Family & Corrections Network

     

Child Welfare League of America 2008 Conference

FCN Super Session Presentation

 

On February 27, 2008, NRCCFI/FCN presented at a super session of the Child Welfare League of America’s Annual Conference.  The session, entitled The Bill of Rights for Children of the Incarcerated: A Framework for Policy and Practice, brought together service providers, researchers, directly affected and advocates.  Presenters discussed research, best practices and on-the-ground strategies related to working with children of the incarcerated.

This page brings you access to information on presenters & their organizations and selected presentations.

Session Agenda
Introduction & Welcome
Keynote Address
Learning from the Past- Understanding the Present
Morning Panel Presentation #1
What do the Children and Families of the Incarcerated Need Now?
Morning Panel Presentation #2
Responding to the Needs: Surveying the Landscape of Programs and Services (Presentation Download Available Below)
Afternoon Presentations
Focusing on the Future: Implications for Public Policy
    I- The Voice of Experience
    II- Research to Guide Policy and Practice (Presentation Download Available Below)
    III- Promising Solutions (Presentation Download Available Below)

 

 

Introduction & Welcome
Peter Breen
Senior Fellow
Child Welfare League of America
San Anselmo, CA
Pbreen5@comcast.net

 

Keynote Address
Learning from the Past- Understanding the Present
Dean Creasie Finney Hairston
Jane Addams College of Social Work
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Focus on Children with Incarcerated Parents: An Overview of the Research Literature by Dr. Hairston was not available at the time of this conference.  The publication is available at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

 

Morning Panel Presentation #1
What do the Children and Families of the Incarcerated Need Now?
Moderator
Emani G. Davis
Consultant and Co-Chair
Youth Advisory Board for the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents
New York, NY
emanigdavis@aol.com

Panelists
Demel Deon Bullock
Project W.H.A.T.
Student
College of Alameda and Youth Member of Project W.H.A.T. since 2006. San Francisco, CA

Kyle Sporleder
Project W.H.A.T.
Student
Leadership High School and Youth Member of Project W.H.A.T.
In pursuit of a career in journalism, law, or politics
San Francisco, CA

Project W.H.A.T. is a San Francisco based youth led team raising public awareness about the impact of parental incarceration on children.  We’re Here And Talking.

Makeba Lavan
The Osborne Association
Volunteer Services Coordinator, The Osborne Association
Co-Chair, Youth Advisory Board for the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Former Youth Ambassador
New York, NY
mlavan@osborneny.org
Free National Hotline: 1-800-344-3314

 

Morning Panel Presentation #2
Responding to the Needs: Surveying the Landscape of Programs and Services
Moderator
Carol F. Burton, LMSW
Exectuve Director, Centerforce (As of July 7, 2008)
Former Associate Executive Director, The Osborne Association
Chair, Board of Directors of the Family and Corrections Network
New York, NY
cburton@osborneny.org

Panelists
Ann Adalist-Estrin
Director, The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
Jenkintown, PA
adalist@fcnetwork.org
Presentation Material:
Responding to the Needs Surveying the Landscape (PPT)

Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
Director, Amachi
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 557-4497
Amachi Program Brochure (PUB)

Dee Ann Newell
Justice Fellow, Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation of NY
Director, National Bill of Rights for Children of the Incarcerated Project of the Soros Foundation of NY
Founder, Arkansas Voices for the Children Left Behind
Little Rock, AR
Presentation Material:
Children of the Incarcerated Bill of Rights (PDF)
deeannlr@aol.com
     

 

Afternoon Presentations
Focusing on the Future: Implications for Public Policy
Moderator
Martha Raimon
Senior Associate
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Washington, DC
Formerly Director of the Incarcerated Mothers Law Project
Women’s Prison Association
Martha.raimon@cssp.org
                       
I- The Voice of Experience
Maria Hernandez
Drop-Out Prevention Specialist and Caregiver of 3 children of an incarcerated parent
Dobie Middle School
Austin, TX
(512) 414-4324
Maria.H.Hernandez@austinisd.org
          
Britney Fontaine
Child of an incarcerated parent
Little Rock, AR

Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Fontaine can be reached at
The National Resource Center for Children and Families of the Incarcerated or fcn@fcnetwork.org.

II- Research to Guide Policy and Practice
Susan D. Phillips
Assistant Professor
Jane Addams College of Social Work
Chicago, IL
suephi@uic.edu
Presentation Material:
Recent Research on Children of Incarcerated Parents (PDF)
Selected Bibliography

Presentation III- Promising Solutions
Mary Lee Allen
Director
Child Welfare and Mental Health Children’s Defense Fund
Washington, DC
mallen@childrensdefense.org
           
C. Diane Wallace Booker
Executive Director
U.S. Dream Academy, Inc.
Columbia, MD
Presentation Material:
Focusing on the Future: Implications for Public Policy Promising Solutions (PDF)

Vicki Turetsky
Director of Family Policy
Center for Law and Social Policy
Washington, DC
CLASP Fact Sheets (PDF)
(202) 906-8017
vturet@clasp.org