Conference Agenda

Sunday, April 14, 2019

3 - 5 p.m.
Early Conference Check-In  (Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel, Ballroom Level Foyer)
5 - 9 p.m.

Welcome Reception (Main Ballroom)
Opening Keynote
Isadora Kosofky 
Documentary Photographer
Still My Mother, Still My Father- A Photojournalistic View of Parental Incarceration

Film Screening:
Tre Maison Dasan
Director, Denali Tiller

Dinner will be served

*Please note this agenda is subject to change as the planning of this conference progresses.

Monday, April 15, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m.Conference Check-in & Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer & Ballroom)
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Exhibitors Open (Ballroom)
    8:00 a.m. -
    8:45 a.m.
    Welcome from Dr. Judy Krysik, Director of the ASU Center for Child Well-Being & Dr. Nancy Rodriguez, University of California Irvine; 
    Governor's Proclamation & Welcome from Maria Fuentes, Director - Governor's Office of Youth, Faith, & Family
    8:45 -
    9:45 a.m.

    Opening Plenary
    Every Second: The Impact of the Incarceration Crisis on America’s Families
    Felicity Rose, Shanna Gong, Chris Wildeman, Grace Gamez & Janna Scott, Presenting

    10:00 -
    11:00 a.m.
    Session 1 Breakout
    • Salon 1
      Working with Incarcerated Fathers and Their Families
      James Worthy Will, and Eugene Schneeberg, Presenting

    • Salon 2
      Can I Put My Arms Around You? Visiting in Prison
      Nichole Brown & Leticia Longoria-Navarro, Presenting

    • Salon 3
      Recent Incarceration Among Parents of Newborn Infants: Magnitude & Association with Maternal & Infant Health Outcomes

      Rosalyn Lee, Denise V. D'Angelo, Ada Dieke & Kim Burley, Presenting

      A Local Community Needs Assessment to Identify Strategies to Better Support Children of Incarcerated Parents
      Nancy Correa, Beth VanHorne Presenting

    • Salon 4
      “Where is my parent?”: Disclosures and meaning making in the context of parental incarceration
      Shivangi Gupta, Neelam Sukhramani, Navnee Gupta Presenting

      Examining the intervention gap: A multi-stakeholder perspective from National Capital Territory of Delhi
      Navnee Gupta, Neelam Sukhramani, Shivangi Gupta, Presenting
    11:15 a.m. -
    12:15 p.m.
    Session 2 Breakout

    • Salon 1
      Restoring Families, Restoring Communities
      Hamaseh Kianfar, Presenting

      Prison Re-Entry Simulation, Helping Community Gain Better Understanding
      Tasha Aikens, Department of Justice, Presenting 

    • Salon 2
      Multi-Racial Comparison on Relative Detainment and Youth Gang Involvement: a Propensity Score Analyses

      Siobhan Lawler, Shiyou Wu, Presenting

      A Culturally-Responsive and Interdisciplinary Approach:  Health and Educational Outcomes of Children Impacted by Parental Incarceration
      Jennifer Wyatt Bourgeois, Presenting

    • Salon 3
      Communication, A Powerful Tool for Developing Resilience in Children with Incarcerated Parents

      Rose Martoma, Presenting Master Joshua Martoma, Miss Ava Martoma & Master David Martoma, Participating

      How to be a better parent while serving time, and all of the time
      Helena Valenzuela, Rhonda Pruitt, Officer Dudley Presenting

    • Salon 4
      Connecting around the campfire: An interprofessional community discussion on how to improve outdoor therapeutic programing for Children of Incarcerated Parents (CIP)
      Virginia Coco, Kelly Ramella, Presenting 

    12:15 p.m.- 1:oo p.m.

    Lunch (Ballroom)


    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Run for His Life, Trailer & Presentation
    Pete Monsanto, film subject
    Nick Stuart, Executive Producer of Film & President /CEO Odyssey Impact

    * Please continue to enjoy lunch during the screening
    1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

    Session 3 Break Out

    • Salon 1
      Connecting children and incarcerated parents through family supportive visits and communication
      Girl Scouts Beyond Bars & Girl Scouts Southern AZ & Pine Council, Presenting

    • Salon 2
      Hope House- How to Put on a Successful Summer Camp Panel* (This session will end at 3:15p)
      Carol Fennelly, Dr. William Muth & Karen McDaniel, MA, Presenting 
    • Salon 3
      Parents & Caregivers, Storytelling for Children with Incarcerated Parents
      Avon Hart Johnson, Walden University,  Presenting

