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9ine - DV0833
DVD 90 min. 2010 Senior High - Adult
This dramatized and scripted series follows African-American teenagers Lonnie and Tye as they experience an unplanned pregnancy. Each episode in this nine part series portrays a month in the pregnancy. Seven public service announcements and eight interviews with real teens are also included.
10 Things You Need to Know about Losing Weight (closed captioned) - DV0789
DVD 51 min. 2009 Adult
This program presents ten science-based approaches to losing weight without starving as volunteers put the theories to the test. Experiments reveal the relationship between plate size and food consumption, why soup is the most filling of meals, how low-fat dairy products actually help the body eliminate fat, the long-term fat-burning potential of exercise, the counterintuitive fact that meal-skipping really doesn’t facilitate weight loss, and more.
16 and Pregnant: Season 1 - DV0829
DVD 292 min. Senior High - Adult
Teenagers Maci, Farrah, Amber, Ebony, Whitney, and Catelynn are profiled as each of them navigates the terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion and coming of age while dealing with being pregnant. These stories offer a look into the variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, rumors among the community, graduating from high school and getting a job. Challenged by incredibly adult decisions, these teenagers are forced to sacrifice their social lives and their high school experiences. The lessons they learn through these very adult situations serve as guideposts for all youth if they were to face similar circumstances.
16 and Pregnant: Season 2 - DV0830
2 DVDs 420 min Senior High - Adult
The first half of the second season of the documentary series 16 and Pregnant follows Jenelle, Nikkole, Valerie, Chelsea, Lori, Samantha, Nicole Leah, Lizzie and Kailyn. Their stories offer a look into the variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, rumors among the community, graduating from high school and getting a job. Challenged by incredibly adult decisions, these teenagers are forced to sacrifice their social lives and their high school experiences. The lessons they learn through these very adult situations serve as guideposts for all youth if they were to face similar circumstances.
16 and Pregnant: Season 2-B - DV0831
2 DVDs 401 min. SrH-A
The second half of the second season of the documentary series 16 and Pregnant follows Brooke, Felicia, Emily, Markai, Aubrey, Christinna, Kayla, Megan, and Ashley. Their stories offer a look into the variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, rumors among the community, graduating from high school and getting a job. Challenged by incredibly adult decisions, these teenagers are forced to sacrifice their social lives and their high school experiences. The lessons they learn through these very adult situations serve as guideposts for all youth if they were to face similar circumstances.
16 and Pregnant: Season 3 - DV0832
2 DVDs 547 min. SrH-A
The third season of the documentary series 16 and Pregnant follows Jordan, Jennifer, Jamie, Danielle, Kayla, Cleondra, Izabella, Kianna, Taylor, and Allie. Their stories offer a look into the variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, rumors among the community, graduating from high school and getting a job. Challenged by incredibly adult decisions, these teenagers are forced to sacrifice their social lives and their high school experiences. The lessons they learn through these very adult situations serve as guideposts for all youth if they were to face similar circumstances.
Alzheimer’s: A Caregivers Guide - DV0762
DVD 73 min. 2010 Adult
This program addresses common issues faced by those who care for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It explains the stages of the disease and demonstrates modifications that can be made in the home. Also available online.
Alzheimer’s Assessment: Identifying Impairments and Remaining Abilities - DV0821
DVD 23 min. 2012 Adult
Using clinically relevant items from several standard protocols, Dr. Peter V. Rabins assesses cognitive and memory decline in individuals with Alzheimer's disease, ranging from mild to severe impairments. This program provides information for the health care team and all students training to work with the elderly.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders for Home Health - DV0797
DVD 100 min. 2010 Professional
Care for people with Alzheimer’s disease is aimed at enhancing quality of life and maximizing functional performance by improving cognition, mood, and behavior. This program for home health care providers discusses effective communication with patients who have Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders; behavior management; maximization of daily function; and development of the interpersonal skills needed in working with family members and other caregivers. Also available online.
Alzheimer’s Disease Catastrophic Reactions and Other Fear-Induced Behaviors - DV0820
DVD 19 min. 2007 Adult
Long-term staff identifies multiple situations which can precipitate catastrophic reactions. These include: a resident with Alzheimer’s disease being approached by someone they don’t remember or know; a caregiver attempting to provide personal care; a change in environment such as a new room or roommate; a change in routine; a change in care provider; or even a change in where the resident sits at mealtimes. While these are some of the most usually encountered situations which can cause a fearful or catastrophic reaction, nursing staff emphasize that each individual resident with Alzheimer’s responds differently. Knowing each individual is the best way to avoid catastrophic reactions.
