- Directed by JAMES REDFORD and Produced by KAREN PRITZKER View Video»
- “The documentary Paper Tigers shows what’s possible when schools talk to kids instead of suspending them.” –Liz Dwyer, Culture and education editor for Take Part
Want to Get Troubled Teens on the College Track? Figure Out Why They Misbehave.
- Swearing at teachers, throwing chairs in a classroom, getting into fights on campus, or ditching class—those kinds of behaviors are sure to get students suspended, expelled, or handcuffed in the back of a squad car at most American high schools. But instead of responding with the typical punitive, zero-tolerance disciplinary tactics, what would happen if teachers and administrators started asking kids who act out what’s really going on in their lives? In Paper Tigers—a documentary that follows six troubled teens and the staff at Lincoln Alternative High School in rural Walla Walla, Washington—educators try a different approach: by recognizing that student misbehavior is usually the result of traumatic stress from being abused or neglected, kids’ lives are transformed.
Teaching Traumatized Kids
Some schools are using simple acts of kindness to support vulnerable students»
Crow Wing County Support Groups
- Three Good Things Notepad
- Attitude of Gratitude Tree
- Attitude of Gratitude post-it notes
- Resiliency bookmarks
- A Guide to Healthy Sleep
If your organization is interested in promoting an attitude of gratitude and borrowing a gratitude tree poster, request resources from a contact above.
How To Practice Random Acts of Kindness
- Research has shown that performing an act of kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise that has been tested. We challenge you to find one wholly unexpected kind act to do — and simply do it!
Promoting Children’s Mental Health Video Resources
Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours