nationally renowned victim advocates Anne Seymour, Ellen Levin and Carroll Ellis, along with Colorado State University Journalism Professor Greg Luft and Colorado-Oklahoma Resource Council Co-Director Robin Finegan discuss this critical issue, focusing on serious crimes that have triggered massive media attention, including the 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin, the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and subsequent trial, and the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Providing constructive recommendations for media coverage of crime and victimization that is both comprehensive and respectful of victims' vulnerability and needs, this second videotape in the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) series is an invaluable training and teaching tool for victims, victim assistance professionals, journalism students, as well as members of the media. This educational videotape was developed as a component of the 1999 (NVAA) Project, co-sponsored by the Victims' Assistance Legal Organization, California State University-Fresno, the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center of the Medical University of South Carolina, the Center for the Study of Crime Victims' Rights, Resources, and Remedies of the University of New Haven, and Washburn University. The video was produced and directed by Greg Luft from the University of Colorado, with additional production support from Video Action Fund, Washington, D.C. "This project was supported by Grant Number 95-MU-GX-K002(S-3) awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs coordinates the activities of the following program offices and bureaus: Bureau of justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do no necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice." Producer: National Victim Assistance Academy. usdoj.gov. Creative Commons license: Public Domain.
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Relearning Everything - Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries / Educational Documentary Video (2008) Abbreviation Version
 
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Relearning Everything (abbreviated selection) (2008) Producer: jarrod whaley This is an abbreviated version of the documentary Relearning Everything, which offers an intimate and truthful portrayal of the lives of individuals recovering from traumatic brain injuries, a population served locally by the Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association. Recovery is revealed to be a lifelong process in which many of the most basic tasks we all take for granted must be remastered—and in the strength and determination of these survivors is a powerful message of hope which applies to us all. Production Company: oak street films Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also called intracranial injury, occurs when physical trauma injures the brain. TBI is one of two subsets of acquired brain injury (ABI, brain damage that is not congenital); the other subset of ABI is non-traumatic brain injury, or injuries that do not involve external mechanical force (e.g. stroke, meningitis, insufficient oxygen). TBI is usually classified as mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of loss of consciousness, loss of memory, and score on a neurological scale following the injury. TBI can result from a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury and may occur in a specific location or may be diffuse, occurring over a more widespread area. Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is broader because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain such as the scalp and skull. TBI is a major cause of death and disability worldwide[1] and the leading killer of people under age 45. Major causes of TBI include falls, vehicle accidents, and violence. Prevention includes using seat belts and helmets when riding bicycles or motorcycles and during some sports. In addition to the damage caused at the moment of injury, brain trauma initiates a variety of chemical events within the brain that contribute to damage in the hours and days following the injury. This so-called "secondary injury" presents the opportunity to discover new treatments that limit the damage caused by TBI by interfering with these damaging cascades. Imaging techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are used for diagnosis. In mild cases, TBI may require no treatment at all; in severe ones, medications and emergency surgery may be required to lower the pressure within the skull. Physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy may be employed for rehabilitation. TBI can cause a host of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social effects. Outcome can be anything from complete recovery to permanent disability or death.
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Having A Good Attitude & Being Courteous in the Office 01
 
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Having A Good Attitude & Being Courteous in the Office - Part 1 DRAMATIZES TECHNIQUES FOR OFFICE WORKERS IN MEETING & WORKING WITH PERSONS OUTSIDE THE COMPANY, FACE TO FACE & OVER THE PHONE. STRESSES COURTESY. SECRETARY DISCOVERING HOW TO MAKE HER JOB MORE ENJOYABLE. From the public domain film, Office Courtesy: Meeting the Public (1952).
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Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes / Educational Documentary Film
 
