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The Life Sentence DVD

Original price was: $34.95.Current price is: $7.50.

This video is a powerful documentary of the heartbreaking and life-changing stories of four families who have been impacted by shaken baby syndrome or severe head trauma, shared directly from the families through interviews and footage. The 41-minute documentary DVD also includes commentary by medical professionals and child advocates. A discussion booklet is included for teachers and medical professionals to facilitate further discussion with students after viewing.

The Life Sentence is a Silver Reel winner in the 45th Annual MCA-I Media Festival.

The Life Sentence Teacher Resource

The Life Sentence teacher resource was created by Kristi Hodson (Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher, Carthage High School), is now available.

Grade Level: 9-12

Students will:

  • Identify physical, social, emotional (mental), and legal / financial consequences of shaken baby syndrome for families and society.
  • Identify factors (stressors) that are present to cause one to shake a baby.
  • Explore reasons why babies cry.
  • Explore various methods for soothing a baby when it’s crying.
  • Develop a strategy for what to do when alone with a baby that won’t stop crying.

Now available for streaming rental or on-demand subscription via Vimeo.

COPE24 Parenting Skills Program for Child Welfare Workers, Foster Care Agencies, Hospitals and Community Groups

Call 314-488-3766 or email Rene Howitt for set-up, purchase and pricing.

What does the program include?

We’ve taken 10 very common frustrating parenting situations and put them into a program, so that we can begin discussing with our youth the realities of parenting. This program includes:

  1. Teacher/Instructors manual meeting all national curriculum standards
  2. Manual also includes student worksheets and pre/post student surveys
  3. 10 parenting scenario videos. Each parenting video situation is approx. five-minutes in length. There is one video situation for each of the 10 chapters of this program

The teacher/instructor would begin the class by showing one video. Each scenario will escalate to the point of abuse, neglect, or dysfunction. The video is then stopped and the teacher/instructor can turn to class asking….what went wrong? What other choices did the parents have? What will you do?