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TALKING ABOUT SEX: A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES

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This kit includes a video which discusses issues of puberty and sexuality from both the parents’ and the teens’ perspectives. Colourful animated line drawings are used to illustrate different scenarios, questions and situations. It addresses difficult to discuss questions specific to changes in girls and boys. Also included in the kit is a guide for parents/teachers/leaders and a booklet for participants (grades 5 -9) with activities, puzzles, quizzes and worksheets.

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ENCOUNTERS WITH DEPRESSION

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Dr. K. Sohail, psychiatrist, shares his insights into depression and how various forms of treatment help patients and their families to regain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Three patients share their experiences with depression and the help they received to deal with it. This documentary is produced to help patients, their families, therapists and the public at large to develop a better understanding and an optimistic attitude towards depression. It will reassure them that there is light at the end of a dark tunnel.

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AFFLUENZA

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AFFLUENZA is a look at the modern-day plague of materialism and overcomsumption, and the commercialization that feeds it. The program explores how this epidemic is straining our personal lives and families, eroding our communities and destroying the environment. It also looks at various cures for this ailment and profiles people who are finding that spending less can mean enjoying life more.

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR CHILDREN

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Children, ages 7 – 12, are helped to view and understand Jesus’ journey from his trial to his place of death, following the ‘Via Dolorosa’, stopping at each of the stations of the cross for reflection. Children are encouraged to think of ways they can follow Jesus’ example and be helpful and caring to others and to have courage and faith. In addition to the study guide, each video is accompanied by a booklet, ‘A Bible Way of the Cross for Children’ by Gwen Costello.

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RED BOOTS FOR CHRISTMAS

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The video Red Boots for Christmas is based on a story written many years ago in Germany. Hans the shoemaker learns about the joys of sharing and fellowship and the spirit of Christmas after he is visited by an angel who brings the promise of a very special gift.

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THINKING POSITIVE

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This video is designed for teenagers in rural areas, to provoke discussion about the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Teenagers are encouraged to assume responsibility for their own sexual behaviour. Although filmed in a small community in Newfoundland, this video is relevant to the experiences of teenagers everywhere.

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TIME TO MOURN: A TIME TO DANCE (A)

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A teacher training film for teachers of primary aged children. In the demonstration class the teacher talks with 6, 7, and 8 year olds about death and life, using the making of bread together as a vehicle for discussion. Might also be used during a worship service.

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SPIRITED FAMILIES

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‘Spirited Families’ is a four part interactive video focussing on the relationship of faith to family living. It’s goal is to enable families to nurture, strengthen and celebrate family relationships in whatever family structure they find themselves. It might be used as an introduction to or along with the ‘Active Parenting’ video series, also available in AVEL.

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PARENTING IN CHANGING TIMES – 4 – Single Parents

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This series examines some of the particular challenges facing today’s parents and ways to live gracefully with them. It also offers many practical suggestions and ideas for resources to individuals and congregations. This is a 6 part series, divided into the following: 1. Working Parents 2. Parents of Teenagers 3. People with Aging Parents 4. Single Parents 5. Blended Families 6. Parents Living Apart from their Children

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PARENTING IN CHANGING TIMES – 5 – Blended Families

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This series examines some of the particular challenges facing today’s parents and ways to live gracefully with them. It also offers many practical suggestions and ideas for resources to individuals and congregations. This is a 6 part series, divided into the following: 1. Working Parents 2. Parents of Teenagers 3. People with Aging Parents 4. Single Parents 5. Blended Families 6. Parents Living Apart from their Children

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