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Dr. Hart-Johnson’s research focus has been on African American females with incarcerated mates. She developed a groundbreaking theoretical framework: Symbolic Imprisonment, Grief, and Coping theory which is the basis for several of her books. She was the principal researcher for a study on family visitation in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, and Scotland). She is currently the principal researcher for the project titled “Parents and Caregivers’ Perceptions of Storytelling as a Creative Intervention for Children With Incarcerated Parents.”  

Principal Researcher

Avon Hart-Johnson, PhD, HS-BCP

Dr. Geoffrey Johnson’s research focus is on family visitation and family centric resources as intervention. He is a former federal law enforcement special agent and previous Assistant Inspector General. He is the co-Principal researcher and author on the project titled: “Parents and Caregivers’ Perceptions of Storytelling as a Creative Intervention for Children With Incarcerated Parents.”  

Co-Principal Researcher

Geoffrey Johnson, DHL, MPA, GRS

Dr. Hedrington-Jones’ research has focused on the role of social workers and other human services professionals in helping families reintegrate after parental incarceration. Her research also focused on the multiple issues families contend with without an exemplar or model to facilitate family resilience. She is currently a faculty member of Walden University. She is the co-Principal researcher and author on the project titled: “Parents and Caregivers’ Perceptions of Storytelling as a Creative Intervention for Children With Incarcerated Parents.”   

Co-Principal Researcher

Renata Hedrington-Jones, PhD, MSW

 

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