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…

 

inmate-comments

“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

Phllip Sanchez, Pasadena Police Chief
Gloria Barrios, Former inmate
Greta Pruitt Ph.D, Retired Educator

Jeanette Miyamoto, Family communication
Dorothy Garcia,
Storyteller
Victor Gonzalez
Ph.D, Educator

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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.

Barbara McKenzie Slater, Librarian
Lorene Fleming, Daughter of Incarcerated Mom
Robert Howell, Attorney
Lora Illig, Nami Education Coordinator

Dianna RiveraBeltran, Health and Nutrition

Marlene Flores, Health and Nutrition

 

Mothers Behind Bars YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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