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SurviningaLovedOnesIncarceration-bookcov

This handbook is for families affected by a loved one's incarceration. Hardcopies are available for purchase. Proceeds support children of incarcerated parents and resources for their families. To purchase paperback copies for your organization, complete the contact form and list the book title. 

Prison Staff and Family Visits: United Kingdom Case Study

by Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson

and Dr. Geoffrey Johnson

 

Read About: United Kingdom Research . Prison Staff and Family Visits: United Kingdom Case Study

Hart-Johnson, A., &

Johnson, G.

Prison leadership and staff who operate and maintain prison visiting environments can play
a critical role in shaping the conditions of a parent-child visit 

Advocacy for Children's Rights: Physical Contact During Prison Visits

By Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson

Cambridge Scholars Press

Parental Incarceration and Children

Children of incarcerated parents are considered one of the World’s most vulnerable populations....

October 2019

Baby Star Finds "Happy"

 

Baby Star Finds “Happy” is a story about a child’s journey, where she embraces friendship, family, and forgiveness when a mother goes to jail. Baby Star learns that sadness is a normal response when someone you love is gone. She also learns that she is not at fault for her mother’s incarceration.

This book is for parents and caregivers of children affected by parental incarceration.

Books can be purchased through Avon Hart-Johnson Publications

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Avon Hart-Johnson

October 2019

Rocko's  Guitar

 

Rocko’s Guitar, is a story about a young male who adores his dad, a budding musician. Rocko’s bond with his father is strengthened when his dad gives him a cherished guitar for his birthday. Their relationship must withstand an unexpected separation due to Dad’s incarceration.

This book is for parents and caregivers of children affected by parental incarceration.

Avon Hart-Johnson Publications

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Geoffrey Johnson

November, 2017

Jamie's Big Visit

 

Children process separation and resultant grief in different ways. These little ones are sometimes the last to learn about the absent parent or loved one's incarceration. Their loss can be internalized, leaving the child feeling angry, guilty-and worried. The affected child may wonder when he or she will ever see the absent person again. This book chronicles Jamie the Bear's experience as he learns about grown-up time-out (incarceration). This guide helps a parent or caregiver to explain and minimize the possible fear associated with the first prison visit. When a parent or loved one goes to prison, it can feel like someone died.

Avon Hart-Johnson Publications

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Avon Hart-Johnson