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JENNY'S REASONS
Bridging the gap between education and entertainment, 'Jenny's Reasons' provides a haunting look at teen depression and the often unwitting family dynamics that surround it. The powerful, award-winning short finds its main character, Jenny, in the throes of clinical depression, unable to understand the reasons she 'feels so bad all the time'. Deeply confused and desperately overwhelmed, Jenny 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. (2003, OutreachArts, Inc., Run Time: 19:16.) View Clip

GHOSTS IN THE HALL
The second episode in the award-winning 'Maple Ave' series 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 him cope with his problems and things get progressively worse. In contrast, Jenny's family engages in healthy confrontations as they cope with their concerns following Jenny's period of depression (see 'Jenny's Reasons'). The award-winning 'Ghosts in the Hall' continues 'Maple Ave''s unique focus on the inner life of teens and their families. (2004, OutreachArts, Inc., Run Time: 23:05.) View Clip

THE HURTING
In this episode, series character, Ashley resorts to 'cutting' to cope with an abusive father, who's regularly victimized her family as far back as she can remember. 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 finale that finds a desperate Ashley reaching out to a sympathetic teacher (Ms. Tanner) for help. (2006, OutreachArts, Inc., Run Time: 21:53.) View Clip 1 View Clip 2

P.S. I MISS YOU
This episode focuses on series regular, Tanya and the toll her family situation has taken on her in the year and a half following her older brother's suicide. 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. (2006, OutreachArts, Inc., Run Time: 21:45.) View Clip

HATING TAMI
In the film, 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. As the story unfolds, we are also introduced to Tami and Angela's respective parents, ultimately providing clues to their behavior and various life stressors. 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. All the while, sympathetic teacher, Ms. Hutchinson has been attempting to reach out to Tami but finds her reluctant to open up. In a dramatic turn of events, Angela's cruel prank is uncovered - but is it too late...? (2008, OutreachArts, Inc., Run Time: 26:17) View Clip 1 View Clip 2

'More Than This'

MORE THAN THIS
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. Notlong after, he finds his life slowly spinning out 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. (©2009, OutreachArts, Inc., Run Time: 27:11.) View Trailer

PROMISE ME
In the seventh MAPLE AVE episode, Ann is forced to face the grim reality that her parents‘ addictions (alcoholism and problem gambling) are slowly destroying her family. While her older brother Mike’s quiet stoicism is sorely tested by their alcoholic mother’s denial of reality, Ann’s own initial reluctance is also an issue. However, after Ann’s father gambles away her college fund, she can no longer avoid the truth ~ and soon grows deeply depressed. Though her brother and best friend, Tami sense something’s wrong, will they be in time to avert a potential tragedy...? (©2010 OutreachArts, Inc., Run Time: 18:20) View Trailer, View Clip 2

LOVES ME NOT
The 8th installment in the Award-Winning MAPLE AVE Series, 'Loves Me Not' focuses on dating/domestic violence from the POV 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. As with all our MAPLE AVE films, a Leader's Guide is included with the 'Loves Me Not' DVD, featuring dating violence statistics, classroom discussion questions and creative follow-up activities to help students deepen their connection to the issue.(©2011 OutreachArts, Inc., Run Time: 16:43) View Trailer, View Clip 2

AFTER I'M GONE
The 9th & final MAPLE AVE installment 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.(HD - © 2012 OutreachArts, Inc.., Run Time: 23:16) View Clip 1, View Clip 2

 

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OutreachArts Films Created For Other Organizations...

 

+ ODDS AND ENDS (for Teen Audiences, created for the New York Council on Problem Gambling)
Issue: Teen Problem Gambling
Audience: Teen Problem Gamblers and their Families
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+If you would like more info. on the above please contact the New York Council on Problem Gambling.

 

+ BET THE HOUSE (for Adult Audiences, created for the New York Council on Problem Gambling)
Issue: Adult Problem Gambling
Audience: Adult Problem Gamblers and their Families
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+If you would like more info. on the above please contact the New York Council on Problem Gambling.

 

+ SECOND GLANCES (part of the Shield of Care training program)
Issue: Suicide Awareness in Juvenile Justice Facilities
Audience: Front Line Staff in Juvenile Justice Facilities
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Due to its depiction of attempted suicide & strong language, SECOND GLANCES is recommended for mature viewing audiences only.

+ For more information on the the Shield of Care program, please contact, The Tennessee Department of Mental Health's Lygia Williams at Lygia.Williams@state.tn.us.

 

*FOLLOW YOU HOME
Issue: Online Safety
Audience: Middle School students
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*HIDDEN STRANGERS
Issue: Online Safety
Audience: Parents of Middle School students
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'Lindsay Says'

*LINDSAY SAYS
Issue: Substance Abuse
Audience: Middle School students
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*BETWEEN THE LINES
Issue: Substance Abuse
Audience: Parents of Middle School students
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*If you would like more info. on the four films listed above, please contact notMYkid @ 602-652-0163.

 

†NEVER ENOUGH
Issue: Teen Suicide
Audience: Middle/High School students & their families.
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†NEVER ENOUGH: IN-SERVICE COMPONENT
Issue: Teen Suicide
Audience: Middle/High School educators.
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†NEVER ENOUGH: PARENT COMPONENT
Issue: Teen Suicide
Audience: Parents of Middle/High School students.
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†If you would like more info. on the 'Never Enough' video series & RESPONSE program, please click here.

 

+GIVEN THE CHANCE
Issue: Teen Gambling
Audience: Nevada Middle/High School teens & their families.
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+DAMAGE DONE
Issue: Problem Gambling's impact on the Family.
Audience: Nevada families.
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+If you would like more info. on the above two films please contact the Nevada Council On Problem Gambling.

 

*BETTER DEAL
Issue: Internet Gambling & Teens
Audience: Middle/High School students & their families.
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*ESCAPE TO NOWHERE
Issue: Teen Female Problem Gamblers
Audience: Middle/High School students & their families.
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*SAFE BET
Issue: Compulsive Gamblers
Audience: Middle/High School students & their families.
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*DONE DEAL
Issue: Recovering Compulsive Gamblers
Audience: Middle/High School students & their families.
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*BIG WIN
Issue: Texas Hold 'em craze & Teen Compulsive Gamblers
Audience: Middle/High School students & their families.
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*PLAY TO WIN
Issue: Compulsive Gambling & Teens
Audience: Middle/High School students & their parents.
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*If you are a New Jersey teacher, student assistance counselor, or other school-based professional and would like more information about any of the above *gambling films, please contact the Council On Compulsive Gambling Of NJ's Education Coordinator, Terry Elman. You may contact Terry at (609) 588-5515 ext. 18 or E-mail him at terry@800gambler.org.

 

CARING HUG
Issue: Children dealing with a parent's cancer diagnosis.
Audience: Young children & their family members.
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*ON THE JOB
Issue: Alcoholism & Family Dysfunction
Audience: Older men & their adult family members.

* Due to its strong language, ON THE JOB is recommended for mature viewing audiences only.
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BLOWN AWAY
Issue: Youth & Smoking
Audience: Elementary & Middle School students and their parents.

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For a complete listing of our Films please contact us at info@outreacharts.com

 

 

 
 

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