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Reintegration is a tough issue that military families grapple with all the time. Butterfly Wife (fellow blogger and milspouse) recently welcomed her husband home from Iraq. She and her husband will join us for a candid hour about the reintegration process. You don't want to miss this show!
This Sunday, we will be discussing the need for cultural/spiritual opportunities in this countries prisons, and a need for transitional support upon release of our relatives. Ever since the first sweat lodge appeared behind prison walls in Nebraska in the early 70's, this issue has been well litigated in state and federal courts. Even Amnesty International has examined these cases.
In 1982, the warden at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary compared Native culture/spirituality to the Aryan Brotherhood and the Ku Klux Klan in denying permission to form a cultural group as mandated by court orders. By the 90's, sweat lodge was allowed at many prisons, and the right to wear long hair had been fought and won, but the real battle remains. What is there for Native prisoners upon their release?
In the past ten years the Muscogee Nation has began their Reintegration program and others have began to develop their own. This week I met with the Choctaw Nation and was asked to begin to gather information and data to create a program for reintegration. For myself, this was a milestone in my life as I had asked the Choctaw Nation to do this 30 years ago.
We all have families, loved ones and friends in prison. We hope the best for them upon their release, but it is a long road back with a type of PTSD from existing in months - years within a violent and dangerous environment. Employment becomes difficult without marketable skills and coping without life skills makes it stressful that sometimes one just gives up and resorts to old habits that reduces a sense of self-worth.
We'll discuss these and many other issues in the two hours we have this weekend. Plan to listen in and share with your friends!
This week, we'll discuss reintegration. Once deemed a "sex offender" or worse, a "sexually violent predator," how can you start over as a member of society? Most go through this process alone. But in recent years, programs.have been popping up all over the world & in several U.S. states.
We'll discuss the difficult process of reingrating without help. See this experience through the eyes of Derek Logue, Author of Once Fallen. His life after incarceration and the many difficulties he faced led to activism. He then wrote the book, detailing his struggles. Derek's detailed web site is at: OnceFallen.com. You may also purchase his book here.
We will also delve into a successful reintegration program that's near Coalinga State Hospital. Circles of Support and Accountability or COSA got its start in Canada and now has successful branches in the UK as well as in MN, among others. Our guest Frank Juarez has worked with COSA in Fresno, CA and will discuss his experiences. Please visit COSA Fresno at http://peace.fresno.edu/cosa/.
Join us for this informative show--find out what can happen when the community & volunteers help the newly freed men find their place in society. What a difference it can make for all involved! Note: In the coming months, CSH News will be highlighting other similar programs. If there's one you'd like to see on the show, please email us using the link at the top of CSHNews.com.
Fuzzy Manning is the Founder & CEO of PTS Treatment™ and the creator of Integrative Trauma Care™, R.E.S.P.O.N.D. Warrior Reintegration™, and Re-Entry Survival Teams™. He is an Advanced Alternative Specialist, radio show host, author, and speaker. He is a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam and experienced Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
R.E.S.P.O.N.D. Warrior Reintegration™ was created to enable warriors to adapt their military experience to build Re-Entry Survival Teams™ to successfully reintegrate into their families and civilian communities.
Warriors (veterans) are struggling with their reintegration into their families and civilian communities. It’s affecting their family life, employment, bank account, and community support. We help warriors and their families to create Re-Entry Survival Teams by engaging the warrior’s military experience to contribute to their families and create safe, friendly, and diverse Organic Communities. Once the teams are operating successfully, we help move them from Survival to Prosperity! “Your re-entry into civilian life matters!”
What Do Women Want For Christmas?
Hint: What Kind of Man?
As an 18-Year Wall Street Journal Veteran...
I believe there is no perfection. The pursuit of excellence took me to Regional Classified Advertising Manager 1988, & now an inspiring "Messenger" since 1994.
As a Youth Program Volunteer…
I get to thank those who patiently believed in me.
As a Former Basketball Coach...
I believe that how you win is more important than that you win.
As a Cadre Speaker for the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program...
I believe our Military Service Members & their Families are Silent Heroes. My weekends are spent doing Communication, Humor and Life Skills sessions.
Paid your debt to society? Think again and keep paying.
Our literary and cinematic clichés include felons reinventing themselves after prison. Our society actively discourages reintegration. We are more like Valjean/Javert or Hester Prynne. You will wear your mistake and pay for it so long as you live.
Most obvious are CORI-style criminal-records files that give employers an excuse to hire someone other than an ex-convict. That keeps the former felon struggling and poor.
Even among rich celebrities, there can be pushback. Lately Mak Wahlberg has asked for a pardon from an old conviction for a racist assault (one of several in his teens and early 20s). Seems as a convicted felon, he has problems getting liquor licenses for his burger restaurants. Consider the harm and hopelessness if you aren't a wealthy, famous music and movie star.
At a base level though, why do the feds encourage states to bar former felons from the number one civic duty of voting? Only two New England states let incarcerated criminals vote absentee. Quite a few permanently ban participation in elections.
