In addition to the feature-length documentary Who Cares About Kelsey?, we have created nine short documentaries that illustrate a wide range of educational issues and evidence-based practices, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Universal Design for Learning, Cultural Responsiveness and more. Some of the videos can be previewed at the links below:
Tariq Zubhuza, an inmate at the NH State Prison for Men, discusses the life events and circumstances that led him into the juvenile justice system, and what type of interventions might have put him on a different path. "If you're 11 years old and you're drunk, it's a problem," Tariq says.
Latoya Fletcher, an inmate at the NH State Prison for Women, discusses the life events and school circumstances that led her into the juvenile justice system, and what type of interventions might have put her on a different path. "My mom was left out of the loop," Latoya says.
Education Revolution at Somersworth High School
A closer look at the transformation of Somersworth High School, site of Who Cares about Kelsey?, through School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This mini-film highlights student leadership and data-driven decision making.
Marcel, 8, struggles with mental health challenges that have led to fits of violence. His Missouri school attempts to include Marcel in general education classrooms as the school district works to address racial disparities in discipline and education. "Marcel" highlights the importance of family engagement and cultural responsiveness. This film is only available on the Education DVD Kit.
Thasya Lumingkewas, 8, thrives at Maple Wood Elementary School in Somersworth, NH. The school has implemented Response to Intervention and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This mini-film highlights the power of differentiated instruction and augmentative and alternative communication.
Julio Panameno, an inmate at the NH State Prison for Men, discusses the life events and circumstances that led him into the juvenile justice system, and what type of interventions might have put him on a different path. "I was embarrassed of being 15 in the seventh grade," Julio says.
These films feature the voices of students, family members, peers and educators, and examine key questions such as: What types of supports and interventions enable children with emotional/behavioral challenges to succeed? What type of training and support do teachers, staff, volunteers and administrators need so that they feel equipped to include students with complex emotional/behavioral challenges? How are behavioral problems linked to communication and learning disabilities?