Two collections that were part of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Brown-Heatly Library were relocated to the Texas Department of State Health Services Audiovisual Library in October 2004. At that time, an inter-agency contract for library services was established.
The Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) collection includes videos, books, assessment instruments, audio resources, and journals concerning children who have disabilities or developmental delays. Some of the topics include: child development, intervention strategies, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, infant mental health, etc. For more information about the ECI Library collection, see http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/resources/library.shtml.
The Rehabilitation Services collection includes videos, books, and journals on all aspects of rehabilitation and disabilities. Examples of topics include: disability awareness and rights, assistive technology, ADD and ADHD, brain injury, deafness, blindness, ergonomics, returning to work, sign language, etc. See also the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials located at Utah State University.
These materials are available on a free loan basis to residents of the state of Texas for up to 10 business days. Mailing time is automatically added to the two-week loan period.
In addition to collection resources, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) employees also have access to special library services to support their work and career needs, including:
Reference, referrals, research, and bibliographic searches
Current awareness services including scheduled searches and tables of contents routing
Access to searchable databases
Document delivery and inter-library loan
To inquire about these services or to provide input on library services or new additions to the collection, please e-mail email@example.com.
ECI COLLECTION (see also New Additions to ECI Collection - 2012)
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, 2nd ed. Joyce Brennfleck Shannon, 2011. Book. (203.6 H236 2011 ECI)
This book provides basic consumer health information about the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions, along with facts about interventions and treatments, educational guidelines, and coping tips for families.
Babycues: Child’s First Language - DD0557
DVD 18 min. 2006 Adult
This DVD shows examples of cues, engaging and disengaging, as well as examples of how cues often cluster around hunger or satiation. Sleep states and levels of alertness which also impact the caregiving environment are shown. These states and implications for caregiving are explained as well. Learning and interpreting these cues is presented from an attachment theory base and will assist the caregiver or parent in providing a nurturing environment for babies and young children.
The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder, 3rd ed. Demitri Papolos and Janice Papolos, 2006. Book. (227.4 P218b 2006 ECI)
This book presents information for parents and children dealing with the challenges of bipolar disorder. It includes diagnosis and treatment options; what is going on inside the brain; how to live and cope with bipolar disorder; and hope for the future.
Child-Centered Practices for the Courtroom and Community: A Guide to Working Effectively with Young Children and Their Families in the Child Welfare System. Lynne F. Katz, Cindy S. Lederman and Joy D. Osofsky, 2011. Book. (320.4 K19 2011 ECI)
This book presents a profile of infants, toddlers, and parents involved in the child welfare system. It discusses the use of evidence-based parenting programs for parents of at-risk young children. It also covers healing the infant-parent relationship and supporting the development of very young children, including early care and education settings that support child development. Other issues include developing a coordinated system of care and demystifying the court process, such as how to be an effective advocate in juvenile and family court. Finally, understanding and preventing vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue is discussed.
A Child Grows: Your Baby’s First Year (closed captioned) - DD0527
DVD 24 min. 2003 Adult
Infants demonstrate milestones in basic motor skills from rolling over to standing alone. They learn that objects can exist outside of their own experience, learn cause and effect, and slowly discover they are independent beings. Watch as they explore eye-hand coordination, feeding skills, a first smile, language understanding, baby talk, and the magical dance of senses and muscles called sensorimotor development.
A Child’s Mind: How Kids Learn Right and Wrong (closed captioned) - DD0553
DVD 24 min. 2011 Adult
Viewers learn how children develop morals and how it impacts children's behavior. The theories of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan, Albert Bandura, and Elliot Turiel are examined and the concept of theory of mind is explained. Children react to situations that challenge their morals. Experts explain how and why children develop as they do as well as stressing why fostering moral development is crucial.
Down Syndrome: First 18 Months (2nd ed.) - DD0561
DVD 108 min. 2010 Adult
This DVD is organized around four parts: the newborn, health concerns, therapies, and new expectations. It presents interviews with nine international medical experts on Down syndrome and several parents of children with Down syndrome discussing their children. Viewers can choose multiple languages from the menu. As well as the original English language version, viewers can choose to listen to dubbed versions in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic or Vietnamese.
Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, 3rd ed. Libby Kumin, 2012. Book. (226.11 K96 2012 ECI)
This book focuses on speech and language development from birth through the stage of making 3-word phrases. It contains the information parents need to help each child meet his or her communication potential. Challenges such as hearing loss, difficulty with oral-motor movements, and a slower pace of development are discussed. Real-life examples are given thoughout the book. The CD-ROM contains forms for recording early milestones, forms for developing plans, forms for evaluations, and forms for treatment planning.
Enhancing Services in Natural Environments: Conference Call Series - CA0041
15 Compact Discs 560 min. 2004
This conference call series consists of 15 audio CDS. The first disc in the series contains PDF and Power Point Presentations to accompany each call. Call 1 Mary Beth Bruder, Call 2 Juliann Woods, Call 3 Geneva Woodruff, Call 5 Barbara Hanft, Call 6 Carl J Dunst, Call 7 Robin McWilliam, Call 8 Larry Edelman. (Call 4 not included.)
Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic - CA0040
10 Compact Discs 780 min. 2011 Adult
This audiobook on compact disc tells the story of a mother expecting a baby with Down syndrome. She learns that having her baby with special needs teaches her very important lessons she never learned at Harvard and that there are many experiences that cannot be explained solely by science.
Fantastic Voyage: Neonates and Infants - DD0533
DVD 22 min. 2008 Adult
This DVD reviews the age characteristics, age-specific care and nursing considerations relevant to young infants. Viewers learn how young infants communicate. Those who work with parents of young children are reminded to teach parents about child proofing their homes.
Feeding With Love and Good Sense II - DD0556
DVD 121 min. 2011 Adult
Short 15 to 20 min segments of this DVD contain vignettes of families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers as they eat. Ellyn Satter explains how children’s eating habits differ at each stage of development and gives advice on what to do and what not to do with feeding.
First Adventures - DD0582
DVD 45 min. 2004 Professional
This DVD spotlights six demonstration lessons created by specialists in the field of vision impairment and implemented in collaboration with teachers from the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. All classes focus on the instruction for young visually impaired students and activities are carried out in a lovely, urban garden.
Healing Neen - DD0555
DVD. 54 min. 2010 Adult
After surviving a childhood of abuse and neglect, Tonier “Neen” Cain lived on the streets for two decades, where she endured violence, hunger, and despair. A community mental health program offered her a way out and up. Neen’s inspiring story illustrates the consequences of childhood household trauma and the efficacy of trauma-informed care as a treatment plan. The DVD features footage of Neen in her current capacity as a motivational speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma. She also speaks to Dr. Vincent J. Felitti about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. This program contains some explicit language and should be previewed before showing.
Infants with Disabilities: A Baby on Board Case Study (closed captioned) - DD0563
DVD 25 min. 2008 Adult
This program was filmed in Ireland. It depicts the difficulties and uncertainties of a couple whose first child was born with Down syndrome. Now expecting their second baby, the family undergoes increased stress as their 10 month old son awaits heart surgery. Viewers learn about the parents’ initial reaction to his condition, their quick acceptance of it, and the ways in which they began to deal with his health issues. A public health nurse helps the family build their knowledge and coping skills. This program is also available online.
Is Baby Ok? (closed captioned) - DD0526
DVD 22 min. 2003 Adult
Learn some of the basic developmental milestones in physical growth, personal and social skills, large and small motor skills, and language acquisition. Parents discover when to seek professional help to assess development, especially for potential problems in hearing and vision. They will also learn to recognize key motor skill developments. See how symmetry of movement is important, and learn how growth charts take ethnic diversity into account.
