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Maple Ave DVD Series

As seen on PBS! Award-winning programs dealing with bullying, depression, suicide, and more!


(Grade 7-12) This award-winning series captures viewer's imaginations with its unique focus on the inner life of teens and their families. It addresses the growing problems that teens face head on by providing audiences with instantly recognizable characters and situations that are clearly as entertaining as they are thoughtful and educational. Regularly informed by the teens it's designed to reach, Maple Ave credibly shares its audience's concerns while simultaneously providing an entertaining and non-threatening forum for parents and their children to discuss issues of critical importance to them in their everyday lives. An on-line Leader's Guide is available for each DVD. Running time: 20-27 minutes each.

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Jenny's Reasons: A Story About Teen Depression (B371D-Net) This program provides a haunting look at teen depression and family dynamics that surround it. Jenny is in the throes of clinical depression, unable to understand the reasons she feels so bad all the time. Deeply confused and desperately overwhelmed, she makes plans to end her life - plans that are ultimately thwarted when her best friend, Tanya, confronts her and shares a dark secret of her own. Click for leader's guide

Ghosts in the Hall DVD (B372D-Net) This program focuses on teen bullying and the tragedies inherent when parents as well as their teens unfairly label one another. Jim has reached the edge of violence after being the victim of incessant bullying. Unfortunately, Jim's family doesn't help cope with his problems and things get progressively worse. In contrast, Jenny's family engages in healthy confrontation as they cope with their concerns following Jenny's period of depression. Click for leader's guide

The Hurting: Cutting for Relief DVD (B373D-Net) Ashley resorts to "cutting" to cope with an abusive father, who's regularly victimized her family. Like a growing number of teens nationwide, Ashley regularly cuts her arms and legs, substituting her overwhelming inner pain and rage with an external pain that she is seemingly better able to manage. This last illusion is finally dispelled in a heart-wrenching ending that finds a desperate Ashley reaching out to a sympathetic teacher for help. Click for leader's guide

P.S. I Miss You: The Aftermath of Suicide DVD (B374D-Net) After a year and a half, Tanya and her family are still trying to cope with the suicide of her older brother. During this time, Tanya has been coping by helping others, but gradually this proves not to be enough, and she turns to drinking to ease her pain (in between haunting dreams about her dead brother). Ultimately, things get out of control and her best friend, Jenny, intervenes to get her friend some much-needed help. Click for leader's guide

Hating Tami: A Look at Female Bullying DVD (B375D-Net) Angela and her friends take every opportunity to make Tami's life miserable, even going so far as to pose as a boy interested in Tami on a social networking site. During the film, we meet Tami's and Angela's parents, which gives us insight into the girls' behavior and what life stressors they face. While Tami's hyper-competitive parents continually pressure their 'A' student daughter to be the best at everything, Angela's single mom appears more interested in being her daughter's best friend than her parent. In a dramatic turn of events, Angela's cruel prank is uncovered. Click for leader's guide

More Than This: Body Image DVD (B376D-Net) Living in the shadow of his older brother's past athletic glories, Donnie turns to steroid abuse to help him "measure up" on the basketball court. Not long after, he finds his life slowly spinning our of control as his girlfriend, Angela tries in vain to help him kick his addiction. In the meantime, Angela is also struggling to convince her friends, Dara and Lucy, that, contrary to what they've read on the internet, anorexia and bulimia are not "lifestyle choices" but, instead, serious medical disorders. Angela should know; she too once struggled with bulimia but now finds herself reluctant to share this potentially helpful fact with her two misguided friends. Donnie's Coach, Jack, is also struggling with intervening in what he suspects may be Donnie's steroid problem. However, once Jack's sister, Joy reminds him of her son's tragic loss to drugs, he is forced to reconsider his position. Focusing on body image issues via steroid abuse and eating disorders, "More Than This" also strongly emphasizes the importance of doing right by others - even when it's personally difficult. Click for leader's guide

Promise Me: Parents with Addictions DVD (B377D-Net) Ann is forced to face the grim reality that her parents' addictions (alcoholism and gambling) are slowly destroying her family. Ann is forced to face the truth about her alcoholic mother's denial of reality and her father's gambling problem when he gambles away her college fund. She soon grows deeply depressed. Her brother and best friend sense something is wrong. Will they be able to avert a potential tragedy...? Click for leader's guide

Loves Me Not: Dating Violence DVD (B378D-Net) Focuses on dating/domestic violence from the point of view of a 17 year old deceased victim named Cari. Cari was relentlessly beaten by her boyfriend, Marcos and so viciously bullied by his friends after leaving him that she, ultimately, took her own life. Now Cari finds herself helplessly watching the same thing happen all over again to another girl, Sharon (Marcos’ new girlfriend). Between her manipulative and violent boyfriend and her self-absorbed parents, Sharon would appear to have the deck stacked against her - but her best friend, Tina refuses to give up on her. Even as Sharon pushes her away, Tina desperately searches for a way to save her friend from meeting the same fate as Cari. Click for leader's guide

After I'm Gone: Suicide Awareness DVD (B379D-Net)This program takes a haunting look at teen suicide from the perspective of Cari, a young girl who appears to have taken her life due to relentless abuse from her parents and peers. As Cari observes life from the other side, she meets Christine, an older more rebellious spirit, who reluctantly acts as her guide and confidante. Together they observe Michael, an artist friend of Cari's, who has also been the victim of bullying and abusive parents. As a desperate Michael begins to contemplate suicide, a helpless Cari is suddenly forced to revisit her own nightmares,...and find a way home. Click for leader's guide.

Stock # Description Retail ea. Qty
B371D-Net Maple Ave DVD - Jennys Reasons: A Story About Teen Depression 89.00
B372D-Net Maple Ave DVD - Ghosts in the Hall (Bullying) 89.00
B373D-Net Maple Ave DVD - The Hurting: Cutting for Relief 89.00
B374D-Net Maple Ave DVD - P.S. I Miss You: The Aftermath of Suicide 89.00
B375D-Net Maple Ave DVD - Hating Tami: A Look at Female Bullying 89.00
B376D-Net Maple Ave DVD - More Than This: Body Image 89.00
B377D-Net Maple Ave DVD - Promise Me: Parents with Addictions 89.00
B378D-Net Maple Ave DVD - Loves Me Not: Dating Violence 89.00
B379D-Net Maple Ave DVD - After Im Gone: Suicide Awareness 89.00
B370D-Net Maple Ave DVD - 9 Disc Set 809.55 745.95

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