Published on Feb 2, 2013
A school in Washington DC is making a difference for young African-American girls. Many of their families live below the poverty line of $35,000 for a family of four, in communities where more than half of all students drop out before they reach high school. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on how this special school is turning around the lives of girls.
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Published on Nov 21, 2012 by NationalGeographic
The post-Katrina drug culture of New Orleans is revealed.
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Published on Nov 12, 2012 by comedycentral
School bullies don’t just happen—they’re made.
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Posted in COMMUNICATION, community, CULTURE, emotions, gender roles, Japan, leisure, mate selection, norms, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIALIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, stress, symbolic interactionism, urban | Leave a Comment »
Collection of bad language from the Demolition Man.
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Nov 16, 2011
New research shows India is experiencing a sharp rise in two major medical conditions typically associated with wealthier nations. Changing lifestyles and economic prosperity are seen as fueling the trend. The study, “Screening India’s Twin Epidemic,” surveyed a nationwide sample of nearly 16,000 participants, nearly half of whom had hypertension, or high blood pressure. More than a third had diabetes, and about a fifth had both conditions.
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Feb 9, 2012
Russia has one of the highest teen suicide rates in the world. The official figure is three times higher than the global average, but some say the real picture may be worse.
Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker travelled to Saint Petersburg
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Feb 10, 2012
Deborah Acosta discusses how Miami keeps ranking at the bottom of the barrel on recent national lists, including most miserable, and vainest city in the US.
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UNICEF: Stop Child Abuse Now!
Are there 100,000 people who care enough to protect our children from abuse? Let us show abusers in our society we will not tolerate them hurting our children anymore. Sign up today to register your anger against abuse and your support for children: http://www.uniteagainstabuse.my
PSA produced by Gianne Yap (Malaysia, 2007)
Little Devices – Child Abuse Prevention
Child Abuse Prevention Center Public Service Announcement
Non-profit Boost gives kids who have been abused a voice in this spot about what emotional abuse does to kids and how Boost counsels them through it.
A different take on the issue of child abuse from Boost, a non-profit that counsels kids and prepares them to testify in court against their offenders.
1990 “Word Pictures” Child Abuse PSA Ad Council PSA
An ad of children’s drawings are used to depict the hurt they receive from abusive parents.
Public service announcement from the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Recorded December 1990.
“This is a dramatization. In reality, the victim is 6 years old.”
Enfance et partage, non profit organization against child abuse
“I Deserve It.”
Emotional video featuring children of child abuse. Created by Off Madison Ave Phoenix advertising agency, for Arizona’s Children Association.
Child Abuse PSA – Monsters
80′s PSA Child Verbal Abuse
NSPCC – Ventriloquist
NSPCC – Telephone
A fundraising advert from the NSPCC from their Someone to Turn to campaign. By the looks of things, it looks like 3 adverts in one video. By donating to the NSPCC, you can help make a difference to thousands of abused children.
NSPCC : Race (2006)
NSPCC Hide & Seek
NSPCC – Can’t Look
A hard-hitting advert from the launch of the Full Stop Campaign in March 1999. It shows some figures, including Alan Shearer, the Spice Girls, Action Man and Rupert Bear covering their eyes to represent a nation that cannot face the shocking reality of abuse.
NSPCC – They are just children
Scary ChildLine PIF saying that they only answer half their calls they recieve.The solution?Hire some more people to help those poor children!Anyway,this is very moving stuff and I find most of these ChildLine/NSPCC very depressing but they always seem to invlove closeups of crying children,still powerful but getting repetitive.
Child Abuse PSA – 30 sec.
This PSA is part of a PSA campaign by Sunrise Children’s Services to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse.
Here’s a memorable public service announcement to help prevent child abuse featuring an overly stressed mother and her baby.
Brought to you by the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse and the Ad Council.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, December 1st 1985.
Animated Child Abuse PSA
1976 Child Abuse Prevention “Memories” Ad Council PSA
This ad uses a long shots showing childhood memories to encourage the prevention of child abuse.
1976 Child Abuse Prevention “Prisoners” Ad Council PSA
This ad shows inmates in an Illinois prison on how child abuse can pass down from parent to child in an effort to prevent child abuse.
Domestic Violence Campaign (2010) – Escape
1985 local Child Abuse Public Service announcement, Beaumont, TX. KFDM, Channel 6.
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A surprising number of children are getting cosmetic surgery to combat being teased because of their appearance. KTVT’s Melissa Newton reports.
REPORTAGE : Brazil is one of the most racially-mixed countries on the planet: half the population has African origins. Yet black and mixed-race people suffer discrimination. Many are fighting for better recognition of this “invisible majority”.
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Season 4 – It’s All Connected
Season 5 – The Last Word
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For the last three years, Gallup has called 1,000 randomly selected American adults each day and asked them about indicators of their quality of life. Responses are converted to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Here are the 2010 results, sorted by Congressional districts.
Jake, a 10 month old golden lab, will eventually be trained as a companion dog to service members suffering from PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder]. Marcus McIntosh KCCI reports.
Origins of the ghetto and its effect on health.
Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Increasingly, Southeast Asian immigrants like Gwai Boonkeut are moving into neglected urban neighborhoods where African Americans have long suffered, and now their health is being eroded too. What can be done to create a neighborhood that promotes rather than destroys health?
This clip is excerpted from “Place Matters,” Episode 5 of “UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” This ground-breaking documentary series looks at how the social, economic and physical environments in which we are born, live, and work profoundly affect our longevity and health.
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