There is some logic to preventing ex-convicts from getting gun permits...but only if they had committed vioent offenses. But honestly, why separate the paid-their-debt crowd from the rights of citizenship?
This is a conversation about navigating through the pitfalls of obtaining employment as an ex-offender in today's society! This is an open conversation to all! The following topics will be covered: finding your skills sets; networking, completing the application, creating resumes, interviewing with confidence, and of course the follow up to the interview. Remember that this is all about empowering ex-offenders to become powerfully productive citizens to society. This is our community and we must do what we can to empower it! We all want to be successful
MSOL graduate Debra Germany knows first-hand how to turn tragedy into a positive and transformative leadership opportunity, serving others around her through her unique experience. Debra is the Executive Director of Divine Intervention Ministry (DIM), a faith-based organization dedicated to restoring the lives of incarcerated adults and at-risk youth.
On July 9, 2001, her only child, Raymond, was murdered in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Ms. Germany says that DIM was birthed in her spirit through the death of her son. Since DIM's beginnings in 2002, Ms. Germany worked to find community solutions to crime and soothe grieving family members. In 2006, DIM changed directions to its current mission with the launch of the IMPACT (Interceding Making Positive Actions Come Together) program, focusing on restoring the lives of incarcerated adults and at-risk youth. Debra has also worked in partnership with the Pennsylvania Prison Society to develop the Building Bridges program where trained mentors are matched with pre- and post-released inmates to assist in their societal reintegration.
Recently, DIM began a partnership with Renewal, Inc. an organization that provides alternative housing and community corrections services to individuals in the criminal justice system. DIM initiated a faith-based 12 Week transitional programs that offer discipleship, practical resources and mentoring for inmates who are nearing release. Ms Germany is a licensed minister at Jesus Dwelling Place in North Braddock, PA, a former board member of the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime, and a recipient of numerous awards. Ms. Germany has inspirationally turned her personal tragedy into community transformation through servant leadership. Tune in with John Stanko as he and Debra recount her incredible journey and discuss how her MSOL experience continues to be lived out in her endeavors.
Join us tonight at 9:00 p.m. (CT) PTSD Power Hour, we will be focusing on Reintegration of The Wounded Warrior". Do not miss it!
in Self Help
Isn't incarceration about applying negative consequences in the hope individuals will see the light and change their ways? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken interview Rob Tudisco, a criminal defense attorney, around the topic of ADHD in prisons and the reintegration process. Listen in and become aware of how the system penalizes those with ADHD by removing the tools, structures, and resources that those with ADHD need to manage their ADHD effectively, like ADHD meds, special education services, counselors, therapists, and coaches. They discuss how the structured environment of a prison sets an ADD-er up for failure when released back into an unstructured world. We'll talk about other travesties for those with ADHD, such as the emphasis upon release to get a job with no regard to finding the right job. In the end, you'll see why most ADHD adults in prison had graduated from the juvenile justice system, and you'll understand why prisons like Riker's Island have more inmates with mental health issues than any mental health hospital in the country. Whether you have ADHD or not, this issue impacts you. Listen in, learn, and help educate society so we can build a better mousetrap. Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.
Listen as Andy LaPointe Talks Live July 24th 7pm MST or later 24/7 to Prince Humphries a disabled veteran that served in the U.S Army for over 10 years. After multiple tours during OIF and OEF, he was diagnosed with PTSD. Having had difficulties reconnecting with his family, Prince understands the importance of reintegration through leisure. Although Prince is not 100%, he still believes in serving our military. He works alongside his wife LaTronda in HOHP. Prince is currently a Certified Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Green Belt, and pursuing his degree in Recreational Therapy.
Prince Humphries is Director of Operations Healing Our Heroes Project
Healing Our Heroes Project is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. HOHP mission is to honor and support our military families from all eras and all branches. We facilitate 5-day/4-night recreational therapeutic retreats. The retreats are five days, which gives the soldier and their family member’s adequate time to begin to decompress and begin the healing cycle.
For More Details go to; http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/july-2014/article/listen-to-prince-humphries-army-disabled-veteran-and-director-of-operations-healing-our-heroes-project
in Self Help
Sexual Reintegration is important after your partner discovers the trauma of your actions. But the process is slow and it takes alot of patience and time. Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw are the masters of this tough topic and have written two best sellers on how to return to sex after pain, betrayal and mistrust.There newest book From the Living Room to the Bedroom: The Modern Couples Guide to Sexual Abundance and Lasting Intimacy utilizes their new technique CoupleFlow which is a model that has allowed hundreds of crazy-busy, tech-bombarded, multiple hat wearing couples to overcome the ever-growing list of intimacy obstacles that modern couples face.
Sexual Addiction is a disorder that requires strategies to assist you in maintaining recovery. This show is to help you access the books, the experts and the people who are managing recovery with The 12 Step Program and Patrick Carnes Recovery Task Model that reinforces the steps you need to take to manage your recovery and take your life through the journey so that you not only conquer the "Addict" but develop into the person you were meant to be!
Carol the Coach is a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist who is ready to take you on the journey and expose you to the experts who will guide you through the steps.