The roots of violence, addiction, and neglect.
1 DVD or VHS (33 min.)
Available from: Magna Systems
500 Coventry Lane, Suite 200
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
This film explores the lives of children brought up in families where violence, addiction, and neglect were present. Individual stories about the memories of their childhood and how long their lives have been touched by seeing violence as a young child, the ravages of addiction, and lifelong effects of different types of neglect. Family specialist, John Bradshaw, explores the importance of our early childhood years and how they effect us as adults. Bradshaw proposes who we are today is dependent upon the families that we come from and how we must heal from these issues and not carry them on to the next generations. This film tells of the impact parents have on their children and how the healing process is difficult, but possible. Healing is done through accenptance of reality, grieving the losses and through awareness. (Author abstract)
workforce; training materials; child neglect; family violence; drug addiction; substance abuse