The Sun Still Shines is a new book from SHINE for Kids that is aimed at children whose father is incarcerated.
SHINE for Kids supports children and young people exposed to the justice system, with the core objective of reducing intergenerational harm.
“This book was self-initiated and written by incarcerated fathers in Clarence Correctional Centre in Grafton New South Wales, operated by Serco,” SHINE for Kids CEO Julie Hourigan said.
The book was completed in collaboration Green Fox Studio, an award-winning creative agency and social enterprise that also trains and employs people with lived experience. The work was curated under the guidance of leading social worker and 2023 AASW Social Worker of the Year recipient, Mary Jo McVeigh OAM.
“This was a joint initiative of SHINE for Kids, Serco and Green Fox Studio and I thank those parties for their collaboration and enthusiasm on this project. We also thank Mary Jo McVeigh for her valuable contribution to ensuring that reading this story will be a comforting experience for children missing their parent.”
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