Race To Nowhere
A film depicting the academic movement toward emotional health.
Waiting For Superman
A film every public school parent must see.
Miss Representation is a riveting film about the media educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality—and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. Being a woman and a mother of a daughter, this is a film you must see. Questions you may want to ask your daughter: What does the media tell you about what it means to be a girl or woman?, How do the representations of women you see in the media differ from real women you know?, What does power “look like” in the media you see?, How do stereotypes about feminism discredit women’s advancement?, How are you a leader?, How are female leaders treated differently from male leaders?, How do you support girls & women around you to be leaders?, What can we do to decrease sexism & violence towards women?, What can you personally do to change the way media portrays women?
Queen Bees and Wannabes
Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator, whose work focuses on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. She strives to help parents, educators and young people successfully navigate through the social challenges of young adulthood.
But I Love Him AND But He Never Hit Me
Dr. Jill Murray has become the leading expert on the subject of teen dating abuse in the U.S. and Canada. She has appeared on more than 350 television shows, 300 radio talk shows and has been interviewed by more than 250 newspapers and national magazines. Dr. Murray has spoken before Congress in Washington, D.C. on behalf of a teen dating violence bill as an invited guest expert and has given press conferences on the subject at the National Press Club in the same city. She is the author of the best-selling books, BUT I LOVE HIM—Protecting Your Teen Daughter From Controlling, Abusive, Dating Relationships—which has been used as a textbook in countless high school and college courses—and her newest book, BUT HE NEVER HIT ME—The Devastating Cost of Non-Physical Abuse to Girls and Women. Dr. Murray speaks to more than 100,000 middle and high school students and parents each year on those subjects.
Bringing Up Geeks
MaryBeth Hicks is a mother of four, an author, columnist, popular radio and television personality and a communications specialist in the educational, healthcare and corporate sectors. Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids) is one of her many parenting books.
Safely Ever After
Safely Ever After, Inc. is committed to keeping our kids safe, with empowering and effective programs that work. Founder Pattie Fitzgerald, who worked for Megan’s Law, blends her expertise as a certified prevention educator, speaker, author, and most importantly as a MOM to instruct families everywhere on her effective “safe-smarts” strategies for keeping kids safe. Admired and loved by parents, children, tweens and teens for her positive approach and affable style, Pattie is passionate about providing families with the right kind of tools and information that can prevent our children from being victimized physically and online. Safely Ever After, Inc. provides up-to-date information and prevention education programs to help empower families against child predators.
Pattie’s new book, “No Trespassing – This is MY Body” is available on Amazon.
Permanent Impressions provides families, schools, corporations and organizations with Live Scan fingerprinting services along with an extensive safety packet for you to keep at home and to take on vacation. We never want to think that anything can happen to our children, but being proactive, prepared and arming your children with safety tools is the best line of defense against a predator and/or kidnapper. In the event that you ever need to give law enforcement your child’s information, the live scan fingerprint will be electronically transferred to the database of the Department of Justice within minutes and to the FBI if necessary, unlike a hard copy fingerprint card that needs to be sent in the mail; time families do not have when every minute counts. Permanent Impressions also offers child safety programs and workshops. Their program was created by current and former law enforcement with the interest of keeping our children safe. Permanent Impressions is the only proactive organization in California comprised of current and former law enforcement officials. Their program is made up of twenty three off-duty officers from various police agencies. More than half of their group holds a Masters Degree in forensics and/or an expertise in fingerprint identification. Every officer is a court certified fingerprint expert and has extensive in-house police and Department of Justice training in classification and identification of ink, latent and patent fingerprints.
Tips on how to spot a drunk driver.
The Kind Campaign
Lauren Parsekian and Molly Stroud are on a crusade to bring about national awareness of girl bullying through their Kind movement, documentary and interactive site.
The Bully Project
13 million kids will be bullied in the United States this year. Three million students are absent each month because they feel unsafe at school. Make a difference. Join the fight against bullying. Watch the move, “Bully” produced by Harvey Weinstein.
Talk to Jess
Jess Weiner motivates women and girls around the world to develop the tools for raising their self-esteem and living a more confident life. Jess, an author of self-help books, is also the global ambassador for the Dove self-esteem campaign.
Stomp out Bullying
Information about cyberbullying for parents and teens.
Love Is Louder
Stand up against harassment.
Love Is Not Abuse
Since 1991, Liz Claiborne Inc. has been dedicated to ending domestic violence. This organization has prevention information on abusive relationships, as well as video footage of teens who have been in abusive relationships.
Break The Cycle
Teen dating violence is an urgent, silent epidemic. One in three teens will experience abuse in a dating relationship and more than two-thirds of them will never report it to anyone. Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. They are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. Break The Cycle works every day towards educating and empowering youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence. Their success is demonstrated by more than a decade of leadership in working with teens to prevent and end domestic and dating violence.
Rape Treatment Center
Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica – UCLA Medical Center
National victim assistance network for rape, abuse and incest.
Planned Parenthood is a not-for-profit organization that is a health care provider, human sexuality educator and advocate for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. They offer free contraception, appointment-only general health care and gynecological check-ups.
Reality Check LA
Reality Check LA is sponsored by the Westside Pregnancy Clinic, a non-profit community-based organization aimed at empowering individuals to make informed sexual health choices. Reality Check LA is designed for public and private junior high and high school students. All presentations are culturally sensitive, age-appropriate and tailored to the group that is being addressed. Reality Check LA also offers free STD testing and pregnancy tests.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.