Alzheimer’s: Facilitating ADLS- DV0819
DVD 20 min. 2009 Adult
This program gives advice to caregivers on how to encourage cooperation when performing activities of daily living. Caregivers should avoid overwhelming a patient with general directions; give step-by-step verbal cues; demonstrate what action the patient should perform; encourage the patient ; provide positive reinforcement at the completion of each step; encourage patients to do as much as they can for themselves; and, use a gentle reassuring tone of voice and manner. If something upsets a patient, they suggest not continuing, but coming back later and trying a different approach or bringing in another staff member.
Alzheimer’s Patients Providing Patient-Centered Care - DV0822
DVD 19 min. 2010 Adult
Guidelines to providing patient-centered care include: the importance of recognizing an individual’s past life and discovering their life-long interests; finding out and respecting individual preferences in food, routine, clothing and activities; relating to each person as an individual with unique physical and emotional needs; and, understanding what is appropriate today, may not be tomorrow. In order to find out how to develop a patient-centered approach for each patient, staff needs to team with other staff as well as families to get essential background information. Choices should be presented to patients throughout the day in such a way to gather information through one word responses. In this way, patients will be able to successfully guide the caregiver with their preferences despite limited language. Staff will find that not only does person-centered care minimize catastrophic reactions, fearful behaviors and aggressive responses, it gives individuals with Alzheimer’s disease the best possible quality of life and the opportunity to be more fully involved in life for as long as possible.
Assessing Chronic Pain in the Cognitively Impaired - DV0817
DVD 24 min. 2012 Adult
Viewers will learn how to define, identify, and assess pain. This program addresses special challenges that caregivers face in assessing pain when residents cannot self-report such as when patients have dementia. It explores ways that a facility can help residents manage pain This program will explain the differences between acute and chronic pain, and describes how people experience pain in different ways.
Barn Dance Party: The Adventures of Zobey (English/Spanish) (closed captioned) - DV0567
DVD 26 min. 2011 Kindergarten - Primary
Young children take a trip to the farm with Zobey, the lovable furry purple alien, in his latest adventure at a barn dance party. This program is designed to encourage children to be physically active. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to be physically active along with their children. The DVD includes nutrition tips and recipes.
Caregiving: Personal Care 2013 Edition (closed captioned) - DV0828
DVD 35 min. 2013 Adult, Professional
This is the 2013 edition of DV0036. This program provides information about providing personal care in a way that honors an individual's preferences and dignity. Topics covered include the use of correct body mechanics, infection control, correct handwashing, privacy and modesty issues, safety, independence, oral hygiene, and denture care. Personal grooming topics such as dressing, nail care, laundry, shaving and hair care are also covered.
Combating Conflict With Character: Dealing with Bullying (closed captioned) - DV0764
DVD Color 32 min 2011 SrH
This DVD dramatizes the verbal, emotional, and social aspects of bullying and cyber bullying. It distinguishes between bullying that is typically male and typically female. It reveals the results of bullying, from hurt feelings to academic problems to murder and suicide. Dramatizations and expert commentary highlight specific strategies to combat bullying. Also available online.
Customer Service Recovery: The Right Words at the Right Time: Government Version - DV0776
1 DVD + 1 CD-ROM 15 min. 2012 Professional
Restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This program was produced specifically for front-line public employees. This practical training demonstrates how to turn a citizen/customer's frustration or complaint into understanding. In the heat of the moment, this program will empower staff with a clear and memorable checklist of service recovery tools and techniques. It teaches government employees how to serve the public professionally and shows how to react and recover when the situation is a complaint.
Elder Mistreatment Assessment - DV0826
DVD 39 min. 2009 Adult
The Elder Assessment Instrument (EAI) is designed to help caregivers identify possible abuse, neglect, exploitative, and abandonment indicators. The DVD encourages a team approach in incorporating elder abuse screening in the general older adult health assessment, and takes a realistic look at the potential challenges associated with an accurate assessment, such as patient restriction on sharing of information, and limiting caregiver presence during assessment.
