MOTHERS BEHIND BARS – THE PARENT PUZZLE


  

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 Moms Voted Their 3 Favorite Books

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MOTHERS BEHIND BARS BOOK PROGRAM

READ! READ! READ! Included  in the ten week parenting class session is a homework assignment requiring  participants to visit the prison library and write a book report

READ! READ! READ! Kids of every MOM are mailed  “A Book A Month”

 

 Miriam, 8 years-old, one of our “Book A Month” club members had this to say after receiving The Giving Tree-“This is my first book ever, ever, ever, and it came in the mail just for me.  I read it every night when I’m in my bed.  Thank You Mommie and Parenting.”

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The Giving Tree is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. First published in 1964 by Harper & Row, it has become one of Silverstein’s best known titles and has been translated into numerous languages. Wikipedia

NominationsKids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book

  • Women are the fastest growing prison population in America.
  • Talk About Parenting provides classes at California Institution for Women
  • CIW houses 2,144 inmates. The percentage of mothers in this population is not recorded.
  • Nationally 64% of incarcerated women are mothers. Parents of minor children increased 79% between 1991 and 2007. California has the largest number of incarcerated women in the country.

Incarcerated Moms Talk About Our Classes…

 

“I’ve learned I need to think
before I react to things my children do.”

“I loved the classes. I want to get more.
I want to come back.”

“We got tools to use that other classes
about parenting do not give. We also
got
tools to keep our family together.”


PRESENTERS

  • Former Inmates
  • Law Enforcement
  • Educators (teachers/ administrators)
  • Family Law Attorneys
  • Mental Health Professionals Nutritionist
  • Story Tellers
  • Children’s librarians
  • Child Development Specialist 

 

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Phil argento, Barbara Mckenzie-slater, Robert Howell

  • Since 2011 inmate mothers at California Institution for Women (CIW) in Chino, Ca. have been able to enroll in Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith’s 20 hour parent class sessions.
  • Over 600 inmates have received Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith class completion certificates.

 

 

 

Mothers Behind Bars YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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