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Videos Beginning with "S"

SAFE FROM HARM
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

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

SCHOOLS AND DRUGS
A teleconference with James Copple on problems, promise and programs. Live television audience and student representatives to help come up with real and practical solutions to these problems. Kids win when they have hope/faith, altruism, personal power, significant adults, and skills. (1999, 120 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior/Senior students/Adults/ Professionals

SCULPTURING: AN UPDATE, 1988
People in a chemically dependent family don't trust words. There have been too many games played, too many lies told. In place of words, therapist Sharon Wegscheider uses sculpturing - a technique in which family members are physically placed in positions symbolizing their feelings - demonstrating how chemical dependency fragments and destroys the unity of the family system. (1988, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Family members/Treatment personnel

SECRET ADDICTIONS
Tape 1: Women, Drugs and Alcohol - This documentary offers insights from psychologists, doctors, and other experts involved in recovery programs for women addicts. (35 Min.), Tape 2: Women in Treatment - Women and their children describe their own experiences in recovery. (32 Min.) (1991)
Selected Audience:   Recovering alcoholics and addicts/ Health and social service agencies

SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS
These videos are designed to help a person through the best possible methods to have a happy and successful relationship. The program covers the basic principles of a relationship and identifies personality traits of people in relationships to better understand yourself and your partner. (1990), Tape 1- Part 1: Anatomy of a relationship, understanding what our relationships are about. (54 Min.) Part 2: Characteristics of people in relationships; boundaries. (48 Min.), Tape 2- Part 3: What makes relationships slip. What makes relationships work. (45 Min.) Part 4: Working on your program. (42 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Couples, especially if recovering

SEEKING AND FINDING YOUR HIGHER POWER
In this tape, Earnie Larsen strives to get across the importance of Steps 1, 2, and 3. The ability to turn our lives over to a power greater than ourselves, Earnie begins the tape by breaking down a problem. This becomes the primary spiritual obstacle. If they have never had those experiences, Earnie invites the group to build on the treatment experience as a beginning place to trust a power greater than ourselves ... The Higher Power. The group is left with some strong topics for discussion, why spirituality is so important and who or what is your higher power. (1989, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering people

SELLING ADDICTION: A WORKSHOP KIT ON TOBACCO & ALCOHOL ADVERTISING
This video, hosted by Michael Learned, helps identify advertising strategies, analyze themes, and address actions to be taken to seduce negative impact on your community and family. Workbook included. (1992, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Middle/Senior high/Community groups

SELLING ADDICTION: A WORKSHOP KIT ON TOBACCO & ALCOHOL ADVERTISING
This video, hosted by Michael Learned, helps identify advertising strategies, analyze themes, and address actions to be taken to seduce negative impact on your community and family. Workbook included. (1992, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Middle/Senior high/Community groups

SENTENCED FOR LIFE
Through candid interviews with young survivors of alcohol-related accidents, this video provides a frank, firsthand look at the devastating effects of drunk driving. (1987, 40 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teenaged drivers

SEX DRUGS AND AIDS
This pioneering film tells young people what they need to know to avoid getting this deadly disease. The film describes what AIDS is, how it can and cannot be transmitted and provides peer support for modifying at-risk behavior. Sex, Drugs and AIDS also promotes understanding of those infected with the AIDS virus. (1986, 18 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Ages 15 to adult

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
This video covers the most common infectious diseases in the United States (Chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, pelvic inflammatory disease, syphilis, Trichomoniasis, HIV infection and AIDS, HPV, and Hepatitis B). The program address the issue that many Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) are easily treated and the earlier a person seeks treatment and warns sex partners about the disease the less chance the disease will cause serious physical damage. (2002, 19 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Adults

SHAME
Claudia Black provides an understanding as to why they feel as they do, and she offers them a language to use to describe their experiences. Using stores, Claudia explains the difference between guilt, embarrassment and shame. (1989, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Anyone in recovery/Aftercare facilities/Therapists/Relapse programs/Adolescents/Adults

SILENCE CONDONES
Parents may be unaware of the problems/stresses encountered by young people today. In this video, Father Martin instructs parents to: Become educated – learn; develop communication – family home evenings; practice cooperation - - share ideas. He tells parents to be fair and be fun! (1988, 19 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Parents

SLEEPING TIGER
The nature of progression of chemical dependency is shown in this video, illustrating that the disease grows larger in a person both before and after freedom from chemical dependency. Once seen, it exposes the viewer to an undeniable understanding of the necessity for total abstinence from all mind altering chemicals, if recovery is being sought. (1986, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons/Substance abuse professionals

A SLIGHT DRINKING PROBLEM
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism affects four times the number of non-alcoholics compared to problem drinkers. The problems of the "significant others" is studied in this film. Patty Duke Astin gives one of her finest performances as the sober wife of a practicing alcoholic. (1980, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Co-dependents