Emerging Drugs of Abuse (closed captioned) - DV0781
DVD 20 min. 2013 Junior High - Adult
Newspaper headlines are filled with horror stories about the effects of synthetic drugs like Spice and K2 (synthetic marijuana) and bath salts (a cocaine substitute). This DVD shows teens how underground labs profit by concocting compounds that mimic the effects of illegal drugs. Former users pull no punches as they tell just how dangerous these drugs are. Law enforcement is stretched thin trying to keep up as drug dealers concoct poisons in their basement labs including Spice, K2, bath salts, Kratom, Krokodil, Oxidado, and salvia, as well as versions of dextromethorphan and crystal meth. The message is clear: Anyone taking these or any unknown drug is risking serious injury or death.
Everything You Need To Know About Prescription and OTC Drugs in 22 Minutes (closed captioned) - DV0782
DVD 22 min. 2012 Junior High – Senior High
This program for teens dramatizes how prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be just as potent and addictive as illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin. This DVD takes a close look at the do’s, don’ts, and dangers of these medicines including the potentially deadly impact of drugged driving. Students learn how abuse of over the counter drugs can lead to addiction, overdose and even death. They also learn to read and heed warnings against mixing medicines together and that drugs should only be used by the person for whom they are prescribed.
Fire Prevention and Safety for Staff Members in Long-Term Care - DV0816
DVD 35 min. 2011 Adult
This program explains the importance of fire drills, evacuation plans and emergency procedures. It details how to prevent or limit the most common causes of fires. It shows how to keep your residents safe when a fire does occur using the R.A.C.E method (Rescue, Alarm, Confine, Extinguish) or A.R.C.E. method (Alarm, Rescue, Confine, Extinguish). It demonstrates strategies for safely confining and extinguishing small fires.
First Aid Basics: Knowing What To Do In An Emergency (closed captioned)- DV0791
DVD 34 min. 2010 Adult
First, call 911. This program shows viewers how to respond to common medical emergencies while waiting for professional help to arrive. With demonstrations and commentary from an experienced paramedic throughout, each section describes trauma situations or symptoms of distress and the best way to address them. The program also includes relevant advice on topics such as giving yourself the Heimlich maneuver, using an epi-pen on someone having an allergic food reaction, performing CPR in tandem with a defibrillator, and what to do at the scene of a car accident. Sections include first steps of first aid, heart attacks, strokes, broken bones and cuts, burns, diabetic emergencies, seizures, asthma attacks and anaphylactic reaction, choking, drowning, and head injuries. Also available online.
Five-and-Six-Year-Olds: A Parent’s Guide - DV0770
DVD 21 min. 2002 Adult
Five and six year olds struggle to learn the idea of fair play, co-operation, following rules, and taking turns. They also struggle to distinguish reality from make believe. These youngsters arrange objects by color, assemble jigsaw puzzles, and make drawings that sometimes look like modern art. They deal with basic mathematical concepts and learn to size up three-dimensional objects.
Food Allergies (closed captioned) - DV0766
DVD 26 min. 2012 Adult
This program explains the difference between an allergy, a sensitivity, and an intolerance. It explores the adverse reactions some people have to artificial dyes. An expert presents information on the most common food allergens, covering their symptoms, the tests used to diagnose them, and the range of treatments available. People with celiac disease discuss good alternatives to gluten, and a young man who is lactose-intolerant explains why it isn’t so hard to avoid pizza and ice cream when sticking to a special diet. Also available online.
Gateways to Inclusion (English/Spanish) (closed captioned) - DV0778
1 DVD + 1CD-Rom 17 min. 2013 Professional
Restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This program improves teamwork and productivity by showing how to effectively handle diversity-related tension. Through a series of vignettes, teams will learn how to manage the emotions that can arise in the face of diversity-related tension and how to set productive goals for respectful conversations. It also explains why it is important not to jump to conclusions about intent, three strategies for assessing intent accurately, and how to communicate in a way that encourages further conversation.
Get Your Groove On Mama (English/Spanish) (closed captioned) - DV0421
DVD 83 min. 2009 Adult
Viewers will join four moms along with fitness instructor and mom Allie Thummel in a fun easy to follow work out that is ideal for beginners even if they are not new moms. The DVD includes 10 minute, 20 minute and 30 minute options. The 20 and 30 minute program includes toning exercises to do with your baby. There is also a separate yoga segment to help viewers relax and take it easy. Delicious recipes and weight loss tips are included.
Good Boss, Bad Boss - AC0032
6 Audio CDS 390 min. 2010 Adult
This book on compact disc 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.
