Heartwarming Film documents and alternative way to reach trouble youth

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Documentary about dealing with troubled youth coming to Leduc County today

An alternative way of disciplining youngsters and breaking the cycle of poverty and violence is at the heart of a special film playing today in Nisku.

The documentary called "Paper Tigers" is a real life story on how a relationship based approach at a High School in Walla Walla, Washington helped the school see a dramatic drop in violence and a major increase in graduation.

Speaking to The One News Eugena Maguire with Family, Community and Support Services (FCSS) in Leduc County had some advice for parents struggling to get through to their teenage kids.

"What children need is to be able to have a safe place where they can rest, what I mean by rest is that they can take for granted that they are loved unconditionally for who they are, they're seen, known, delighted in, they matter, they belong, they need to be able to rest from the work of pursuing that closeness and making the relationship work" say Maguire.

The movie plays today at the Nisku County Centre on the second floor at 1101-5th Street from 1:30 to 4:15 pm and again from 6-8:45.

There will be 2 more screenings on Thursday, November 1 in Thorsby at the Arctic Spas from noon-3pm and then from 5:45-9pm.

Admission is free.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)



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