The Seedling Foundation
is hosting a reception for mentors and principals to hear Nell Bernstein
, author of All Alone in the World, Children of the Incarcerated.
Principals and mentors as well as Ms. Bernstein
, Ms. Newell, and Ms. Adalist-Estrin will be available for interviews.)
is the author of All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated.
She is also the editor of Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Bill of Rights, and the coordinator of the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership.
Nell's interest in children began while she
was in college.
worked in a shelter for runaway and homeless teens.
Later she spent a year as a counselor at a group home for hard-to-place foster youth.
Those early experiences led to a lifelong interest in listening to and attempting to present to a wider audience the voices of young people living on the margins.
writings have appeared in many national publications.
book All Alone in the World, won the PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
, was selected as "Pick of the Week" by Newsweek Magazine
, a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle
, and a top ten book of the year by the Online Review of Books.
Bernstein has also worked as a consultant to the California Research Bureau, conducting interviews with children of incarcerated parents, exploring the mental health needs of young people in and exiting the foster care and juvenile justice systems, and producing and moderating monthly youth panels at the legislature.
currently coordinates the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents