Publications & Media

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Media Links, Newsletters, Selected Publications &

Peer-Reviewed Presentations 


 

Videos

 

TEDx Howard University:  Does The Apple Fall Far From Prison? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUR2kdevY9s

 

McDonalds and WHUR 96.3 Honor Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJWn3guzHp8

 

Children of Incarcerated Parents:  HU News Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=qlXog0Rg0c4&feature=emb_logo

 

Resiliency Among Children of Incarcerated Parents: Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-y4KYJGpdc

 

Resiliency Among Children of Incarcerated Parents: Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzSIG1y2KEA

 

Rock Newman Show:  The Dr. Muhammad Experience presents An Innovative Experience for Children of Incarcerated Parents to Spend Several Nights With Their Parents in A Federal Prison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UippJykOjiQ

 

Children of Prisoners C-SPAN

https://www.c-span.org/video/?400651-13/discussion-incarceration-families

 

What Happens to Children When Parents Go to Prison?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwYlvYVBDS0

 

Children of Incarcerated Parents:  Part 1 (Dr. Muhammad Interview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXiCoHuyek

 

Children of Incarcerated Parents:  Part 2 (Dr. Muhammad Interview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xelTWuQg27Q

 

Working Class Intellectual Podcast Interview with Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rPMkvHvM9E

 

Raised in the System:  VICE of HBO-Dr. Muhammad Uses The Prison Alphabet Coloring Book in a Charter School in Newark with Children of Incarcerated Parents for Empowerment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq3uVJQN8Gw

 

Iron kids-Uganda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGP5qDxVTUc

 

Newsletters 

 

International Study Week for Children of Incarcerated Parents:  Uganda, Africa

https://wellsofhope.org/2019/05/03/international-study-week-2019/

 

HU Faculty Spotlight on Africa Service Trip to Work with Children of Incarcerated Parents on Death Row 

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Ralph-J--Bunche-Center-Newsletter---Summer-2019.html?soid=1123721102917&aid=s2Ikw61XMmo

 

Selected Magazine Articles

Howard University Graduate School (HUGS) Research Magazine. Issue 003.

Experiences of Children of Incarcerated Parents: An Interview with Professor Bahiyyah Muhammad

http://hugsresearch.org/issues/003/children-of-incarcerated-parents.html


 

Selected Publications & Links

 

https://shop.trycelery.com/page/5ac7d8b3abf3c61400f66df5

Relevant Practitioner Book:  Does My Parent Have Facebook in Prison? Over 200 Questions and Answers to Help Engage Children of Incarcerated Parents in Critical Dialogue (Muhammad & Muhammad, 2020).

 

Relevant Children’s Book:  Mommy is Coming Home From Prison. 

(Lane & Muhammad, Forthcoming) 

 

Relevant Children’s Book:  Daddy is Coming Home From Prison. 

(Muhammad & Lane, Forthcoming)  

 

https://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/64238

Relevant Book Chapter:  Against All Odds- Resilient Children of Incarcerated Parents (Muhammad, 2018).

 

Mass Incarceration: Perpetuating the “Habits of Survival” and Race Identities of Black Women Caregivers to Children of Incarcerated Parents (Thomas, Smith & Muhammad, 2016) – 

Journal of Criminal Justice Review).  Special Interest Journal: Revolutionary Criminology.
 

https://www.amazon.com/Prison-Alphabet-Educational-Coloring-Incarcerated/dp/1939509092

Relevant Children’s Book:  The Prison Alphabet- An Educational Picture Book for Children of Incarceration Parents (Muhammad & Muhammad, 2014).


 

https://www.amazon.com/Prison-Alphabet-Educational-Children-Incarcerated/dp/1939509122

Relevant Children’s Book:  The Prison Alphabet- An Educational Coloring Book for Children of Incarceration Parents (Muhammad & Muhammad, 2014).


 

Relevant Professional Conference Participation

 

Chair of Symposium

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). Iron Kids: Success and Resiliency Among Children of Incarcerated 

Parents. Sponsored by Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel and Howard University School of Divinity. Presented at Howard University.

Chair/Discussant

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2014). Teaching in America. Presented at the International 

Teaching Education Conference, Dubai, UAE.


 

Workshop Presentation

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Why Is Prison Visitation Important to Children? Presented at the  International Study Week for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Uganda, Africa.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). The Importance of Telling Children the Truth About Their Incarcerated Parents. Presented at Children of Prisoners Europe Annual Network Conference, Edinburgh, Europe.

