Oklahoma Study of Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children 2014
@2014APM Presentaiton on Using Art & Multimodal Learning to Enhance Student Processing of Client Experiences
A few articles related to the topic.
Blazhenkova, O., & Kozhevnikov, M. (2010). Visual-object ability: A new dimension of nonverbal
Gardner, H. (1998). Are there additional intelligences? The case for naturalist, spiritual,
Groff, J.S., (2013). Expanding Our “Frames” of Mind for education and the arts. Harvard educational
Getting great Press!
One of the many projects I’ve been working on lately is with a non-profit called Redeeming the Family. “The Messages Project” is a program where volunteers go into Oklahoma’s prisons and video-record prisoners reading books to their children. They then make a DVD of the recording, and book and video are mailed to child so that they can feel a sense of connection to their parent. The focus is to use literacy development as a mechanism to decrease stress and anxiety for children of incarcerated parents by helping them maintain appropriate familial relationships. My main role in the project has been to develop a system to quantify and measure multiple domains related to the state of the child’s well-being before, during, and after the program. We’ve been seeing some great results, and getting some great press.
Connecticut Trauma Informed Practice Guide