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Miles McPherson challenges today’s youth to examine the basics of conflict, anger, and violence through the influence of society, media, economics and the family. He encourages teens to realize their responsibility in resolving issues and brings hope to kids battling low self-esteem, stress and the sense of helplessness. (1994, 42 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teen/Adult

This National Teleconference took place in 1996. Negotiation, mediation and consensus decision making are options that young people can use as survival skills in life. Tape 1 explains the theory behind conflict resolution. Tape 2 shows situations where these skills are utilized. Tape 1 (55 Min.) Tape 2 (80 Min.) (1996)
Selected Audience:   Parent groups/Teachers Juvenile justice workers

Every day, thousands of Americans get drunk and, in many instances, something violent occurs. Cruel Spirits reveals how alcohol is often responsible, yet rarely blamed for these tragedies, and that the extent of alcohol-related violence is both grossly under-estimated and under-reported. (1989, 32 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High school/Adults

Tape 1: Women and Domestic Violence - This covers characteristics of an abuser, steps that women need to take to be safe, basic legal actions available, and support groups. (16 Min.), Tape 2: Children and Domestic Violence - This video covers the basic cycle of domestic violence, the kinds of abuse, warning signs of troubled behavior, and how to help children heal emotional damage. (15 Min.), Tape 3: Men and Domestic Violence - Men participate in a group program discussing issues of power and control, generational patterns, and that abusers are responsible for their actions. (19 Min.) (1994)
Selected Audience:   Counselor/Therapists/Groups

A riveting six-minute video that draws a straight line between alcohol and violence. It tackles the controversial issue of the role alcohol plays in assault, murder, child abuse, rape, emotional trauma, and physical violence. Starting softly -through poetry - the video unmasks the immensity of the issue. (1995, 6 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Community groups

Program One: "Reasons for Help" - Community members from Littleton, Colorado discuss their healing processes and their hopes for the future. Another school system in Columbia, South Carolina examines a school-community program called "Early Alliance" supporting young children, their families, and teachers. (46 Min.) Program Two: "Building a Safe and Responsive School Climate" - Creating safe, responsible, and respectful environments for young people takes the will and commitment of the whole community. This broadcast will look at the components that go into establishing a nurturing and predictable school climate. (60 Min.) Program Three: "Early Signals of Distress" - How does a system identify and respond to warning signs of distress in children? What are some of the effective and comprehensive responses? What is an appropriate role for the school and its employees? How do we avoid stigmatizing children who may be in trouble? This program will look at two school communities and their efforts to understand and heed the messages that young people send. (45 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Adults-Home/School/Community

How the child protection system works and why it is available in Michigan. Child Protective Services work on behalf of Family Independence Agency, now called Department of Human Service, DHS, to keep children safe from harm and/or neglect. Abuse and/or neglect must be substantiated before family can receive help. DHS works to keep families together by providing medical, financial, psychological and legal help. (1998, 18 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Adults