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AIDS


AIDS: A Catholic Educational Approach To HIV (ADULT)
The reality of AIDS has created a profound social, moral, and medical crisis in virtually every facet of society. This video provides educators with tips for overcoming obstacles in teaching about HIV/AIDS and demonstrates instructional techniques taken from the curriculum manual, AIDS: A CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL APPROACH TO HIV. The video is divided into three modules according to grade level: Kindergarten through Grade 4; Grades 5-8; and Grades 9-12. Learning objectives focus on Christian response, basic information, and transmission and prevention. Lessons aid in developing knowledge, attitudes, values, and decision-making skills within the context of Catholic moral teaching. Some information presented includes current medical and scientific research; current medical terminology; up-to-date medical charts and graphs; glossary; grade-by-grade list of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values; and teaching ideas and activities. Transparencies are included.

My Son, My Son (HS, ADULT)
This is the story of two fathers and their sons. It is a story of regret and loneliness, of forgiveness and renewed life which looks with compassion at two issues in society today: homosexuality and AIDS. The video makes no pretense to argue for or against homosexual orientation, but portrays our need to respect and to love one another no matter how deep our differences. It graphically illustrates the human need for understanding, for tolerance, for caring, for compassion, for love; and can be used in a number of contexts dealing with attitudes of prejudice, reconciliation and openmindedness. The story is a take-off point for discussing values, which are a part of our Christian heritage. It is important to prepare the audience for viewing and to make sure that there is adequate follow-up time for discussion.

Family Theater Films: The Visit (HS, ADULT)
This is one in a series of five videos. In five modern dramatic stories, scenes from the biblical narrative are intertwined with the contemporary to create powerful connections with the Gospel. The stories address themes such as AIDS, stealing, abortion, reconciliation, peer pressure, family communication, and more. The scenes are realistic, well-produced and touch on relevant issues which will stimulate discussion and reflection. In this video, just as Mary reached out and visited Elizabeth, a steadfast woman stands by a young mother with AIDS. Key issues: AIDS, peer pressure, friendship, social influence.

In Word and Deed: Show #005 (HS, ADULT)
This show, which aired on 3/3/02, features the following. Donna DeMaria from the Homeless Action Committee House (HAC) founded a shelter on North Pearl St. in Albany where people with drinking problems find a safe alternative to being on the streets. Viola Bucci, an 81-year-old woman with a wonderful sense of service, runs Helpers Community Service Shop in Gloversville. Love God and love your neighbor is her motto. Mary Louise Hamlin, known as POL (plain old lady), is in service to AIDS patients, their families, senior citizens, and others in need in Rensselaer County. Local celebrity, Eamonn McGirr uses his talents and business for a variety of worthy causes, such as Theology on Tap for Young Adults and the Center for the Disabled.

Living With AIDS: An Occasion of Grace (HS, ADULT)
Through several real-life stories, this video demonstrates how individuals can make a difference in healing the physical, emotional, and spiritual scars brought on by the AIDS epidemic.

Fast Forward Series - Learning To Hate (HS)
A relevant, humorous, fast-paced show on the serious matter of prejudice. Shows the overwhelming need within all of us to be accepted regardless of color, race, religion, looks, financial status, or behavior. This video suggests that ignorance, fear, what we are taught in our culture, and the irrational logic of building ourselves up by putting others down are the main causes of prejudice. Discusses how teens can be extremely cruel to people who are different. A good, straight-forward handling of prejudice toward those with AIDS is also included in this episode. "Expert" Bill Meyers, author of the book HOT TOPICS FOR TEENAGERS and co-creator of the "McGee & Me" video series, offers advice and some answers for teens on the subject of prejudice.

Zimbabwe: Fight For Life (HS, ADULT)
HIV/AIDS is having a devastating impact on the people of Zimbabwe, especially women and children. The people you will meet in this video are battling this disease with great courage and determination. They live in hope for their children and the future. The support group and community care projects help not only those who are infected with the virus, but the entire community affected by HIV/AIDS. The video contains inspiring interviews with young children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and the dedicated Catholic Relief Services staff who work alongside the people as they battle this illness.

Journey of Hope (HS, ADULT)
This video highlights the lives and work of three Africans - an aid worker from Ghana, a counselor in Uganda, and a village leader in The Gambia - all of whom have dedicated their lives to improving their communities, countries, and the African continent. Supported by Catholic Relief Services and led by these three outstanding workers, you will visit three very different communities coping with the common challenges faced as a result of HIV/AIDS, poverty, and the lack of education.

Bloodborne Pathogens: Protection in the Educational Environment (ADULT)
HIV (AIDS) affects 35,000 people a year and HBV (Hepatitis B) affects 300,000 people a year. This video gives information on the transmission and prognosis of both HIV and HBV; and OSHA standards of protection against them: ways to minimize the risk of infection from blood borne pathogens.

Pastoral Care: Pastoral Care for Those Living with HIV/AIDS (ADULT)
This is the sixth of a six-video series to train those who, in the name of Christ and of your community, reach out to the sick. Each video begins with a re-enacted true story of a pastoral care volunteer and a person in need; and is followed by the host, Gaynell Cronin, providing practical advice on what a pastoral care volunteer is called to do. Here is an overview of the 18-year progression of HIV/AIDS and how its evolution and current drug therapies have changed the focus of pastoral care in North America. This sixth program will help make pastoral caregivers aware of some of the sensitive issues people living with HIV/AIDS face every day, and outline some of the dos and don'ts of providing care to those infected.

Living with HIV/AIDS (ADULT)
Sister Mary Ann LoGiudice shares her story of Barbara and living with HIV/AIDS, Farano Center, and making memories that focus on the positive aspect of family life.

Family Theater Films: The Hero (HS, ADULT)
This is one in a series of five videos. In five modern dramatic stories, scenes from the biblical narrative are intertwined with the contemporary to create powerful connections with the Gospel. The stories address themes such as AIDS, stealing, abortion, reconciliation, peer pressure, family communication, and more. The scenes are realistic, well-produced and touch on relevant issues which will stimulate discussion and reflection. This video, connected to the sorrowful journey of Jesus with his cross, tells a contemporary tale of a young man's struggle to free himself from alcoholism.

Teens and Chastity: Molly Kelly Speaks to Adults (ADULT)
In an inspiring talk about the importance of promoting chastity to today's teens, Molly Kelly encourages adults to join in her mission. Molly shares her experiences as a mother as well as an educator. She also shares her thoughts about the tough issues that confront teens every day, such as teen pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases, the threat of AIDS, and the safe-sex myth. Molly's direct presentation will give adults new insights on how to talk to teens about chastity. Molly is a member of the Grant Review Board of the Dept. of Health and Human Services for the promotion of abstinence, and she takes her message to schools, youth rallies, and teen conferences throughout the United States and Canada.

Teens and Chastity: Catholic Program (JH, HS)
In an honest presentation to teens, Molly Kelly explains that chastity solves many of today's problems, such as teen pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases including AIDS, abortion, and the harmful side effects of contraception. Molly reflects on how the Catholic faith, especially the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation, can strengthen young people's resolve to practice chastity. Molly is a member of the Grant Review Board of the Dept. of Health and Human Services for the promotion of abstinence. She takes her message to schools, youth rallies, and teen conferences throughout the United States and Canada.


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Audience Codes: PK = Preschool, EL = Elementary, JH = Junior High, HS = HighSchool, Adult


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