37 min

Parenting from Prison: Maintaining Connections through Reading Reach Out and Read

    • Medicine

While parenting can be challenging, can you imagine doing so from behind bars?  Even so, maintaining a parent-child relationship is critical to reducing the harm to children of having an incarcerated parent.  We explore all facets of this subject, first with investigative journalist Ludwig Hurtado on the rise of reading-aloud programs at jails and prisons.  Then, Greg Williams and his daughter Melissa share their personal story of being separated by bars and how these programs shaped their relationship.

While parenting can be challenging, can you imagine doing so from behind bars?  Even so, maintaining a parent-child relationship is critical to reducing the harm to children of having an incarcerated parent.  We explore all facets of this subject, first with investigative journalist Ludwig Hurtado on the rise of reading-aloud programs at jails and prisons.  Then, Greg Williams and his daughter Melissa share their personal story of being separated by bars and how these programs shaped their relationship.

37 min