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Unbarred: Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration

University of Minnesota Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

Unbarred: Strengthening Families Affected by...

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Albert Lea
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Alice Englin - Host Site Coordinator Alice.Englin@co.freeborn.mn.us Site - Brookside Education Center Boardroom 211 W. Richway Drive Albert Lea, MN 56007
26 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Jackie Paul - Host Site Coordinator Jackie.paul@mail.co.douglas.mn.us Douglas County Services Center – Room 4 809 Elm Street, Alexandria MN 56308
12 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
Detroit Lakes
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Marty Waller - Host Site Coordinator martywaller@solutionsinpractice.org Becker County Human Services 712 Minnesota Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Sponsored by Becker County Early Childhood Initiative
3 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Shari McCorison - Host Site Coordinator Shari@northlandfdn.org Lake Superior College Room S1981 2101 Trinity Road Duluth, MN Sponsored by Northland Foundation
Sold Out Ended Free $0.00
Elbow Lake
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Host Site Coordinator - Deb Hengle, Family Service Collaborative Grant County Extension’s Conference Room WCA North Elementary 411 First St. SE Elbow Lake, MN 56531 Sponsored by Grant County Child and Youth Council
18 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Host Site Coordinator- Susan Prieve sprieve@co.rice.mn.us Rice County Government Services Building Room 3 B Faribault, MN 55021 *Site will broadcast the full-day seminar from 9am - 4:30pm, including a showing of Mothers of Bedford documentary
16 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
International Falls
Brenda Crowe - Host Site Coordinator b.crowe@live.com Rainy River Community College Room sc114 1501 HWY 71 International Falls, MN 56649
15 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Host Site Coordinator - Jeannie Pederson jlphearts@gmail.com Pope County Annex 211 East Minnesota Ave. Glenwood, MN 56334 Sponsored by Pope County EC/THRIVE Initiative
14 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Grand Rapids
Host Site Coordinator - Lindsay Nelson-Schultz Lindsay.Nelson-Schultz@co.itasca.mn.us Itsaca Courthouse 123 Fourth Street NE Grand Rapids , MN 55744
17 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Lottie Kottke - Host Site Coordinator lottie.kottke@hutch.k12.mn.us Lower Level Conference Room Hutchinson Public Schools Central Office 30 Glen Street NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 Sponsored by PACT for Families
9 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Chris Marben - Host Site Coordinator cmarben@mnvac.org MN Valley Action Council 706 North Victory Drive Mankato, MN 56001
37 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
Minneapolis - Full Day
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Live event at McNamara Alumni Center Johnson Great Hall 200 Oak Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
76 Tickets Ended $60.00 $0.00
Minneapolis - Half Day
*Discounted Rate Live event at McNamara Alumni Center Johnson Great Hall 200 Oak Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
289 Tickets Ended $50.00 $0.00
Minneapolis - Student Registration 20 Tickets Ended $10.00 $0.00
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Carolyn Strnad - Host Site Coordinator coordinator@claycountycollaborative.org Family Services Center, Room B 715 11th Street Moorhead, MN 56560 Sponsored by Clay County Collaborative
10 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Mountain Iron
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Tasha Rostvit - Host Site Coordinator trostvit@nesc.k12.mn.us Northeast Service Cooperative - Board Room 5525 Emerald Avenue Mountain Iron, MN 55768 Sponsored by Region 3 Low Incidence Project *Site includes showing of Mothers of Bedford documentary from 12:30 - 2:00
9 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
New Ulm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Sally Dannenberg - Host Site Coordinator sdannenberg@riverbend.k12.mn.us River Bend Education District 1315 S. Broadway New Ulm, MN Sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Committee
26 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Mary Kay Sinner - Host Site Coordinator Marykay_s@co.renville.mn.us Renville Co. Govt. Bldg. 105 S. 5th Street - Room 121B Olivia, MN 56277 Sponsored by PACT for Families *Site includes showing of Mothers of Bedford documentary from 12:30 - 2:00
4 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
University Center Rochester, Main Campus Room CF 202 851 30th Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904
29 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Kristin Deacon - Host Site Coordinator kristin.deacon@swmhhs.com 3001 Maple Road Suite 200 Slayton, MN 56172 Sponsored by Murray County Early Childhood Initiative
23 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Judy Barton - Host Site Coordinator jbarton@co.wabasha.mn.us Wabasha County Public Health - ITV Room 411 Hiawatha Drive E Wabasha, MN 55981
29 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
9:00 am -12:00 pm Rick Loseth -Host Site Coordinator Rick_L@co.kandiyohi.mn.us ITV Room Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building 2200 23rd Street Willmar, MN Sponsored by PACT for Families
33 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lindsay McClead, LPC - Host Site Coordinator LindsayM@hvmhc.org Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center 166 Main Street Winona, MN 55987
44 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
Host Site Coordinator - Dr. Deborah Mitchell deborah.mitchell@isd518.net Worthington Middle School 1401 Crailsheim Rd Worthington, MN 56187 507-376-417
17 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00
Live Web Stream
9:00 am - 4:30 pm For all participants outside of Minnesota wishing to stream the event live.
79 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00