 

Paper Presentation

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Parental Reentry: Empowering Parents from Arrest Through Reintegration. Presented at the National Prisoner’s Family Conference, Dallas, TX.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2019). Coming Out the Closet:  Children of Incarcerated Parents Share Their Personal Narratives.  Presented at the International Coalition for the Children of Incarcerated Parents (INCCIP). University of Huddersfield, UK.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2019). Engaging Children of Incarcerated Parents in School Settings:  A Case Study of An Elementary After-School Enrichment Program.  Presented at the International Coalition for the Children of Incarcerated Parents (INCCIP). University of Huddersfield, UK.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2019). When the Label Doesn’t Fit:  Resilient Children of Incarcerated Parents. Paper presentation for Labeling Theory and Criminal Behavior.  Presented at the 56th Annual ACJS Conference on Justice, Human Rights and Activism.  Baltimore, MD.

Muhammad, B. M. (2019). What Does Disney Tell Us About Mass Incarceration? Media and Children of Incarcerated Parents. Paper presentation for Media and Crime:  Fictional Representation and Its Implications Group.  Presented at the 56th Annual ACJS Conference on Justice, Human Rights and Activism.  Baltimore, MD.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2018). Resiliency Among Children of Incarcerated Parents (TED-like Talk).  Sponsored by Arizona State University, Center for Child Well-Being. Presented at the 2018 National Conference on Children of Incarcerated Parents.  Phoenix, AZ.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2018). Mass Incarceration and the Black Family: A Call to Action for Minority Service Providers to Correctional Facilities. Sponsored by Virginia State University and Howard University. Presented at the 6th Annual Conference on Social Injustice: Is America Great Yet? Critical Perspectives in Race and Ethnic Reflections, Politics, and Social Injustice in the Aftermath of Charlottesville. Petersburg, VA.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2017). Death by Association: Carrying Incarceration from Her Womb to Her Tombstone. Presented in the session #SheResisted: The Praxis of Consciousness, Revolutionary Criminology, and Liberation from the HBCU to the PIC (Prison Industrial Complex). NWSA’S 38th Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2017). The Overground Railroad: Pedagogical Pathways to Liberation, from Prisons to The Academy. Presented in the session Black Women’s Pedagogies. NWSA’S 38th Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2017). Stories of Success and Resiliency Among Children of Incarcerated Parents. Presented at the Inaugural conference of the International Coalition for the Children of Incarcerated Parents (INCCIP). Rotoura, New Zealand.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2017). Iron Kids: Success and Resiliency Among Children of Incarcerated Parents. Presented in the Howard University Research Day on Capitol Hill. Washington,DC 

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration Panel Discussion. Sponsored by ScholarCHIPS for Children of Incarcerated Parents. Presented at Elon University.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). Reversing the School to Prison Pipeline: Speaking Truth to Children of  the Incarcerated. Hosted by Princeton University. Presented at the Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) Conference.

 

Wallace, E., & Muhammad, B.M. (2014). The Psychological Experiences Among Children of Prisoners. Presented at the 9th Annual Leslie H. Hicks Research Symposium, Howard University, DC.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). The Truth About Children of Incarcerated Parents. Presented at Howard University Research Day, Washington, DC.

 

Muhammad, B. M. (2014). Parental Reentry: The Importance of Creating A Plan from Arrest to Reintegration. Presented at the National Prisoners Families Conference, Dallas, TX.

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Children as Subject for Qualitative Crime Research: Talking to Children of the Incarcerated. Presented at the American Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Muhammad, B.M. (2013). Holistic Research: Including Children and Families of the Incarcerated. Presented at the 6th Summit on Children and Families of the Incarcerated: Practice, Research. Little Rock, AR.

Thomas, S., Muhammad, B., & Smith, V. (2013). Surrendering their Health to Incarceration: A Qualitative Study of Black Female Caregivers of Prisoners’ Children. Presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

 

Invited Presentations

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). What Happens to The Children When Parents Go to Jail? Sponsored by The Atlantic. Presented at the Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit, Washington, DC.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2016). The Impact of Absence. Sponsored by The Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services. Presented at the Young Women Symposium. Youth Services Center, Washington, DC.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). A Coloring Party: The Prison Alphabet. Sponsored by New Bethel Baptist Church and The Phoenix Ministry. Presented at New Bethel Baptist Church, Washington, DC. Theme: No Judgment Here: Only Love, Success and Resiliency.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). Iron Kids: Surviving Parental Incarceration.  Reentry Summit 2015.  Sponsored by Healing Communities and FACES NYC. Presented at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). Literacy Among Incarcerated Parents and Their Black Children. Presented at the Library of Congress Division of Social Sciences and Humanities. Sponsored through the Juneteenth Book Festival Symposium. Topic: Celebrating African American Literature, Literacy, and Independent Artist.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). Addressing the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children, Families, Schools, and Communities. Sponsored through the Office of State Superintendent of Education. Presented at Charles Sumner School, Richard L. Hurlbut Memorial Hall.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2015). The Criminalization of Black Youth in The Classroom. Sponsored by From Movement to Movement Series: Conversations on Race in America in collaboration with Howard University. Presented at New America, Washington, DC.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). The Challenges Facing Children of Incarcerated Parents and their Families. Presented at The White House Domestic Policy Council Discussion. Sponsored through the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Muhammad, B. M. (2014). Parenting from Prison. Presented at the Community Day Resource Day Videoconference. Sponsored through the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Success and Resiliency Among Children of Incarcerated Parents. Presented at the Faculty Senate Retreat. Discussion focused on Achieving Justice: Interdisciplinary Action.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Howard University. NAACP. Save The Black Family: Synopsis. Discussion: Familial Incarceration.

