Conference Agenda

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Practices and Programs

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Bonding from Within: Promoting Parent Child Attachment

Alissa Stark MECE, Program Area Supervisor, Kinnaman, Quatama & Coffee Creek Head Start

Carmen Slothower – Teacher Coffee Creek Head Start

Christy Collins – Family Advocate Coffee Creek Head Start

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Building Resilience and Amplifying Voice in Girls and Incarcerated Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
A Panel with Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) Program Staff from across the United States

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
  • Panel Co-Organizer: Molly Branyan, GSBB Program Specialist
  • Panel Co-Organizer: Estephany Membreño, GSBB Program
  • Brittany Roach, Lifeskills Coordinator at Coffee Creek Corrections Facility
  • Chat Moderator: Amy Botula, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program Manager
Girl Scouts of Arizona – Cactus Pine
  • Barb Strachan, Director of Social Impact Programs
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
  • Colleen McDonald, Director of Programs
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
  • Cheryl Martin, Volunteer Development Manager for GSBB
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Friends of the Children’s Long-Term Professional Mentoring Model –
Strengthening Resiliency Among Children and Families Impacted by Incarceration

Carmi Brown MA, Chief Program Officer, Friends of the Children 

Susan Walsh PhD, Director of Research and Strategic Impact, Friends of the Children 

11:30 pm – 12:00 pm

Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A Transdisciplinary Approach to Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating an Intervention for Children of Incarcerated Parents and Their Families: From Awareness to Action 

Introduction to the Enhanced Visits Model: Working with Families and Systems
Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Building Family Connections: Understanding Parent-Child Contact Before and During Stays in Jail
Pajarita Charles, MSW, MPA, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Capturing the Real-time Experiences of Families Affected by Parental Incarceration
Margaret Kerr, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Convening to Explore the Power and Impact of Parenting Inside Out (PIO):
A Parent Management Training Program Designed for and with Incarcerated Parents and their Families

Richard Hines-Norwood, PIO Program Manager and graduate of PIO, The Pathfinder Network

Leticia Longoria-Navarro, Interim Executive Director, The Pathfinder Network 

J. Mark Eddy, Professor and Co-author of PIO, Department of Educational Psychology and Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Texas Center for Equity Promotion, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin

 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children: Separation, Loss, and Reunification 

Discussant:
Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Panelists:
Longitudinal Perspectives on Mother-Child Separation Resulting from Incarceration 

Jane A. Siegel, PhD, Associate Dean, Rutgers University 

The Benefits of Doula Support for Women who are Pregnant in Prison and their Newborns 
Rebecca Shlafer, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota  

Maternal Pre- and Post-Release Behaviors in a Residential Parenting Program (Prison Nursery)
Amy E. Pace, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Maternal Imprisonment and the Timing of Children’s Foster Care Involvement
Elizabeth J. Gifford, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Duke University

Redefining Motherhood: Mothering in Mandated Inpatient Substance Use Treatment 
Lorie S. Goshin, PhD, RN, Hunter College, City University of New York

*Please note, this agenda is subject to change

Arizona State University, ASU, #1Innovation, Incarceration, children of incarcerated parents, BLM, social justice, incarceration rates, incarceration disparity, caring for a child whose parent is incarcerated

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – Public Policy

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Children of Incarcerated Parents: Strategies for the Child, the Parent, and the Caregiver 

Shari Ostrow Scher, Founder and Executive Director, Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, Inc. 

Cathy Anderson, Board Member, Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, Inc.

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Babies ‘N Brains TM: The Impact of Parental Incarceration on Early Brain Development 

Jada Hunter, MSW, Deputy Director, Program Development, Children of Inmates, Inc. 

Shellie Solomon, PhD, President, Children of Inmates, Inc

 

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Champion for Child Well-Being Invited Policy Session

Ann Adalist-Estrin, Director, National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University Camden

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mitigating Trauma of Law Enforcement

Lisa Thurau, Executive Director, Strategies for Youth, Inc.

Samara Marion, attorney and former policy director of the Department of Police Accountability in San Francisco

1:15 pm – 2:15 pmChampion for Child Well-Being Invited Policy Session
We Got Us Now: Advocacy to Policy 

Ebony Underwood including We Got Us Now Community Members & Allies
 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Keynote Speaker  –  Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller, author, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration 

Read more about our keynote speaker here.

**Please note, this agenda is subject to change.

Arizona State University, ASU, #1Innovation, Incarceration, children of incarcerated parents, BLM, social justice, incarceration rates, incarceration disparity, caring for a child whose parent is incarcerated

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – Community Advocacy

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Incarcerated Parents’ Explanations of the Criminal Justice System to their Children: Structural Inequality and Individual Autonomy 

Sarah Jensen, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bryce Peterson, Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute Justice Policy Center

Lindsey Cramer, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute Justice Policy Center

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Working with Incarcerated Fathers and Their Families: Resources Available Through the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse 

Eugene Schneeberg, ICF, Father Matters

Rush Bishop, ICF, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Centering Lived Experience, Building Partnerships, Taking Action

Presenter: New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents (NYCIP)

  • Moderator: Tanya Krupat, Director of the Center for Justice Across Generations, The Osborne Association
  • Isabel Coronado, Policy Entrepreneur, The Next100
  • Martin Garcia, NYCIP Partner and Osborne Speakers Bureau member
  • Anthony Funes, Youth Action Council Alumni & SUSU Youth Team
  • Pastor Patricia Sealy, DMin, PhD, Mott Haven Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents  
11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Is Higher Education Doing Enough to Support Students Affected by Parental and Familial Incarceration?

Ayanna J. Lyons, Straight Ahead

1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

See Us, Support Us Information Session and Social Hour

Allison Hollihan, The Osborne Association and New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Sunovia Scudder, SUSU Youth Team Advisor 

SUSU partners 

*Please note, this agenda is subject to change.

Arizona State University, ASU, #1Innovation, Incarceration, children of incarcerated parents, BLM, social justice, incarceration rates, incarceration disparity, caring for a child whose parent is incarcerated