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  • Groark Learns About PREJUDICE (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    With the Popcorn Park Puppets

    Both Spanish and English versions on same DVD

    Free online video streaming included!

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark and his friends are planning a party. Burna convinces the others not to invite the new kid in school because he is "different." But when Groark learns that Burna doesn't even know the new kid, he turns to a group of real elementary school children for a lesson in prejudice. They discuss how people sometimes treat others unfairly because of size, age, gender, race, ethnicity and national origin, and why it's important not to pre-judge people. Groark takes this lesson in prejudice back to his friends and they decide to invite the new kid.Read more
  • TEENS 101: ASPERGER'S - SHAWN'S STORY (dvd)

    For Grades 8-12

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2017

    From the 13 volume series TEENS 101: A YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVEAsperger's (Shawn's Story): From as early as he can remember, Shawn had lived with extreme anxiety. As the years went by, he couldn't connect with other students. He was bullied and could never understand why. A darkness of alienation grew within him and his parents sought help. After years of searching, finally a doctor pinpointed Shawn's mental health issue. He had Asperger's. Armed with this knowledge and treatment, Shawn found his way back in the world and learned how to control his disorder. He now helps younger kids who struggle with this mental health disorder.Read more
  • TEENS 101: DON'T DISS MY ABILITIES - MICHELLE'S STORY

    For Grades 8-12

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2017

    From the 13 volume series TEENS 101: A YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVEDon't Diss My Abilities (Michelle's Story): As a child and teenager, Michelle endured a series of events that was nothing short of soul crushing. She faced sexual abuse as a child and kept it a secret over the years. At the age of sixteen she acquired a brain disease that rendered her blind. Her so-called friends bullied her at school. She fell into a deep depression and turned to drugs, alcohol and self-harm to number her pain, but nothing seemed to help. She felt her only option was suicide. Thankfully a miraculous turn of events saved her life and now this remarkable young woman faces all of her adversity with such positive energy that it's become infectious and humbling to all that know and love her.Read more
  • TEENS 101: IDENTIFYING TRANSGENDER - DAVID'S STORY (dvd)

    For Grades 8-12

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2017

    From the 13 volume series TEENS 101: A YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVEIdentifying Transgender (David's Story): As far back as David could remember, he did not identify with being a little girl. He wished he were a boy. Depression and anxiety set in and it just got worse until puberty hit and he could no longer deal with it. He told his parents that he identifies with being a boy and he couldn't go on any longer. The moment he changed his name to David and decided that he is male, life started making sense. Happiness set in like he had never experienced and with his parents and sister's support, David has finally found comfort in his life choice as transgender.Read more
  • TEENS 101: WHO AM I? (assimilation) - EILEEN'S STORY (dvd)

    For Grades 8-12

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2017

    From the 13 volume series TEENS 101: A YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVEWho Am I? (Eileen's Story): Eileen's family emigrated from China to North America to create a new life for their children. The Chinese family culture and dynamics were important in the household. Eileen found it difficult to fit in with her peers and she was heavily relied upon at home for chores. She was also pushed hard to excel at school and placed in a school for advanced education. Unfortunately at a young age, she was sexually molested and kept it a dark secret. Her self-identity would develop into a critical low level of self-esteem and alienation from any social life. High school was a nightmare. She found a message of hope from an unusual source and decided that prior to entering University she'd transform her life with an ultimate spiritual and physical makeover.Read more
  • UNDERSTANDING GENDER: Identity, Biology & Expression

    For Grade 7+

    DVD + Printable Teacher's Resource Book

    Released in 2018

    This program explores the modern gender spectrum. Experts Dr. Eli Green, Jaymie Campbell, and Alessia Palanti define pertinent terms like cisgender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression and pronouns. Viewers learn about gender norms and stereotypes....Read more
  • Big Changes Big Choices:
    RESPECTING OTHERS (dvd)

    for grades 5-9

    DVD with Teaching Guide

    Featuring Michael Pritchard

    Free online video streaming included!

    From the 12 volume DVD series, BIG CHANGES, BIG CHOICES

    This program emphasizes that everyone is entitled to respect regardless of appearance, race, national origin, disability, social status, etc. It attempts to sensitize kids to the feelings of others, and develop in them a value for treating people respectfully.Read more
  • Bridging Racial Divisions

    for grades 6-12

    Featuring Michael Pritchard

    From the 10 volume series PEACETALKS with Michael Pritchard (video/DVD series)An exploration of how racial divisions affect everyone. Triggers to violence, such as racial slurs are examined. Young people discuss how to build communications across racial and ethnic lines with self, family and community pride being a foundation of respect for others, cultural inclusion, and non-violence.Read more
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