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Developed by the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals


Dreams of Denial

Deaf Actors star in this video developed by the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. Dreams of Denial covers family issues surrounding substance abuse, relapse, choices, and recovery for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. An accompanying leader's guide provides curriculum in two formats for use with clients or students. This program is recommended for ages 14 and older. Signed and Open-Captioned, 23 minutes, VHS, Order Number HIP01 C, $32.95, Leader's Guide included.

An American Sign Language Interpretation of the Twelve Step Program

This video has twelve segments - each segment is signed and deals with one of the twelve steps of A.A. The video can be used with or without the "Clinical Approaches" manual. Videotape, 55 minutes, Signed and Open-Captioned, Order Number HIP05 C, $24.95.

A curriculum developed for educational and treatment settings. The focus of "Choices" is on Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals making appropriate life and recovery choices. This complete educational curriculum includes 17 lesson plan sets covering six major areas including decision-making, risk analysis, and goal setting. "Choices" includes facilitator's instructions and masters for handouts as well as overheads. "Choices" is recommended for ages 14 and older. 88pp., spiral bound, 8 1/2" X 11", paperback, Order Number HIP02 A, $19.95.

Relapse Prevention Guide
A step-by-step manual for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals experiencing relapses in their sobriety. This guide addresses areas of concern such as feelings, key relapse warning signs, grief and losses, and a relapse plan. The "Relapse Prevention Guide" is designed to be used with ages 14 and older. 58pp., 8 1/2" X 11", paperback, Order Number HIP03 A, $9.95.

Clinical Approaches
This manual represents more than five years of work with chemically dependent individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The goal of "Clinical Approaches" is to provide a framework to service providers for offering treatment that is sensitive to the communication and cultural needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. This manual also reflects a particular sensitivity to client diversity that includes ethnic backgrounds, education, socialization, cultural identity, family history, and mental health status. "Clinical Approaches" is divided into three main sections. Phase I is evaluation. Phase II deals with primary treatment and includes step work, counseling issues, lectures, spirituality groups, family therapy, and other specialty groups. The final section of this manual deals with extended care and aftercare programming. 176 pp., 8 1/2" X 11" paperback, Order No. HIP04 A, $39.95.

Hands Off Tobacco
“Hands Off Tobacco! An Anti-Tobacco Program for Deaf Youth” 

The Tobacco Related Diseases Research Program (TRDRP) and the California Department of Education provided funding to the University of California at Los Angeles Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the California School for the Deaf, Fremont (CSD) to develop a tobacco prevention curriculum specifically tailored for Deaf students. This curriculum was developed for deaf children in grades 5th – 12th and includes a CDROM that contains the lessons and worksheets for use with the curriculum. We are able to disseminate at no cost (other than shipping) the copies we have if you are a program providing education to 5th – 12th grade Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. 

If you would like to receive a copy of this curriculum the cost is:

$13.86 if you are within the state of California
$27.85 if you are outside of the state of California

If you are interested in finding out how you can obtain a copy of the curriculum you can contact Dr. Debra Guthmann at Dguthmann@csdf-cde.ca.gov or by calling her at 510-794-3684.
The National Information Clearing House Catalog, Addressing the Chemical Health Needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals 2006 Edition
This catalog is the fifth edition of an earlier publication which attempts to bring together a list of materials addressing substance abuse and related topics specifically for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. This revision was compiled by The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals and includes applicable articles, books, pamphlets and video productions. We hope this catalog serves as a resource for consumers and service providers in educating, preventing and dealing with substance abuse problems. This catalog is available for download as an Adobe .PDF file, or can be ordered for free using the order form below.

To order any of these titles, print and complete the order form or call The Program at 1-800-282-3323V/TTY