Jimmy Finds His Voice. James Doti and Lisa Mertins, 2012. Book. (805.1 D725 2012 ECI)
Jimmy is afraid to go to school because he speaks differently than the other children. Then the teacher casts him in the school play. The book tells the story of how Jimmy finds his voice.
Keys to Quality Care (closed captioned) - DD0554
DVD 24 min. 2002 Adult
Viewers learn the seven essential components of quality infant and toddler care. The care must be responsive and it must be relationship-based with an individualized curriculum. The relationship between the care giver and the child must be consistent and close. The environment must be well planned to incorporate children’s emerging interests. The safety of the care site must be carefully monitored and sanitary precautions must be taken. Parents must be welcomed into the classroom. Lastly, the staff must be qualified and the program must be licensed.
Life at 1: New Experiences (closed captioned) - DD0512
DVD 54 min. 2011 Adult
This program was filmed in Australia. It introduces a group of one-year-olds who are part of a large-scale longitudinal study in child development. Closely documenting the daily routines and developmental milestones of the children, the program gauges each subject’s ability to confront new experience. Shy Haleema does well in a “stranger test” while lively Anastasija cries when separated from her parents. Jara’na’s future happiness may depend on his ability to deal with racism, while tiny Ben, born prematurely as a quintuplet, upturns all expectations.
Life at 1: Stress and Its Impact (closed captioned) - DD0513
DVD 57 min. 2006 Adult
This program was filmed in Australia. It explores the causes and effects of the chronic stress that children experience as they learn and grow. Viewers will follow a group of one-year-olds as they take part in a large-scale, longitudinal child development study. The study measures levels of cortisol at specific points in each subject’s daily routine. Shine’s parents are struggling financially, and it shows in her levels of cortisol. Decklan goes to day care four times a week but that doesn’t necessarily mean more stress. Sofia’s cortisol levels can be correlated with her mother’s work schedule, while Daniel must overcome the anguish wrought by his brother Jayme’s near drowning and subsequently acquired severe disabilities.
Life At 3: Bad Behavior (closed captioned) - DD0514
DVD 57 min 2008 Adult
This program was filmed in Australia. It delivers a progress report on five toddlers, the public face of a much larger longitudinal study, who must now learn to manage their own feelings and actions. Can Decklan get a handle on the tantrums that, not surprisingly, have increased with the arrival of a baby brother? Why does Jara’na cry every time he is separated from his mother? What’s preventing Anastasija from paying attention to her teachers? And how can Daniel cope when faced with a death in the family?
Malik Goes to School: Examining the Language Skills of African American Students from Preschool-5th Grade. Holly K. Craig and Julie A. Washington, 2006. Book. (535 C886 2006 ECI)
This book synthesizes a decade of research on the language of African American students and the implications of this research for educational planning and clinical assessment. It provides a specific set of procedures for conducting culture-fair language evaluations with African American preschooler to 5th graders.
Managing Everyday Challenges Through Positive Guidance - DD0535
1 DVD + 1 CD-Rom 75 min. 2011 Professional
This DVD teaches how to create positive relationships to support young children's social and emotional development. It explains evidence based practices that shape children’s behaviors such as designing the classroom, implementing engaging curriculum, intentionally creating routines and schedules to fit the specific needs of the children, and establishing consistent limits and ground rules. Teachers support children in developing social competence by redirecting, listening actively, offering choices and offering encouragement. The instructor CD-Rom contains an accompanying power point presentation.
Music and Early Learning (closed captioned) - DD0531
DVD 26 min. 2007 Adult
From the time they are born, human beings are predisposed to learn and enjoy music. Children especially are open to it, and research increasingly has shown that exposure to music and especially participation in making it, by singing and playing simple percussion instruments, is invaluable in helping children’s brains develop the neural bridges that make them stronger. Music and Early Learning explains why this is so and how experienced kindergarten and preschool teachers use music to help children grow and learn.
Music and Movement in Early Learning (closed captioned) - DD0532
DVD 25 min. 2007 Adult
When young children hear music, their natural inclination is to move their bodies in response to it. Research has shown that this movement, like the music itself, is an integral factor in the brain’s and the body’s healthy development. Music is an invaluable learning tool by itself, but its impact is vastly enhanced when it is joined with movement. This DVD explains what research has shown us about the importance of combining movement with music in early learning environments and shows experienced teachers using them effectively.
Native Americans - DD0592
DVD 47 min. 1996 Adult
This program explores the many similarities among tribal nations, including a profound respect for nature, myth, and tradition; matriarchal governance; a communal lifestyle; a belief in an afterlife; and the use of pictographs, symbols, and patterns rather than an alphabet-based language. The Native Americans’ near extinction, brought on by contact with nonindigenous peoples, is discussed, along with the renewal of Native American culture demonstrated by present generations. Also available online.
Native Americans: Celebrating Traditions - DD0593
DVD 30 min. 2001 Adult
Once forced to hide their heritage, Native Americans now enjoy both an acceptance and a celebration of their history and culture. By presenting the experiences of Native Americans from a wide array of fields including artisans, performers, and teachers, this program shows how many tribes are returning to the traditions and spirituality of their ancestors. Among those interviewed are Kevin Locke, award-winning Native American vocalist; Wilma Mankiller, the first woman in modern history to lead a tribe; and Richard West, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. Also available online.
The Not-So-Terrible Twos: A Parent’s Guide (closed captioned) - DD0529
DVD 22 min. 2005 Adult
Two-year-olds fine-tune their muscles through constant imitation, experimentation and repetition. Observe as two-year-olds learn to make the complex mental connections that lead to true understanding. Hear how their growing language abilities lead two year-olds to speak with others, to ask “why”, and proclaim their independence by saying “no.” See how two-year-olds deal with the conflicting emotions of wanting to possess and demand one moment, and share and hug the next. Watch their first interactions with others, and see how it’s still difficult for them to see a situation from another’s viewpoint. Learn from a Pediatrician what body awareness, language skills, and motor skills have to do with toilet training.
Parenting 101: Basic Skills for Raising Confident Children (closed captioned) - DD0542
DVD 23 min. 2011 Adult
This DVD presents practical advice on building a strong parent-child relationship. New parents learn about discipline through teaching and reinforcing desirable behavior, creating an environment that stimulates intellect and confidence, developing a routine that offers stability, and working through parental conflict constructively. Dramatizations that highlight problems and solutions are combined with commentary from educators, counselors, and psychologists.
Practical Strategies For Teaching Social Emotional Skills - DD0581
DVD 28 min. 2007 Adult, Professional
This program highlights strategies and approaches that early childhood personnel and families can use to systematically target social emotional supports that build young children’s skills in a variety of areas including making friends, problem solving, asking an adult for help, talking about feelings, and managing their emotions.
Read My Lips: Learning Language (closed captioned) - DD0515
DVD 61 min. 2004 Adult
This program was filmed in England. It explores how we develop the arts of speech and physical expression to make ourselves understood and to understand others. Visiting a group of 25 three-year-olds in the United Kingdom, the film observes them learning as many as ten new words a day. The body language that supplements verbal skills is also explored, demonstrating that children with verbal disadvantages can compensate through other techniques. This video is available online.
Rolling with Life. Jeralyn Barta and Harriet Briseno, 2010. Book. (804 B283 2010 ECI)
A young girl was born with a limiting condition that leaves her confined to a wheelchair. Reagan experiences many struggles and hardships as she rolls through life but she teachers others what she has learned and they all embrace their differences with respect and acceptance of one another.
Room to Grow: How to Create Quality Early Childhood Environments, 3rd ed. Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, 2002. Book. (320.11 R777 2002 ECI)
This book provides information on using space creatively to help children grow while they are in child care settings. Environments are described to meet the needs of different age groups.
