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Tara grows up : a guide to periods and puberty for young women with intellectual disabilities

Publisher: Wellington, NZ IHC & Point of View Productions 2010Description: DVD|Pamphlet: 4 p. : col. ill.Subject(s): INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | MENSTRUATION | PUBERTY | HEALTH INFORMATION
Contents:
Introduction|What are pads?|What are periods?|How and when to change a pad|Things to remember|Review the 12 key messages about menstruation
Summary: "A short film about puberty designed to be watched by girls and young women before they have their first period. The DVD should be viewed with the families and caregivers, who can be on hand to answer questions.... "Tara Grows Up" has been commissioned by IHC and is based on an earlier video and resource kit, "Janet's Got Her Period", produced in 1990 by the Social Biology Resources Centre, Victoria, Australia."Review: This short film is a guide about puberty for young girls with an intellectual disability, as a preparation for their first period. In the film the family, helps Tara, who is 11, understand what she can expect, why her life will develop this way and how she can manage her period. Good hygiene, the normality of having periods and the need for privacy are all stressed, with a repeat towards the end using Tara’s doll as a “prop”. The film starts with her Mum talking to Tara, who then involves the rest of the family. Tara’s older sister has a key part to play, explaining and demonstrating all the things that Tara needs to know. It is suggested that the film should be watched first by the parents as well as the caregiver if involved, so that they can make decisions as to how to best use it.
List(s) this item appears in: Puberty for girls.Feb 2018 CM016 | Puberty and sex education DVDs. Feb 2018 CM | Puberty. July 2018 F | Top Rated in 2018 | Primary Puberty (Cat) February 17 | Secondary Puberty (Cat) April 17
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Introduction|What are pads?|What are periods?|How and when to change a pad|Things to remember|Review the 12 key messages about menstruation

"A short film about puberty designed to be watched by girls and young women before they have their first period. The DVD should be viewed with the families and caregivers, who can be on hand to answer questions.... "Tara Grows Up" has been commissioned by IHC and is based on an earlier video and resource kit, "Janet's Got Her Period", produced in 1990 by the Social Biology Resources Centre, Victoria, Australia."

This short film is a guide about puberty for young girls with an intellectual disability, as a preparation for their first period. In the film the family, helps Tara, who is 11, understand what she can expect, why her life will develop this way and how she can manage her period.

Good hygiene, the normality of having periods and the need for privacy are all stressed, with a repeat towards the end using Tara’s doll as a “prop”. The film starts with her Mum talking to Tara, who then involves the rest of the family. Tara’s older sister has a key part to play, explaining and demonstrating all the things that Tara needs to know.

It is suggested that the film should be watched first by the parents as well as the caregiver if involved, so that they can make decisions as to how to best use it.

Patron comment on 18/09/2015

I enjoyed the dialogues between Tara and her family members regarding learning about her period. It's given me ideas about how I can support someone who is growing up and will soon get her period.

Patron comment on

Good DVD. Girls relate well to this.

Patron comment on

An excellent resource.

Patron comment on

It made the whole process simple. Everyone had the same infomation. my pupil responded to the visual media and it allowed her to ask and for the team around her to respond confidently.

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