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5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Here is the January/February issue of the Parenting Connection newsletter. If you would like to contribute an article on your program for the March/April, send it to jerrybednarowski@new.rr.com by March 1
Forum: Parenting
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Survey Identifies Options and Solutions A growing awareness about mass incarceration and the collateral consequences for children and families in the U.S. has resulted in a proliferation of activity focused on children with incarcerated parents and their families including research, advocacy, and direct service interventions. To get a handle on the breath of the initiatives being undertake
Forum: Research, Evaluation & Training
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Book Review: A Day I’ll Never Forget The new book, A Day I’ll Never Forget by Dana L. Cunningham, provides a child’s perspective of incarceration from a minority point of view. In the book, Javon's world is turned upside down when his father suddenly goes to jail. He is devastated and has no idea what he will do without his father. Javon eventually discovers that although he is separate
Forum: Libraries
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
CLiF Turns 20 In 2018, the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) will be celebrating 20 years of "Opening Books, Opening Minds, Opening Doors" by encouraging a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has served more than 225,000 kids and given away nearly $6 million in new, high-quality books! CLiF volun
Forum: Literacy & Academics
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Brochures to Start a Resource Library With over 20 years of experience working with community, corrections, military organizations, and government agencies, National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) is the nation’s leading and most experienced provider of evidence-based resources and programming designed specifically for incarcerated fathers In addition to its research and evidence based reen
Forum: Libraries
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Inmate Art Displayed at ESTHER Banquet On Sunday, November 5, 2017, CEA-Wisconsin, partnered with teacher Ken VanMieghem and his students at the Wisconsin Resource Center to provide an exhibit of artwork at ESTHER’s Annual Banquet. This was the third year that inmate art was displayed at ESTHER’s event. The 12 paintings became part of a silent auction, raising $345 to support ESTHER’s p
Forum: Prison Arts
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Fair Shake is Doing Fine . . . Thank You Sue Kastensen, Fair Shake Founder and Director, has announced that thanks to generous donations, Fair Shake not only ended 2017 in the black, but has ensured that the website will continue to be available through January of 2019! The Fair Shake website is used by 1800 visitors each month (on average) and the software (the mirror-image of the websit
Forum: Transition / Re-Entry
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
New Online Course Offered at University of Wisconsin-Stout UW-STOUT CTE-396/596, 2 cr. Foundations of Correctional Education FIRST TIME OFFERING: Specifically created by a correctional educator for correctional educators. Spring Semester 2018, Online Credits can count towards a Bachelors or Masters in Career and Technical Education UW-Stout is proud to announce a new course being of
Forum: Research, Evaluation & Training
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
School of Second Chances: Marathon County Jail & NTC Partnership Changes Lives, Builds Workforce On Thursday, December 14, 2017, I was invited to give the keynote address at a local commencement and recognition ceremony. I arrived a few minutes early to find my seat and to review my remarks one last time. As I scanned the crowd, the proud soon-to-be graduates smiled, talking with those nea
Forum: Jails
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
CCI’s Bluffview School Provides Opportunities to Develop Skills Bluffview School is the name of the education program at Columbia Correctional Institution. The mission of Bluffview School is to provide all students the opportunity to develop educational and/or vocational skills consistent with identified needs that enable them to become productive members of the institution, as well as socie
Forum: Vocational Education
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
CCI’s Bluffview School Provides Opportunities to Develop Skills Bluffview School is the name of the education program at Columbia Correctional Institution. The mission of Bluffview School is to provide all students the opportunity to develop educational and/or vocational skills consistent with identified needs that enable them to become productive members of the institution, as well as socie
Forum: Literacy & Academics
5 weeks ago
Jerry Bednarowski
CEA President Participates in Australasian CEA Conference In early October, I had the opportunity to attend the 13th Biennial Australasian Corrections Education Association (ACEA) Conference in Canberra, Australia. Three correctional education associations represented by North America, Europe and Australia, came together at the conference to discuss common issues and how our organizations can
Forum: International
3 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Here is the November/December issue of the Parenting Connection newsletter. If you would like to contribute an article on your program for the January/February issue, send it to jerrybednarowski@new.rr.com by December 15
Forum: Parenting
3 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
AIM Celebrates 30 Years of Service Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) is celebrating 30 years of service to Inmate Mothers this November. AIM was founded in 1987 by Church Women United, The Alabama Prison Project, the Alabama Department of Corrections and a group of committed volunteers who discovered that there were many women in prison who never see their children. AIM’s founders recognized t
Forum: Female Offenders
3 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Wisconsin County Jail Directory Updated Teachers and volunteers working in jails and detention centers often express the concern of being isolated and unable to communicate with their peers working in similar settings. The Correctional Education Association-Wisconsin is interested in providing services for these educators. To do so, CEA-Wisconsin has developed the Directory of Education Progra