Routines-Based Interview - DD0560
DVD 120 min. 2012 Professional
This DVD gives the early intervention professional a deep exposure to the routines based interview, including a full-length, 2-hour demonstration interview conducted by Dr. Robin McWilliam at the 2012 RBI Certification Institute. It also contains a demonstration of ecomap development, a list of informal outcomes and the list rewritten for inclusion on an individualized family service plan.
Safety Starts At Home, 2nd ed. (closed captioned) - DD0558 (English) DD0559 (Spanish)
DVD 41 min. long version; 20 min. short version 2012 Senior High - Adult
The full length version of this program is 41 min. A shorter 20 min. version is also included. This DVD has the following chapters: fire safety; burn hazards; choking, suffocation and strangulation hazards; the safe baby; preventing falls; drowning prevention; poison patrol; hazards in the air; and preparing for emergencies. It explains the dangers of lithium batteries. It has the most recent SIDS prevention guidelines as well as the current recommendations for baby gates and car seats.
Social Toddler (closed captioned) - DD0516
DVD 43 min. 2005 Adult
This program was filmed in England. It sheds light on toddler behavior and presents strategies for coping with challenging behavior. Two child development experts, share their firsthand parenting experiences and the findings of early childhood education specialists. These experts explore the basics of toddler growth and learning; look at the world from a small child’s perspective; and examine the needs of especially challenging children. Mobility, copying, repetition, fine motor skills, categorizing, and many other developmental benchmarks are highlighted.
Testing Baby: The Transformation of Newborn Screening, Parenting, and Policy Making. Rachel Grob, 2011. Book. (WS 420 G873t 2011)
This book describes some complex ethical questions about newborn screening programs. Newborn screening can prevent severe disease but it can also notify parents about conditions that are not treatable. The author interviewed parents of children with disabilities and also interviewed state health policymakers. She examines how a diagnosis of a genetic abnormality might affect parenting and how health policy can have unexpected consequences.
Your Preschooler: A Parent’s Guide (closed captioned) - DD0530
DVD 21 min. 1996 Adult
This program chronicles the physical, social and cognitive development of preschoolers. Viewers learn why play in its many forms is critical to development. They see how fine and large motor skills develop, and see the emergence of literacy and problem-solving skills.
Your Toddler: A Parent’s Guide (closed captioned) - DD0528
DVD 21 min. 2003 Adult
One-year olds figure out how to use over six hundred muscles and embrace the scary task of becoming an individual. Physical, mental, emotional and social developments intertwine as toddlers learn to move, think and speak in new ways. Watch toddlers struggle with the conflict between wanting to be independent and the desire to cling to the security of a parent. Learn about different personality styles and the role of temper tantrums in emotional development.
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REHABILITATION SERVICES COLLECTION (see also New Additions to Rehabilitations Services Collection - 2012)
50 Best Jobs for Your Personality, 3rd ed. Laurence Shatkin, 2012. Book. (480.3 S533 2012 RHB)
This book includes nearly 270 job descriptions for six personality types. It includes lists of jobs with the best pay, fastest growth, and most openings. Job descriptions are included.
50 Digital Team Building Games: Fast, Fun Meeting Openers, Group Activities and Adventures Using Social Media, Smart Phones, GPS, Tablets, and More. John Chen, 2012 Book. (751 C518 2012 RHB)
This book shows how to use technology to increase loyalty and productivity among staff members. It offers fun, energizing meeting openers, team activities, and group adventures for business teams, using Twitter, GPS, Facebook, smartphones, and other technology. The games can be played in-person or virtually, and range from 5-minute ice-breakers to a four-hour GPS-based adventure. The activities help teams and groups get comfortable with technology, get to know each other better, build trust, improve communication, and more.
150 Best Jobs for Your Skills, 2nd ed. Laurence Shatkin, 2012. Book. (480 S533 2012 RHB)
In this book you first take a self-assessment to discover your top three career skills. Then you browse the best jobs list for your top skills. Finally, look at the job descriptions for details on earnings, growth, job tasks, education and training needed, and much more.
Active Living with Arthritis. Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2012. Book. (205.11 A188 2012 RHB)
This publication provides healthy-joint secrets to keep a person with arthritis flexible and pain free.
Anxiety Disorders - DD0573
DVD 22 min. 2011 Adult
This program takes a look at anxiety disorders, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and phobias. It examines causes, symptoms, and treatments. Case studies highlighting the personal experiences of anxiety disorder patients, helpful visual illustrations and input from leading experts round out this program.
Anxiety Disorders: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatement: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (closed captioned) - DD0567
DVD 20 min. 2002 A
When behaviors such as hand-washing, counting, or repeatedly checking whether the door has been locked dominate someone’s life that person may be diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This program explains the definition of the disorder, listing its components and characteristics. Through reenactments of patient-therapist consultations, the program also provides an insider’s look at OCD and explores some of the treatments used to manage it.
Answering Interview Questions (closed captioned) - DD0517
DVD 22 min. 2010 Adult
This program illustrates ways to effectively prepare for an interview and decrease the anxiety surrounding it. Viewers learn about pre-interview organization and thinking, how to anticipate specific questions, and how to deal with the most difficult and confrontational ones. This program explains the differences between individual and group interviewing. Also available online.
Arthritis. John A. Flynn, 2011. Book. (205.11 F648 2011 RHB)
This White Paper from Johns Hopkins Medicine provides a personal guide to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of arthritis problems, ranging from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and bursitis to lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease.
Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions, 2nd ed. Matthew J. and Nanette F. DeLuca, 2010. Book. (459.4 D366 2010 RHB)
This book helps job seekers prepare for the most difficult job interviews. It teaches how to address a lost job, tactfully discuss salary requirements, and how to take control of the interview.
Beyond Performance Management: Why, When, and How to Use 40 Tools and Best Practices for Superior Business Performance. Jeremy Hope and Steve Player, 2012. Book. (HD 58.9 H791 2012 RHB)
The authors critically review forty well-known management tools and practices, from mission statements, balanced scorecards and rolling forecasts to key performance indicators, Six Sigma, and performance appraisals. They offer guidance on selecting and implementing the maximum value from each tool based on the characteristics of individual organizations.
Bipolar: Life Between Two Extremes (closed captioned) - DD0518
DVD 45 min. 2010 Adult
This program examines the lives of people who have struggled for decades with bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression. Through case studies and discussions of recent research, the film shows how each patient has overcome the grip of debilitating despair and hyperactive euphoria, and how advances in psychology and neuroscience are helping such individuals lead better, more productive lives. Psychiatrist and author Kay Redfield Jamison and actress Margot Kidder discuss their experiences with bipolar disorder. Also available online.
Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction (closed captioned) - DD0537
1 DVD + 1 CD-Rom 21 min. 2004 Adult-Professional
This DVD provides support for recovery from borderline personality disorder (BPD) and addiction, and explores ways to cope with common behaviors and thoughts associated with BPD.
Breast Cancer Clear & Simple: All Your Questions Answered. American Cancer Society, 2008. Book. (222.1 B828 2008 RHB)
This book helps new patients choose the right doctor, understand the treatment choices, deal with the effects of treatment, find out about support groups, and more.
Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook. David B. Rosengren, 2009. Book. (262.2 R813b 2009 RHB)
This book discusses the basics of motivational interviewing and then becomes more specific on methods, such as the use of reflective listening, open-ended questions, affirmations, and summaries. It helps practitioners to recognize, reinforce, and elicit change talk and to manage resistance.
Business Friendly Customer Service (closed captioned) - DD0606
DVD 18 min. 2011 Adult
Employees provide business friendly customer service if they recognize that every call is unique and important. This program teaches how to provide business friendly customer service by urging employees to solve problems with callers and to show empathy while avoiding angry outbursts.
Career Theory and Practice: Learning through Case Studies, 2nd ed. Jane Laurel Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad, 2010. Book. (456.3 S972 2010 RHB)
This book links five major career development and choice theories to a fictional case client. The case study provides an integrative thread that illustrates similarities and differences between the featured theories.
