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Family Support and Mentoring Programs
Amachi Mentoring Organization

Amachi mentoring organization provides children impacted by incarceration with a different path to coping with their challenges by establishing the consistent presence of loving, caring mentors. Amachi has created at least 350 Amachi-modeled programs in more than 250 US cities and all 50 states. To date, these programs have served more than 300,000 children. 

Contact:  Muna A. Walker, Amachi Program Officer, mwalker@amachimentoring.org

Website: www.amachimentoring.org

Creating Lasting Family Connections: Fatherhood Program

The Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) of Louisville, Kentucky has developed an innovative curriculum series to address substance abuse, mental health and family strengthening issues entitled, Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC). Their most recent program, CLFC Fatherhood Program: Family Reintegration was developed to help individuals who are experiencing family dissonance resulting from the individual's physical and/or emotional separation (e.g., incarceration, substance abuse, military service).

The program has been shown to:

  • Increase nine different relationship skills - communication, interpersonal, intrapersonal, conflict resolution, emotional awareness, emotional expression, relationship satisfaction, relationship commitment and relationship management

  • Increase spirituality

  • Reduce intention to binge drink or use drugs

  • Reduce prison recidivism by 60%.

Website: www.copes.org.

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