Resources for Providers, Partners and Referring Agencies

Written by Melanie G. Snyder on .

The #RMOforReturningCitizens is pleased to offer these resources for Community Agencies, Services Providers and Partners.

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs) / TRAUMA / RESILIENCE RESOURCES

ACE Score Calculator (in multiple languages)

Series of articles about brain development and ACEs

Blogs/online communities:

NATIONAL: ACES Connection online community: http://www.acesconnection.com/

NATIONAL: ACES Too High: https://acestoohigh.com/ 

LANCASTER: Trauma-informed Lancaster blog: https://traumainformedlancaster.wordpress.com

OREGON: https://traumainformedoregon.org/

WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: https://resiliencetrumpsaces.org/

Infographics/slides:

Effects of Trauma, Retraumatization, What Helps (Buffalo Center for Social Research – The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care):

http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/content/dam/socialwork/social-research/ITTIC/TraumaInformedCareInfographic.jpg

Quotes/Poems:

Lewis B. Smedes: Forgiveness/Prisoner quote:

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/lewis_b_smedes_135524

Ernest Hemingway: "Stronger at the broken places" quote:

https://quotefancy.com/quote/759176/Ernest-Hemingway-The-world-breaks-everyone-and-afterward-some-are-strong-at-the-broken

Gates of Hope poem – Victoria Safford
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_gates_of_hope

Resilience, Self-Care & Healing from Trauma:

Body work/techniques:
www.Capacitar.org - go to "Research" then "Emergency Kit" download

BrainPickings.org https://www.brainpickings.org/

Dealing with the Effects of Trauma: A Self-Help Guide (SAMHSA): http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Dealing-with-the-Effects-of-Trauma-A-Self-Help-Guide/SMA-3717

Family violence prevention resources (The Amazing Brain Institute for Safe Families): http://www.instituteforsafefamilies.org/materials

General mental/emotional health resources:
www.HelpGuide.org

Mindfulness meditations (MARC) http://marc.ucla.edu/mindful-meditations

Resilience Scale (Devereux Foundation)
https://www.centerforresilientchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/DARS1.pdf

Resilience/stress reduction techniques (Greater Good in Action): https://ggia.berkeley.edu/#filters=resilience_to_stress

Self Care Wheel (Olga Phoenix):
http://www.olgaphoenix.com/key-offerings/self-care-wheel/

Self-care resources and apps: http://trauma.jbsinternational.com/traumatool/Module3Resources.html#Self-Care

Writing to Heal (James W. Pennebaker):
Article from Psychology Today about the basic technique: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/write-yourself-well/201208/expressive-writing

Trauma-informed approach:

SAMHSA Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach document:
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA14-4884/SMA14-4884.pdf

Videos:

ACEs overview from Paper Tigers/Resilience filmmakers: https://vimeo.com/139998006

Core Story of Brain Development (Alberta Family Wellness Initiative):
http://www.albertafamilywellness.org/resources/video/how-brains-are-built-core-story-of-brain-development

Hand model of the brain:

 Dr Dan Siegel – for parents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm9CIJ74Oxw

 Jeanette Yoffe - for kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_dxnYhdyuY

Reversible Thinking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL2aNAsnv-E

TED Talk: Nadine Burke Harris: Childhood trauma/lifelong health effects:
https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime

TED Talk: Johan Hari: Misconceptions about addiction:
https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong

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Guidelines for including Returning Citizens in Design & Implementation of Reentry Initiatives

OVERVIEW of resources and services available to inmates being released from PA DOC SCI's back to Lancaster County

RMO Intensive Program Application, Contract & Release of Info Process and Forms -to be completed by prospective RMO  clients 

RMO Intensive Program Referral & Authorization Form and Service Plan - to be completed by professional making the referral of prospective client to the RMO

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RMO Reentry Course at LCP - Course Materials

RMO Reentry Course at LCP - Overview

RMO Reentry Course at LCP - Full Curriculum

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How to look up a person's court case and history of criminal charges: 

COURT system - how to look up the status of a client's court case on the Pennsylvania Unified Justice System Website 

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Laws that limit people with criminal records from certain types of jobs: 