      Literary Examination of Children with Incarcerated Parents
      Avon Hart Johnson, Walden University, Facilitating
      Rayco Branch & Jacqueline Higgins, Participating

    • Salon 4
      Integrating Touchpoints in Positive Youth Development Programs Designed for Youth with Incarcerated Parents: A Critical Feminist Approach
      Alexandria Pech, Trang Nguyen-McGranahan, Presenting

      Lessons learned from 20 years of providing parenting support in prison (with video)
      Kristina Toth, Presenting 
    3:00 -  3:30 p.m.

    Poster Presentations - Main Ballroom
    Please enjoy snacks and socialization while viewing the poster presentations 

    Prison Manual 
    Ariel Wilson,  Leyle Daychild Presenting

    Alternatives to Incarceration for Mothers
    Carolyn Sutherby, Presenting

    Where is my Daddy? Challenges, Issues & Solutions,
    Joshua Kirven, Presenting

    Getting Under the Skin: Young Children’s Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Witnessing Their Fathers’ Crime, Arrest, or Sentencing
    Luke Muentner, Presenting

    The Literacy Link Project : Strengthening Positive Engagement and Literacy Development in Young Children and their Justice-Involved Parents
    Pam Wedig-Kirsch, Mary Campbell Wood, Mary Huser, Elizabeth Lexau, & Heidi Ungrodt Presenting

    Parent Reading Program
    Helena Valenzuela, Presenting

    3:30 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.

    Session 4 Break Out 

    • Salon 1

      Nothing About Us Without Us: Families Informing Policy and Moving Hearts and Minds
      New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents: Whitney Hollins, Allison Hollihan, Vivett Dukes, Presenting

    • Salon 2
      The Intersection of Policy and Practice: Identifying Trauma and Promoting Resilience for Project S.E.E.K. (Services to Enable and Empower Kids) Families
      Carol Burton, Danelle Johnson, Anissa Magruder, Jessica Mims, Presenting

    • Salon 3
      Children with Incarcerated Parents: Enhancing Educational Experiences and School - Community Collaborations
      Shannon Ellis, Patrice Collins, Presenting 
    5:00 p.m. End of Day

     #WeGotUsNow Lived Experience Mixer & Social Hour
    will occur in the Goldwater Room 
    Attendence is optional

*Please note this agenda is subject to change as the planning of this conference progresses.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

7:30 a.m.Breakfast (Ballroom)
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Exhibitors Open (Ballroom)
8:00 - 
8:55 a.m.
Main Ballroom
Please continue to enjoy breakfast during our presentations

Facilitating Liberated Parents Workshops with Moms in Prison
Trina Green Brown, Presenting

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Cynthia Peterson, Presenting 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Main Ballroom
Parental Visitat Plenary Panel

Connections between Children and Incarcerated Parents: The Role of Visits and Communication in Making, Mending, Maintaining and Managing Relationships
Ann Adalist-Estrin, Facilitating
Carol Burton, Norma Cumpian, Jocelyn Fontaine, Whitney Hollins, Participating

10:15 a.m. - 
11:15 a.m.

Breakout Session 1 

  • Salon 1
    Letters to Children: Expanding a group-based letter-writing intervention for incarcerated parents of minor children
    Kim Stauss, John M. Gallagher & Leigh Sparks, Presenting

    Babies N Brains, The Impact of Incarceration on Young Brain Development 
    Jada Hunter, Shellie Solomon,Presenting

  • Salon 2
    Reconceptualizing What Parenting Programs Mean in the Context of Corrections
    John Mark Eddy, Presenting

    Correlates of Contact During Parental Incarceration
    Melinda Tasca, Nancy Rodriguez, Presenting 
  • Salon 3
    Beyond Parenting Classes: Incarcerated Women Becoming Rooted in the Identity of Motherhood  * video
    Jessica Katz, Presenting

  • Salon 4
    Creating Bridges Across Systems: How to More Effectively Engage Incarcerated Parents in Child Welfare 
    Marguerite Downing, Karen Vertti, Denise Johnston, Presenting
11:30 a.m. - 
12:30 p.m.
Main Ballroom
Bob Listenbee, Why Should Prosecutors Care About Children of Incarcerated Parents?
12:30 - 
1:00 p.m.

