The Life Sentence

The Life Sentence

$68.95

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.

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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 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.
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Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 8.25 x 5.25 x .5 in
Close acccessibility assitance