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Reject - Social Rejection and the Science of Belonging
A scientific and solution-oriented look at the roots of bullying and violent behavior. Using brain imaging (fMRI) and a simple ball-tossing game, researchers demonstrate that the brain looks as though it is in actual physical pain when people are rejected,…
2 videos
Sext Up KIDS - How Children are Becoming Hypersexualized
Sext Up Kids' illuminates the profound, and devastating, impact our hypersexualized culture has on children and teens. Powerful and heartbreaking, this is an invaluable resource." - Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes The powder keg that is porn…
The Medicated Child
PBS
With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications, some starting as young as two years old, FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are the drugs safe? How young can you detect mental illness…
The Wonder Year - First Year Development and Shaping the Brain
Documenting the amazing development and learning that takes place in a baby's first year, this film follows one baby from birth to twelve months, concentrating on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The commentary explains what's behind seemingly simple everyday…
It's Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School
It's Elementary features elementary and middle schools where (mainly heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Rather than focusing on the debate between…
2 videos
Child Development Theorists
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child…
It's Still Elementary - Reexamining LGBT Issues in Schools
It's STILL Elementary examines the incredible impact of the groundbreaking original documentary, It's Elementary - Talking About Gay Issues in School. It's a great case study of how documentary filmmaking coupled with a robust grassroots campaign, can literally change the…
Behind Closed Doors - Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
This video addresses the impact that witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brain of infants and children and demonstrates the effect on their behaviour and relationships and the long term consequences for their future. In Part One, clinical psychologist,…
Infants: Physical Development
Part of the Series: Infants Series
Watch a cast of infants begin to explore their world and reach different milestones along the way. Learn how a baby's brain develops and what activities help stimulate healthy brain growth. Also learn the importance of proper nutrition and sleep…
Learning Through Play: The 3 to 4 year old (Documentary Film)
Learning, playing and learning through play are complex issues that we have tried to simplify and explain with this film. It shows learning taking place through self chosen, enjoyable activities. By following one boy for a year (from his third…
Middle Childhood
During middle childhood - the period between ages 6 and 12 - children reach many critical milestones. In fact, teacher and caregiver responses during this time of significant change can dramatically affect a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth,…
Attachment in Practice
The quality of early attachment relationships is of central importance to children's social and emotional development. It is vital to their all round development. Shot over the first three years of an infant's life, the film shows the development of…
Learning Environment: Guidance and Discipline
Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
The most fundamental way to avoid discipline issues is by carefully creating a structured environment which eliminates common flashpoints. Viewers learn how by designing (and sticking to!) a schedule, they can reduce the potential for conflicts and guide young children…
Understanding the Traumatized Child
Part of the Series: The Traumatized Child
"When he got in trouble he would start stuffing stuff into a paper bag, saying he needed to leave. And it really did take a good year before he accepted the fact that we weren't going to give him away…
Child Development Theorists - Freud to Erikson to Spock and Beyond
Beginning with Sigmund Freud, modern child development theories have changed the way that parents raise their children and the way that teachers teach those children. This video is an entertaining and enlightening view of the major child development theories, how…
Play and Learning at School: Five Year Olds
Play and Learning at School follows the fascinating interactions of a class of primary school children. It's towards the end of reception year and they are settled and confident. Purposeful play is seen in abundance as we get to know…
Toddlers Outdoors: Play, learning and development
Toddlers thrive outside. The special nature of the outdoors suits their interests down to the ground, yet for this age group the value of play is probably least understood. This captivating footage shows clearly what's so special about the outdoors…
Teacher/Child Interaction: Guidance and Discipline
Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
At the heart of Teacher/Child Interaction is this simple but heartfelt philosophy: "Teachers must deal with children with humor, compassion and respect." With that in mind, this program illustrates several strategies that teachers can use to help children learn to…
Social and Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
This program looks at the development of the 'sense of self' in middle childhood. It covers social cognition, the impact of family relationships on social and emotional development, before and after school childcare, the formation and function of the peer…
Preschoolers: Physical Development
Part of the Series: Preschoolers Series
See preschoolers engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary physical advancements that children make at this age. Learn about the physical characteristics of preschoolers, how gross and fine motor skills are developed, and what the typical physical milestones are. See…