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Smithsonian Institution. Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes. AVA19369VNB1, 1989. Narrated by Roger Mudd, this video is full of detailed, informative graphics and live action that chronicles the volcanic history of the Hawaiian Islands (e.g. Kilauea and Mauna Loa). Producer: Smithsonian Institution. Creative Commons license: Public Domain INSIDE HAWAIIAN VOLCANOES goes beyond the beauty of surface eruptions and takes you deep underground where you will learn how Hawaiian volcanoes actually work. Cutaway views and transparent gelatin models of volcanoes enable you to see below the surface and learn about Kilauea's underground volcanic plumbing system. Contains spectacular views of lava fountains and flows, scientists at work, as well as rare early 20th-century footage of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory founder Thomas A. Jaggar working on the volcano. No other video presents such a wide range of fascinating topics relating to what goes on INSIDE HAWAIIAN VOLCANOES! This 25-minute color video was produced in 1989 by the late Maurice P. Krafft, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Geological Survey. Narrated by Roger Mudd. Script and geologic advice by: Wendell A. Duffield (U.S. Geological Survey), Richard S. Fiske (Smithsonian Institution), and Donald A. Swanson (U.S. Geological Survey).
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The Bully - The Problems Of Agressive Adolescents Video PSA
 
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Public domain film, "The Bully(1952)", on what happens when bullying goes too far. A relevant film in light of recent violence in schools. DRAMATIZES THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY A TOO-AGGRESSIVE ADOLESCENT. Keywords: ADOLESCENTS GANGS SCHOOLS BOYS CHILDREN IMMATURITY AGGRESSION BEHAVIOR. Producer: Centron Productions; Creative Commons license: Public Domain.
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Good Manners & the Golden Rule in the Office & Workplace 02
 
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Good Manners and the Golden Rule in the Office and Workplace - Part 2; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films; Office Etiquette (1950); public domain. Do's and don'ts film portraying ways in which office etiquette contributes to success in office relationships. Follows a young woman who is seeking her first secretarial job and shows examples of good and bad on-the-job behavior. Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films; public domain.
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Human Trafficking Awareness / Video PSA by Emma Thompson
 
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Public domain video. Emma Thompson voices for the victims in this moving emotional piece for Human Trafficking Awareness. Human trafficking differs from people smuggling. In the latter, people voluntarily request smuggler's service for fees and there may be no deception involved in the (illegal) agreement. On arrival at their destination, the smuggled person is usually freed. On the other hand, the trafficking victim is enslaved, or the terms of their debt bondage are highly exploitative. The trafficker takes away the basic human rights of the victim. Victims are sometimes tricked and lured by false promises or physically forced. Some traffickers use coercive and manipulative tactics including deception, intimidation, feigned love, isolation, threat and use of physical force, debt bondage,or other abuse. People who are seeking entry to other countries may be picked up by traffickers, and misled into thinking that they will be free after being smuggled across the border. In some cases, they are captured through slave raiding, although this is increasingly rare. Trafficking is a fairly lucrative industry. In some areas, like Russia, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and Colombia, trafficking is controlled by large criminal organizations. However, the majority of trafficking is done by networks of smaller groups that each specialize in a certain area, like recruitment, transportation, advertising, or retail. This is very profitable because little start up capital is needed, and prosecution is relatively rare. Trafficked people are usually the most vulnerable and powerless minorities in a region. They often come from the poorer areas where opportunities are limited, they often are ethnic minorities, and they often are displaced persons such as runaways or refugees (though they may come from any social background, class or race). Women are particularly at risk from sex trafficking. Criminals exploit lack of opportunities, promise good jobs or opportunities for study, and then force the victims to become prostitutes. Through agents and brokers who arrange the travel and job placements, women are escorted to their destinations and delivered to the employers. Upon reaching their destinations, some women learn that they have been deceived about the nature of the work they will do; most have been lied to about the financial arrangements and conditions of their employment; and find themselves in coercive or abusive situations from which escape is both difficult and dangerous. Trafficking of children often involves exploitation of the parents' extreme poverty. The latter may sell children to traffickers in order to pay off debts or gain income or they may be deceived concerning the prospects of training and a better life for their children. In West Africa, trafficked children have often lost one or both parents to the African AIDS crisis. Thousands of male (and sometimes female) children have also been forced to be child soldiers. The adoption process, legal and illegal, results in cases of trafficking of babies and pregnant women between the West and the developing world. In David M. Smolins papers on child trafficking and adoption scandals between India and the United States, he cites there are systemic vulnerabilities in the inter-country adoption system that makes adoption scandals predictable. Thousands of children from Asia, Africa, and South America are sold into the global sex trade every year. Often they are kidnapped or orphaned, and sometimes they are actually sold by their own families. Men are also at risk of being trafficked for unskilled work predominantly involving forced labor which globally generates $31bn according to the International Labor Organization. Other forms of trafficking include forced marriage, and domestic servitude. This Public Service Announcement shows the Oscar-winning British actress, Emma Thompson, mouthing the words of real-life human trafficking victims -- male and female; sex slaves, forced labourers, and children press-ganged into carrying guns. The PSA was produced by Linx Productions on behalf of the UN-led Global Initiative Against Human Trafficking -- www.ungift.org. The video is airing on leading international TV news channels, including CNN, Al Jazeera, and Deutsche Welle. UN.GIFT was launched in March 2007 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with a grant made on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. It is managed in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO); the International Organization for Migration (IOM); the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR); the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Emma Thompson is in ardent campaigner against human trafficking -- especially sex slavery.
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Young Woman's Testimony On Inhalant Abuse Educational Video
 