 Legal Remedies and Limitations on the Employment of People with Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

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Criminal Record Expungement Information:

Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record - American Bar Association searchable database:

http://www.abacollateralconsequences.org/

http://www.abacollateralconsequences.org/

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Brain Injury resources:

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals  (from the CDC)

Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons and Jails: An Unrecognized Problem (from the CDC)

 

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GENERAL RESOURCES FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES: 

Self Sufficiency Reference Guide: a guide to Lancaster County social service agencies, supportive services, free community meals, and other resources that can be helpful to individuals and families in the areas of housing, transportation, financial matters, parenting, health care, mental health, food, clothing, employment, education and other areas. Published in partnership with United Way of Lancaster County

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RESOURCES FOR DEFENDANTS, PRISONERS, RETURNING CITIZENS and THEIR FAMILIES 

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING RESOURCES

Stages of Change and Strategies

MI Questions for incarcerated persons/returning citizens

Relational Inquiry tool for engaging families in reentry 

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SUCCESSFUL RETURNING CITIZENS MENTORING SUPPORT GROUP RESOURCES

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group OVERVIEW

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group BROCHURE

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group APPLICATION

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group FACILITATOR GUIDELINES

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group MEETING OUTLINE 

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Article on THE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT/POLICE IN REENTRY

 

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SPECIAL RESOURCES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT

 

Justice Advocacy Guide (includes lengthy list of specialized resources)

http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=3669

 

People with Intellectual Disabilities & Sexual Offenses

http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=3658

 

People with Intellectual Disabilities in the 
Criminal Justice System: Victims & Suspects

http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=3664

Doing Justice? Criminal Offenders with Developmental Disabilities. Detailed Research Findings. (Petersilia, 2000) http://www.eric.ed.gov:80/PDFS/ED465905.pdf

 

The Criminal Justice and Human Services Systems: A Coordination Handbook. (South Dakota’s Center for Disabilities, 2006) http://dhs.sd.gov/ddc/documents/CJHB7-27-07.pdf

National Resources

National Reentry Resource Center

https://csgjusticecenter.org/nrrc/

Reentry Mythbusters: fact sheets to clarify federal policies that affect formerly incarcerated individuals and their families

https://csgjusticecenter.org/jc/publications/?s=mythbusters

Ways to locate state and local reentry resources

National Reentry Resource Center: online state by state database of reentry services

https://csgjusticecenter.org/reentry/reentry-services-directory/

Healing Communities USA: Network of houses of worship engaged in reentry

http://www.healingcommunitiesusa.com/#!chapters/c1h8n

 

article on Role of Police in Reentry

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SPECIAL TOPICS RELATED TO SEX OFFENDERS

 

Housing

In Our Back Yard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Fortune Society)

Treatment

Fact Sheet: Sex Offender Treatment (European Association of Psychology and Law - Student Society, April 2012)

Family Reunification

Key Considerations for Reunifying Adult Sex Offenders and their Families (Center for Sex Offender Management, US Dept of Justice, Dec 2005)

Sexual Offender Family Reunification Protocol (provided by Rich Ford, CSOTS, Behavioral Health Solutions of PA, LLC)

Sex Offenders and Houses of Worship

Sex Offenders in the Pew (Christianity Today, 2010)

Sexual Abuse Prevention

Dangerous Liaisons: Substance Abuse and Sex (Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation & The Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1999)

Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women (World Health Organization)

Sex Offender Laws

America's Unjust Sex Laws (The Economist, 2009)

Unjust and ineffective: America has pioneered the harsh punishment of sex offenders. Does it work? (The Economist, 2009)

 

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PRESENTATIONS 

Lancaster Area Paralegals Association Criminal Law & Forensics Conference presentation by Melanie G Snyder, April 8, 2016 

Global Poverty Conference presentation: "Prison As A Poverty Trap" by Melanie G Snyder, June 9, 2016

Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities Conference presentation by Melanie G Snyder, September 26, 2016

Planning for Reentry: Presentation by Lancaster County RMO Partners - PCCD Conference, September 27, 2016

International Women's Day presentation by Melanie G Snyder, March 8, 2017 - Trauma, Resilience and Healing