Movie List

Watch any of these titles and write a summary report for 1.5 hours of in-service training.
*Starred titles are available to borrow from the CASA office*

Documentaries

*From Place to Place
Two teens who have recently aged out of foster care face the struggles of life with little support beyond their social worker.
 
*I Love You Mom: Please Don't Break My Heart
A child was tortured by his parents, locked in a shed, paralyzed by drugs and abused by institutions for years, and no one came to his rescue. Based on a true story.

Feature Films

*The Blind Side
A homeless teen is taken in by an unlikely family and grows into a top-tier football player. Based on a true story.
 
*Precious
Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate, overweight, and pregnant, but luckily a door of hope is opened by an alternative school teacher.
 
*Winter's Bone
A 17-year old girl must track down her dead-beat dad to ensure she can keep her home and the custody of her siblings. 
 
*Losing Isaiah
A social worker adopts an abandoned baby whose drug-addicted mother becomes determined to reclaim her child years later.
 
*I Am Sam
A mentally challenged father enlists the aid of a high-powered attorney to help him regain custody of his daughter. 
 
*White Oleander
A mother is jailed for the murder of her lover but still controls the life of her 15-year old daughter, who struggles to navigate life between multiple foster homes and her mother's manipulations.
 
*Room
A kidnapped mother and son make a daring escape and experience a dramatic homecoming.
 
*Martian Child
A lonely science-fiction writer adopts a boy who claims to be from Mars, and he discovers that being a parent means anything is possible.