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Young Woman's Testimony On Inhalant Abuse Educational Video. Inhalant use by 12 and 13 year olds is a marker for future drug use and delinquent behavior, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), released today at a press conference by the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition to kick off National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week. Speaker: Jessie, a young woman in treatment for inhalant abuse in Indianapolis. Inhalants affect your brain. Inhalants are substances or fumes from products such as glue or paint thinner that are sniffed or "huffed" to cause an immediate high. Because they affect your brain with much greater speed and force than many other substances, they can cause irreversible physical and mental damage before you know what's happened. Inhalants affect your heart. Inhalants starve the body of oxygen and force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly--that can be dangerous for your body. Inhalants damage other parts of your body. People who use inhalants can experience nausea and nosebleeds; develop liver, lung, and kidney problems; and lose their sense of hearing or smell. Chronic use can lead to muscle wasting and reduced muscle tone and strength. Inhalants can cause sudden death. Inhalants can kill you instantly. Inhalant users can die by suffocation, choking on their vomit, or having a heart attack. How can you tell if a friend is using inhalants? Sometimes it's tough to tell. But there are signs you can look for. If your friend has one or more of the following warning signs, he or she may be using inhalants: Slurred speech Drunk, dizzy, or dazed appearance Unusual breath odor Chemical smell on clothing Paint stains on body or face Red eyes Runny nose What can you do to help someone who is using inhalants? Be a real friend. Encourage your friend to seek professional help. For information and referrals, call the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 800-729-6686. Public Domain Video.
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Prenatal and Postnatal Infant Care and Feeding / Educational Video
 
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United States Information Service. Infant Care and Feeding. AVA04519VNB1 - 1944. This video uses animation to show things a mother should do during the prenatal period, while baby is nursing, and when baby changes from a liquid to a solid diet. Producer: United States Information Service. Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Clown (1968)
 
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On the surface, "Clown" is a cute kid & dog story. Underlying is a possible subtext that fascinates us every time we view the film, and makes for a satisfying, yet ultimately ambiguous ending. Gilou Pelletier is outstanding as the small boy, and the camera work by Guy Suzuki takes wonderful advantage of the terraces of Montmartre. This movie is part of the collection: Academic Film Archive of North America. Producer: Richard Balducci. Sponsor: Scott Hammond. From the public domain.
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / How Drugs Deform Your Baby / FAS FASD FAE Documentary Video
 
