Healing Inside Out: Health and Recovery in the Carceral State

Oct 14, 2021

Healing Inside Out: Health and Recovery in the Carceral State

October 14th, 11-5pm EDT


Featured Presenters:

  • Maine Inside Out, Community theater by formerly incarcerated youth
  • Heather Ann Thompson, Historian, author of award-winning book, “Blood in the Water,” about the Attica uprising
  • David Rothenberg, Founder of the Fortune Society (NY), Attica observer
  • Testimonials & on the ground reports from carceral settings using the NADA protocol

Continue your education by gaining 5.5 CE credits. This course is approved by the NCCAOM, Florida Board of Acupuncture, Taylor College (for nurses and other healthcare professionals), and is pending approval from California Acupuncture Board. Refunds not available after registration.

About the Event

This online meeting will explore how theater and visual art, research initiatives, innovative re-entry programs and mental health interventions such as the NADA ear acupuncture protocol promote healing in various carceral settings (ex. jails, prisons, reentry programs, juvenile detention centers). 

Interdisciplinary presentations create an opportunity for students and practitioners of the NADA protocol to grow their awareness of potential partners and collaborators in carceral contexts, develop stronger cultural competence skills and create a more informed perspective on what it takes to bring a health and recovery intervention into a carceral setting.


Program Overview

Welcome & Opening Ceremony

Part 1: Art, Transformation, & Healing in Carceral Settings

Interactive Theater performance

Maine Inside Out Artists

Theater, visual art and creative writing as tools for healing, collaboration and personal growth

The Prison Creative Arts Project

‘Prison conditions and pilot strategies to promote the well-being of people who are confined and work behind bars’

Jesse Jannetta, Urban Institute: Prison Research and Innovation Initiative

Breakout groups


Part 2: Keynote Presentation by David Rothenburg and Heather Ann Thompson

50 years after Attica: The impact of the Fortune Society and the Pulitzer Prize book, Blood in the Water


Part 3: NADA & Restorative Justice in Carceral Contexts in the United States

NADA as a restorative Justice tool

Sheila Murphy

Testimonials from 3 Carceral Settings

We’ll hear about the impact of the NADA protocol as an addiction and mental health intervention from people in the three different carceral settings in Wyoming, Maryland, and New Mexico.

Part 4: NADA & Restorative Justice in Carceral Contexts (International)

Running NADA services in various carceral contexts: An international perspective

Panel moderated by Sharon Jennings-Rojas


Interested in being a meeting sponsor?
Download the form to sign-up.



888-765-NADA (6232) | membership@acudetox.com

Powered By MemberPress WooCommerce Plus Integration