Where a seed finds life
Out of the Ashes Live Drama Therapy Presentation
The Out of the Ashes live drama therapy presentation is theatrical expression of the relationship between father (Coley Harris) and son (Ahmarr Melton). During the three acts presentation Coley and Ahmarr gives the audience visibility into their upbringing, relationship challenges and the social emotional healing process. This presentation is an effective intervention tool to initiate conversation and delve into the emotional impact of incarceration upon the family. The presentation is followed immediately by a group processing session and Q&A.
Out of the Ashes staff meets with groups of individuals using strength-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care with in a Restorative Practices milieu. Groups are taught skills and techniques to work through incarceration –based family trauma.
One on One Sessions
Individual engagement is critical to emotional connection and development. Many of our youth are not afforded the necessary face time with qualified adults to assist them in processing the complexities of an incarcerated parent. The incarceration of a parent is a specific form of trauma that cannot be arbitrarily lump in with other traumas. The Out of the Ashes counseling team is a fully trained and certified staff with over 10 years working with youth and young adults experiencing trauma and problem behaviors related to an incarcerated parent.
The old adage is “There is no manual to parenting.” This is true, but if you ask most parents they have learned valuable lessons from others along the way. Out of the Ashes understands the need to help people with reentering their parental role. The Out of the Ashes team provides both individual and group counseling.
The Out of the Ashes team guest lecture for various organizations to provide insight on the impact of incarceration upon parent child relationships. These talks have proven to be very informative and helpful for students, social services professionals, youth program staff and educators who work with returning citizens and their children.
Since 2015 Out of the Ashes has partnered with local government, civic and religious organizations to provide funfilled educational experiences for communities impacted by incarceration.
The restoration of familial bonds is a key protective factor for both returning citizens and their children. Out of the Ashes, in conjunction with their community partners, work with families to facilitate Restorative Family Reintegration. The restorative