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Who Cares About Kelsey?: K-12 Education Kit

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Dan Habib

  • Who Cares About Kelsey?
  • Who Cares About Kelsey?
    A documentary from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib shows innovative educational approaches that help students with emotional/behavioural challenges to succeed

Interest Age: 5 to 18
ISBN: 707541496599

Who Cares About Kelsey? is a new film from Dan Habib documenting the lives of students with emotional/behavioural challenges. The documentary shows innovative educational approaches that help these students succeed: while improving the overall school culture and climate.

The film's primary subject, Kelsey Carroll, has dealt with tremendous challenges throughout her life, including homelessness and ADHD. She considered dropping out of high school and was a likely candidate for the juvenile justice system. However, through intensive self-directed planning and positive behavioural supports, she graduated in June 2010 with the hope of working toward a career in law enforcement or the emergency medical field.

In addition to the feature-length documentary, the education kit contains nine short documentaries that illustrate a wide range of educational issues and evidence-based practices in ethnically diverse communities. These mini-films feature young people representing various age groups (early childhood through transition), disabilities (including autism, mental illness, and cognitive disabilities), and ethnically diverse communities.

Habib, an award-winning filmmaker, includes the voices of students, family members, peers, and educators while examining key questions such as:

  • What types of supports and interventions enable children with emotional/behavioural challenges to succeed?
  • What types of training and support do teachers, staff, volunteers, and administrators need so that they feel equipped to include students with complex emotional/behavioural challenges?
  • How are behavioural problems linked to communication and learning disabilities?

Awards for Who Cares About Kelsey? include "Best Feature Film" at the 2012 Lights. Camera. Help. Nonprofit Film Festival (the world's first film festival dedicated entirely to the films-for-a-cause genre).