CLFC Video Series
The Original CLFC Program Digital Video Series
CREATING LASTING FAMILY CONNECTIONS®
DIGITAL VIDEO SERIES
It Takes Two To Know You!
This dynamic 17 minute DVD presentation by the developers of the Award Winning Creating Lasting Family Connections® (CLFC) curriculum series for youth and parents describes how each person has a “shared”, “hidden”, and “lost” component of the self. In this presentation from the Getting Real component of the CLFC Series, Ted N. and Teresa Boyd Strader of COPES and the Resilient Futures Network outline the critical role that trust (or a lack of trust) plays in our human relationships. This presentation unravels the “safe and alone” versus the “vulnerable and intimate” paradox we each face in our relationships. Young people and adults both can learn to recognize the importance and value of finding and maintaining trusting relationships in order to learn how to honestly know one’s self. This video presentation provides an introduction to the basic CLFC theory of how to become the most interpersonally effective person you can in order to reach your fullest human potential.
Getting Real: “Adult Role Play”
(with trainer’s notes)
This 65 minute DVD production features Jonathan R. Hackley and Michele A. Kupres-Mace (two adult volunteers) in a pressure packed Getting Real role-play situation under the direction of Ted N. Strader, the primary developer of the Award Winning Creating Lasting Family Connections® (CLFC) curriculum series for youth and parents. Jonathan and Michele volunteered to be filmed without practice and without any script. Both were participants in a CLFC Implementation Training in Reading, Pennsylvania hosted by the Council on Chemical Abuse, the Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County, Inc., and the Reading Communities that Care Coalition. In this presentation Ted and Teresa Strader demonstrate and explore all six of CLFC’s basic human defensive responses readily recognized in most cultures, when individuals are put under interpersonal pressure. Next, this video allows viewers to compare the defensive responses with the intimate and vulnerable, “Getting Real” response. Viewers are enticed into examining their own communication styles and considering the costs and benefits of Getting Real in everyday life situations. At the end of this production, Ted N. and Teresa Boyd Strader discuss effective pointers and tips with certified CLFC Implementation trainers who are interested in increasing their skills for implementing the exciting and challenging Getting Real component of the Creating Lasting Family Connections® curriculum series.
The Intoxication Curve
This dynamic 33 minute DVD presentation, by the developers of the Award Winning Creating Lasting Family Connections® (CLFC) curriculum series for youth and parents, explores a powerful and interesting exercise illustrating the early excitatory, depressant, and rebound stages that occur during a single episode of acute alcohol intoxication. Very few people recognize and fully understand the serious risks associated with consuming large quantities of alcohol in a single episode. This parent training presentation, taken from CLFC’s Developing Positive Parental Influences component, clearly illustrates the risks associated with drinking games, birthday alcohol bashes, and binge drinking episodes. Many young people are exposed to situations involving pressure to participate in excessive drinking. Parents and other caring adults can benefit from knowing how to avoid the pitfalls of using scare tactics, while clearly communicating the potential for harm (including death from acute alcohol poisoning or aspiration) that can occur to the young people in their life who may be targeted for inclusion in such events. This video is designed to help adults learn how to combat the “let them sleep it off” mentality among young adults prevalent in many communities across the nation.
High, Drunk or State of Mind?
This 33 minute DVD presentation, of a very popular and effective exercise from the Developing Positive Parental Influences component of the Award Winning Creating Lasting Family Connections® (CLFC) curriculum series for youth and parents, illustrates how our language and a few subtle beliefs about alcohol and other drugs impact our children’s choices to use them. This video also illustrates how and why practicing, promoting and discussing natural, non-chemical means of experiencing pleasure are important tools for parents to use with their children and other young people for whom they care. Using a mixture of humor, science and personal experience, Ted N. and Teresa Boyd Strader help parents and other caring adults understand and appreciate their role in preventing alcohol tobacco and other drug abuse by using their positive influence in effective ways. This presentation validates the natural human drive for pleasure and excitement while promoting healthy productive and safe means to experience both pleasure and excitement in life without involving alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
Problem Drinking or Alcoholism?
This 37 minute DVD presentation, taken from the Developing Positive Parental Influences component of the Award Winning Creating Lasting Family Connections® (CLFC) curriculum series for youth and parents, provides a very effective illustration of how and why many people fail to recognize symptoms of alcoholism (or any form of chemical dependency) among family and friends in the early stages. This video illustrates and eliminates the doubt about a loved one’s need for alcoholism assessment or treatment. In very simple terms alcoholism and chemical dependency are clearly defined and separated from problem drinking or drug misuse. This video provides a very clear and simple definition of alcoholism for practical use by everyone. The information in this presentation can have a dramatic impact on individuals, families and community norms.
Creating Lasting Family Connections®: Testimonials from Our Customers
This 5 minute 30 second DVD presentation includes a variety of customer testimonials from a regionally and culturally diverse group of professionals whose agencies are implementing the exciting and comprehensive Creating Lasting Family Connections® curriculum series.
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