 

Muhammad, B.M. (2013). Howard University. Department of Sociology and the Organization of Graduate Sociologists. Spring Brown Bag Lecture Series. Discussion: Founders, Iron Kids Initiative.

 

Selected Poster Presentation

 

Nobles, R.R., & Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Ethnic and Racial Differences Among Children of 

Prisoners. Presented at the American Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Philadelphia. 

 

Selected International Professional Experience

 

Uganda  (2019) Partnership to Host the International Study Week on Children of Incarcerated Parents in Uganda, Africa; Planned collaborative international conference on children of prisoners; Co-presented invited lecture on Love, Happiness & Hope at Wells of Hope Academy for the children of prisoners and at the University of Uganda for Social Work Students in the Department of Sociology.  Toured two (male and female) correctional facilities.

 

St. Croix (2015) Invited to discuss research and advocacy work among populations of children affected by parental incarceration. Initial meetings to collaborate with the U.S. Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections and Police Department on ways to develop recidivism-reducing programming for incarcerated parents and police guidelines for conducting arrests when children are present. Discussions of expanding work into correctional facilities located in St. Thomas and neighboring islands.

 

Cambodia (2015)  Invited Research Presentation at the University of Cambodia on Bridging Cultures:  Children of Incarcerated Parents; Conducted coloring parties at an Orphanages for Children of the Incarcerated with my book The Prison Alphabet; Conducted workshops with the nannies caring for the children of incarcerated parents with my picture book for children of the incarcerated. Interviewed children living in prison with their incarcerated parents
 

Vietnam (2015) Interviewed children of incarcerated parents and their social workers. Conducted roundtable discussion with NGO’s and provided future directions for dealing with children of the incarcerated reunification with their incarcerated parents upon release. Received an invitation back from the Program Director to conduct more extensive interviews with the children in the various communities they reside.

 

Malaysia (2015) Explored NGOs working with Muslim Children of Incarcerated Parents. Had discussions with 3 families of the incarcerated with young and teenaged children. Invited back to conduct in-depth interviews with children of all ages. Children received signed copies of The Prison Alphabet with crayons. Empowered children to strive for the top. Provided families with detailed information about the Project Iron Kids Initiative.

 

Thailand (2015) Explored NGOs working with Street Children of Incarcerated Parents. Interviewed adult street workers whose parents were incarcerated during their childhood years. Interviewees received signed copies of The Prison Alphabet with crayons. Empowered children to strive for the top. Provided interviewees with information about the Iron Kids Initiative.

 

Uganda  (2014) Invited Research Presentation for the International Study Week on Children of Incarcerated Parents and for the Uganda Prison Service; Planned collaborative international conference on children of prisoners; Conducted preliminary research on children of incarcerated parents on death row; Collected video-recordings and stills for documentary on children of Prisoners Around the World; Presented invited lecture on Iron Kids Initiative at Wells of Hope Academy for the children of prisoners. Toured two (male and female) correctional facilities.

 

Kenya (2014) Met with prison officials to discuss future research opportunities and conducting prison- parenting classes focusing on children of incarcerated parents. Toured one correctional facility. Secured an opportunity to return next summer to collect footage for documentary series titled “Iron Kids Around the World”.

 

Europe (2014) Invited Workshop Presenter for the Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) Conference. Invited to attend Executive Board meeting to discuss my research in the U.S.; Led focus- group session with practitioners on how to use my book “An Educational Coloring Book for Children of Incarcerated Parents” and the Importance of Telling Children the Truth About Their Parents; Developed collaborative relationships with organizations in Italy, Scotland, England and Wales, Norway, France, Germany, Cambodia, Spain, and Liberia who provide services to children and families affected by parental incarceration. Invited to conduct research in Italy, Scotland, Germany and Cambodia in 2015. Organizations requested versions of coloring book in Spanish and French.

 

Dubai (2014) Invited Presenter for the International Teacher Education Conference (ITEC) entitled “Teaching About Mass Incarceration in America: Being Sensitive to Students Affected by Familial Incarceration” and Session Chair. Toured female correctional facility and invited to conduct in-prison parenting class with my book “An Educational Coloring Book for Children of Incarcerated Parents.

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