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Child Abuse: The People Next Door

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A realistic dramatization of the causes and consequences of child abuse. Mary, a single parent, is overwhelmed by the pressures of coping alone and takes out her frustration on her elder child. Neighbour Angie, herself a young mother, befriends Mary and encourages her to seek counselling through a parent-aid program in the community. This film looks at the demands of parenting and provides useful information about the resources and support networks that exist in many cities.

1980, 20 min

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