Mothers of Bedford: A film by Jenifer McShane
Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a maximum security prison? Mothers of Bedford, a feature length documentary, follows five women incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and looks at their lives through the lens of motherhood. Click here for more about the film.
We are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to hear directly from Bobby Blanchard, one of the founders of the Children’s Center at Bedford, following the film. Bobby left her career as a lawyer to join The Children's Center. In the film we see her as an advocate for the women's right to "mother" and see their children on a regular basis. She is teacher and confidante to the women who participate in the nursery and parenting programs. Bobby now resides here in Lamoille County, but continues to work with the Columbia University's Center for Children and Families.
WHEN: Monday, March 16, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Johnson State College, Bentley Hall Room 207
This event is FREE and open to the public
POWER STRUGGLES - Understanding this Potent Dynamic! with Professional Educator, Author & Presenter, SCOTT NOYES.
Do you ever find yourself… bribing, sulking, threatening, lecturing, controlling, pressuring, guilting or shaming your children when Power Struggles arise? Come join us for an evening workshop with SCOTT NOYES. You’ll learn a lot while having fun. Scott’s trainings are always fast paced, humorous & memorable. Childcare is also provided!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18th 6:00-8:00
WHERE: Lamoille Valley Church of the Nazarene, Route 15, Johnson
TO REGISTER: Call the Lamoille Family Center at 888-5229
Funding for Parent Education Programing is provided by the VT Children’s Trust Foundation, the Green Mountain Fund of the VT Community Foundation, and Building Bright Futures through the VT Child Development Division, Healthy Lamoille Valley and the VT Department of Health Partnership for Success Grant.