Getting the dad involved, a new focus for DCF

Getting the dad involved, a new focus for DCF

Da’ee McKnight with his daughter and grandparents at his college graduation while he was still incarcerated. Da’ee McKnight got out of prison just days before his daughter graduated from high school. He was particularly excited to attend her graduation because it was...

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Martorella: Consider the kids

Martorella: Consider the kids

October 10, 2018 by Darien Times -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Having worked with domestic violence victims and offenders for over a decade, I feel compelled to use this space to address this concern each year. It is critical that we remain educated...

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Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

Congratulations to Family ReEntry's Board Chair Ronda Muir on the publication of her book, "Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence." It's the first comprehensive guide to understanding, using and raising emotional intelligence in the unique context of...

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What does it mean to be a father?

What does it mean to be a father?

Composed by Fathers for Change client and IPV-FAIR Clinician Sonya Klein --   What does it mean to be a father? It means everything... I’m only here because I need to know they are okay Fathers... Console their kids Make sure their needs are met Show them how to...

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The PTSD I Couldn’t See

The PTSD I Couldn’t See

By Amy Oestreicher, Guest Blogger --   Originally Published Feb. 14, 2017 -- I grew up thinking an “illness” was either a fever or croup. Illness was a stuffy nose – a sick-day, an excuse to miss a day of school. At 18 years old, “illness” took on an entirely...

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Child Of An Incarcerated Parent

Child Of An Incarcerated Parent

by Melissa Tanis -- When I was five years old my father was sentenced to a maximum of 50 years in prison. I was not able at that age to comprehend how much my life would change from that moment on. I visited my father in prison when I was eight years old and then went...

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