Continuing Education – Movies

Recommended Films

6 Balloons 

A loyal sister struggles to stay afloat while driving her heroin-addicted brother to a detox center and looking after his 2-year old daughter.

Time: 75 minutes
Where it can be found: Netflix


All Rise: For the Good of the Children

An in depth look into a trauma-informed courtroom in East Texas who are working to heal families in the child welfare system

Time: 75 minutes
Where it can be found: All Rise


At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

A documentary about the sexual abuse within the USA gymnastics team.

Time: 1.5 hours
Where it can be found: HBO, Hulu


Closure

A documentary about trans-racial adoption and the search for birth family and identity.

Time: 75 minutes
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime or rent here


Florida Project

A drama following a mother and daughter who are living in a budget motel in Orlando outside of Disney World.

Time: 2 hours
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube


Foster: HBO Special

A documentary about the foster care system, specifically in Los Angeles County.

Time: 2 hours
Where it can be found
: HBO Go, HBO Now


Gimme Shelter

Based on a true story about a pregnant teenager who flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected. She is forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative. A powerful movie demonstrating the impact one person can make on a child or teen.

Time: 2 hours
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime, Hulu,  iTunes


Gracie’s Choice

When her drug-addicted, abusive mother is sent to jail, a teenage girl fights to be legally emancipated and raise her younger siblings.

Time: 1.5 hours
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime, tubiTV


Healing Neen

A documentary featuring one mother’s journey through addiction, incarceration and homelessness. This program highlights the critical role of trauma-informed care in the child welfare system.

Time: 1 hour
Where it can be found: Vimeo


Instant Family

An engaging comedy/drama about foster care and sibling adoption.

Time: 2 hours
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime, Hulu, Instant Family


Know How

A musical written and acted in by former foster youth, chronicling their journeys through the foster care system in New York City.

Time: 1.75 hours
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix


Like Dandelion Dust

A compelling drama exploring the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of two families that intersect over the love of a little boy.

Time: 1.75 hours
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube


Precious

The story of an abused teen in New York, who is pregnant with her second child and is offered an opportunity to enroll in an alternative school. She then begins her journey towards hope.

Time: 1.75 hours
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime, Hulu, iTunes, YouTube


Short Term 12

The story about the lives of teens in a foster care facility for at risk youth (RTC) as told through the eyes of their young supervisor, Grace.

Time: 1.5 hours
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube


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