The following links and downloads are helpful resources ranging from community organizations to pamphlets and books that may help you and the inmates you serve. If you have material or resources that could be useful to other Chaplains, don't hesitate to contact us!
Out From Darkness ... Into Light is a booklet written by PPCA member, S. E. Jihad Levine (Sister Safiyyah). It is a grief and bereavement booklet for Muslims in prisons and jails, and is written from the Islamic perspective. It is a free download!
He Brings Them Out From Darkness Into Light is an adaption of the above booklet for use in hospitals and healthcare settings.
The Lionheart Foundation has compiled a State by State Listing of Re-Entry Programs for Prisoners that offer a variety of services. The following is a list of Pennsylvania Re-Entry Resources that can be shared with inmates and their families. Hopefully this resource, in addition to the resources available from your facility’s Reentry Coordinator, will help inmates connect with the services or contacts they might need. To download the PA Listing click here.
The Prison Book Program in Quincy MA compiled the following list of resources for inmates, friends, and families. To download the National Prisoner Resource List click here or visit their website at www.prisonbookprogram.org
The following PowerPoint presentations are from the 2019 PPCA Conference that discussed the Chaplaincy and Mental Health.
Trauma an informed approach. Download here.
Suicide Prevention within an Incarcerated Setting. Download here.