Struggle for Control: Child and Youth Behaviour Disorders

Struggle for Control: Child and Youth Behaviour Disorders

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Struggle for Control: Child and Youth Behaviour Disorders is the fourth in a series of documentaries focusing on mental health issues facing BC's children and youth. Following the stories of four BC youth, this documentary sheds light on the causes, symptoms, community resources, and treatments of three of the most commonly-diagnosed behaviour disorders: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder.

Through these moving personal stories, viewers see how behaviour disorders affect the life of a child at home, at school, and the whole family. Struggle for Control debunks the myth that children with behaviour disorders are bad kids whose behaviour is irreversible. Behaviour disorders are treatable, and the key is early detection and early intervention.

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Struggle for Control: Child and Youth Behaviour Disorders, Melanie Wood, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • producer
    Sharon Bartlett
    Maria LeRose
  • director
    Melanie Wood
  • writer
    Melanie Wood
    Helen Slinger
  • narrator
    Maria LeRose
  • researcher
    Shannon Lowry
  • camera
    Max Lindenthaler
    John Dowell
  • sound
    Steve Wonsiak
    Lez Morrison
    George Colmer
    Keith Henderson
    Jeff Henschel
  • editor
    Tim Wanlin
  • online editor
    Brice Dowd
  • original music
    Lesley Sutherland
    Fresh Air Studios
  • graphics
    Tim Johnson
  • audio post
    Marc Benoit
  • unit manager
    Jennifer Moore
  • content expert
    Charlotte Waddell
    Margaret Weiss
    Don Duncan
    Marlene Moretti
    Lee Cohene
    Jayne Barker
  • program manager
    Michele Paris
  • director of programming
    Sarah MacDonald
  • kruscito

    @swaite --> this film is a CAMPUS film! It's only available to those who subscribe to our CAMPUS service. For more info on CAMPUS, click here:

    kruscito, 21 Aug 2015
  • swaite

    How do I play this?!?! I joined NFB but there is no option to play the video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!

    swaite, 13 Aug 2015
  • kruscito

    @aislinnclancy - You can buy the DVD here!

    kruscito, 9 Mar 2012
  • aislinnclancy

    just wonder how to buy this video. it would be helpful in my work building capacity in teachers to support students who manifest these types of behaviours.

    aislinnclancy, 9 Mar 2012

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