Great by Choice - AC0035
8 Audio CDs 540 min. 2011 Adult
This book on compact disc studies companies that rose to greatness in environments characterized by changes that leaders could not predict or control and compared the companies that thrived with those that did not. The authors discovered that risk was not the key. Instead companies thrived that showed discipline combined with creativity.
Happier Women: 25 Ways to Reduce Stress Video Clip Collection (closed captioned) - DV0767
DVD 53 min. 2008 Adult
This collection of 25 video clips offers guidance, reassurance, and useful facts for busy women. Clips are an average length of 90 seconds. The collection contains clips on headaches, stress and diabetes, depression, burnout, sleep deprivation, commuting, high blood pressure, caregiving, weight control, happiness, smoking cessation, hair loss and clutter control. Also available online.
Hazard Communication: Chemical Safety In Long-Term Care (English/Spanish) (closed captioned) - DV0761
DVD 15 min. 2006 Adult
This DVD introduces the basics of chemical safety and how healthcare workers can protect residents and themselves from hazardous substances found in long-term care facilities. It focuses on the Hazard Communication Program and specific physical and health hazards. It also covers the importance of labels and Material Safety Data Sheets, as well as what to do for safety and protection. Bonus features include a leader’s guide, quiz and a customizable PowerPoint® presentation (DVD-ROM drive required for leader’s guide and PowerPoint)
Health Needs a Hero - DV0774
DVD 79 min 2012 Adult
This documentary film, narrated by actor Edward James Olmos, takes an in-depth look at the childhood obesity epidemic and examines possible solutions. Nutritionists, educators and key stakeholders issue a call-to-action for each of us to take personal responsibility in bringing about positive change. The film follows the journey of Ashley Castoreno, a recent graduate of an inner-city San Antonio, Texas high school, as she struggles to lose weight and become more physically fit.
Healthy Eating: Nutrition and Eating Disorders (closed captioned) - DV0763
DVD 24 min 2011 Senior High - Adult
This program provides practical information on identifying signs of bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. It emphasizes the importance of persuading those with eating disorders to seek professional help. Also available online.
Healthy Eating: Nutrition and Weight Management (closed captioned) - DV0769
DVD 30 min. 2011 Adult
This DVD teaches that commitment, discipline, and attention to dietary details are necessary for weight loss. Focusing on bad eating habits as the main factor in America’s obesity epidemic, the program also cites lack of exercise along with cultural and technological issues. Viewers learn about body mass index, or BMI; the risks of being overweight or obese; ways in which healthy eating and exercise help to prevent a range of diseases; and the benefits of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and proper hydration. Students will also gain an understanding of calorie intake and expenditure using a simple formula. The USDA's MyPlate food graphic and dietary guidelines are discussed as well. Also available online.
Jungle Jive: The Adventures of Zobey (English/Spanish) (closed captioned) - DV0568
DVD 26 min. 2011 Kindergarten - Primary
Young children take a trip to the jungle with Zobey, the lovable furry purple alien, in his latest adventure with his friends Elephant, Monkey and Lion. This program is designed to encourage children to be physically active. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to be physically active along with their children. The DVD includes nutrition tips and recipes.
Made to Stick - AC0034
7 Audio CDs 510 min. 2007 Adult
The authors reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier. Six traits are described that will make an idea memorable: simplicity, unexpectedness, concreteness, credibility, emotional and stories.
Mental Fitness: Activities for Older Adults (closed captioned) - DV0825
DVD 40 min. 2006 Adult
This activity DVD provides an overview of the Mental Fitness Program that is designed to boost creative thinking, critical thinking, visual, and memory skills. It also gives the brain a stimulating workout as it follows the miscellaneous misadventures of Mike and Colleen as they exercise their brains and encourage viewers to do the same.
Microsoft Excel Training Program Vol .1 - DV0806
4 DVDs 265 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. Speaker Douglas M. Smith presents this introduction to Microsoft excel. He explains how to use excel options, create custom lists, manipulate cell contents, and how to use the functions. He demonstrates how to analyze data with pivot tables and explains advanced excel formulas and functions.
Microsoft Excel Training Program Vol. 2 - DV0807
DVD 75 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. Speaker Douglas M. Smith shows how to select source data for a chart from non-adjacent ranges or from multiple sheets, the fastest ways to create a chart, and which chart types are best for the data being depicted. He also shows how to change types quickly. Viewers learn how to insert trendlines and adjust gridlines and axes, and how to annotate charts with data labels, arrows, and boxes. The dynamic charts table feature is also explained. Viewers are shown how to create in-cell charts with Sparklines.