Forum: Jails
3 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
First Graduates Complete Dairy Worker Training Program On June 27, 2017, Wisconsin DOC Secretary Jon Litscher joined Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, State Representative Michael Schraa, leaders from Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC), and guests to celebrate the inaugural graduation ceremony for inmate workers completing the Dairy Worker Training Certificate. The Bureau of Correctional
Forum: Vocational Education
3 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Wisconsin DOC Educators Attend Equity and Social Justice Institute The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has collaborated with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Title I & School Support, and the Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network to offer a day-long institute focusing on equity and social justice in education for DOC teachers and education directors. Many educa
Forum: Research, Evaluation & Training
5 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Here is the September/October issue of the Parenting Connection newsletter. If you would like to contribute an article on your program for the November/December issue, send it to jerrybednarowski@new.rr.com by October 10
Forum: Parenting
5 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Wanted: Information on Parenting Programs for Incarcerated Youth Youth incarcerated in juvenile facilities are usually legally still children, but some are also parents. Incarcerated teen parents rarely have the opportunity to receive parenting education or visit with their infants despite the proven long lasting benefits experienced by themselves and their children. Young parents have spe
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Demeter Foundation Expands Services In the Demeter Foundation’s summer newsletter is an announcement that they have recently expanded the availability of their Welcome Home Kit to 68 Wisconsin counties. The Welcome Home Kits contain personal essential items and resource information. Programs are at ‘no cost’ to formerly incarcerated women who have been back in the community for less than
Forum: Transition / Re-Entry
5 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Demeter Foundation Expands Services In the Demeter Foundation’s summer newsletter is an announcement that they have recently expanded the availability of their Welcome Home Kit to 68 Wisconsin counties. The Welcome Home Kits contain personal essential items and resource information. Programs are at ‘no cost’ to formerly incarcerated women who have been back in the community for less than
Forum: Community Corrections
5 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Demeter Foundation Expands Services In the Demeter Foundation’s summer newsletter is an announcement that they have recently expanded the availability of their Welcome Home Kit to 68 Wisconsin counties. The Welcome Home Kits contain personal essential items and resource information. Programs are at ‘no cost’ to formerly incarcerated women who have been back in the community for less than
Forum: Female Offenders
7 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Here is the July/August of the Parenting Connection newsletter. If you would like to contribute an article on your program for the September/October issue, send it to jerrybednarowski@new.rr.com by August 15.
Forum: Parenting
7 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Just Beginning Gives Incarcerated Teens Tools to Be Competent Parents Incarcerated teen parents rarely receive parenting education or visit with their infants despite the proven long lasting benefits experienced by themselves and their children. Just Beginning is a parenting program that connects youth in the juvenile justice system with their children by teaching teens how to develop a
Forum: Juvenile Justice
7 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Oakhill (Wisconsin) Horticulture Program Cultivates Relationships with Community Jason Garlynd walked through a quarter-acre vegetable garden on a 90-degree day last week, pointing out varieties of lettuce and expressing hopes for the recovery of a strawberry crop after a turkey attack. He chatted with workers sitting on overturned buckets to pull weeds. Garlynd called out to one, asking ho
Forum: Vocational Education
7 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Juvenile Arrests in Wisconsin Drop Sharply A post on the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families’ website, www.wccf.org, illustrates how the number of juvenile arrests in Wisconsin has declined dramatically and universally from 2011 to 2015. The decrease reflects a drop in crime committed by juveniles, as well as changes in law enforcement practices. About 44,000 people age 17 and
Forum: Juvenile Justice
9 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Parenting From Prison Reduces Consequences of Parental Incarceration Parenting education programs may serve a vital role in helping to reduce the numerous negative consequences associated with parental incarceration and also build important skills and behaviors among incarcerated parents. Indeed, incarcerated parents are likely to suffer from a multitude of risk factors that may stem back to
Forum: Research, Evaluation & Training
9 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Here is the May/June of the Parenting Connection newsletter. If you would like to contribute an article on your program for the May/June issue, send it to jerrybednarowski@new.rr.com by June 10.
Forum: Parenting
9 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Executive Order Gives Child Support Relief for Incarcerated Parents In the last days of the Obama administration, regulators quietly eased the child support burden on parents in prison. In an executive action just a month before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Obama administration unveiled a new federal regulation aimed at ending state policies that can leave prisoners saddl
Forum: Legislative
9 months ago
Jerry Bednarowski
Wisconsin Correctional Education 80 Years Ago The Committee on Education of the American Prison Association was the predecessor to the Correctional Education Association. In October 1937, the Committee published the first issue of “Correctional Education,” a newsletter that gave an overview of education programs as they existed 80 years ago in federal institutions, 27 state correctional sy
Forum: Literacy & Academics
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