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Department of Education. And Down Will Come Baby. And Down Will Come Baby is a 17 minute video about the effects of exposure to alcohol and other drugs on the fetus during pregnancy. Accompanying the video is a Teachers Guide designed to promote a 15-20 minute discussion of the video. Producer: Department of Education. Creative Commons license: Public Domain The purpose of the video is to promote awareness of the problem among teenagers who are at risk for both unplanned pregnancy and substance use. This gripping film take a serious, no-holds-barred look at what happens when pregnant women use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The film includes an examination of prenatal drug and alcohol abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, nicotine's effect on unborn babies, risks for AIDS, SIDS and FAS, drug effects at various stages of pregnancy, how drugs affect unborn babies and other relation social and emotional problems. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and a spectrum of associated disorders, sometimes called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), is a permanent birth defect caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. The term fetal alcohol effects (FAE) or alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) is applied to children whose mothers are known to have drunk heavily during pregnancy and who exhibit some, but not all, features of alcohol-related facial malformation. FASD is the leading cause of mental retardation in the Western world and is entirely preventable. It has been estimated that one in 1000 children born suffers from FAS, and one in 100 suffers milder effects (FAE) of maternal prenatal alcohol exposure. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is committed to developing and implementing innovative ideas in prevention, education, intervention, and advocacy in communities both nationally and internationally. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) provides information and research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) including referral information across the United States with a national and state directory; Web resources with an extensive list of sites that discuss FASD; the latest events and activities with an up-to-date calendar of events; and information on addressing FASD through the NOFAS programs. A. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the severe end of a spectrum of effects that can occur when a woman drinks during pregnancy. Fetal death is the most extreme outcome. FAS is a disorder characterized by abnormal facial features, and growth and central nervous system (CNS) problems. If a pregnant woman drinks alcohol but her child does not have all of the symptoms of FAS, it is possible that her child has an alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND). Children with ARND do not have full FAS, but may demonstrate learning and behavioral problems caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children with FAS are at risk for psychiatric problems, criminal behavior, unemployment, and incomplete education. These secondary conditions are problems that an individual is not born with, but might acquire as a result of FAS. These conditions can be very serious, yet there are protective factors that have been found to help individuals with these problems. For example, a child who is diagnosed early in life can be placed in appropriate educational classes and given access to social services that can help the child and his or her family. Children with FAS who receive special education are more likely to achieve their developmental and educational potential. In addition, children with FAS need a loving, nurturing, and stable home life in order to avoid disruptions, transient lifestyles, or harmful relationships. Children with FAS who live in abusive or unstable households or become involved in youth violence are much more likely to develop secondary conditions than children with FAS who have not had such negative experiences.
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Organ Donors and Recipients / Documentary Video
 
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Department of Health and Human Services. No Greater Love. Health Resources and Services Administration. No Greater Love features inspirational stories of organ recipients, donors, and their families and never-before-seen footage. Producer: Department of Health and Human Services. Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal
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Dan Rather Criticizes News Media Ethics / Video
 
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Courtesy Of Link Media, Inc. This movie is part of the collection: Open Source Movies Producer: Link Media, Inc. Production Company: Link Media, Inc. Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather says there is a huge double-standard in the media when it comes to coverage the Barack Obama campaign receives, which is clearly made evident in the lack of scrutiny given to comments Obama's vice presidential running mate Sen. Joe Biden made earlier this week. Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather noted on today's Morning Joe on MSNBC that the traditional media is largely ignoring Democratic Senator and Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden's alarming comment on Sunday: "... (M)ark my words, within the next, first six months of this administration if we win, you're gonna face a major international challenge, because they are going to want to test him...." Rather pointed out "... (C)ertainly if Sarah Palin had said this it would be above the fold in most newspapers today... (I)f Sarah Palin had said this, the newspapers would have jumped all over it and so would have the major television outlets." Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed with Rather's assessment, saying "I'm seeing spotty media coverage." Spotty is an understatement.
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Contaminated Drinking Water From Shallow Disposal Systems
 