A Certain Kind of Beauty - DD0587
DVD 68 min. 2006 Adult
Dan Aronie was a model and aspiring actor when he was diagnosed with a severe and progressive case of Multiple Sclerosis at age 23. This documentary follows Dan as he is faced with an uncertain future. With the support of family and friends, Dan uncovers a profound and inspiration inner strength, a certain kind of beauty he never knew he had.
Changing Your Mind (closed captioned) - DD0543
DVD 44 min. 2010 Adult
This DVD is based on the book The Brain that Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Doidge. Dr. Doidge illustrates how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders. He explores the latest research that is offering hope to those suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and even schizophrenia.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (closed captioned) - DD0520
DVD 25 min. 2007 Adult
Case studies feature a former congressional worker who eventually found it impossible to perform her duties on Capitol Hill, and a clinical psychologist whose personal experience with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has helped others suffering from this life-altering condition. Expert commentary is provided by Dr. Eleanor Hanna, chair of the NIH working group on chronic fatigue syndrome, and Dr. Maria DiGiovanni, a specialist with the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers. Also available online.
Chronic Kidney Disease: Are You At Risk? (closed captioned) - DD0519
DVD 26 min. 2008 Adult
Viewers learn who is at risk for kidney disease as it outlines the five stages of the disease and its causes. Viewers also learn about the conditions associated with it. Patients speak frankly about dialysis and the benefits and limitations of a kidney transplant. In addition, National Kidney Foundation spokesperson Tracy Fortson addresses the high incidence of kidney disease in minority communities. Also available online
Cognitive Behavioral Relapse Prevention for Addictions - DD0538
DVD 57 min. 2006 Professional
Dr. G. Alan Marlatt demonstrates his approach to working with clients dealing with addictions or compulsive habits such as substance abuse. Cognitive behavioral relapse prevention helps clients through the process of relapse recovery by focusing on cognitive, behavioral, and lifestyle choices that might be changed or reinforced to help the client prevent relapse. Central to this approach is the work of identifying relapse triggers and developing coping strategies. In this session, Dr. Marlatt works with a 41-year-old woman who has been abusing alcohol for a number of years and seeks help with quitting. This DVD features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with John Krumboltz - DD0576
DVD 113 min. 2009 Professional
John Krumboltz works with clients to figure out ways to improve behaviors and prevent problems from recurring in the future. In this program, Krumboltz helps his client Robin give up the struggle for her mother-in-law’s approval. Through a role-play telephone conversation, Robin learns to shift the locus of control so she can take better care of herself in that difficult relationship and leaves with plans to have this conversation in real life. Hosts Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Dr. Krumboltz and facilitate a discussion on the approach.
Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Morten T. Hansen, 2009. Book. (HD 31 H249 2009)
This book discusses a rigorous approach to help managers separate good collaboration opportunities from bad ones. Examples from well-known companies are given to illustrate the points made by the author. Proven techniques managers can use to achieve cost savings, better innovation and increased sales are described.
College Board Book of Majors, 7th ed. College Board, 2013. Book. (480 C697 2013 RHB)
This book describes how to choose a profession, where you can study it, and gives additional career information. It also discusses classes you should study in high school and questions to ask colleges about their programs before you start applying for college.
College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 50 College Majors, 3rd ed. Neeta P. Fogg, 2012. Book. (480 F655 2012 RHB)
This book discusses how the major a student chooses is actually more important for future earnings and success than what college a student chooses to attend. The authors create a practical guide on the actual jobs and earnings of college graduates in more than fifty majors.
College Major Quizzes: 12 Easy Tests to Discover which Programs Are Best. John J. Liptak, 2011. Book. (480 L767 2011 RHB)
This book provides a time-tested method for choosing a great college major. It uses quizzes to help explore preferences and checklists to identify majors that fit with different personalities. Strategies for researching options and making choices, and descriptions of hundreds of programs are also included.
Common Job Interview Mistakes: What Not To Say or Do (closed captioned) - DD0524
DVD 25 min. 2012 Adult
This DVD gives job candidates tips and strategies for giving the most positive, team-oriented impression possible. It provides suggestions about proper interview etiquette such as arriving on time, turning off your cell phone, and asking about salary. It also gives advice on how to handle tough questions. Also available online.
Communicating with Customers - DD0602
DVD 15 min. 2005 Senior High - Adult
This program reviews the importance of making a connection with customers, the value of listening and taking a real interest in customers, how tone of voice and body language influence job performance, how to avoid making negative comments about customers on the job. It details a five step process to use with angry customers and how to handle mis-communication with the right phrases and helpful responses.
Communicating with Tact, Candor and Credibility (closed captioned) - DD0601
DVD 19 min. 2008 Senior High - Adult
This program demonstrates how to use diplomacy to successfully communicate with co-workers, team members, and supervisors. It gives you a four-step method to present your point of view with tact and diplomacy. Learn how to say no to the boss while minimizing conflict, maintain your composure with the coworker who is causing conflict and use the technique of prompt and paraphrase when the boss issues a vague angry criticism.
Conquer Silence: Restore Hearing (closed captioned) - DD0525
DVD 27 min. 2011 Adult
Hearing loss can sometimes be treated with traditional therapies like hearing aids. Other degrees of hearing loss may require more advanced treatments. This program examines some of the treatments to help people get their hearing back. It features interviews with patients who have lived with hearing loss and shows how their lives have changed for the better since they were able to treat their condition. People with hearing loss also tell of the social isolation they sometimes feel. Also available online.
Coping with Vision Loss: Understanding the Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Effects. Cheri Colby Langdell and Tim Langdell, 2011. Book. (219.1 L272c 2011 RHB)
Through literature, media, and cinema across the ages, the authors focus attention on how the masses worldwide who are sighted view, and treat, people who are blind. The book also includes fiction and non-fiction written about and by people who are blind that gives great insight into their condition.
Creating a Mentoring Culture: The Organization’s Guide. Lois J. Zachary, 2005. Book. (HF 5385 Z16 2005 RHB)
This book helps employees in organizations learn how to continuously learn and grow, especially by using the skills of other employees to teach and learn from each other. Step-by-step guidance, practical advice, stories, and reproducible forms and tools are included in the book.
Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, 3rd ed. Rick Brinkman and Rick Kirschner, 2012. Book. (270.2 B771d 2012 RHB)
This guide shows how to identify difficult behaviors and deal successfully with each of them. It describes how difficult people think, what they fear and why they act as they do. It shows how to use advanced listening techniques and how to cultivate take-charge skills that turn conflict into cooperation. It also includes a chapter on communication in a digital age.
Design for How People Learn. Julie Dirksen, 2012. Book. (LC 5225 D597 2011 RHB)
This book explains what scientists have discovered about how people learn. It teaches readers how to use the fundamental concepts of learning design to make yourself a better learner, to attract and maintain your audience's attention, to effectively communicate your knowledge to others, and to make learning stick.
Disability and Health State Chartbook, 2006. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006. Book. (904.1 D611 2006 RHB)
About 50 million people have a disability, such as hearing loss, mental disability, physical limitation, or vision loss. Improving the health of this large segment of the population is a central concern for public health. This Chartbook is the first in a series to present information about the health of people with disabilities by state and territory. It has three purposes: 1) to show that a large percentage of adults have a disability, 2) to show that the health of people with disabilities is not as good as that of the people without disabilities, and 3) to highlight areas in which public health systems can include more people with disabilities in their programs.
A Disability History of the United States. Kim E. Nielsen, 2012. Book. (350.3 N669 2012 RHB)
This book covers US history from pre-1492 to 2012, placing the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative. The author pulls from primary-source documents and social histories to retell history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who lived it.