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Event Details




November 14, 2013 Ÿ 
McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota for Twin Cities Metro Area and broadcast live to host sites in Greater Minnesota
Metro: $60 for full day (9:00 am - 4:30 pm, breakfast and box lunch included), $50 for morning session only (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Greater Minnesota: $25 (9:00 am - 12:00 and 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, depending on location -please check registration page for details)
Live web stream available for participants outside of Minnesota: $25

**Metro registration closes on November 7, 2013 **

The format for this all-day seminar (Metro only) includes lecture presentations, a showing of “Mothers of Bedford,” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704170/ a documentary film about Bedford Hills, a maximum security prison, and the lives of incarcerated women and their families, lunch and breakout discussion and learning sessions.  


  • Erica Gerrity, Isis Rising - Prison Doula Program
  • Jen McShane, Documentarian and Featured Mother, Mona
  • Ebony Ruhland, Criminal Justice System
  • Daniel Marcou, Hennepin County Libraries
  • Warden Eddie Miles, Lino Lakes Prison - Prison Culture
  • Lori Lofrano, DOC - Transitioning to life after incarceration 
  • Dr. Rebecca Shlafer, Research Perspectives
  • Deborah Jiang Stein, Author, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus and Prison Baby: A Memoir
  • Jason Sole - Professor at Metropolitan State University and former inmate 

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify the scope of the problem
  • Identify ways that parental incarceration impacts children and youth
  • Explore existing community resources for families impacted by incarceration
  • Generate potential strategies to strengthen family relationships when a parent is incarcerated


This seminar content is applicable for professionals who work with children, youth, and families who have been impacted by incarceration. The target audience includes: child protection workers, educators (public and private), foster parents, juvenile justice workers, legal advocates, law enforcement, corrections staff, pediatric nurses, policy makers, psychologists, public health workers, and social workers.

Participants will receive 3 continuing Education Units for Social workers, Psychologists, RNs, Child Welfare workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.  Participants in the entire day will receive 6 CEU's.  POST CEU's are also being offered.

Registration Instructions

Please select the location at which you will be attending.  Each location has more information with the name of the host site coordinator and the address of the event.      


You can pay directly with credit card or you can register online and mail a check written out to University of Minnesota and mail to: 

Jessica Barnes
475 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 

Participants attending in Minneapolis: 

For directions to the McNamara Alumni Center and University Parking Ramp (hourly) go to:  http://www.mac-events.org/directions/index.html

For daily rate parking options, go to http://www1.umn.edu/pts/maps/Library/pdf/EBpage.pdf.  Park at lots Maroon, 33 or 37.  Rate is $4/day.

Sponsored by: University of Minnesota Extension Children Youth & Family Consortium and University of Minnesota’s Program in Health Disparities Research 


  • Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, U of MN
  • Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative
  • Child Psychology Student Organization

Host Site Sponsors

  • PACT for Families (Hutchinson, Olivia, Willmar)
  • Northland Foundation (Duluth)
  • Grant County Child and Youth Council (Elbow Lake)
  • Clay County Collaborative (Moorhead)
  • Region 3 Low Incidence Project (Mountain Iron)
  • Murray County Early Childhood Initiative (Slayton)




Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring your ticket.


What is the refund policy?

No refunds will be given.  


Have questions about Unbarred: Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration? Contact University of Minnesota Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium

When & Where

McNamara Almuni Center and broadcast live to Greater Minnesota
200 Southeast Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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