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Producer: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Public domain video. Contaminated Drinking Water From Shallow Disposal Systems. The Problem With ... Shallow Disposal Systems. EPA 816-C-04-004. The vast majority of Class V wells are shallow disposal systems. They are mostly septic systems, drywells, drain pipes and other devices or constructions used to dispose of fluids underground. These fluids can include wastewater, sanitary waste, stormwater, etc. Shallow onsite disposal systems are regulated by the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program. These shallow disposal systems are also referred to as Class V wells. The kinds of shallow disposal systems or Class V wells commonly include drywells, cesspools, and septic systems with tanks and leach fields. Class V wells can also be deep injection wells, but they are very rare. More than 600,000 facilities across the United States use shallow on-site disposal systems. On-site disposal systems can provide a cost-effective means for industries, municipalities, and small businesses to dispose of their wastewater, if these systems are properly sited, constructed, and operated to protect our environment and prevent contamination of our underground drinking water resources. The uses for Class V wells (shallow disposal systems) vary widely. Some examples of Class V wells include: A gas station with a service floor drain that leads to a septic system. An apartment building with a septic system for sanitary waste disposal. A rest stop that uses a cesspool. A municipality where stormwater flows into drywells. A strip mall, with small businesses such as a photo processor and a dry cleaner, that discharge sanitary wastes mixed with process chemicals into a septic system. An office building that injects water passed through a heat exchanger to cool the building. A carwash where the waste water enters a floor drain that leads to a drywell or septic system. EPA established the UIC Program to develop minimum Federal requirements for States to regulate injection wells. These minimum requirements cover the siting, construction, operation, maintenance, monitoring, testing, and closure of injection wells. The goal of the UIC Program is to protect public health by preventing injection wells (including Class V wells) from contaminating Underground Sources of Drinking Water (USDWs). Fluids cannot be injected if they may cause a public water system to violate drinking water standards or otherwise adversely affect public health. All operational injection wells require authorization under general rules or specific permits. In 1999, EPA banned two types of Class V wells: motor vehicle waste disposal wells and large capacity cesspools. This video looks at the real life challenges and successes experienced by three different communities faced with polluted drinking water supplies and a totally unexpected source of contamination. Case Studies: Missoula, MT; Espanola, NM; Great Falls, VA. EPA's Underground Injection Control Program is responsible for ensuring that injection wells do not endanger underground sources of drinking water, public health and the environment. The reason for producing this video is to alert local leaders to a potential source of pollution which they often overlook -- shallow disposal systems. It only takes one such system to pollute an entire drinking water supply and threaten the economic health of a community. The video shows hot to identify and solve the problem. Ground water provides approximately 50 percent of the nation's drinking water. Seventy-five (75) percent of our cities derive all or part of their drinking water from underground sources, and rural America is 95 percent dependent upon ground water. It follows that underground sources of drinking water must be kept free of contamination. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act to protect the quality of these drinking water sources. To fulfill this responsibility, EPA is empowered to regulate the disposal (injection) of fluids by wells of all kinds. Under EPA's Underground Injection Control (UIC) regulations, an injection well can be thousands of feet deep or it can be as shallow as a discharge pit, dry well, cesspool, or septic system drain field. EPA's UIC programs have been in operation since 1983. Only since 1988, however, has EPA been able to turn its attention to the ground-water threat from shallow injection wells. EPA has banned the injection of hazardous wastes into these wells. Public domain video.
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Having A Good Attitude & Being Courteous in the Office 02
 
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Having A Good Attitude & Being Courteous in the Office - Part 2 DRAMATIZES TECHNIQUES FOR OFFICE WORKERS IN MEETING & WORKING WITH PERSONS OUTSIDE THE COMPANY, FACE TO FACE & OVER THE PHONE. STRESSES COURTESY. SECRETARY DISCOVERING HOW TO MAKE HER JOB MORE ENJOYABLE. From the public domain film, Office Courtesy: Meeting the Public (1952).
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Prescription Drug Abuse / PSA Video
 
