News in Review - December 2017 Disability in Demand: Hiring People with Autism

Those with autism have not always been considered good candidates for the workforce. But that’s changing now. Employers are realizing that the unique qualities of an autistic mind can make for an employee who excels in certain thinking patterns. And that means a largely unemployable portion of the population is suddenly in demand. That’s not an accident. One firm in ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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Refer-O-scope Disorganization (with English subtitles)

Incapable of managing his household chores, Sbastien’s apartment is a mess.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

News in Review - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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The National Finding Normal

It started with a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, but for Jay, it was just the beginning of a long and painful journey. He wound up in the care of Durham Children's Aid Society and on an increasing amount of medication. Jay was eventually removed from the system by his grandparents, but they demanded to know why, at such a ...
  • 2006
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/12/2016

Ideas Generation Porn

Thirty years ago, a peek at a Playboy or Hustler centrefold was a rite of passage for teenage boys. Today children as young as ten are viewing hardcore pornography on smart phones. The ramifications for young men and women are both complex and disturbing. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores the long-term consequences of this burgeoning exposure to pornography.
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 18+
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

News in Review - December 2011 Healing the Invisible Wounds of War

Canada recently ended its combat mission in Afghanistan. During the many years of fighting, more than 150 soldiers were killed, and thousands of others were wounded. But many who survived are suffering from the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how new treatments are offering new hope to many ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2011

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News in Review - November 2007 Helping the Mentally Ill Homeless

In late August 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the formation of the Canadian Mental Health Commission. It will fight the stigma associated with mental illness and draw up a mental health strategy for Canada. One of its biggest challenges will be to find new ways to help people who are mentally ill and homeless. In this News in Review ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2007

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Firsthand Hold Your Fire

The average frontline police officer in North America faces more interactions with people experiencing a mental health crisis than ever before. As the number of interactions skyrockets, police services struggle to deal with an ever-growing population of emotionally disturbed individuals who often lack adequate social supports. Hold Your Fire explores the reasons why officers who signed on to serve and protect somehow ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/18/2016

Moving On Intellectual Disabilities

This episode from CBC's acclaimed Moving On series deals with people with intellectual disabilities. It discusses past treatment, current standards and the difficulties those with intellectual disabilities face as they age. The program features Louise, who lived for decades in the Dixville home for people with intellectual disabilities. After leaving at the age of 51, she visits schools to share her experience ...
  • 2006
  • 00:23:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/07/2015

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 1 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 1 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017