Upcoming Event: "Tell me a Story: The Reality of Oklahoma’s Children of Incarcerated Parents," February 17th

The next installment of the Practice and Policy Lecture Series, sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), will focus on the children of incarcerated parents.  “Tell me a Story:  The Reality of Oklahoma’s Children of Incarcerated Parents,” will be Friday, February 17, from Noon to 1 p.m in the Chesapeake Room of the Oklahoma History Center at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The event features Cheri Fuller, Executive Director of Redeeming the Family, who will bring to light some of the challenges facing children whose mothers are incarcerated as well as share an innovative model for keeping families connected.

Fuller is an author and international speaker who has taught at every level from elementary school to college.  She has written several books, appeared on national television and radio, and in 2004 was named “Oklahoma Mother of the Year.”  Children are deeply affected socially, emotionally, and academically by the incarceration of a parent—especially a mother.  “Few children see their incarcerated parents on a regular basis and most not at all,” says Fuller,  “It is difficult for parents to maintain contact with their children while they are incarcerated due to a lack of resources.  That may include the child’s distance from prison and family hardships, among other things.”

Click here to register for the event.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information contact the Office of Planning, Research, and Statistics at (405)521-3552.  View the complete lecture series lineup at: Practice and Policy Lecture Series website.


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