The following titles are new to the DSHS Audiovisual Library in 2012. To order an item (Texas residents only), please contact us at: Texas Department of State Health Services, Audiovisual Library, 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 1975, Austin, TX 78756-3199, Toll free: 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260, (512) 776-7260, Fax: 512-776-7474, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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See also New Additions to the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and Rehabilitation Services collections.
See also New Additions to Audiovisual Library - 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.