Microsoft Excel Training Program Vol. 3 - DV0808
DVD 76 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. Viewers will learn how to create reference tables with useful macro shortcuts and edit existing macros. They will also get comfortable with the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) so they can navigate through macro creation. They will learn how to apply proper formatting and comments to a VBA code so it's error-free and easy to read. Troubleshooting techniques are covered along with an explanation of the macro recorder. VBA language syntax is also covered.
Microsoft Excel Training Program Vol.4 - DV0809
DVD 60 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. Viewers will learn how to master excel formulas and functions. Formula auditing techniques, formula tips, and power functions are explained.
Microsoft Outlook Training Program - DV0815
4 DVDs 245 min. Adult
This DVD is restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. It shows viewers how to share the Outlook contacts lists and calendar with other Office programs, third-party applications and online. Viewers will learn how to improve productivity thorough digital planning of objectives, tasks and subtasks, while keeping all documents related to a project in one place. This program also demonstrates how to connect team members through easy-to-create team calendars with project deadlines.
Microsoft Powerpoint Training Program Vol . 1 - DV0810
4 DVDs 285 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. This program explains the 12 steps needed to become a charismatic speaker, how to animate text and graphics in PowerPoint, and how to use video effectively in PowerPoint. It also details where to find Flash animations for use in your presentations, how to insert a Flash animation and control it with start, stop, and loop functions, the best way to convert an entire presentation to a Flash file for easy web distribution, how to work with axis scales so your data really makes sense, how to make charts look better overall so data is easier to understand, how to introduce graphic elements in your charts to create eye-catching slides for your presentation.
Microsoft Powerpoint Training Program Vol. 2 - DV0811
2 DVDs 121 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. This program covers integrating Microsoft office through PowerPoint and back and includes power tips to save time. It covers copying/pasting, inserting objects, pictures, tables and charts. It also covers using outlines from Microsoft Word in PowerPoint and making handouts from PowerPoint in Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Word Training Program Vol. 1 - DV0812
DVD 68 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. This DVD covers basic operational tips, entry, editing tips, navigation tips, format techniques, document control and graphics.
Microsoft Word Training Vol. 2 - DV0813
DVD 73 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. This disc covers need to know features for automating functions in Microsoft Word. It covers mail merges, section breaks, quick parts, templates, word forms, and tracking changes.
Microsoft Word Training Vol. 3 - DV0814
DVD 67 min. Adult
Restricted to employees of Health and Human Services Agencies. The newest version of 7.7.4 of Quicktime Player is needed to play this program. It will only play on a computer with a DVD disc drive. This program explains the 12 steps needed to become a charismatic speaker, how to animate text and graphics in PowerPoint, and using video effectively in PowerPoint. This disc covers the merging process in Microsoft Word for labels, letters and directories. It explains how to use the mail merge function with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
Miracle of Birth 3: Five Birth Stories (closed captioned) - DV0780
DVD 51 min. 2010 Senior High - Adult
Five birth stories weave candid interviews with real labor footage. Alex, a single teen mom, has an unmedicated vaginal birth with her mother’s support. Anissa, with support from her husband and doula, has an unmedicated VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). Chelsea and her husband have an epidural birth with augmentation procedures. Daniela, after hours of labor, has an unplanned cesarean with support from her husband. Ty and her husband use natural comfort techniques before choosing an analgesic.
More Than Words: Successful Ways to Care and Communicate with Persons Who Have Dementia - DV0805
DVD 25 Min. 2011 Professional
This program demonstrates how person-centered care and knowledge of the resident can reduce dementia-related episodes, such as, sundowning and aggressive-protective reactions when bathing, and wanting to leave. As it pinpoints the crucial role of the CNA as caregiver and friend, it also shows the importance of communicating directly, and creating a true relationship with persons with dementia. Caregivers will learn valuable tips to redirect and lessen anxieties for persons with dementia while preserving their personal autonomy and dignity. The program covers: building and maintaining a relationship; dealing with difficult situations; communicating to show respect; accepting resident’s reality; respecting the person's preferences; encouraging use of remaining abilities.
