Guidance & Counseling


New! I Love You, Now Die: The Defense 79 min.

In an attempt to prove that she was not solely responsible for boyfriend Conrad Roy’s suicide, Michelle Carter’s legal team begins their defense by focusing on Conrad’s relationship with his parents. They next call to the stand clinical psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin as an expert witness to speak to Michelle’s own mental-health issues and her prescribed medications that may have influenced her per...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! I Love You, Now Die: The Prosecution 62 min.

In 2012, teens Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy fell in love; even though they lived hours apart and met in person no more than five times, they exchanged thousands of texts over a two-year period. Then on July 13, 2014, 18-year-old Conrad was found dead in his car in a parking lot. What appeared to be a standard case of suicide by carbon- monoxide intoxication took a shocking turn when investigator...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Fentanyl: A High-Risk High 5 min.

Fentanyl is an extremely powerful, fast-acting, synthetic opioid. It is a leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the United States. Fifty to 100 times more potent than morphine and 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin, fentanyl can kill even in very small doses and is more addictive than heroin. Although it may be safely used when administered by doctors, it is very easy to overdose on a small...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Alcohol's Strain on Your Brain 7 min.

The saying "play stupid games, win stupid prizes" applies well to alcohol. While alcohol may be consumed safely, responsibly, and enjoyably, its natural effects can quickly lead to impaired judgment, poor decisions, and unforeseen consequences ranging from the embarrassing to the deadly. The body can process alcohol in moderation, but when one overindulges, alcohol slows down the brain and nervous...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Study Drugs: Brain Boost or Epic Fail? 6 min.

Tests and papers. Routine homework. Reading assignments. Athletics. Clubs. Social life. Keeping up with all of these aspects of typical teen life in the 21st century can be hard. Life moves fast, and the temptation to find short cuts is strong. Some teens have turned to using so-called study drugs to give them the boost they think they need to keep up. Study drugs, such as Adderall or Ritalin, typ...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Weeding Through the Facts on Weed 8 min.

Information about marijuana seems to change almost daily. A controlled and illegal substance under federal law, marijuana has been legalized in several states and others are considering legalization, sending conflicting messages about its legality. Studies show some health benefits from marijuana when used under the supervision of a doctor—but what about the health effects of recreational use? Wee...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Fake News: Part 1 23 min.

Fake news is more than a social media menace—it’s threatening critical thinking skills needed to develop information literacy. Combined with the impulse to share exciting, shocking and alarming stories, fake news is shaping—and distorting—perceptions, especially in younger demographics. In this video, viewers learn what drives fake news, how to spot it and how to de-bunk it. They’ll see how to dis...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Fake News: Part 2 24 min.

Fake news is prevalent because it seems so real. But passing it along via social media is more than sharing. It lends credibility to untrustworthy sources. By explaining click baits, bias and information bubbles, this video helps viewers discern what’s real and what’s not. Startling examples of altered photos reveal the skills employed by fake newsmongers. Cross-referencing to determine objective...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

How to Recognize Fake News 46 min.

Think of fake news as a disease. Without knowing how to identify and stop its spread, information literacy is at risk, especially among audiences whose critical thinking skills are vulnerable. This video series equips viewers with tools to spot the stories and images that are false, biased, altered or slanted, even those shared by trusted friends or family. Easy tips to detect and check fake news...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

In Jesus' Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne's Residential School 42 min.

This film carefully documents the abuses suffered by the indigenous children who were interned at the notoriously violent St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario. These First Nations children suffered isolation from family and community, as well as physical, sexual, spiritual, and cultural abuse at the hands of the Catholic Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Sisters of C...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017