Professional resources

Articles, curriculum, guidebooks and reports those who work with families impacted by incarceration.

  • Building Strong Families
    University of Missouri Extension - A thirteen-topic curriculum which helps families build strengths, face challenges and make choices using hands-on activities.

  • E-Answers
    Online resource of information and research from land grant universities across the United States.

  • Marriage Resources
    Utah Marriage. Research-based ideas for dating and marriage preparation, facts about marriage and more.

  • Making Ends Meet
    University of Missouri Poverty at Issue. A PowerPoint presentation to help local leaders discover what it takes to make ends meet.

  • Poverty Quiz
    Test your knowledge about poverty in Missouri.

  • Tackling the Tough Skills
    A fun, innovative and highly interactive life skills curriculum that helps hard-to-reach adults or teens prepare for success in work and life.

  • Waiting for Mommy (PDF)
    Giving a voice to the hidden victims of imprisonment by
    Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System, Canada


          Missouri Contact: Robert Wilkerson
National Contact: Lynna Lawson

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.