What Will Happen to Me: Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go To Bed With A Parent In Pri

What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison This book brings together photographic portraits of 30 children whose parents are incarcerated, along with their thoughts and reflections, in their own words As Taylor says, I want other kids to know that, even though your parents are locked up, they re not bad people And I want them to know that we ll What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison This book brings together photographic portraits of 30 children whose parents are incarcerated, along with their thoughts and reflections, in their own words As Taylor says, I want other kids to know that, even though your parents are locked up, they re not bad people And I want them to know that we ll get through it As long as we have someone there to help us, we can get through it It makes you stronger The material in What Will Happen to Me has been gathered and written by two nationally recognized experts Howard Zehr is known around the world as the grandfather of restorative justice He lectures and consults internationally on that topic and related issues He is currently a member of the Victims Advisory Group of the U.S Sentencing Commission Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz travels the U.S doing mediation work in severe crime cases She provides consulting and training for agencies and communities seeking to implement programs of restorative justice This book of portraits and text includes Reflections of several grandparents who are unexpectedly parenting children whose parents are incarcerated Ten Questions Often Asked by Children Dealing with Emotions including grief and loss, shame and stigma, anger and isolation Resources for Staying in Touch, Finding Moments of Celebration, Adjusting to a Parent s Return, Self Care for Family Caregivers, and Suggestions for Third Party Caregivers The Children s Bill of Rights, along with thoughtful consideration about how to apply restorative justice and respect for relationships in these difficult situations.
What Will Happen to Me Every Night Approximately Three Million Children Go To Bed With A Parent In Pri What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison This book brings together photographic portraits of children whose parents are incarcerated along with their thoughts and reflections in t

  • Title: What Will Happen to Me: Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go To Bed With A Parent In Pri
  • Author: Howard Zehr
  • ISBN: 9781561486892
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “What Will Happen to Me: Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go To Bed With A Parent In Pri”

    1. As adults we often get caught up in our emotions. We fail to think about how our actions affect the children in our midst. What Will Happen to Me?, authors Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz give voices to the children who often go unheard. "Life would’ve been different if my parents hadn’t been in prison. I would have been graduating high school this year, going to senior prom, and doing all the other stuff kids do instead of growing up too fast."Those are the words of Brittany. Her [...]

    2. In 2004, I facilitated a discussion on incarcerated mothers at the MamaGathering, an alternative parenting conference in Minneapolis. The 20-plus parents who attended the discussion were politically conscious, if not politically active. Among them was a social worker who worked with children in foster care.In 1997, Congress passed the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA). ASFA stipulated that states must begin terminating the legal rights of parents whose children are in foster care for [...]

    3. This is like 39 kites in a way. 99 kites? Okay. Beautiful pictures, interested in the resources, wanted more stories from caretakers.One thing I learned/ hit me was that if children are being cared for by grandparents, the grandparents cannot apply for resources/ financial assistance as a caretaker for the children, but foster parents can. Weak sauce. What I mean is. Why do we discriminate here? Imagine being a grandparent and then being thrown into being a parent again. One couple talked about [...]

    4. This is a good book but I felt it was a little short. It features pictures of kids along with a paragraph or a few sentences that they said in reference to their parent(s) being in prison. It's sobering to see the real faces of the children. The book is short though and does include a lot of large pictures, so it's short on words. Nothing that I read really surprised me, as everything written could be assumed or guessed about children who have incarcerated parents. I Think that was what bummed m [...]

    5. "My mom is somewhere - I don't know where - but she isn't here with me." Each child pictured in this book tells his or her own story about coping with a parent/parents in jail, each story is written with their own, personal words. This is good for both children and adults to read. It's important that the stories are presented from the children's point of view so that we can understand what it's like from their perspective.

    6. This is the 2nd book I have read by this author, and I loved both of them. The photos are a great addition.

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