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Hard-Copy Guides:  
Available in SPC Office, can picked up or mailed on request.

  • 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care
  • Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free: A How-To Guide for Parents and Caregivers
  • Keeping Our Kids Drug-Free: A Family Handbook
  • Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
  • Parenting IS Prevention
  • Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility
  • Tips for Teens: Alcohol
  • Tips for Teens: Marijuana

 

Online Guides:

  • Changing The Larger Environment: A Guide
  • Environmental Strategies
  • Success & Sustainability of Effective Coalitions

SPC’s Books for loan

Prevention-related Books at the Springfield Town Library

Movies: (Springfield Area Media Literacy Group) Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to borrow these video resources for classes, youth groups, workshops, or meetings.

  • Advertising and the End of the World
  • Behind the Screens:  Hollywood Goes Hypercommericial
  • Beyond Good and Evil:  Children, Media and Violent Times
  • Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs (Comments below could pop up in a floating box when the mouse rolls over this description)
    • The film proposes that the major drug companies are marketing their drugs for enormous sales at the expense of ethics, honesty, and our health.  It encourages the viewer to examine how these massive marketing efforts have influenced our health care.  The advertising of prescription drugs to consumers successfully creates an emotional bond between buyer and drug through the pleasant social meanings conveyed in the messages.  The most intensive advertising campaigns re-market drugs whose patents have expired.  One commonly used strategy is to “medecalize” normal state of human experience: e.g., giving a new name such as “restless leg syndrome” to an age-old human condition and convincing patients that the condition should be tre3ated with their brand name drug.  Another strategy is to promote an “old” drug for a “new” condition.  When the patent expired for Prozac (an SSRI developed to treat depression), the brand was reintroduced under the name of Serafem and touted as treatment for “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.”  New condition, new drug name, new patent pending:  exact same drug sold at higher patent price.
    • Marketing drugs to health care providers by giving them drug samples, gifts and trips is not illegal because these freebies have been designated as tools for education.
    • The film poses that the government shares the blame in this crisis.  The FDA is a partner of the companies rather than an overseer, and powerful lobbies ensure that laws do not pass without the drug companies’ unacknowledged assent.
    • The film is suited for high school students and older.  However, if shown in a class of high school students, the film should be edited for length and for making broad-based assertions with too little evidence.
  • Captive Audience:  Advertising Invades the Classroom
  • Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class
    • The video gives many examples of how the media misrepresents the difference between working class and middle class by reinforcing stereotypes.  A good mix of interviews and examples from TV shows. Suitable for very sophisticated high school students or adults.
  • Constructing Public Opinion:  How Politicians and the Media Misrepresent the Public
    • Liberal/conservative split is a construction of the media.  Elected officials do not reflect public opinion; they reflect his money contributions.  Public officials are conservative.  Suitable age range for viewing—16+ years.
  • The Crisis of the Cultural Environment
  • Deadly Persuasion:  The Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco
    • The film shows how the advertising of alcohol and tobacco subtly manipulates the American public to use the products.  It reveals the unethical practices in advertising of the alcohol and tobacco companies. Suitable audience might be older high school students, college students, parents, teachers, adults.  Suitable age range: 16+ years.
  • The Electronic Storyteller:  Television and the Cultivation of Values
    • This film reveals the effects television has on our culture and society in relationship to race, class, gender, violence, power and control.  Suitable for older high school students, college students, parents, teachers and adults.  Suitable age range: 18+ years.
  • Game Over:  Gender, Race and Violence in Video Games
  • Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire
  • Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music
  • The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations
  • The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News
    • Is the news offered by our major media and digested by hundreds of millions presented in such a way that it benefits a narrow segment of society?  Edward Herman of the Wharton School of Business and Noam Chomsky of MIT offer their insights as to why such dictators as Indonesia’s Suharto and Chile’s Pinochet were given a pass for slaughter and rapine, while more humanitarian leaders such as Armas (Guatemala), Mossadegh (Iran) and Castro (Cuba) were vilified uncritically.  Professor Justin Lewis of the University of Massachusetts joins them in examining whether it is the liberality of the media or its conservatism that is responsible for news that conforms to the tastes of conservative owners, yields to the pressure of conservative “think tanks” and Astroturf (artificial grassroots) organizations, accepts without question or follow-up investigation the story lines of opinion influencers, and bypasses or ignores the needs of American citizens.  This one-hour documentary explores why “the more you watch, the less you know,” with major media filtering information through the dictates of owners, advertisers, “newsworthy” sources and publicists.  It’s suitable for high school sophomores and older, and needs to be followed by a group discussion.
  • No Logo: Brands, Globalization, Resistance
    • One woman’s intense research into the effects of brand globalization.  She details the problems it has for society and the economy as a whole and the efforts made to stop it.
    • Audience: Any economics or government class, also anyone interested in the globalized economy and it apparent effects.  Suitable for any age range that could comprehend the material.
  • On Orientalism
  • Off the Straight and Narrow: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Television
  • Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: US Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Race, the Floating Signifier
  • Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders\
  • Representation and the Media: the modulation of reality through the media process
    • A scholarly look at the metaphysics and metaphor of media.  Cerebral.  Suitable audience: intelligent adults and college students majoring in media or literature.  Guaranteed to put the average high school student to sleep, but will be found provocative by the above-average student or discerning adult.  Suitable Age range: 17+ years
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
    • The media and community impact on the development of adolescent girls.  It looks at the pressures facing girls today.  It focuses on the media and community’s impacts that are present, and possible remedies.
    • Suitable age range:  Parents and concerned parties for adolescent girls would benefit from the film.  It would also serve a sociology or psychology class.  However, this wouldn’t be as appropriate for a younger audience, but probably 13+ years.
  • Rich Media, Poor Democracy
  • Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcoholism
  • Tomorrow’s Children: Partnership Education in Action
  • Toxic Sludge is Good for You:  The Public Relations Industry Unspun
  • What a Girl Wants
  • Wrestling with Manhood: Boys, Bullying and Battering
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