Conversations About A Brighter Way Podcast (2023)


Season 1- “Welcome Home.” The episodes this season showcases the humanity of people who have been incarcerated by sharing struggles and successes, these stories will highlight the complexities of navigating the world post incarceration. Each person’s perspective is unique and by sharing their experiences, we hope these conversations will lead us towards- A Brighter Way. 


We Got Us Now Podcast (2022)

Check Out Our New Podcast & Video section that highlights the “We Got Us Now” Season 2 Podcast that is Built by, Led by and About Children with Incarcerated Parents

Diane Wallace-Booker of the US Dream Academy partners with Tatemen Entertainment to create a unique podcast (2021)

  • If only you knew 

During the winter of 2021, the U.S. Dream Academy brought together six young people committed to social justice, who gathered weekly to discuss how to help other young people who grew up in similar circumstances to their own — parental incarceration. Their purpose was to help heal, to educate, and to advocate for change in their community.

This visual podcast is the result of their work together.

There are 6 episodes led by directly impacted young people who transparently share their stories. Season 1/Episode 1 interviewed NFL star Kenny Clark who’s father was incarcerated when he was nine. Clark expressed how the 55-year sentence of his father completely changed the dynamic of his family. Through visitations and phone conversations Kenny Clark senior made sure to maintain a constant relationship with all of his children. This interview provides first hand accounts of how children with incarcerated parents are impacted at a young age. It is the first in a series on this podcast which promises to shed a light on the realities of youth impacted by our criminal legal system and the devastation it causes.
Two episodes include interviews with psychologist, Dr. Angela Charlton, who provides advice on having difficult conversations with parents and Dr. Whitney Hollins, educator, author and child of a formerly incarcerated father.

This podcast can be accessed at the website: https://ifonlyyouknew.live/#!/podcast




Julie Poelmann (2022)- Children with Incarcerated Parents

On the Wisconsin Channel in 2022, Julie Poehlmann, a professor in the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison, explains in detail how to safeguard children and the ways to prevent trauma to a child when a parent is incarcerated. Poehlmann also speaks on avoiding trauma when it comes to police interactions taking place in front of the child. She speaks about the importance of visitations and how this can impact the well-being of the child as well. 

Access the video from this website: https://pbswisconsin.org/watch/university-place/children-with-incarcerated-parents-cpkp0q/



Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health (2021-2022)

Support through Separation-Coping with the Physical and Emotional Separation…for the Birthing Person