The Nine Months that Made You Pregnancy and Human Development (closed captioned) - DV0790
DVD 52 min. 2011 Adult
Who and what we become depends on many factors, from the food we eat to the way our parents discipline us. Increasingly, however, it seems that our most important developmental influences begin before birth, in the mysterious world of the womb. This program follows research suggesting that a child’s disease risks, behavioral traits, and other characteristics derive from gestational causes. Featuring pioneering researcher Dr. David Barker, who decades ago identified a link between low birth weight and heart disease, the film also draws on the expertise of developmental psychologist Dr. Janet DiPietro, autism researcher Dr. Michael Lombardo, and several other authorities. Specific topics include hormonal factors, early brain development, a mother’s diet during pregnancy, and that most crucial of all prenatal resources, the placenta. Also available online.
Positive Youth (closed captioned) - DV0788
DVD 42 min. 2012 Adult
Filmed in the U.S. and Canada, this documentary puts a human face on the new reality of living with HIV by introducing viewers to four very open, very dynamic individuals who are either HIV-infected or “HIV-affected”: Austin Head, 27, a well-known DJ, entertainer, and musician; Chris Brooks, 24, video blogger; Jesse Brown, 25, who is grappling with the decision of when to begin taking antiretroviral medication; and Rakiya Larkin, 18, who, in helping her HIV+ mom, has had to grow up very fast. Over the course of the program, the four discuss the challenges of living and loving with HIV, while medical and psychological experts provide facts and historical context to show that although HIV is still incurable, it can, with effort, be managed. This program contains explicit language and mature themes. It should be previewed before showing.
Preventing Abusive Head Truama: The Crying Connection (closed captioned) - DV0779
DVD 16 min. 2013 Adult
Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is a serious form of child abuse, most commonly triggered by crying. This program explains why babies cry, identifies frustration thresholds, and provides tips on how to cope with infant crying.
Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in Long-Term Care - DV0818
DVD 34 min. 2012 Adult.
This program defines sexual harassment. It examines sexual harassment as it occurs between employees working in long-term care. It also provides advice on how to manage sexually inappropriate comments and behavior on the part of residents who have conditions that interfere with their judgment and memory.
Preventing Bloodborne Infections In Long Term Care Programs 1-3 - DV0800
DVD 45 min. 2013 Professional
This program describes standard precautions, post-exposure responses, and the use of gloves, eyeware, and gowns for the protection against bloodborne infections. It presents the characteristics of HIV and AIDS, hepatitis B and C, and bloodborne infections while explaining the modes of transmission inside and outside of the workplace. It illustrates decontamination and cleaning procedures and the CDC hand hygiene guidelines.
Preventing Falls in Aged Care - DV0796
DVD 24 min. 2009 Professional
This program was produced in Australia. Although falls can happen to anyone of any age group, they are undoubtedly more common in the elderly population. This program examines the risk factors for falls, illustrating cases in which falls can be avoided, while helping viewers to implement preventative strategies tailored to elderly care. Formalized fall-prevention programs are highlighted in different settings. Showing that the causes of falls are multifactorial in nature, the program calls for an approach which encompasses accurate identification of risks and effective vicinity management. Also available online.
Preventing Workplace Bullying: How to Recognize and Respond to Bullies at Work (closed captioned) - DV0777
1 DVD + 1 CD-Rom 17 min. 2012 Professional
Restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This program uses a variety of compelling vignettes to clarify what workplace bullying is while presenting practical steps people can take to effectively address these situations. It depicts today's most common bullying situations in a manner that allows for rich discussion and clearly explains why bullying must be stopped. This DVD teaches employees and leaders to be advocates for themselves and others. It contains one DVD, one CD-Rom, one leader’s guide and one package of 10 reminder cards.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking - AC0033
9 Audio CDS 630 min. 2012 Adult
This book on compact disc examines characteristics of introverts, extroverts, and sensitivity. The author argues that American society loses a great deal of value because of its overvaluation of extroversion. She uses case studies and neuroscientific research to illustrate her argument.
Ready Houston (English/Spanish/Vietnamese) (closed captioned) - DV0773
DVD 45 min. 2009 Adult
Viewers of these programs will learn how to prepare for and respond to disasters in the Houston region. These programs could also be applicable to other cities. The DVD consists of Ready Houston-Are You Ready (15 min.); Together Against the Weather: Hurricane Readiness for Persons with Functional and Access Needs (6 min.); Make the Call: Terrorism Prevention (6 min.); Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event (6 min.)