Downside Of High: The Link Between Marijuana And Schizophrenia (closed captioned) - DD0578
DVD 44 min. 2009 Adult
This program was filmed in Australia. Some experts say that teens who start smoking marijuana heavily before the age of 16 are four times more likely to become schizophrenic than those who don’t smoke it at all. This program explores scientific discoveries about marijuana and its possible link to mental illness, with commentary from outspoken cannabis critic Professor Robin Murray of the Psychosis Research Group. Viewers follow three young people as they battle psychosis, paranoia, and hallucinations, all triggered by smoking pot.
Dynamic Business Presentations: Successful Speaking (closed captioned) - DD0598
DVD 24 min. 2010 Adult
This DVD examines the most important communication skills in the business setting. Topics include preparing a dynamic presentation, knowing your audience, creating visuals, and answering questions.
Elements of Culture in Counseling. Courtland C. Lee, 2008. Book. (264.4 L477 2008 RHB)
This book considers a wide perspective of important multicultural counseling concepts rather than presenting information on counseling to specific cultural groups. Case studies are included as well as a chapter dedicated to the socioeconomic realities of counseling.
Engage: The Trainer’s Guide to Learning Styles. Jeanine O’Neill-Blackwell, 2012. Book. (LC 5225 O58 2012 RHB)
This book offers a hands-on guide to understanding learning styles. It includes a four-step model for engaging all learning styles in any learning situation. The book integrates both the art and research-based science of strong instructional design reaching all learning styles with activities, tricks, and tips.
Equal Employment of Persons with Disabilities: Federal and State Law, Accommodations, and Diversity Best Practices. John Parry, 2011. Book. (104.3 P264 2011 RHB)
This book begins with an overview of the employment rights of persons with mental and physical disabilities and their legal representation. It then discusses what the law requires of employers in hiring, retaining, promoting, and accommodating persons with disabilities. The final section explains employment-related accommodations, individual considerations, and diversity best practices.
Essential Elements of Internal Customer Service - DD0605
DVD 18 min. 2003 Adult
It is critical for superior service to begin within the walls of an organization. This program illustrates the six essential elements for improving internal customer service and helps employees realize we are customers to each other.
Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Transition. David Wesley Test, 2012. Book. (461 T342 2012 RHB)
This book provides evidence-based guidance on how to help students with significant disabilities prepare for every aspect of adult life, from applying for a job to improving social skills.
The Ex-Offender’s 30/30 Job Solution: Your Lifeboat Guide to Re-Entry Success. Neil P. McNulty and Ronald L. Krannich, 2009. Book. (459.54 M169 2009 RHB)
This book reveals insider secrets of job placement professionals. It outlines a powerful 30-day program for job hunters who seek satisfying employment opportunities within thirty miles of home. It tailors the suggestions for ex-offenders who must find a job quickly in order to survive.
The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide: Putting the 10 Steps into Action, 2nd ed. Ronald L. Krannich, 2009. Book. (459.54 K89 2009 RHB)
This book is filled with practical insight, self-tests, and exercises to help ex-offenders find meaningful jobs. It discusses ten steps to finding employment including: examining and changing attitudes, conducting research on jobs and communities, seeking assistance and becoming proactive, writing effective resumes and letters, selecting appropriate job search approaches, and more.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Employment: Supporting Adults with FASD on the Job - DD0599
DVD 35 min 2004 Adult
Featuring six adults living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), this program focuses on the employment related experiences and challenges faced by people with FASD. They offer suggestions and strategies for succeeding on the job and in their personal lives.
From Parole to Payroll: Finding a Job (closed captioned) - DD0589
DVD 23 min. 2008 Adult
This program examines the many job-hunting methods available to those seeking employment, with specific tips and pointers directed to ex-offenders entering the workforce. Interviews with employment specialists, ex-offender service providers, and employed ex-offenders provide suggestions on the best and quickest ways to find work and get ahead. Job search methods covered include want ads, employment services, networking, information interviewing, and using the Internet. Also available online.
From Parole to Payroll: Resumes and Job Applications (closed captioned) - DD0590
DVD 20 min. 2008 Adult
This program demonstrates how resumes and job applications can be used effectively to find satisfying employment. Popular types of resumes are presented, with an emphasis on those that are more effective for ex-offenders. In addition, specific ways to incorporate prison education programs and to handle time gaps in employment history are discussed. Resumes and job applications are vital job-hunting resources, so having skill in preparing them can make a real difference. Also available online.
From Parole to Payroll: The Job Interview (closed captioned) - DD0591
DVD 22 min. 2008 Adult
What mistakes do ex-offenders commonly make during a job interview? This program is designed to help prepare job candidates to make the most of their meetings with prospective employers. Topics in this thorough job-hunting tool include dressing for success, using body language to convey positive messages, clearly articulating pertinent skills and abilities, coping with difficult questions, and negotiating salary and benefits. Also available online.
A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence. Chantal and Jeremy Sicile-Kira, 2012. Book. (203.6 S566f 2012 RHB)
This book offers real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults across the autism spectrum can negotiate adult life in this new economy where adult service resources are scarce, cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family, create and maintain a support network, including friends, support staff, and therapists, find and keep a job that provides meaning, stability and an income, and discover the joys of fulfilling relationships.
Gallery of Best Cover Letters: A Collection of Quality Cover Letters by Professional Resume Writers, 4th ed. David F. Noble, 2012. Book. (459.3 N748 2012 RHB)
This book contains 317 sample cover letters for dozens of professions; 11 sample resumes; and expert cover letter writing tips and advice.
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read--and How They Can Learn, Rev. ed. Ronald D. Davis, 2010. Book. (228.1 D263g 2010 RHB)
This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with dyslexia. This edition includes teaching techniques and contains information on research, studies, and contacts.
Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best ... And Learn from the Worst. Robert I Sutton, 2010. Book. (HF 5549.12 S967 2010 RHB)
This book answers two basic questions. Would your employees, if given the choice, ever want to work for you again? And also, are you in tune with what it feels like to work for you? In the process, it gives great advice about how to be successful as a manager and leader.
Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark about Vision Loss - DD0583
DVD 81 min. 2010 Adult
Joseph Lovett, a film maker with sight robbing glaucoma, takes viewers on a five year journey, as he struggles to save his remaining sight, and learns about the myths, challenges and opportunities facing those with vision loss.
Group Work with Populations at Risk, 3rd ed. Geoffrey L. Greif and Paul H. Ephross, 2011. Book. (264.2 G882 2011 RHB)
Each chapter in this book describes a vulnerable population and reviews the relevant literature, identifies themes and practice principles, presents a case illustration, provides evaluation guidance, and refers readers to references and internet resources. Groups include war veterans, immigrants, survivors of abuse, people struggling with various challenges, and more.
Hemodialysis: End Stage Renal Disease - DD0541
DVD 18 min. 2007 Adult
The treatment for end stage renal disease is best accomplished through drugs, diet and dialysis. This program provides information about treatment for renal disease and features interviews with dialysis patients and nurses. Also available online
Hidden Epidemic: Post-Concussion Syndrome (closed captioned) - DD0580
DVD 40 min. 2007 Adult
This DVD explores the dangers post-concussion syndrome poses to athletes. A young woman who suffered a concussion after a fall down a flight of stairs is also interviewed. An in-depth dramatized case study highlights how concussions can damage the brain and illustrates the symptoms of brain injury. Professional athletes Johnny Damon and Matt Hasselbeck are interviewed.
Hope for the Alcoholic: Scientific Breakthroughs (closed captioned) - DD0511
DVD 24 min 2010 Adult
This program features the latest research that explores the differences between the brains of alcoholics and the brains of social drinkers. It shows why a comprehensive approach to treating alcoholism is the best way to get the disease under control. The benefit of support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous is highlighted, and patients’ stories offer hope to those who are dealing with alcohol addiction and alcoholism. Also available online.
