“Lessons from Behind Barbed Wire” – a TEDx Talk from PCA America Lifetime Board Member SuEllen Fried

In this TEDx Talk, our very own Lifetime Board Member, SuEllen Fried, goes over a prison program that she co-founded 17 years ago that has has reduced recidivism rates in Kansas from the national average of 50-76% to just 8%. Thanks to TEDx for facilitating this important dialogue and bringing more light to SuEllen’s important work!

Lessons from Behind the Barbed Wire – A TEDx Talk with SuEllen Fried

More About SuEllen: SuEllen has co-authored three books on bullying and has worked with over 80,000 students, educators, parents, in 36 states. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, CBS News, and Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. She has received numerous national and international awards, including President George H. Bush’s 900th Point of Light. SuEllen Fried is a passionate child advocate, a provocative author and an inspired volunteer. She served as a volunteer dance and drama therapist at Osawatomie State Hospital for 17 years, co-founded a self-help program for inmates, Reaching Out From Within, with a member of the Lifer’s Club in every Kansas prison in 1982.

She still attends weekly meetings after 35 years. In 1976, she organized the Model State Chapter for Prevent Child Abuse America in Kansas and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors 1980-1982. She is a Life Board Member of the fifty state organization. SuEllen has co-authored three books on bullying and has worked with over 80,000 students, educators, parents, in 36 states. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, CBS News, and Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. She has received numerous national and international awards, including President George H. Bush’s 900th Point of Light. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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