We have been so fortunate to connected with the wonderful people at Prison Yoga Project. Two of their yoga providers have been working with us to offer a 9 week mindfulness zoom program for friends and families of incarcerated individuals. They believe that, “most incarcerated people have a history of complex, interpersonal trauma. Unless this unresolved trauma is addressed the tendency to re-offend will remain.” The work they do is amazing and we wanted to hi-light an upcoming webinar they are offering.
This Monday they are offering a webinar on Healing Harm and Transformative Justice. Director of Corrections, Joseph Hughes, and Mental Health Therapist and Yoga Teacher, Sue Radcliffe, will be sharing their experience creating a holistic support program for people in Dorchester County Jails; both people incarcerated there, their families, and the officers and staff who support them.
Since appointed the position of Director in 2017, Joseph Hughes has implemented practices in the jail such as a family-friendly visitation area, extended visitation for children, an accredited GED program, and the position of a re-entry coordinator. He implemented Medical Assistance Treatment for people currently incarcerated in the county’s detention centers and those being released.
Susan Radcliffe (LCSW-C, RYT 200) earned her Master’s of Social Work from Yeshiva University. She is a trauma-trained mental health therapist with the Dorchester County Health Department and Connecting For Success (CFS) program located in Cambridge, Maryland. This program provides services for children and families impacted by incarceration via mental health treatment and programming in the detention center.
We hope that you will take advantage of this informative webinar on an important topic. If you are interested in attending you can RSVP here.