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Prescription Drug Abuse / PSA Video. From the public domain. Most people take medicines only for the reasons their doctors prescribe them. But an estimated 20 percent of people in the United States have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. This is prescription drug abuse. It is a serious and growing problem. Abusing some prescription drugs can lead to addiction. You can develop an addiction to: Narcotic painkillers Sedatives and tranquilizers Stimulants Experts don't know exactly why this type of drug abuse is increasing. The availability of drugs is probably one reason. Doctors are prescribing more drugs for more health problems than ever before. Online pharmacies make it easy to get prescription drugs without a prescription, even for youngsters. Some people experiment with prescription drugs because they think they will help them have more fun, lose weight, fit in, and even study more effectively. Prescription drugs can be easier to get than street drugs: Family members or friends could have a prescription. But prescription drugs are also sometimes sold on the street like other illegal drugs. A 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that among all youths aged 12 to 17, 6% had tried prescription drugs for recreational use in the last month. Why? Some people think that prescription drugs are safer and less addictive than street drugs. After all, these are drugs that moms, dads, and even kid brothers and sisters use. To Angie, taking her brother's ADHD medicine felt like a good way to keep her appetite in check. She'd heard how bad diet pills can be, and she wrongly thought that the ADHD drugs would be safer. But prescription drugs are only safe for the individuals who actually have prescriptions for them. That's because a doctor has examined these people and prescribed the right dose of medication for a specific medical condition. The doctor has also told them exactly how they should take the medicine, including things to avoid while taking the drug — such as drinking alcohol, smoking, or taking other medications. They also are aware of potentially dangerous side effects and can monitor patients closely for these. Other people who try prescription drugs are like Todd. They think they're not doing anything illegal because these drugs are prescribed by doctors. But taking drugs without a prescription — or sharing a prescription drug with friends — is actually breaking the law.
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Journey of Recovery / Recovering From Mental Illness / Documentary  Educational Video
 
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Journey of Recovery (2006) Bart Kean In conjunction with Kean Digital Films, MHA/NC is pleased to introduce Journey of Recovery, an extraordinary documentary that takes a close look at mental illness. Produced by Bart Kean and Ted Thomas, two mental health consumers who reside in North Carolina, this film was created to make people aware that you can recover from a mental illness. Various and individualized paths have led numerous people to recovery and the hope of Bart and Ted is that this film will be used as a learning and teaching tool to inspire consumers to take the Journey of Recovery. Director: Bart Kean Producer: Bart Kean, Ted Thomas Production Company: Kean Digital Films Keywords: Mental Health; Mental Illness; Ted Thomas; Bart Kean; Wellness; Recovery; Journey of Recovery; Kean Digital Films; The Mental Health Association in North Carolina; Bipolar Disorder; Depression; Recovery Tools; Psychosocial Rehabilitation; PBH; Psychiatry; Psychology Contact Information: bartkean@hotmail.com Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States
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Maintaining Classroom Discipline by using Democratic Methods
 
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Practicing Democracy in the Classroom (1953). Points out that democratic techniques are more effective in teaching good citizenship than laissez-faire and authoritarian methods. This educator instruction film advocates the use of democratic prinicples within the classroom. Even today, so many classrooms based around teacher centered, autocratic methodologies, this is a timely message. This film displays many practices that are at the heart of progressive educational thought: student centered learning, authentic tasks, collaborative work, authentic assessment. This is all couched in the framework of bolstering democracy, which ironically it does, by promoting an independantly thinking citizen that tries to gather facts and reason, rather than relying on talking head demagogues. Producer: Educational Film Service. Creative Commons license: Public Domain.
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Sexual Assault Response Teams: Partnering for Success Video
 
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Sexual Assault Response Teams: Partnering for Success; Office for Victims of Crimes (2006). Department of Justice; Office of Justice Programs. Office for Victims of Crime. Sexual Assault Response Teams: Partnering for Success. April 2006. This 7 ½-minute video provides a history and context of the multidisciplinary response to sexual assault. Developed by the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, the video describes the positive benefits of a collaborative response to victims of sexual violence, highlights the progress the field has made in serving victims, and addresses several emerging issues facing first responders and the ways in which those challenges continue to shape the response of sexual assault response teams. Producer: Office for Victims of Crimes. Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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