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A SPOONFUL OF HOPE

Many years ago, in a report on correctional education in Illinois prepared by the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority, an astounding statement was made that still holds true today: "The challenge for... practitioners, and for the educational system as a whole, is to...

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THE BEST OF STATS

June 17, 2019, brings us the 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book - one of the most reliable sources of data about the well-being of children. The Data Book tracks 16 areas of child-well being across four domains - health, education,...

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ON RAMP TO THE FREADOM® ROAD?

Release from jail or prison could mark the beginning of breaking the cycle of incarceration - and for those with children - it could mark the beginning of breaking the intergenerational one. Unfortunately, without assistance, two-thirds of those released return to...

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HIGH FIVE

In Parental Incarceration and the Family, author Joyce A. Arditti stresses the critical role parent relationships play in the social and educational outcomes for children of incarcerated parents. For over 2% of U.S. Children under the age of 18 - more than 1,700,000...

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YOU SHALL NOT BE AFRAID FOR THE TERROR BY NIGHT

These are words from Psalm 91. Why are we making this Psalm available to download? The mother of a recently incarcerated young man once asked us to send it to her son. Turmoil was brewing on his jail living unit. He was afraid. He had heard other detainees discussing...

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BATTLE AGAINST THE BOTTLE

The "Big Book" is the foundational reference of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and 12-Step Programs.The first half of the book tells how AA came to be and how it works. The last half relates stories of those who, thanks to their relentless participation in AA, are winning...

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FOUNDATION OF FOUNDATION

We join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Boston Children's Hospital in honoring its founder T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. who would have celebrated his 101st birthday May 10, 2019.The life's work of Dr. Brazelton "one of the world's best-known pediatricians and child...

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PRAISE AND READ

Mark Twain once said a classic is "a book which people praise but don't read." The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius - one of the great emperors of ancient Rome - is a classic which people praise AND read. In fact, The Meditations have been praised and read for...

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EASY AS ZERO To THREE

The Zero To Three Organization is the national, cutting edge source for information on early childhood development. Their video "A Window To The World: Promoting Early Language and Literacy Development" shows that investing efforts and resources in a child's language...

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FROM GORE TO GLORY

Gory. That word best describes the extreme physical and emotional abuse Dave Pelzer suffered at the hands of his alcoholic, mentally ill mother. Referring to her child as "It" rather than using his personal name, betrayed her view and treatment of him as less than...

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BACK POCKET COUNSELOR

Acceptance is only 24 pages long and small enough to fit into one's back pocket. From there it can be quickly pulled out - in any sudden time of need - for instant calm and inspiration. How do we know this? Many years ago a teacher in a correctional facility high...

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