The Power Source Video Series
The Power Source Video Series provides a dynamic interactive tool for working with highly at-risk youth. From the authors of Power Source, this seven part series addresses the core components of the program. The series depicts at-risk youth gaining insight into their lives and finding more adaptive solutions to deal with the issues that have led them to high-risk behavior. The videos both broaden and intensify the impact of the Power Source curricula and serve as a resource to augment other curricula serving this population.
The series is designed to be used with both groups and individuals.
Four of the seven videos are now available. The first two videos produced in the series are “Risk-Taking” and “Meditation”. These two topics are at the core of The Power Source Program. It is, most often, negative risk-taking that brings at-risk youth to the attention of authorities and frequently into the criminal justice system. Meditation is a powerful tool to help youth gain control over their emotions and prepare them for making constructive choices about their future. The third video, “Families: Where We Come From” explores serious family problems, the emotions they evoke in children, and adaptive ways to deal with resulting stress and trauma. Our latest video, “Lost Childhoods and Entitlement: Dealing With Unfairness in Life” helps youth identify the feelings arising from experiences of early deprivation and explores how entitlement behavior ensues. The video then guides youth in developing effective skills to meet their needs in healthy ways.
VIDEO #1 Risk-Taking: Life On The Edge
Our experience with highly at-risk youth has shown us that the topic of risk-taking is a non-threatening point from which to embark upon the challenging work of self-reflection and the creation of positive change with young people.
VIDEO #2 Meditation: It’s Not What You Think
A core component of the Power Source program is meditation. We think of it as the “quiet motor” that drives the program in terms of creating personal change, managing intense emotions, increasing distress tolerance and impulse control, and facilitating relaxation.
VIDEO #3 Families: Where We Come From
The primary purpose of this video is to explore intergenerationally transmitted family problems such as domestic violence, verbal and physical abuse, addiction, and incarceration. Identifying the presence of these cycles in one’s family is the first step in creating healthier legacies for these high-risk youth.
VIDEO #4 Lost Childhood and Entitlement: Dealing With Unfairness in Life
The purpose of this video is to help youth identify feelings that arise when basic emotional and physical needs are not met by caregivers, the feelings of unfairness that result, and the “entitlement thinking” (getting what you want any way you want”) that ensues. It then provides strategies to help youth recognize this connection and effectively discover positive alternatives.
Power Source Videos #1 and 2 were produced by Bethany Casarjian, Ph.D. and Robin Casarjian, M.A., the Lionheart Foundation in partnership with Jack Brotman, Generations Videostories.
Video #3 and #4 were produced by Bethany Casarjian, Ph.D. and Robin Casarjian, M.A., The Lionheart Foundation and Victress Hitchcock, Chariot Productions. Editor, Cory Kohn. Interviews filmed by Jack Brotman, Generations Videostories.
(Additional footage by Cory Kohn for Video #4)
Each video is $75 (includes P&H)
The Power Source Video Series:
#1 Risk-Taking: Life on the Edge
#2 Meditation: It’s Not What You Think
#3 Families: Where We Come From
#4 Lost Childhoods and Entitlement: Dealing With Unfairness in Life
Dates of release – To be announced
#5 Shame, Disrespect and Anger: the Silent Killers
#6 Offending Behavior: Taking Responsibility. Taking Control.
#7 The Future: What’s in It For You?