those in need
Grief & loss isn't seasonal, which is why our year-round psycho-educational support group gets so much attention. Devote an afternoon or evening to volunteer, serve as guest speaker, or ask a DCPC staff member how you can get involved.
MASS INCARCERATION HURTS CHILDREN & FAMILIES
A gENERATION OF
Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson
Mr. Philip Fornaci, Esq.
Civil Rights Attorney
Ms. Rosanne Clausen
Strong Prison Wives, CEO
Dr. Vernelle Brown
Executive Director, DCPC
Mr. Charles Hart
Director Social Media
Marketing and Branding
DCPC Team, Huddersfield England, International Coalition of Children With Incarcerated Parents Conference
On August 10, 2019, Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson and colleagues traveled to the United Kingdom to present preliminary research findings for a project affectionately known as the “Storybook Research Project.” The purpose of the qualitative study was to understand how parents and caregivers communicate with their minor children (under 10 years old) about parental incarceration. Further, the research team wanted to understand how these guardians of children with incarcerated parents perceived the use of storybooks as a creative intervention.
Ms. Rose Watkins
Ms. Casandra Allen
DCPC is a 501c3 nonprofit serving families & children affected by mass incarceration and mentoring returned citizens.
The mission of DC Project Connect is to provide crisis intervention and information resources to families affected by incarceration and to support reentry initiatives that strengthen families.
Mentoring: This program is in collaboration with community stakeholders and The Fairview Residential Reentry Center (halfway house) for women.
DC PROJECT. CONNECT
When a loved one goes to prison the family can experience multiple periods of crisis. Financial setbacks, overwhelming fear, and anxiety may become the norm. To affected individuals, family life may not ever be the same. According to Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson, some families experience "Symbolic Imprisonment" ®2015, which that can entail self-punishment, withdrawal, guilt, shame, grief, and social isolation; thereby causing the affected individual(s) to refrain from normal activities. Children are especially vulnerable to separation and loss. Their grief can be perpetual and prolonged similar to mourning a death of a loved one.
INCARCERATION HURTS.WE FOSTER HEALING
Mr. Robert Powitzky