Main Ballroom

1:00 - 
1:50 p.m.
Main Ballroom
Please continue to enjoy lunch while viewing our presentations

Participant Media- Foster, the Movie
Whitney Kleinheinz, Presenting

Technology, Storytelling  & Safe Spaces to Unveil Mass Incarceration''s Impact on Our Children
Ebony Underwood, Founder/CEO We Got Us Now, Presenting

2:00 - 3 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

  • Salon 1
    Strengthening Connection through Televistation and In-Person Visitation: Attachment Theory in Treatment Considerations for Children of incarcerated Parents
    Sharon Content, Anna Morgan-Mullane, Presenting

    The Family Resource Center - Reflections From 3 Years Providing Services to Incarcerated Mothers in Oregon
    Ellen Fitzharris, Presenting

  • Salon 2
    Foregrounding the child’s perspective on parental incarceration: Risk and protective factors for psychosocial development
    Trang Nguyen-McGranahan, Alexandria Pech, Presenting

    Can you hear me?: Messages from children of incarcerated parents
    Barbara Pickering, Presenting 

  • Salon 3
     Increasing Capacity for Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents in Schools

    Katelen Fortunati, Presenting

  • Salon 4
    The Power of Community in Healing Trauma - Facilitated Panel (*this presentation extends to 3:15pm)
    Amy Friedman, Arielle Harris, Karen McDaniel, Facilitating
3:15p.m. -  4:15 p.m.Breakout Session 3
  • Salon 1
    "See Us Support Us”: How campaign events and community involvement can change the culture, perspective, and outcomes for children with incarcerated parents
    Thomas Hoeg, Joan Hunt, Kharon Benson, Presenting

  • Salon 2
    Using Trauma-Informed Philosophy to Reduce Recidivism and Foster Accountability in Arizona
    Jan Wethers, Charles Manning, Tim Tucker, Karen Hellman, Presenting

  • Salon 3
    Fathers, Prisons & Family ReEntry
    Carol Fenelly, Presenting
4:15p.m. - 5:00 p.m.End of Day -- Break before evening reception & activities
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception - Keynote
HBO's  The Sentence, Screening
Rudy Valdez, Director, The Sentence - Keynote Discussion
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Living with Incarceration, Facilitated by #WeGotUsNow, Ebony Underwood
Participants:  Dominique Jones, Daughters Beyond Incarcaration, Norma Cupian & Sam Lewis Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Kevin Starrs, Diocese of Phoenix

*Please note this agenda is subject to change as the planning of this conference progresses.

Wednesday, April 17. 2019

7:30 a.m.Breakfast (Ballroom)

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Session 1 Break Out

  • Salon 1
    Youth-Informed Federal Resources for Children of Incarcerated Parents
    Juliette-Marie deSousa, American Institutes for Research, Facilitating
    Sofi Martinez, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Monique Bernal, Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff, Jill Navran, Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff, Presenting

  • Salon 2
    Mass Incarceration & Indigenous Children
    Elisia E. Manuel, Facilitating 
    Isabel Coronado Jones, Roicia Banks, Participating

  • Salon 3
    Risks, Protective Factors and Interventions for Children of Incarcerated Parents in India:Travelling through an Unchartered Territory
    Neelam Sukhramani, Shivangi Gupta, Navnee Gupta, Presenting
    Contributing Researcher: Suhara Hassan

9:45 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.

Session 2 Break Out

  • Salon 1
    Maintaining Connections When a Parent is in Prison Lessons from the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
    Megan Campbell, Moderating, Kellie Phelan, Jane Silfen, Lanetta Hill, Prince Hill-Gordon, Presenting

  • Salon 2
    Methodological Challenges Confronting Researchers Engaged in the Study of Children of Incarcerated Parents
    Sandra Joy, Sunovia Scudder, Mikenzie Lord & Ashley Oliver, Presenting

  • Salon 3
    Interventions for Children’s Visits with their Incarcerated Parents: Interdisciplinary Research Perspectives
    Avon Hart Johnson, Walden University, Facilitator, Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Pajarita Charles, J. Mark Eddy Presenting
11:30- 12:30pm.

Closing Plenary
Reggie Wilkinson
Children With An Incarcerated Parent: A Profile And The Future



*Please note this agenda is subject to change as the planning of this conference progresses.