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Keeping the Vision Alive – Saving Healthcare in Canada

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Faith & the Common Good worked for several years – particularly during 2002 – to create an opportunity for inter-faith dialogue on the state of the health care system in Canada so that we could mobilize faith communities to participate in the public process created by the Romanow Commission, raise public awareness of the faith based values underpinning public policy decisions on the health care system, and influence the direction of the national health care system. To this end, we developed an educational video with accompanying workshop guidelines and carried out regional...

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MAKING EVERY MOMENT COUNT

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After  multiple, unsuccessful chemotherapies, Mikaela knows that she has a choice: she can let her brain tumor grow “and just go away, up to heaven,” or she can put up with “needles and pokes and all that stuff and make it go away, and even perhaps it might not come back.”  Sometimes she feels ready to stop her treatments, but then she thinks about how much her mother will miss her.

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Communication With Your Child or Teen

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Communication with Your Child or Teen helps adults learn to be better listeners and model good communication techniques for the whole family. Sessions cover recognizing barriers to good communication, stages of childhood development, learning your child’s communication style, and how to become an effective listener.Each DVD contains four sessions with 15 minutes of video including three segments of video for each class. Week 1: Recognizing the barriers we buildWeek 2: Understanding your child’s ages and stagesWeek 3: Learning your child’s communication...

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Single Parenting

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Single Parenting explores the basics of parenting from the unique perspective of a single parent. Sessions cover building support systems, time management, multiple households, and forgiveness. Each DVD contains four sessions with 15 minutes of video including three segments of video for each class. Week 1: Coping as a single parentWeek 2: Leading your family along the right pathWeek 3: Confronting challenges of disciplineWeek 4: Providing for your family’s needs With the ProActive Parenting series, you don’t have to be a “”parenting expert”” to lead a...

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Caring for Waters – Complete Series (4 episodes) DVD

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Caring For Waters: 2006 Lenten Series DVDSources of drinkable water are becoming increasingly scarce throughout the world. Communities and countries are actively looking for ways to ensure safe water for everyone and discourage those who want to exploit this essential resource. This series looks at efforts in Canada and Kenya to find sustainable solutions to water problems. Rural Vulnerability: The United Church’s Five Oaks Retreat and Education Centre has overcome a direct threat to their groundwater system from a nearby gravel pit, but faces ongoing challenges as urban sprawl and...

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE: STOPPING TEEN SUICIDE

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE: STOPPING TEEN SUICIDE This video program is designed to raise young people’s awareness of suicide as a serious health problem; help them identify symptoms of depression and signs of suicidal intention; and encourage them to seek help for themselves or for others whose behavior and demeanor indicates a potentially serious problem.  A variety of activities help viewers explore and extend the ideas presented in the video.  The key message is that suicide can be prevented, and young people themselves are a key line of defense in lowering the incidence of teen...

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LET’S TALK #1: A KID’S TAKE ON TALKING TO PARENTS

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LET’S TALK #1: A KID’S TAKE ON TALKING TO PARENTS (22 minutes; video) You love your parents, but can you talk to them?  Why is it sometimes hard to share a problem, voice an opinion, or even start a conversation?  And what can be done to change it?  That’s what we asked kids who have been there.  Hear what they have to say about finding common ground, keeping the lines of communication open, and learning to disagree with respect.  Listen as they share real-life experiences and hard-won solutions.  Finally, it’s tips on talking to parents from a kids’ point...

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: STUDENT & ADULT CONFLICT

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Conflicts between teenagers and adults aren’t uncommon, but rarely are they resolved in a manner that’s well thought out. Student & Adult Conflicts provides a blueprint for dealing with such flare-ups when they occur through two dramatized vignettes. In “”I Want It Now,”” a student and teacher get into a needlessly heated argument in front of the class without a proper way to diffuse the potentially embarrassing situation, while in “”Get Out,”” a storeowner mistakenly believes that a group of students have stolen from him. Includ

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GROWING ALONE GROWING TOGETHER (DOCUMENTARY)

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In this documentary, psychiatrist Dr. K. Sohail presents the stories of three couples whose relationships went through difficult times. Through interviews with spouses and family members he shows how these people who fell in love, married, and had children, began to encounter serious problems in their relationships. Couples started to experience resentment, anger, hostility and despair. Although each couple eventually separated, Dr. Sohail highlights how therapy, even at that stage, helped two of the three couples to work through their difficult issues and resume their lives together. The...

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