Real Life Teens: Sexual Responsibility - DV0792
DVD 19 min. 2008 Senior High
After watching this program, viewers will have a better understanding of what sexual responsibility means, as well as possible undesirable outcomes of reckless sexual activity. Subjects covered include sexual activity in the teen years, the dangers of unprotected sex, how sexually transmitted diseases spread, potential consequences of having many sex partners, syphilis and HIV/AIDS, and emotional and monetary ramifications of teen pregnancy. Also available online.
Recongizing Emotional Needs of Residents: Long Term Care - DV0765
DVD 30 min. 2007 Adult
The job of the nursing assistant becomes difficult when residents are depressed, confused or display aggressive behavior. This program is intended to make the assistant more sensitive to the resident and family when behavior problems occur. Also available online.
Resident’s Rights: Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Care - DV0823
DVD 15 min. 2011 Adult
Long term care staff give suggestions on how to overcome resistance to care. They suggest coming back a short time later, using a soft voice and a reassuring manner to explain why care is necessary. Some nursing assistants use humor, or offer a reward while others use conversation as a distraction. When a resident continues to refuse care, prioritize the importance of the care and decide if it can be provided at a later time. Always document and report specifically what care has been refused.
Resisting the Flu: How to Minimize Your Risk - DV0802
DVD 13 min. 2009 A
In plain terms, Dr. Eric Weiss lays out a blueprint for keeping you healthy and for resisting infection by the H1N1 virus. His practical advice extends to taking care of sick family members in ways that protect the caregiver and stop the spread within a person’s household. He also describes clear danger signs that help viewers know the difference between symptoms that are typical and those that require immediate medical help.
Skin Integrity and Pressure Ulcers (closed captioned) - DV0795
DVD 18 min. 2010 Professional
This program was filmed in Australia. Causing systemic problems in both acute and chronic health care settings, pressure ulcers and skin breakdown also severely impact individual patients, both emotionally and physically. However, with the help of proper medical procedures, neither ailment should be considered inevitable. This program outlines risk factors contributing to pressure ulcers and skin breakdown, highlights preventative measures for maintaining skin integrity, and suggests strategies for early intervention and treatment. Viewers receive information on commonly affected body areas; typical causes, such as immobility, friction, shearing forces, and moisture; and effective positioning, turning, cushioning, nutritional, and hygienic methods. Also available online.
Smart Choices, Healthy Families, 2013 ed. (English/Spanish) (closed captioned) - DV0530
DVD Eng. 20 min ; Span. 24 min. 2013 A
This program focuses on making smart choices in food purchases and cooking to keep their families healthy. It is divided into two sections. The first section is Shopping for WIC approved foods; the second section is WIC Food Package Information for Pregnant Women.
Smoking: The Toxic Truth 2.0 - DV0801
DVD 26 min. 2011 SrH
This program explains the ugly side of smoking. Interviews with informed teens debunk myths about smoking. Viewers are shown the horrific medical realities of smoking as well as head and neck cancer surgery scenes. A pathologist presents tobacco diseased organs and warns teens about tobacco addiction.
Special Needs of the Elderly - DV0824
DVD 60 min. 2011 Adult
This program covers age-related changes to and possible interventions for vision, hearing, the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascular system, the musculoskeletal system, the respiratory system, the urinary tract and skin. It also explains the effects of stroke and dementia, and how to assist residents with these conditions.
STD’s Real Life Teens - DV0803
DVD 18 min. 2011 Senior High
This program explains what sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are, how they are spread and how to prevent and treat them. It also gives more detailed information about HIV and Hepatitis B.
Straight Talk: The Truth about Teen Pregnancy (closed captioned) - DV0783
DVD 16 min. 2009 Senior High
This DVD follows the stories of two teens who want to have a baby together; a young couple who don’t want to have children until they are married and financially able; two older teens who have already had a baby and are struggling with the commitment of being responsible parents; and a middle-aged teen pregnancy support group leader who learned first-hand the difficulties of being a teen mom. As their stories play out, important facts become clear: only one-third of teen mothers obtain a high school diploma, only one-in-five teen mothers marry their child’s father, 25 percent of teen mothers have another baby within two years, and teen parents typically do not have realistic long term goals.
Stress: The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy (closed captioned) - DV0784
DVD 23 min. 2012 Junior High – Senior High
One-third of all teens feel some negative stress on a daily basis. But not all stress is bad. Peter Montminy, a child psychologist and wellness coach, explains how too little stress makes us bored and listless, whereas too much stress can lead to burnout and exhaustion. Dr. Montminy and a group of teens talk about how to successfully manage stress with every day activities.
