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Healthy Relationships

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All About Friends
Grades P-3
To make more friends, children must examine their own behavior as well as that of others. Consider how empathy for others, peer pressure, and envious feelings are sometimes challenges for young children when they are cultivating friendships. (2007 ; 12 min.)

 

Let’s Talk About Respect
Grades P-3
Describes the many ways to respect others and respect yourself. (2001 ; 16 min.)

 

Making Friends . . . Keeping Friends
Grades P-3
Using animation and stories about young children, this video delves into how to make and keep friends--and what to do when a friend moves away. Learn how fights can start between friends and what kids can do to prevent or resolve conflicts. (2000 ; 19 min.)

 

How Would You Feel? : Learning About Empathy
Grades P-3
Explore strategies for building empathy in young children. Watch short vignettes designed to help children put themselves in another person's place. (2002 ; 13 min.)

 

Respect: It Starts With You
Grades 3-5
Describes the different ways of showing respect. (2002 ; 18 min.)

 

Building Healthy Relationships
Grades 3-5
This video explores how young children can understand and build relationships with friends. Find out what makes a relationship healthy. Consider how to be assertive with a friend and explore effective ways to avoid and resolve conflict with friends. (2002 ; 19 min.)

 

Put Yourself in Someone Else's Shoes: Building Character
Grades 3-5
Describes how to put yourself in someone else's shoes in order to see how they would feel about a situation. (2001 ; 13 min.)

 

Relationship Suggestions for Young Men
Grades 6-12
To develop a healthy relationship, always respect your partner's wishes; pay attention to body language; examine gender stereotypes, and stop when asked or if you are unsure. (2008 ; 2 min.)

 

Teen Safety: Dating and Relationships
Grades 6-12
Knowledge is the key to keeping teens safe with friends, dates, strangers, and others. This program uses realistic scenarios and interviews to: Give information about date rape drugs and how they work; Demonstrate six strategies to prevent date rape; Illustrate the common warning signs of an unhealthy relationship; Introduce/reinforce the concept of "inappropriate touch"; and Provide teens with resources if abuse or occurring at home or school. (2008 ; 20 min.)

 

Real People: Sexual Harassment: What You Can Do
Grades 6-12
Watch a group teens, including those who have been sexually harassed, discuss the reality of high school today. Hear what they have to say about recognizing sexual harassment, why it happens, how it impacts their lives, and what to do when it happens. (2007 ; 19 min.)

 

Date Rape: A Violation of Trust
Grades 6-12
To the average student, the definitions of date rape and sexual assault are notoriously unclear. Use this program to eliminate the confusion so young adults understand exactly what these things are-and the attitudes and biases that typically accompany them-before anyone gets hurt. The video also underscores the rules of the dating game: a date is not an invitation for sex; No means No; and the inability to give consent doesn't mean Yes. Interviews with rape survivors and mental health professionals shed additional light on the trauma caused by rape, the process of post-rape emotional recovery, and the importance of post-rape support by family and friends.  (2008 ; 29 min.)

 

Confronting Date Rape: The Girls’ Room
Grades 9-12
Date rape is a crime of anger, power, and control, not sex. This program follows four girls who meet every morning to discuss their lives, their loves, and their feelings. When one of them is raped by a friend, the consequences are devastating. Did she lead him on? Was it okay, since they had been dating for a while? She said "no," but was that enough? The final portion of the program includes interviews with rape crisis counselors and psychologists, who examine the causes of date rape and the long- and short-term psychological consequences. An excellent presentation of a pertinent topic. (1998 ; 48 min.)

 

Videos You Can Purchase for Your Classroom

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V2767 - Teen safety series
Health 9-12
Teens, as well as adults, harbor misinformation regarding personal safety. Prevention is the key to stopping abuse, sexual violence or abduction. Knowledge is the key to keeping teens safe with friends, dates, strangers, and others.  Titles in this series:  Myths vs. reality ; When you are alone ; and, Dating and relationships. (2008 ; 17 min. x 3) $4.86

 

V2805 - Killing us softly 4
Health 9-12 ; Sociology 12
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes -- images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence. MATURE CONTENT - TEACHER PREVIEW RECOMMENDED (2010 ; 45 min.) $1.62

 

Videos You Can Borrow

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23052 - Boys will be boys
Health - Grade 9
This video is based on a true story and recounts a series of events dealing with sexual harassment.  The video focuses on the negative effect that disrespectful, demeaning and intimidating behavior can have on another individual.  Problems of this type, whether real or rumored, can interfere with the mission of a school while hampering a student's ability to learn, especially when they may feel intimidated or threatened by unwelcome sexual attention.  This video offers a clear picture to teachers and students about their rights and responsibilities and demonstrates limits regarding sexual harassment.  Includes study sheet with discussion questions. (1994 ; 45 min.)

 

23447 - Dating bill of rights.
Health 7-9
In a contemporary style, created for today's youth, this program promotes healthy teen dating relationships.  Young people express their feelings and find out how to resolve conflicts respectfully.  This program will provide information and techniques for: defining abuse and respect, respectfully breaking up, recognizing sex role stereotypes, preventing violence in relationships.  Includes teacher's guide. (1998 ; 26 min.)

 

23594 - Empathy, caring and compassion
Health 7-9
This video series features Michael Pritchard, educator, humorist, actor and former probation officer together with unrehearsed students that reflect teen experience.  This fifth program in the series focuses on common pressures.  Objectives include: understand others by identifying their feelings, problems, and points of view; build the skill of seeing situations and events from multiple perspectives; to develop compassion as a core value; recognize empathy and compassion as foundations of moral decision-making; to learn how labeling, prejudice, stereotyping impede the development of empathy.  (2003 ; 30 min.)

 

23598 - Respect
Health 7-9
This video series features Michael Pritchard, educator, humorist, actor and former probation officer together with unrehearsed students that reflect teen experience.  This ninth program in the series focuses on tough situations and model positive solutions.  Objectives include: explore respect as a fundamental social value; understand how disrespect causes conflict; recognize respect as a step towards eliminating prejudice and realize the impact of stereotyping on individuals; strengthen self-respect; understand the relationship between empathy and respect. (2003 ; 30 min.)

 

23599 - Responsibility
Health 7-9
This video series features Michael Pritchard, educator, humorist, actor and former probation officer together with unrehearsed students that reflect teen experience.  This tenth program in the series focuses on tough situations and model positive solutions.  Objectives include: learn the relationship between responsibility and freedom; understand the importance of personal responsibility; gain risk assessment skills to avoid dangerous situations; use cause and effect thinking and recognize that all choices have consequences; think responsibly about romantic relationships and delay sexual activity.  (2003 ; 30 min.)

 

23753 - Sexual harassment : what you can do
Health 9-12
It is estimated that four out of five teenagers experience sexual harassment at school. Many harassers see their behavior as nothing more than harmless teasing. Often, victims of sexual harassment feel powerless and don't know what they can do to protect themselves. Many bystanders, who watch silently or laugh, don't understand the part they play in perpetuating this behavior and the responsibility they have to stop it. A group of teens  discuss the reality of life in high school today: how to tell the difference between unwanted attention and flirting, the influence of the media, what victims and bystanders can do, and the importance of reporting sexual harassment when it happens. (2007 ; 20 min.)

 

23616 - Sexual pressure
Health 7-9
Sexual harassment often begins in middle school and escalates through high school.  This program focuses on how teens learn to deal with treating the opposite sex.  Segments include the following: Sexual dangers; Something's Wrong; Cyber dangers; It's called harassment; What's right for you.  (2004 ; 24 min.)