Hypochondriacs: Inside Health Anxiety Disorder (closed captioned) - DD0548
DVD 49 min. 2007 Adult
This program was filmed in England. Every time Laura gets swollen glands, she spends hours on the Internet researching terminal cancer. Kevin lives in fear of contracting HIV. The smallest ache convinces Sarah that she could die at any moment. These patients suffer from what used to be called hypochondria but is now called health anxiety disorder. This program follows them as they undergo an intensive period of cognitive behavioral therapy.
Individual Placement and Support: An Evidence-Based Approach to Supported Employment. Robert E. Drake, Gary R. Bond, and Deborah R. Becker, 2012. Book. (466 D762 2012 RHB)
The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment for people with mental disabilities is a prominent evidence-based approach to vocational rehabilitation. This book synthesizes the research and experience on IPS supported employment, including its historical context, core principles, effectiveness, long-term outcomes, and non-vocational outcomes.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Rev. ed. Robert B. Cialdini, 2007. Book. (BF 774 C565 2007 RHB)
This book explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these understandings. Six universal principles are presented in order to become a skilled persuader, as well as to defend oneself against persuasion.
Inspiring Career Practitioners to Connect Theory and Practice - DD0562
DVD 90 min. 2009 Professional
This DVD contains interviews with some of the leading career development theorists. It gives detailed information on the theories of John Holland, Donald Super, John Krumboltz, Nancy Schlossberg, and Sunny Hansen. Theorists discuss the core concepts of their theories. They examine the strengths of each theory and detail its practical applications. This DVD is compatible with the Windows operating system. Although this program was designed to work from the DVD, better performance may be obtained by playing it on the computer. Author/Editor: Rich Feller, John Holland, Donald Super, John Krumboltz, Nancy Schlossberg, Sunny Hansen.
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing - DD0577
DVD 44 min. 2011 Professional
This program reviews the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI), MI principles, OARS (Open-ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflective Listening, and Summarizing), rolling with resistance, and eliciting change talk. It guides the viewer through each aspect of MI with clinical demonstrations throughout. Therapists work with Connor, an adolescent male trying to quit smoking; Ray, a Latino adult male struggling with a major life decision; and Rochelle, an African American young woman mandated to treatment after a DUI.
Issues of Recovery - DD0536
DVD 35 min. 2005 Adult
Dr. Claudia Black offers the viewer an understanding of how emotional deprivation and faulty belief systems fuel self-defeating addictive behaviors. She examines the relationship between shame, trauma and addiction.
Job Search : Busting The Myths (closed captioned) - DD0552
DVD 15 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
This program addresses seven common myths associated with landing a job. Viewers learn the most effective method of sending a resume, ways to find out about open but unadvertised positions, how to get hired with little or no experience, when to accept an offer, when to move on from a current job, and more.
Job Search Success: Applications (closed captioned) - DD0550
DVD 20 min. 2012 Adult
How do job applicants communicate to prospective employers that they are perfect for the jobs they seek. This program uses case studies and advice from career counseling experts as it explains the ins and outs of the job application process. Profiling two different contenders who are applying for their dream jobs, the program takes viewers through the often detailed and laborious steps of preparing a resume, writing a cover letter, and making sure these get through the appropriate channels. Discussions of other job application methods round out this practical and insightful guide.
Job Search Success: Interviews (closed captioned) - DD0551
DVD 17 min. 2012 Adult
This DVD uses case studies and advice from career counseling experts as it explains the ins and outs of the job application process. Profiling two different contenders who are applying for their dream jobs, the program takes viewers through the often detailed and laborious steps of preparing a resume, writing a cover letter, and making sure these get through the appropriate channels. Discussions of other job application methods round out this practical and insightful guide.
Job Search Success: Research (closed captioned) - DD0549
DVD 15 min. 2012 Adult
It’s no surprise that finding the right job, one that best matches an applicant’s skills, interests, and goals, requires smart research. But where and how should your research get underway? What are the best methods for maximizing the power of online resources? At what point should you set aside Web sites and social media and get involved in face-to-face discussions? This program offers answers. It also covers recruitment agencies, networking, and skills auditing. Expert interviews and real-life examples are featured throughout.
Killer Words of Customer Service (closed captioned) - DD0603
DVD 21 min. 2003 Adult
This program features eight common phrases which are used innocently every day by customer service staff everywhere. Although these eight phrases are normally used with good intentions, they have the distinct effect of damaging customer relationships. This program illustrates how to avoid the Killer Words and drives home the point that the customer’s perception is all that matters in service interactions.
Leading So People Will Follow. Erika Andersen, 2012. Book. (HD 57.7 A544 2012 RHB)
Six key attributes are common to leaders who inspire their followers. These include farsightedness, passion, courage, wisdom, generosity, and trustworthiness. The book is filled with examples from successful businesses and offers a framework for self-assessment to help focus on each of the six attributes. The book will help leaders build the skills needed to survive in any business environment.
Legacy of the Harp - DD0588
DVD 30 min. 2006 Adult
This documentary on peer support profiles people who have histories of mental illness and incarceration but who have turned their lives around. They are now dedicating their lives to helping others like them. They speak candidly about their experiences with mental illness, the criminal justice system, and substance abuse that often came about as the result of self-medicating a mental illness that was never diagnosed. By changing their own lives, they show that recovery is possible.
Living with Low Vision: Stories of Hope and Independence (closed captioned) - DD0585
DVD 11 min. 2012 Adult
Healthcare professionals play an important role in helping patients with low vision maintain their independence by making referrals for vision rehabilitation services. This DVD provides an overview of vision rehabilitation and highlights individuals who continue to live active lives because of rehabilitation services and assistive and adaptive devices.
Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, 3rd ed. William Bridges, 2009. Book. (HD 58.8 B851 2009 RHB)
The job of managing workplace change can be difficult. Successful organizational change takes place when employees have a purpose, a mental picture, and a part to play in change. The book provides practical, step-by-step strategies for minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change.
Manners at Work (closed captioned) - DD0600
DVD 20 min. 2006 Senior High - Adult
Workers will learn how to make and acknowledge introductions. They will also learn proper etiquette up and down the organizational hierarchy. Courteous behavior when working in cubicles is reviewed. This program demonstrates how to shake hands and gives tips for getting along with office co-workers. It reviews proper etiquette in the use of cell phones, camera phones, voicemail, and e-mail and gives advice on how to politely share office space and equipment.
Messing With Heads: Marijuana and Mental Illness (closed captioned) - DD0579
DVD 46 min. 2005 Adult
This program was filmed in Canada. It explores new research into the link between marijuana and mental illnesses, specifically schizophrenia and paranoid psychosis. Citing clinical evidence and observations by neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, the program delves into the frightening effects of THC on young brains: psychotic delusions and behavior that may not appear until years after drug abuse has ended.
Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, 3rd ed. Stephen Rollnick, 2013. Book. (WM 176 M652m 2013)
Motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective evidence-based approach to overcoming the ambivalence that keeps many people from making desired changes in their lives. This book applies MI to the challenges of change within and beyond the addictions field. It incorporates knowledge on the process of behavior change, outcome research and novel applications.
Motivational Interviewing with Dr. William R. Miller (closed captioned) - DD0534
DVD 102 min. 2000 Professional
Dr. Miller demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing helps people resolve their ambivalence about changing addictive behaviors. The therapist creates an atmosphere that is conducive to change by expressing empathy and encouragement, rolling with resistance, and helping the client explore the gaps between their current behaviors and the life they would like to lead. In this DVD, Dr. Miller works with a client who is considering changing his alcohol use and smoking habits. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Miller, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.
New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions. Boris Birmaher, 2004. Book. (227.4 B619 2004 RHB)
This book shares compassionate and informative methods to help manage the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. It will help develop the natural strengths, gifts, and skills that every child has to offer. The book discusses the causes of bipolar disorder, the path and outcome of bipolar disorder in children and teenagers; gives information on biological and psychosocial treatments; and shares how to handle behavioral and academic problems.
Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2013-14 ed. Book. (480 O15 2013 RHB)
This handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. It describes the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. In addition, it has job search tips and links to information about the job market in each state.
Personality Style at Work: The Secret to Working with (Almost) Anyone. Kate Ward, 2012. Book. (262.11 W259 2012 RHB)
This book helps workers make every workplace interaction positive and productive. The book outlines four principal personality styles: direct, spirited, considerate and systematic. It explains how to determine which one describes the reader and shows how to use this knowledge to interact more successfully with others in the workplace.
Physicians’ Desk Reference: PDR, 67th ed. Thomson Healthcare, 2013. Book. (REF 249 P578d 2013 RHB)
This reference volume compiles detailed information on drugs and prescribing information as provided by participating manufacturers.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - DD0540
DVD 20 min. 2008 Adult
PTSD can be set off by many stressors, including car accidents, sexual assault, child abuse, natural disasters and military combat. This DVD explains the causes of PTSD and outlines strategies for prevention and treatment. Exposure therapy is described.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (closed captioned) - DD0574
DVD 25 min. 2007 Adult
This program expands knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and explores available treatment options. A Vietnam veteran who developed PTSD after his tour of duty explains how the condition destroyed his personal life before he found relief through Traumatic Incident Reduction Therapy. Experts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs discuss the effect of PTSD on older veterans.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience. Carmine Gallo, 2010. Book. (HF 5718.22 G172 2010 RHB)
When Steve Jobs gave a presentation, he did not just convey information, he told a story, painted a picture and shared a vision. His audiences received a transformative experience. This book shares the specific techniques that made Steve Jobs such a memorable and effective speaker.
Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling, 4th ed. Susan C Whiston, 2013. Book. (264 W576 2013 RHB)
Client assessment is an integral part of the counseling process. This book provides a foundation in assessment so counselors can select and use sound assessment techniques. It also discusses a variety of assessment areas and issues, such as legal or ethical issues and counseling diverse populations.
Professionalism 101: Business Etiquette (closed captioned) - DD0547
DVD 29 min. 2012 Adult
How should you balance social media and your job? What’s the best way to ask for a raise? Who should pick up the tab for a business lunch? In this program, both business experts and a focus group of young professionals advise viewers on the proper way to conduct themselves in different types of work-related situations. Among the many topics covered are nonverbal communication and personal space, handling dissatisfied callers, when and how to interrupt a busy colleague, composing professional e-mails, asking for a raise, and managing time effectively.
Professionalism 101: Professional Image (closed captioned) - DD0545
DVD 25 min. 2012 Adult
This program provides guidance about the career-appropriate demeanor. With an emphasis on having a good attitude, the DVD discusses handling mistakes, determining dress codes, staying abreast of industry trends, and maintaining a tidy workspace. A list of specific leadership qualities is provided. A group of young professionals recounts anecdotes of workplace successes and mistakes. Also available online.
Professionalism 101: Working Together (closed captioned) - DD0546
DVD 28 min. 2012 Adult
This program addresses issues that frequently come up when working in groups. Viewers learn how to handle conflict, gossip, and office politics. They are given tips for determining what type of information to share with their supervisors. It also covers in-office and virtual meetings, asking for leave, ethics, bullying, and harassment. A group of young professionals share examples of bad behavior in meetings.
Personal Finance Essentials: Financial Literacy for Young Earners: Budgeting and Financial Decision-Making (closed captioned) - DD0568
DVD 36 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
This program gives viewers a solid grounding in a variety of real-life money matters: it explains financial decision-making methods, advises on consumer concerns such as buying versus renting, outlines insurance types and terminology, and discusses the financial scams that viewers are most likely to encounter. Reviewing the critical concepts of impulse buying and opportunity cost, the program also demonstrates how to set goals and create a budget based on the 50/30/20 plan. Highlights include graphical breakdowns of two decision-making methods, maintaining wireless Internet security to avoid identity theft, and a realistic way to choose when faced with a not-so-simple yes-or-no financial decision.
Personal Finance Essentials: Financial Literacy for Young Earners: Checking Accounts And Everyday Banking (closed captioned) - DD0569
DVD 32 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
This program teaches viewers the basics of financial transactions. It provides advice on choosing a bank, writing and depositing checks, using a debit card, and balancing a checkbook. E-banking is discussed along with associated security issues. Highlights include the pros and cons of ATMs, hidden fees associated with checking accounts, and buying and using gift cards.
Personal Finance Essentials: Financial Literacy for Young Earners: Credit, Borrowing, and Debt (closed captioned) - DD0570
DVD 36 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
This program provides practical information on credit card use, credit reports, credit problems, and managing debt. Viewers learn how to build a credit history and raise a low credit score. Taking a look at a sample credit card statement, the program explains the various fees, charges, and rates, and cautions against relying on cash advances. Mortgages, home equity loans, and the more costly alternative loans are covered as well. The program closes with strategies for getting and staying out of debt. Highlights include applying for a car loan, a checklist of warning signs of financial irresponsibility, and ways to fix credit problems.
Personal Finance Essentials: Financial Literacy for Young Earners: Saving and Investing (closed captioned) - DD0571
DVD 33 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
This program helps students make sense of the many ways to save and invest money such as stocks and bonds, money market and mutual funds, IRAs and Roth IRAs, CDs and annuities, and good old-fashioned passbook accounts. With input from financial experts about the risks and rewards of each, this program defines terms viewers may have heard but not understood, such as compound interest, capital gains and losses, the NASDAQ and the Dow, market risk, inflation, and dividends. Clear graphics help explain how the stock market works, the four types of bonds, saving for retirement, and the value of diversifying. Highlights include opening a brokerage account, the best time to buy and sell stocks, and investing in a college degree.
Personal Finance Essentials: Financial Literacy for Young Earners: Taxes and Tax Benefits (closed captioned) - DD0572
DVD 32 min. 2011 SrH-A
This program explains paycheck deductions, the W-2 and W-4 forms, guidelines for using the 1040-EZ form, and tax breaks such as exemptions, deductions, and credits. Compelling graphics demonstrate how large even a modest 401(k) contribution can grow over 30 years. Viewers will also learn when to itemize deductions.
Rehabilitation Counseling: Basics and Beyond, 5th ed. Book. (360 P242r 2012 RHB)
The purpose of this book is to provide a basic foundation for students beginning their career in rehabilitation counseling and also to be used as a broad-based reference for current practitioners. The contents provide a conceptual overview of the profession, history, theory, research, and applied foundations of rehabilitation counseling.
Building Strategic Alliances (closed captioned) - DD0596
DVD 9 min. 2010 Adult
This program was filmed in Australia. Strategic alliances are a hot topic as businesses clamber for market share. But what exactly are strategic alliances and how are they formed? What are the benefits and pitfalls? In this program, a managing director offers a wealth of experience in starting and maintaining strategic alliances and provides some practical insights into how they could work for an organization. Topics covered include ideas for a strategic alliance, choosing the right company, anticipating problems, avoiding pitfalls, and more. Also available online
Overcoming Objections - DD0595
DVD 16 min. 2009 Adult
This program was filmed in Australia. It examines tried-and-true techniques to help those in sales and service overcome customer objections. Examples are provided through role plays, making them excellent models for analysis and discussion. The program focuses on a number of helpful topics, including the difference between meeting customer resistance and working with it, techniques to overcome the four most common types of objections, uncovering the “real” objection, normalizing the customer’s feelings, and specific language techniques that help defuse volatile confrontations. Also available online.
