Who Cares About Kelsey? (2012)

  • Composer: Rick Baitz
  • Sound Editor: Rikk Desgres, Pinehurst Pictures and Sound
  • Editor: Diego Siragna
  • Editor: Rose Rosenblatt
  • Director: Dan Habib
  • Project Assistant: Karen Clausen
Website:
www.whocaresaboutkelsey.com
Film Length:
75 minutes
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When Kelsey Carroll entered high school, she was a more likely candidate for the juvenile justice system than graduation. Diagnosed with ADHD and carrying the emotional scars of homelessness, sexual abuse and substance abuse, as well as the actual scars of repeated self-mutilation, Kelsey didn't earn a single academic credit her freshman year, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs. During Kelsey's sophomore year, a new school principal implemented dramatic reforms including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and youth-directed planning to improve the schools culture and reduce the dropout rate. This school-wide overhaul gave Kelsey a chance at a different outcome.Who Cares About Kelsey? will make viewers reconsider the problem kids in their own high schools and spark new conversations about an education revolution that's about empowering, not overpowering, our most emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth. The DVD and website will also feature additional mini-films on young people with emotional and behavioral challenges at other sites, representing various age groups, disabilities and ethnically diverse communities.

The Film Campaign

Just as we did with his first internationally acclaimed documentary, Including Samuel, Working Films is collaborating with Dan Habib to develop a targeted outreach and engagement plan for the Who Cares About Kelsey? Project. We have done early strategy work in collaboration with the film team to identify and hone a group of organizational partners, solicit feedback from these partners, and based on that feedback, craft an early engagement plan for the film. We are currently planning a summit for the fall that will bring together disability rights advocates, education and mental health professionals, and educational justice advocates to refine that plan and further strategize how the feature length film, short films, and educational materials that comprise the project can be used to challenge ineffectual zero tolerance school discipline policies and advance best practices for helping all students achieve and sustain success in school and beyond.

Issue: Ability & Inclusion, Education, Health

Collection:

Reel Education

Awards

  • Lights.Camera.Help. Film Festival - Best Feature

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Event Name Date City State   Location Status
The Five Year Anniversary of Who Cares About Kelsey? Nov 03, 2017 Jamaica NY United States Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas Login to RSVP to this event
Student Support Apr 05, 2016 Lincoln NE United States HSSSP Complete
Student Support Apr 05, 2016 Lincoln NE United States HSSSP Complete
Student Support Apr 05, 2016 Lincoln NE United States HSSSP Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey Screening Nov 17, 2014 Indianola IA United States Black Box Theater (Kent Center) @ Simpson College Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Jun 05, 2014 Honolulu HI United States The ARTS at Marks Garage Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey - Community Screening May 07, 2014 Tavernier FL United States Coral Shores High School - Performing Arts Center Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? May 07, 2014 DeKalb IL United States DeKalb High School Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? May 02, 2014 Long Beach CA United States California State University Long Beach Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? May 01, 2014 Fitchburg MA United States Dukakis Performing Arts Center, Montachusett Regional Vocational High School Complete
BOOST Film Festival May 01, 2014 Palm Springs CA United States Palm Springs Convention Center Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Apr 30, 2014 Arcadia WI United States Arcadia High School Auditorium Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Apr 29, 2014 Grafton MA United States Grafton High School Auditorium Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Apr 28, 2014 Holyoke MA United States People's Bank Conference Room, Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Apr 22, 2014 Roselle IL United States North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC) Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Apr 09, 2014 Athens GA United States Cine Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Apr 07, 2014 Holyoke MA United States People's Bank Conference Room, Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Apr 01, 2014 Laurinburg NC United States Scotland County Schools Central Office Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Mar 29, 2014 Kingsport TN United States Northeast State Community College at Kingsport Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Mar 27, 2014 Towson MD United States Potomac Lounge, University Union, Towson University Complete
Please join us for a screening of “Who Cares About Kelsey?” Mar 25, 2014 Minneapolis MN United States PACER Center Complete
2014 South Dakota Special Education Conference Mar 25, 2014 Pierre SD United States Best Western Ramkota Hotel Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Mar 24, 2014 West Orange NJ United States Jewish Community Center MetroWest Complete
5th Annual Autism and Asperger's Exposition Mar 22, 2014 Keene NH United States Antioch University New England Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Mar 19, 2014 Delta CO United States Delta Opportunity School Complete
American Indian Higher Education Consortium Spring Conference Mar 18, 2014 Billings MT United States Holiday Inn Grand Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Mar 15, 2014 Denver CO United States University of Colorado, Auraria Campus, Plaza M204 Complete
Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee Art Exhibits Mar 04, 2014 Wenatchee WA United States Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, Stanley Civic Center Complete
2014 Texas Transition Conference - Who Cares About Kelsey? screening Feb 27, 2014 Austin TX United States Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol Complete
Parent Partnerships and Community Collaboration Project Feb 26, 2014 Box Elder MT United States Jon "Cubby" Morsette Vocational Center Complete
The ARTS at Marks Garage Feb 25, 2014 Honolulu HI United States Grrrl Film Club Complete
Athens, Georgia Community Screening Feb 13, 2014 Athens GA United States Cine' Complete
IUK Screening: Who Cares About Kelsey Feb 11, 2014 Kokomo IN United States Kresge Auditorium Complete
Community Screening of Who Cares About Kelsey Feb 03, 2014 Concord NH United States Sweeney Auditorium, NHTI, Concord's Community College Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Jan 30, 2014 Centennial CO United States Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas Counties Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Film Event Jan 22, 2014 Belgrade MT United States Belgrade High School Auditorium Complete
2013 TASH Conference - Who Cares About Kelsey? screening Dec 11, 2013 Chicago IL United States Williford B Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Chicago Complete
DC Charter Schools Care About Kelsey! Dec 05, 2013 Washington DC United States GALA Hispanic Theater Complete
Who Cares About Kesley? Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Dec 02, 2013 San Francisco CA United States Aquarium of the Bay Complete
11th Annual Partnering for Progress Conference - Who Cares About Kelsey? screening Nov 19, 2013 Columbus OH United States Crowne Plaza North Columbus Complete
CREC Spotlight on Education Film Series - Who Cares About Kelsey? screening Nov 14, 2013 Hartford CT United States Spotlight Theatres Complete
Who Cares About Kelsey? Nov 13, 2013 Tacoma WA United States Pacific Lutheran University, Rieke Science Center Rm 103 Complete
Children Come First Conference - Who Cares About Kelsey? screening Nov 11, 2013 Rothschild WI United States Stoney Creek Inn Complete
Eastern Michigan University Who Cares About Kelsey? screening Nov 07, 2013 Ypsilanti MI United States Eastern Michigan University - exact location TBD Complete
Lehigh Carbon Community College Who Cares About Kelsey? screening Oct 26, 2013 Schnecksville PA United States Community Services Building (ballroom) - Lehigh Carbon Community College Complete

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