Category: Town Halls

Dec 05
Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents

Please join us for this town hall with Project Avary, an organization that helps children heal from the impacts of having a parent in prison. Danielle Brook and Eric Almeida will share about their work of surrounding youth with a long-term, supportive community of peer and adult mentors and of empowering them with leadership development […]

Nov 18
Healing After Abortion

The causes and effects of abortion are steeped in various forms of trauma. As ministers of the Gospel it is incumbent upon us to adopt a posture of humility and accompaniment when we encounter an individual who is impacted by this reality. Join this town hall with Dr. Martha Shuping, MD, to learn about the […]

Nov 04
Holding Still Update

Oct 21
Incarceration & Developmental Disorders (Part 2 of 3)

Deacon Larry Sutton, PhD, presents a town hall in this series on developmental disorders. He shares that once someone has been identified or thought to have a developmental disorder, it is important to not ‘assume’ they know or understand as neurotypical individuals and to work on skill development as a process towards rehabilitation. Healthy Relationships, […]

Oct 11
Understanding Trauma Through the River of Cruelty Model

Audra Fullerton, Program Director of the Peaceful Families Program at the Family Peace Initiative, and Sheri Shideler, a graduate of the program, present the “River of Cruelty” model and discuss how it was used in the curriculum at the Topeka Correctional Facility in Topeka, KS. The Peaceful Families Program is a trauma-informed program that served […]

Oct 02
Ministry to Officers

Join us for a discussion with Deacon George Kain, former secretary of the Connecticut Board of Police Commissioners, former probation officer, and volunteer prison minister, and Marilyn Kain, MS, LPC, LADC . With their expertise and guidance, as well as your attendance, CPMC will determine the topics and issues needed for future training to work […]

Sep 30
Entrepreneurship: Passing On Your Experience

In his second career as Executive Director of JUST of DuPage, Michael Beary passes on his 20 years of business knowledge to people returning from incarceration. He is joined by Greg Fischer, a JUST program participant, in describing the work of JUST of DuPage and its impact. Watch the town hall to hear about this […]

Sep 11
Walls of Our Heart (Programa en español)

Únase a la CPMC para una discusión sobre las realidades de la inmigración, la detención y cómo es una respuesta ministerial. Los participantes escucharán a ministros expertos y facilitadores de programas que están trabajando para crear un sistema de inmigración justo y compasivo, incluida la Hna. Norma Pimentel, MJ, de Caridades Católicas del Valle del […]

Sep 01
Walls of Our Hearts: Breaking Open a Ministerial Understanding of Immigration

Join CPMC for a discussion about the realities of immigration, detention, and what a ministerial response looks like. Participants will hear from expert ministers and program facilitators that are working to create a just and compassionate immigration system, including Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Kat Kelley of Migration and Refugee […]