Running length: 1 hour 30 minutes plus panel
Special Event sponsored by the City of San Jose Human Services Commission
A documentary feature focusing on the national crisis of behaviorally challenged kids and the effects of their behavior on families, the school system, and the legal system.
A collaboration between Lone Wolf Media and the non-profit Lives in the Balance, The Kids We Lose is a 90-minute documentary film about the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and judicial 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 kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges are treated in schools, inpatient psychiatry units, residential facilities, and prisons. 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.
The Kids We Lose is intended to heighten awareness and galvanize people to advocate for change. If you’re interested in getting involved, become a Lives in the Balance Advocator. There’s a lot to be done, and Lives in the Balance Advocators are leading the way.