Journey to Prison (2002)……It started with: “There is a blond, angelic-faced five year-old sitting in a classroom in New Zealand and he is coming to prison… on his way, he will probably kill someone.” This was the statement from Celia Lashlie that ripped open a controversy in 2001. The book that followed explores her prophecy. It examines the origins of crime, the way we punish offenders, the effectiveness of our prisons and why our communities need to be involved.

The Power of Mothers…..This book picks up from where Journey to Prison ended after Celia left Corrections in 1999 as Manager of Christchurch Women’s Prison. It explores her belief through the many projects she’s now involved with that the mothers, the grandmothers and the matriarchs have the power to change the lives of at-risk families, especially the children.

He’ll be OK – 10th Anniversary Edition……The tenth anniversary edition of He’ll Be OK is also a fitting tribute to Celia’s work and to its timeless relevance. How do you raise boys to become good men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the ‘right’ lessons, stay out of danger, to find a path to follow? How do you ensure they’ll be OK? The new edition of Celia’s honest, no-nonsense book includes a foreword by Michael Thompson PhD, an American clinical psychologist and co-author of the best-selling Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys; an introduction by Celia’s own gorgeous boy, Gene Hyde; and a selection of summarised letters from parents for which Celia’s answers represent many of the concerns she dealt with during her years as a speaker and author.

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