4-H Life

Resources

Media library

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Overview

 

Should a child visit an incarcerated parent?

by Rick Smith, MO_AFCC KC area lunch and learn presentation, August 2010

 

4-H LIFE Families

4-H LIFE program at Potosi Correctional Center featured in Daily Journal Online, July 2010

 

Program teaches parenting skills

4-H LIFE program at Potosi Correctional Center featured in Daily Journal Online, July 2010

 

Research: Increasing our Knowledge about Parental Incarceration

by Joyce A. Arditti, PhD, department of human development, VA Polytechnic Institute and State University; 4-H LIFE evaluation consultant; University of Missouri-Columbia, February 2009

 

Testimonials from dads in the Potosi 4-H LIFE program

MU Cooperative Media Group, November 2004

Click on a quote to view the WMV file of the testimonial.


"The situation in the visiting room is very structured and restricted…"


"In the 4-H program we're able to hug, and just talk on a human-to-human relationship — a father-to-child relationship…"


"The 4-H program gives us an opportunity to spend… quality time with our kids…"


"The LIFE program here at Potosi Correctional Center includes a 4-H club where the kids can meet with their dads…"


"That's what I like about 4-H. No matter what the setting is, the parents can learn as much as the kids can learn, and they can learn together.…"


"It's a much more relaxed atmosphere. You can see fathers and sons and fathers and daughters doing the typical things that they do out on the street…"


"It's given me the opportunity to relate to my grandkids and my kids on a basis that I never had before…"


"We take photographs…and create a history together as parent and child…"


"…To share some moments together. You know, a letter, that's nice, but it just doesn't express it…"
 

Prison Dad, VHS or DVD

Potosi Correctional Center
by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
Available for checkout, contact gillespiet@missouri.edu

 

4-H LIFE Program, DVD

Potosi Correctional Center, 2006
Available for checkout, contact gillespiet@missouri.edu

 

Program participants reciting 4-H club pledge

Women's Eastern Correctional Center 4-H LIFE program, Spring 2010
WMA audio file

 

          Missouri Contact: Robert Wilkerson wilkersonrc@missouri.edu
National Contact: Lynna Lawson lawsonl@missouri.edu

The 4-H LIFE program is supported by University of Missouri Extension, the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative, the Missouri Children's Trust Fund, the National 4-H Council and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Program.