Tag Archives: response to crises

The Pacifier

Title: The Pacifier

Date: 2005

Media type: Film

Format: Complete

Category: Families in Society

Keywords: single parenting, work and family, response to crises, parent-child relationships

Rating: PG – Parental Guidance Suggested

Audience(s): Children Under 12, High School Age, College Age, Adults, Parents, Couples, Families

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary:David Plummer died under the watch of Navy Seal Shane Wolfe, and now Shane has to protect Plummer’s five children while their mother goes to take care of her husband’s matters. It turns out that David was a government scientist that had top-secret government information, GHOST, at the house. As Shane tries to keep the children safe, he is also on the search for GHOST within the house. Even though he had no prior experience with children, he manages to parent five children on his own.

Comments or Recommendations for Teaching: In what ways was Shane a parent to the children that lost their father. In what ways did Shane step in to be their father figure. How did their mother function without her spouse?

Places to view: Itunes, Youtube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play

Contributor: Krista Hamann

Like Father, Like Son

Title: Like Father, Like Son

Date: 2013

Media type: Film

Category: Internal Dynamics of Families, Family Resource Management, Family Law and Policies, Ethical Issues and Dilemmas, Parenting

Keywords: response to crises, decision-making, legal conflict, professional responsibilities, dilemmas, parent-child relationships, parenting styles, types of parent

Rating: NA

Audience(s): Children Under 12, High School Age, College Age, Adults, Parents, Families

Language: Japanese

Film/Episode Summary: Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of “Nobody Knows”, “Still Walking” and “I Wish”, returns to the big screen with another family – a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born… Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not ‘their’ son – the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture.’ Seeing Midori’s devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with the rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota also starts to question himself: has he really been a ‘father’ all these years….

Places to view: Youtube, Google Play, Itunes

Contributor: Anonymous


Title: Normal

Date: 2003

Media type: Film

Format: Complete

Category: Internal Dynamics of Families, Human Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationships, Family Resource Management, Ethical Issues and Dilemmas

Keywords: family relationship, family functioning, response to crises, conflict management, ethical sexual relationship, communication, developmental stage, personality, decision-making, community resources, diverse cultural value

Rating: R

Audience(s): College Age, Adults

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: In the countryside of the United States of America, Irma Applewood and her husband Roy Applewood have been happily married for twenty-five years and they are model citizens in their community. Roy brings Irma to meet Reverend Dale Muncie, who is their pastor and friend, to tell that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body and he will have a sex-change operation. Now Roy has to face the deception of his wife and the intolerance of his colleagues, members of his church and his son Wayne. But Irma loves him and after the impact of the news, she understands and supports him with their teenage daughter Patty Ann (Hayden Panettiere) and Roy’s boss Frank (‘Clancy Brown’) that is their friend.

Places to view: Only available for purchase

Contributor: Anonymous