Originally Posted by D_Cochrane Hi,
I don't mean to take this discussion in a different direction but I was wondering do you believe education in prison can help will the violence. I am a student and I did a research paper on teaching emotional intelligence in prisons. The Lion Heart Foundation is an educational program implemented in prisons across the United States. The Houses of Healing phenomenon was created in 1995 by Robin Casarjian; she began her work in prisons in 1988 by teaching prisoners’ forgiveness
Penpal relationships are all about self-disclosure - sharing your thoughts and feelings about any and everything. Like all communication, there are guidelines to effective and appropriate self-disclosure. I found these very useful. From the book Reaching Out by David Johnson:
1. Make sure disclosures are not random or isolated acts but rather part of an ongoing relationship.
2. Focus disclosures on what is going on within and between persons in the present.