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Students - Elementary

ALCOHOL: ITíS NOT FOR ME
Alcohol use is growing nationally among preteens and even among youngsters of primary age. This video is aimed at children, who may find themselves in situations similar to that experienced by the actors. The program tells how to avoid such circumstances and what to do if avoidance isnít possible. (1998, 8 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Grades 1-4

AMERICA NEEDS ME DRUG FREE
This video goes beyond the simple "just say no" message. It addresses tough interpersonal issues facing kids today. Four young students, with help from Professor Trustworthy and a talking computer, learn how to keep themselves safe. (1988,37 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Grades 3-6

BOY WHO WAS SWALLOWED BY THE DRUG MONSTER, THE
This video about a boy named Vince, is presented in cartoon format by one of the creators. The story, illustrations and narration are provided by Sue Pettit. It is a true story based on her son, Vince. The last few Min. of the video are presented by Vince, a 22 year old man in prison. (1994, 13 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary

CAT WHO DRANK & USED TOO MUCH
This is a delightful tale that deals with addiction in a positive, non-threatening way. It started innocently enough for Pat, the cat, having a drink or two with meals but soon he began sneaking drinks. After a short time Pat began experimenting with other substances. Finally, Pat gets help. (1987, 12 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary

CINCINNATI BONES AND THE TREASURE OF HEALTH
Long ago, an ancient tribe called the Hitecs lived in a beautiful city deep in the jungle. They were strong people, and they built many wonderful things. But when the Hitecs began taking drugs, their minds clouded and their bodies were destroyed. As the tribe was dying, they built a body machine to warn future generations about the damage of drugs. Cincinnati Bones, the great explorer, faces great perils as he explores the damage done by drugs to the heart, brain, lungs, stomach, and eyes. (1989, 15 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary

THE DOG WHO DARED TO KEEP KIDS OFF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
This video is an exciting, entertaining, action movie about Ralph and his young friends, some of whom are thinking about experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Ralph, a street-smart collie, is not only man's bet friend, but boys' and girls' best friend as well. Ralph is also the dog who dared to keep kids off drugs and alcohol. (1992, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary aged children

DRUG AVENGERS
The Drug Avengers story shows the meeting of two "kid cultures," cultures from different times with a common problem: drug abuse. Ten animated cartoons (four designed for grades 1,2,3, five designed for grades 4,5,6, and a common "pilot" episode) tells about visitors from the future. The Drug Avengers. (1989, 10 five min. episodes)
Selected Audience:   Grades 1-6

DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND YOUR BODY
Children and their teacher learn that their bodies are affected by drugs and alcohol and what they should do when someone pressures them to use drugs, especially if that someone is a friend. (1989, 16 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Primary school-aged children

NO MATTER HOW YOU SAY IT ... SAY NO
This is an anti-drug video featuring Isaiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons' guard and two-time Most Valuable Player in the NBA all-star game. The video spell out the three-step approach to saying no to drugs developed by the "Just Say No" Foundation. (1987, 12 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary school

SCARED, SAD AND MAD
The effects, the actions of an alcoholic parent can have on children can be subtle yet devastating. In this cleverly conceived mix of live action, puppetry and animation, young viewers will learn from Fergus Bunny that no child is ever at fault, that alcoholism is a disease, that hiding a problem won't make it go away or make it better, and that steps can be taken to get help. (1989, 17 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary school

SMOKING, DRINKING AND DRUGS
Puppet vignettes help young viewers learn the truth about chemical use and abuse. A puppet dinosaur is counseled by Caveman against a drug plant's temptation to feel good. A family shows that when a person drinks too much, others can be hurt, too, and Spinner's friend Elliot comes up with an inspired answer for those who make fun of anyone who says "no" to drugs. (1983, 15 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Primary school-aged youth

SOOPER PUPPY
Baxter is a puppy who gets in trouble for chewing on a new rug. While he is feeling bad about himself, Baxter meets up with two dogs who talk him into letting them inside his master's garage where he drinks beer, and smokes a cigarette just to "prove" himself a worthy member of the "garbage can club." After being yelled at for being a bad dog, Baxter runs away from home and talks to Grandpaw, who tells him the story of "Sooper Puppy," a story about self esteem. (1988, 19 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Early elementary

SOOPER PUPPY: DRINK, DRANK, DRUNK
Sooper Puppy learns how alcohol affects the body and why it can be dangerous to your health and well-being. (1988, 15 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Early elementary

SOOPER PUPPY: FLYING HIGH
Baxter wants to fly, but he finds the bumbling and mischievous Grizzle and Stoops who try to convince him that he can really fly "high" on drugs. Through the story of "Mortimer, The Flying Turtle," Baxter learns the difference between real fun and fake fun, which is a drug illusion. (1989, 16 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Early elementary

SPIDER-MAN: WHAT TO DO ABOUT DRUGS
When Timmy, an elementary school student, is offered drugs by two very persuasive older boys, his friends enlist the help of SPIDER-MAN to teach him about drugs and making good decisions. (1990, 10 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary children

SUBSTANCE ABUSE: ATTENTION TO PREVENTION
Slim Goodbody uses children's interests and experiences to show the effects of drugs on: physical health & coordination, social relationships, intellect and mental health. Slim defines addiction, explains the dangers of trying an addictive substance even once, and suggests effective, healthful responses to such temptations. (1992, 15 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary students

TULIP DOESN'T FEEL SAFE
This animated video for very young children is designed to help them develop "life skills" which can keep them safe in risky situations. It teaches that children are not responsible for adult's behavior. (1993, 13 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Preschool - Grade 3

TWEE, FIDDLE, AND HUFF
The story of Twee, Fiddle and Huff, and their parent's addiction to dancing with a genie in a bottle is a charming and non-threatening allegory that offers understanding and hope to young children living with parents affected by alcoholism and other addictions. (1990, 12 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Elementary children

YOOHOO
A nine week old puppy, out in the world for the first time, is taught how to stay healthy in the face of enticements to try drugs and alcohol. The video explains what the body can and cannot handle and why it is important to say "No" to drugs. (1988, 14 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Kindergarten - 4th grade