UNBARRED: STRENGTHENING FAMILIES AFFECTED BY INCARCERATION
November 14, 2013
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.
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.
Payment - ALL SALES ARE FINAL
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:
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.
When & Where
Extension's Children, Youth & Family Consortium
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