There’s Always Help: Suicide Prevention - DV0771
DVD 15 min. 2012 Senior High - Adult
This DVD details the warning signs of suicide, explains the ways to prevent it and suggests ways of coping with the tragedy of suicide. Viewers are urged to take the warning signs seriously and to seek help if they are under severe emotional distress.
Think About It: Driving and Choosing To Drink (closed captioned) - DV0768
DVD 20 min. 2011 Senior High
People whose lives were affected dramatically by drunk driving tell their stories. Relying on a mechanized communication device, a former athlete recounts the joyride that caused his traumatic brain injury, while another describes the lasting psychological problems that followed his physical injuries. An inmate serving time for DUI manslaughter after drinking recalls facing the mother of the person he killed, and a first responder gives details of a fatal collision involving an intoxicated driver and her children. Supplemented by information from MADD, the program stresses that drunk driving is a choice that students can decide not to make. Also available online.
Through the Looking Glass II - DV0827
DVD 95 min. 2011 Adult
This reality DVD shows several real caregivers experiencing the life of a resident over an eight-day period. The DVD follows them day and night as they learn how it feels to be dependent on others for intimate care and daily needs. They experience incontinence, being bathed and fed by someone else, waiting to receive care after a fall, not sleeping well due to noise or interruptions, lack of privacy and irritability due to feelings of helplessness, and boredom. From learning the importance of communicating more with residents to encouraging meaningful activities, the resulting insights of these caregivers are sure to sensitize other staff members to practical and effective ways they can immediately improve daily care to residents.
The Top 5 Food Mistakes Most Teens Make and How to Fix Them (closed captioned) - DV0785
DVD 25 min. 2013 Junior High – Senior High
This program focuses on teen nutrition and helps students understand the five biggest food mistakes made by most teenagers. Teenage on-camera hosts use MyPlate.gov to help students understand portion sizes and food group servings. A nutrition expert demonstrates easy solutions to the mistakes of not eating enough fruits, vegetables, whole grain, or lean protein and eating too much salt, sugar and bad fat. Students learn how to read nutrition labels, how to shop for fresh produce, and how to prepare quick and healthy meals.
Type 2 Diabetes: New Hope, New Treatments (closed captioned) - DV0794
DVD 24 min. 2010 Adult
Although type 2 diabetes is common, it is a very dangerous illness that puts people at risk for potentially life-threatening conditions like heart attacks and strokes. However, it is also a disease that can be relatively easy to manage. Research shows that, if patients bring their blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol under tight control, they can lower their risks. This program explores what makes people vulnerable to developing type 2 diabetes and shows what can be done to effectively treat it. Also available online.
Understanding Dementia: The Caregivers Notebook - DV0804
DVD 43 min. 2007 Adult - Professional
This resource orients professional and family caregivers to the world of the person with dementia and helps caregivers understand the causes of many dementia-related behaviors. It gives simple strategies to prevent or redirect these behaviors while providing emotional and physical care to the person. The program will also enable caregivers to provide dignity while assisting with personal care needs and validating the person’s emotions and feelings. It also stresses the benefits of adjusting care to accommodate the person's preferences as much as possible, and creating positive interactions that encourage use of the person's remaining skills to build self-esteem and increase personal autonomy. Also available online.
Weight of The Nation (English/Spanish) (closed captioned) - DV0760
3 DVDs 276 min. 2012 Adult
PART 1: Consequences: The first film in The Weight of the Nation series examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese. PART 2: Choices: There is no highly effective medication to prevent or reverse obesity. PART 3: Children in Crisis: Some experts fear this may be the first generation of American children who will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. PART 4: Challenges: The final film of the series examines the origins and severity of the obesity epidemic, examines its major driving forces and looks at opportunities for communities to fight back. Twelve additional bonus short films are also on the DVD including Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby which highlights the role of early intervention in preventing obesity.
Wound Management (closed captioned) - DV0793
DVD 20 min. 2010 Professional
This program was filmed in Australia. It illustrates skin anatomy in a wound-care context, explores wound classification, and depicts wound treatment, dressings, and documentation. Viewers learn about the age-depth-color and red-yellow-black systems of classification, debridement procedures, the use of normal saline solution, the application of foam or hydrocolloid dressings, and more. Also available online.