July 03, 2013

Webinar for Faith-Based and Community Leaders: Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents

Webinar for Faith-Based and Community Leaders: Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents
CFBNP Center
Webinar for Faith-Based and Community Leaders: Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents
On July 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the U.S. Department of Justice Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) will present the Webinar "Faith in Action: Working with Children of Incarcerated Parents." This 90-minute Webinar will inform faith-based and community leaders about trends in youth delinquency, substance abuse, and poor academic attainment due to parent incarceration and resulting absence. Panelists will highlight the impacts on the health and safety of youth at risk of delinquency when parents are incarcerated and will provide resources for leaders to make a positive difference in the lives of youth and their communities.
Panelists Include:
Elizabeth Gaynes
Elizabeth Gaynes is the executive director of the Osborne Association, a multiservice nonprofit that implements and champions solutions that reduce the damage caused by crime and incarceration. During her 29 year tenure, Osborne has grown into NY's leading provider of family-focused services to individuals affected by the criminal justice system. Using her own experience raising children whose father was incarcerated for much of their lives, she established FamilyWorks, the first comprehensive parenting program in a men's state prison. In 2004, along with her daughter Emani Davis, she was the first American nominated for the prestigious World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, for defending the rights of children with incarcerated parents. Ms. Gaynes has a JD degree from Syracuse Law School.
Wilson Goode
In 2000, Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr., who is known affectionately as the "father" of the Children of Prisoners Movement in the country, organized Amachi, an effective mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents. He began implementing the program in just four sections of Philadelphia, and soon thereafter it was replicated nationwide with the creation of at least 350 Amachi-modeled programs that have served more than 300,000 youth in all 50 states. Prior to Dr. Goode's work with Amachi, he served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, two terms as Mayor of Philadelphia and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Goode regularly offers his expertise through consulting and speaking engagements, for which he has received numerous awards, certificates, and honors.
Catherine Tijerina
Catherine Tijerina is the co-founder and co-executive director of the The RIDGE Project. The RIDGE Project is a nationally recognized faith-based organization serving fathers, families and youth in Ohio. Their mission is to establish a path of honor, discipline and integrity by way of education, motivation and inspiration in order to lead families into a future defined by hope, peace and righteousness for generations to come. They currently serve over 30,000 Ohio residents annually.
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