Practitioner Handbooks/Curricula

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Allen, J. (2008) Materials for The Kindness Project, a course in mindfulness and meditation: overview, published in the Zen Clare Sangha newsletter; agenda for 8 week session; agenda for 6 week session; feedback form

Bierria, A., Kaba, M., Lenz, C., Michels, S., Munshi, S., Ritchie, A., Rumpf, C., Smith G., and Suh, S. (2019) Research Across the Walls: A Guide to Participatory Research Projects & Partnerships to Free Criminalized Survivors Survived and Punished

California Lawyers for the Arts (2019) Arts in Corrections Toolkits for Teaching Artists and Arts Administrators

CEEAS (2013) Words Unlocked: Practitioner-ready curricular materials

Crawford, D. (1996) Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings DIANE Publishing

Crayton, A. et al (2010) Partnering with Jails to Improve Reentry: A Guidebook for Community-Based Organizations John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Urban Institute, Alternative Solutions Associates

Eddy, J. and Poehlmann-Tynan, J. (2019) Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents: Research, Policy, and Practice 2nd ed. Springer

Gold, R. (2014) Writing with At-Risk Youth: The Pongo Teen Writing Method (It’s Easy to W.R.I.T.E. Expressive Writing) R&L Education

Gooch, L. (2018) Creative Writing and Mindful Movement Program Overview From Four Minutes a Day’s Healing in Prison program

Hillman, G. (2002) Arts Programs for Juvenile Offenders in Detention and Corrections: A Guide to Promising Practices Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Endowment for the Arts

The Institute for Research on Women (2015) Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism Resource Guide

Jones, H. (2006) Handbook for Writers in Prison PEN American Center

Lockard, J. and Rankins-Robertson, S. (2018) Prison Pedagogies: Learning and Teaching with Imprisoned Writers The Syracuse University Press

Martin, B. (2012) Lesson Plan: Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man

MBIE (2017) IPFI Librarian’s Handbook This can be used as a resource for prison libraries.

Mer, B. (2011) Arts in Prison: Lessons from the United Kingdom

Mid-America Arts Alliance. 1968: A Folsom Redemption Programming Guide

Mirriam-Goldberg, C. and Tallman, J. (2007) The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader Transformative Language Arts Network

Prison Dharma Network Volunteer Training Manual

Robinson, J. (2007) Think Outside the Cell: An Entrepreneur’s Guide for the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated

Rohd, M. (1998) Theatre for Community, Conflict & Dialogue: The Hope is Vital Training Manual. Portsmouth NH: Heinemann

Ross, G. (2020) Soul Journal Curriculum for Mothers in prison

Schneider, P. (2003) Writing Alone and With Others Oxford University Press

Sobin, D. (2010) Art on the Inside: Understanding and Helping Imprisoned Artists Foundation House Publishing

Swanson, C. (2020) Handbook for Artists Working in Community Spring Board for the Arts

Taylor, K. Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates

Tannenbaum, J. (1989) Manual for Artists Working in Prisons

Trounstine, J. and Waxler, R.P. (2005) Finding a Voice: The Practice of Changing Lives Through Literature The University of Michigan Press

Vega, J.P and Vega, H.J. (1999) Words Over Walls: Starting A Writing Workshop in a Prison PEN American Center

Weissman, M. (2017) Prelude to Prison-Student Perspectives on School Suspension The Syracuse University Press

Williams, R.M. (ed) (2003) Teaching the Arts Behind Bars Northeastern University Press

Williams, T. (2012) A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry Palgrave Macmillan