Skip to content

Department of Counselor Education


School Counselor Center
Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Health / Wellness / Diseases

  

BOOKS

Title: Talking with Your Child about Cancer
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Date: 1987
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Cancer
Format: Booklet
Call Number: H2000

Summary: Being told that your child has cancer is perhaps the hardest news you have ever had to face. As a parent, you have the task of deciding what to tell your child. This booklet was written to help you decide on the best way.

  

Title: Students with Cancer: A Resource for the Educator
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Date: 1990
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Cancer
Format: Booklet
Call Number: H2001a

Summary: At some point in your career as an educator, you may have a young person with cancer in your classroom or school. You may be concerned about the effects of this disease on the young person and the ways you can help. Depending on your prior experiences with cancer, you may be apprehensive about your own ability to handle your student's illness. This booklet has been prepared to answer some of your questions and to indicate other sources of information and support.

  

Title: Students with Cancer: A Resource for the Educator
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Date: 1990
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Cancer
Format: Booklet
Call Number: H2001b

Summary: At some point in your career as an educator, you may have a young person with cancer in your classroom or school. You may be concerned about the effects of this disease on the young person and the ways you can help. Depending on your prior experiences with cancer, you may be apprehensive about your own ability to handle your student's illness. This booklet has been prepared to answer some of your questions and to indicate other sources of information and support.

  

Title: Students with Cancer: A Resource for the Educator
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Date: 1990
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Cancer
Format: Booklet
Call Number: H2001c

Summary: At some point in your career as an educator, you may have a young person with cancer in your classroom or school. You may be concerned about the effects of this disease on the young person and the ways you can help. Depending on your prior experiences with cancer, you may be apprehensive about your own ability to handle your student's illness. This booklet has been prepared to answer some of your questions and to indicate other sources of information and support.

  

top of page

 

VIDEOS

Title: Fat and Happy?
Author: Scientific American Frontiers
Publisher: PBS Home Video
Date: 2000
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Obesity
Format: Video
Call Number: H2002

Summary: Hosted by Alan Alda, this video looks at America's obesity epidemic. From childhood to adulthood, this video explores topics such as how to live longer, healthy eating alternatives, and the latest research to prevent medical complications such as diabetes and heart conditions. Suggestions are given to parents and caregivers to help understand reasonable portion sizes for children, how to attract children to foods that are not sweet or salty, and what to do as a parent. Studies are conducted on children's eating preferences and activity levels. (60 min.)

  

Title: Children's Hospital: Pioneer's Society
Author: PBS
Publisher: PBS Home Video
Date:
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases
Format: Video
Call Number: H2003

Summary: This video explores medical and surgical considerations in children. It documents real life stories and cases of children and their families dealing with illnesses and diseases. As a cautionary note, this video shows some graphic and difficult to watch material, that may be disturbing to some viewers. (120 min.)

  

Title: Children's Hospital: Counting the Cost Childhood
Author: PBS
Publisher: PBS Home Video
Date:
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases
Format: Video
Call Number: H2004

Summary: This video documents how families of sick children can/cannot afford to pay for the medical care their children need. It depicts the intensity of the emotional, physical, and financial toll of childhood illnesses. In addition, the video demonstrates how these kinds of conditions can disrupt life at home. (120 min.)

 

Title: Children's Hospital: Decisions, Detectives
Author: PBS
Publisher: PBS Home Video
Date:
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases
Format: Video
Call Number: H2005

Summary: This video describes the difficult decisions that physicians, parents, and medical care providers must make in facing childhood illness. The most difficult of decisions involve organ transplants. This video describes the strict system that governs how transplants/organs are available and the strict criteria the patient must meet in order to receive such necessities (120 min).

  

Title: What You Must Think of Me
Author: Emily Ford
Author 2: Michael R. Liebowitz, M.D.
Author 3: Linda Wasmer Andrews
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2007
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases
Format: Book
Call Number: H2006

Summary: A firsthand account of one teenager's experience with social anxiety disorder.  Plus, included in the book is the latest information on the illness and treatment and tips on managing daily life with social anxiety disorder.

 

top of page

  

Title: Treating Youth with DSM-IV Disorders: The Role of Social Skill Instruction
Author 1: Michael Sterba, M.H.D.
Author 2: Tom Dowd, M.A.
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Date: 1998
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Cancer
Format: Book
Call Number: H2007

Summary: This book provides a proven teaching approach that enhances the treatment provided to troubled youth by mental health professionals and others.  It has the 43 disorders commonly diagnosed in youth and the discussion of the effectiveness of teaching social skills as a treatment strategy and the roles culture and ethnicity play in selecting skills for individual children.

  

Title: Cut
Publisher: Fanlight Productions
Date: 2003
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Cancer
Format: Video (DVD)
Call Number: H2008

Summary: This brief film (9 min) explores an important but rarely discussed social and public health issue- body image issues.  Male teens are interviewed to get a sense of how a typically female issue affects males.

  

Title:  Shredded
Publisher: Fanlight Productions
Date: 2005
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Cancer
Format: Video (DVD)
Call Number: H2009

Summary: This 21 minute film features male teens who are interviewed to explore the damaging lengths to which they will go to achieve the ideal male body portrayed by the media.

  

Title:  Me,  Myself, and Then
Author: Kurt Snyder
Author 2: Raquel E. Gur, M.D., PhD.
Author 3: Linda Wasmer Andrews                                           
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2007
Categories: Health/Wellness/Diseases/Cancer
Format: Text
Call Number: H2010

Summary: This is a firsthand account of one young person's experience with schizophrenia.  It describes the challenges of recovering from this severe mental illness.  Practical advise is also given for managing the illness at home, school, and work, and in relationships with family and friends.

 

 top of page