Erin’s Law PSA

Erin’s Law PSA

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Published on Aug 17, 2015

Speak Truth to Power, a project of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, created this PSA featuring Erin Merryn and Julianna Margulies discussing the importance of Erin’s Law, urging states that have not passed the law to do so. The PSA was created to accompany a Speak Truth to Power (STTP) lesson about Erin’s story, sexual abuse awareness and the power of resilience. This lesson will be added to the existing STTP curriculum, taught to millions of students all over the world, which uses the powerful stories of human rights defenders to help students self-identify as human right defenders and create change in their classrooms and beyond. The lesson will be available August 31st.


What is depression?

What is depression? – Helen M. Farrell


Published on Dec 15, 2015

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Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.

Lesson by Helen M. Farrell, animation by Artrake Studio.

My Family’s Changing

My Family’s Changing (A First Look At Series), by Pat Thomas  (1999)

This unusual picture book for younger children explores the issue of divorce. The author of this book is a psychotherapist and counselor and helps children to face their fears, worries and questions when their family is going through a break-up. A special feature, “What About You?” sidebars appear frequently with questions directed at the child reading the book. The questions encourage children to explore their own feeling about the situation. Full color illustrations throughout.

Kara Kangaroo’s Candy: A Story to Help Children Cope with Divorce

Kara Kangaroo’s Candy: A Story to Help Children Cope with Divorce (Kids Cope Series), by Dr. Leigh Neiman Weisz (Author), Faith Doni (Illustrator) (2013)

“Kara Kangaroo’s Candy is a wonderfully helpful story for young children whose parents are divorcing…In a warm and reassuring way, this story clearly reinforces that divorce is not a child’s fault.” -Dr. Sachs Alter, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist This book helps children cope effectively with divorce. Many parents, teachers, and mental health professionals have expressed how helpful this book was as a tool in working with children going through this challenging transition. When Kara Kangaroo’s parents sit her down to tell her they are getting a divorce, Kara assumes it is because of the meltdown she had in the grocery store when her mama told her she could not have a candy bar. Kara vows never to eat another candy bar again. Author, Leigh Neiman Weisz, Psy.D., a child psychologist, helps parents deliver critical messages to children through her stories. With this sweet story, even very young children can learn the important lesson that divorce is never a child’s fault. This book can really help children adjust to the difficult changes in divorce.