PCA-NJ owns the viewing rights for several documentary films that shine the light on important issues related to child and family wellness. We offer a 2-3 hour presentation that includes viewing the film and a facilitated discussion about the issue.
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.
“Paper Tigers is a moving and profoundly important film that offers critical insights into one of the most widespread educational and health challenges in American society. It should be mandatory viewing for teachers and principals across the country, and anyone who works with vulnerable youths.” – David Bornstein, New York Times writer
and Co-Founder of The Solutions Journalism Network.
Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. This one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.
Not Just Pictures
Not Just Pictures explores a horrific issue that most people would rather not even think about: Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Sexual Abuse Images. The Internet has radically changed how CSA images, commonly called child pornography images, are produced, reproduced and disseminated, resulting in a massive increase in their availability, accessibility, and volume. The production and dissemination of CSA images are now a multi-billion dollar industry that is one of the fastest growing businesses online. And the images shared become more brutal and graphic with each passing year.
Not Just Pictures gets its title from the defense of many collectors or producers of child pornography that “it is a victimless crime, since they are just pictures.” In fact, all child pornography offenses, including possession of images, are extremely serious because they multiply the harm to the child and validate and normalize the sexual exploitation of children. And, once an image is on the Internet, it’s impossible to eradicate all copies, making the harm to victim lifelong.
Not Just Pictures offers insight and hope for parents and guardians, as well as those on the front lines in this battle to find and rescue children, and find and incarcerate offenders.