Sales and Service Masterclass: Presenting with Impact (closed captioned) - DD0594
DVD 16 min. 2009 Adult
This program was filmed in Australia. It examines how salespeople can present their products and services with greater impact. A panel shares thoughts on presentation style and examines the importance of product knowledge, organization, and order of information. Topics in this insightful video include the difference between responsive and aggressive behavior, formulating the right questions, effective presentation by phone, the importance of relating benefits to needs, and active listening skills. Also available online.
Should I Live, Should I Die: Understanding Personality Disorder (closed captioned) - DD0564
DVD 43 min. 2004 Adult
This program was filmed in New Zealand. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition affecting emotion regulation. This program examines the experiences of two women with the condition. Rachel’s life included sexual abuse, self-harm, attempted suicide, and a period of institutionalization. She was finally helped by dialectical behavior therapy and a supportive family. Maria also struggled with BPD and died by suicide.
Six Steps to Service Recovery: Fix the Problem Manage Their Feelings (closed captioned) - DD0604
DVD 24 min. 2007 Adult
Offering great service is usually easy when things are going well. You don’t truly learn about an organization’s service character until something goes wrong. In today’s competitive service environment merely correcting the problem isn’t always enough. Many situations require Service Recovery. Service Recovery is a specific set of actions which customer-oriented organizations take whenever there’s a disappointment for the customer.
Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy and Joy in a Low-Trust World. Stephen M.R. Covey, Greg Link, and Rebecca R. Merrill, 2012. Book. (HF 5387 C873 2012 RHB)
This book shows what successful organizations are doing and the five actions they are commonly taking to prosper in a time when many businesses are failing. This book provides a process and skill set that makes trust a performance multiplier for leaders, teams, and organizations.
So You’re Going Crazy: Living with a Delusional Disorder (closed captioned) - DD0586
DVD 51 min. 2010 Adult
This documentary was filmed in Canada. Filmmaker Hilary Dean provides detailed descriptions of the hallucinations and disturbing life situations brought on by her delusional disorder. She also generously shares screen time with mental health professionals who provide expert commentary, and with other people who have learned to cope with mental illness. The result is a narrative that addresses the deeply entrenched cultural stigma against mental illness as well as the inner fears and personal hurdles facing those who live with it. This DVD contains strong language and mature content.
Starting and Growing a Business in the Global Marketplace: Successful Career Entrepreneurs Share Stories and Strategies. Sally D. Gelardin, 2006. Book. (464 S796 2006 RHB)
This book is written for persons with risk-taking and independent behavioral styles. It teaches how to build a business by including personal stories on developing a business plan, finding a vision and mission, overcoming challenges, and more. Exercises are included to apply the concepts and models that are discussed throughout the book.
Starting Fresh: Interviewing with a Troubled Background - DD0608
DVD 20 min. 2012 Adult
Interviewing can be tough for anyone, but for those with a troubled background, job interviews can be even more confusing and frustrating. Join Trey, a young man with a troubled past, as he tries to make a fresh start. Trey shows viewers how to prepare for an interview, as well as what to do and what not to do when interviewing. He also assures viewers that although interviewing can be tough, it is also the best opportunity for impressing potential employers and landing the job.
Starting Fresh: Resumes and Cover Letters with a Troubled Background - DD0607
DVD 20 min. 2007 Adult
Join Trey, a young man with a troubled past, as he tries to make a fresh start. Knowing his job search process starts with a resume, Trey shows how to write honest cover letters and resumes despite a criminal background. Filmed documentary-style, we follow Trey a he perfects a successful resume writing strategy.
A Strength-Based Approach to Career Development Using Appreciative Inquiry. Donald A. Schutt, 2007. Book. (456.4 S396 2007 RHB)
This book transforms the use of appreciative inquiry (AI) from the organizational level to the individual level and then links AI to career development theory. It offers a new approach to helping adults find a great career. Activity sheets with instructions are included.
Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities: Effective Job Search (closed captioned) - DD0521
DVD 27 min. 2012 Adult
Viewers are provided with a basic explanation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its guarantees of equal opportunity, as well as an overview of the kinds of companies and organizations that often take the lead in hiring disabled applicants. Other major topics include creating a self-assessment or profile of talents and abilities, setting up informational interviews, developing online and personal networks, and examining the possibilities of self-employment. Also available online.
Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities: Job Interview Essentials (closed captioned) - DD0522
DVD 28 min. 2012 Adult
Viewers will learn how to turn an interview into a selling opportunity that focuses on what a candidate with disabilities can do. It offers pointers on preparing for an interview and projecting confidence. Ways to respond effectively to frequently asked questions are presented along with a helpful discussion of how to follow up after an interview. Also available online.
Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities: Smart Resumes and Applications (closed captioned) - DD0523
DVD 23 min. 2012 Adult
This program helps job seekers with disabilities confront the many challenges and decisions that come with completing resumes, cover letters, and applications. Illustrating the differences between chronological, functional, and combination resumes, as well as the specific uses of a targeted resume, the program explains why a candidate with a disability might choose one type or another. It explores ways to submit an application package that is positive, professional, and proactive. Also available online.
Texas Effectiveness Study: Post-School Experiences of Former High School Students. Texas Education Agency, 2006. Book. (461 T355 2006 RHB)
This report summarizes the results of qualitative case study interviews conducted with twenty former high school students from across Texas. Half the individuals interviewed were from the general education population and half received special education services while attending high school.
Transferable Skills: What They Are and How You Get Them - DD0609
5 DVDs 101 min. 2012 Senior High - Adult
Employers are looking for candidates with communication, organizational, leadership, problem-solving and teamwork skills. Viewers will be able to define these skills and watch as people that do the hiring at major corporations and government organizations explain what skills they are looking for when hiring. This five-part series will help viewers identify transferable skills and highlight those skills in job interviews.
Tourette: No Laughing Matter (closed captioned) - DD0566
DVD 59 min. 2009 Adult
This program was filmed in the United Kingdom. John Davidson, first diagnosed with Tourette syndrome as a youth, looks back on the preceding decades with a mixture of sadness and pride. Greg Storey, whose tics emerged in 2001, is now a teenager with most of his life ahead of him. This program is a follow-up to John’s Not Mad VT 1227. It explores the current goals, emotional lives, and philosophical reflections of both John and Greg as viewers accompany them through job duties, school work, family events, and leisure activities.
Transition to Work and Self-Sufficiency the Job Interview - DD0610
DVD 25 min. 2010 Adult
This DVD explains how to dress, get prepared, make a good impression, and deal with the most common interview questions. Viewers learn how to make the most of their strengths and minimize liabilities for job interview success.
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Addiction (closed captioned) - DD0539
DVD 20 min. 2004 Adult, Professional
This DVD helps chemically dependent clients reclaim their day-to-day lives and relationships from obsessive-compulsive behaviors such as constantly rearranging books on a shelf or washing one's hands over and over.
What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Richard Nelson Bolles, 2013. Book. (459 B691 2013 RHB)
This revised version of a classic book includes the strategies most needed to survive in this job market and explains how to incorporate social media tools into a job search. It includes information on resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and how to start your own business.
What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook: How to Create a Picture of Your Ideal Job or Next Career, 3rd ed. Richard Nelson Bolles, 2010. Book. (459 B691w 2010 RHB)
This workbook makes it easy to figure out what your perfect job would be. It has user-friendly exercises that will help you translate personal interests into marketable job skills.
What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day. Laura Stack, 2012. Book. (HD 69 T54 S775 2012)
This book presents a Productivity Workflow Formula to organize your life around the tasks that really matter and let go of those that do not matter. Dozens of practical strategies help you reduce commitments, distractions, interruptions, and inefficiencies.
What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement. Fred Pelka, 2012. Book. (350.3 P384 2012 RHB)
This book presents the voices of disability rights activists who, in the period from 1950 to 1990, transformed how society views people with disabilities. It discusses the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It shows how people with disabilities forged a movement similar to the civil rights movement and fought for full and equal participation in American society.
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