SMOKEABLE COCAINE: THE HAIGHT ASHBURY CRACK FILM
This film on the physiology and compulsion of smokeable cocaine users details how crack manipulate brain chemistry. By using animation, computer graphics, and interviews with doctors and ex-users, it demonstrates how the initial euphoria is replaced by dysphoria and depression. (1987, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   General audiences

SMOKESCREEN
Dave Goerlitz the former "Winston Man" delivers a powerful message that cigarette ads are deliberate deceptions and also aimed at kids. Some humor is used in this video. (1993, 26 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior/Senior high

SMOKIN SAM
Smokin' Sam, the All American star of a new roller hockey league sponsored by Trophy cigarettes, has a secret he doesn't want his fans to know - he smokes. Two clever eleven-year-old sleuths find out, and with a little help from the school nurse, a doctor and a friendly ad man, they decide to convince Smokin' Sam that he ought to quit. Will this information be enough to convince Smokin' Sam to quit smoking? Will he stand up to his sponsor and risk his career? Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion to the best anti-smoking film available anywhere for middle school children. (1994, 24 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Grades 3-6

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

SMOKING: TRUTH OR DARE?***
Smoking: Truth or Dare?, is a powerful program that graphically demonstrates to teens who use tobacco exactly what this deadly habit is doing to them. The damage smoking or chewing tobacco does to their bodies is not just something intangible that they might have to face forty or more years down the road. (1998, 34 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens/Adults

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

STAGE 2 RECOVERY
Tape 1: Understanding the Basics of Recovery - Earnie Larson shows what recovering people must do to understand themselves in order to enjoy a rich and fulfilling existence. (26 Min.), Tape 2: Identifying Self-defeating Learned Behaviors - Caretaking, people-pleasing, and workaholism all work against a healthy context for living. This video teaches how to identify and correct these learned behaviors thus helping people become more successful. (35 Min.), Tape 3: Relationships: Achieving the Rewards of Recovery - shows what a large part other people, especially intimates, play in achieving a lasting recovery. (27 Min.), Tape 4 - Working a Program - informs the recovering person that success means a lifelong commitment to a positive redirecting of energy. A new concern, a personal organization for your own welfare and new, sober existence. (30 Min.) (1985)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

STAYING OFF COCAINE: AVOIDING RELAPSE
This video explores what those at any stage of recovery need to know about staying off cocaine including, drug cravings and how to deal with them, avoiding self-sabotage, handling high-risk situations, and spotting the danger signals of relapse. (1988, 38 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering cocaine addicts/treatment personnel

STAYING SOBER, KEEPING STRAIGHT
This video follows three individuals in recovery who are confronted with the threat of relapse: John finds himself at a party where old friends start using; Mike, after several months of sobriety, begins to doubt that he is alcoholic; Lisa, a recovering cocaine addict, starts dating a young man who uses. (1988, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Treatment Centers/Recovering persons

STEROIDS: SHORTCUT TO MAKE-BELIEVE MUSCLES
This video provides information on what steroids are, who uses them, and why. It describes the harmful, long-term effect of using steroids, and demonstrates how to say "no" when faced with the decision of using steroids. (1988, 32 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High school/College

STONE'S THROW, A
A short but powerful look at how children view alcohol. The premise is to look at ourselves as role models an see how we are unconsciously sending messages. This was produced by the FACE Initiative. (1994, 5 Min. )
Selected Audience:   Public service agencies/family-parent groups

STREET DRUGS
"Street Drugs" are any substance bought or sold, used or abused, outside a normal doctor/patient relationship. Learn how these drugs affect both the brain and the body: initial effects, withdrawal, and long-term effects of each drug. (1989, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   General audiences

STUDENTS - YOUR CHOICE
Father Martin talks about students’ choices over drugs and alcohol. He points out that drugs are drugs, but so is alcohol - it is a sedative drug. It is your choice! You have the freedom to do anything - to use or abuse or refrain! (1988, 16 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High School

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

SUBSTANCE ABUSE: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND TREATMENT CHOICES
This 12 part video training series provides information on substance abuse issues. Self-test information is included. The topics include: Tape 1: The Nature of Addiction (35 Min.), Tape 2: Biological Factors (45 Min.), Tape 3: Addiction and Society (54 Min.), Tape 4: Treatment or Incarceration (40 Min.), Tape 6: Evaluation, Medical Considerations and The Treatment Milieu (60 Min.), Tape 8: The Self-medication Motive for Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Dual Diagnosis; Alcoholism as a Complication of Psychiatric Disorder (60 Min.), Tape 9: Treatment of Addictive Disease: Fundamental Principles (55 Min.), Tape 10: Assessment and Referral for Alcohol/drug Related Traffic Offenders (37 Min.), Tape 12: Substance Abuse and Mental Disorder: Concurrent Illness (50 Min.) (1990)
Selected Audience:   Substance abuse professionals