Screening provided by the Disability Rights Maine and Maine Center for Juvenile Policy & Law
A Documentary Film From Lives In The Balance, In Association With Lone Wolf Media
The Kids We Lose is a 90-minute documentary film about the human side of being and having a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and law enforcement professionals in trying to ensure that these kids receive the help they need. The Kids We Lose also exposes the often brutal, inhumane ways in which our kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges are treated in schools, inpatient psychiatry units, residential facilities, and prisons.
These are the kids we lose. Their hopelessness, misery, and frustration are palpable. The human toll is hard to fathom. But these are also the most expensive kids in our society. Doing the wrong thing costs a fortune. When we don’t help our most vulnerable kids, we all lose.
And it’s all so very unnecessary.
Learn more at The Kids We Lose.
The film is not closed captioned but ASL interpreters will be there to interpret the film and panel discussion. The panel will include DRM’s Ben Jones, Dr. Ross Greene, and the parent of a young person who experienced restraint and seclusion in both school and and residential settings.
Date – Tuesday, July 9th
Time – 6-9 PM
Location – Hannaford Hall: Abromson Community Education Center (88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04101)