Children of Incarcerated Parents, a Shared Sentence

The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

…More than 5 million U.S. children have had a parent in jail or prison at some point in their lives ... . The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence ... . A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children ... How children of incarcerated parents face unique challenges and stresses.

April 18, 2016

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Casey Experts

…ranging from child welfare and poverty to data and philanthropy. Members of the media wishing to interview

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Brief Offers Policies for Families Separated by Foster Care and Incarceration

…for children and youth across a range of institutions, and proposes solutions to mitigate these effects ... Sentence, showed that 5.1 million children in the United States have had a parent incarcerated, driving ... Foundation priorities – children in foster care and children of incarcerated parents – and calls ... and to identify strategies that help. The brief, "Helping Children With Parents in Prison and Children in Foster

May 9, 2018

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Funding Permanency Services

A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State and Local Dollars

…This guide helps readers brush up on the finer points of child welfare funding — including ... of community-based permanency services for children and families. ... Meet your go-to guide for maximizing federal funding to support vulnerable children and families ... reimbursements — but not the overall child welfare budget.  

January 1, 2010

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Nearly Six Million Kids Are Impacted by Parental Incarceration

…the highest proportion of children affected — close to one in five kids have lost a parent ... . The incarceration of a parent can be devastating to a family’s stability and have as much impact on a child ... incarceration. Access family and community data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center: Children who had a parent who ... Close to six million kids in America have experienced losing a parent to prison or jail at some

November 17, 2017

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Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing in Fragile Families

…of fathers and mothers of these children and compared how the outcomes were different for each parent&rsquo ... The incarceration of either parent increases a child’s chance of encountering the foster care ... The study found that when a child’s father was incarcerated, children were 44% more likely ... than 4,800 children were followed for 5 years. The researchers examined the impact of the incarceration

April 1, 2008

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Webinar To Examine Three Key Fiscal Elements for Using the Family First Act

…on designing and financing services to prevent children and young people from becoming involved in the child ... on three key fiscal elements that child welfare leaders should understand to use the Family First ... Prevention Services Act to better serve children and families. Register for this webinar During the session ... with several states that helps child welfare leaders analyze the fiscal implications of prevention services

October 3, 2019

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Children of Incarcerated Parents Fact Sheet

…This fact sheet presents data on parents as prisoners, the affect this has on the children and how ... Parental incarceration creates additional challenges for children and families. ... Children of incarcerated mothers are 4 times more liked to stay in foster care than those whose ... Black kids are 9 times more likely to have a parent in prison than white kids.

January 1, 2008

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Understanding the Experiences and Needs of Children of Incarcerated Parents

Views from Mentors

Children with a parent in jail act out differently depending on gender, age, involvement. ... their parent was no longer in their life. Mentors worried that these children might internalize the shame ... and are more likely than children with incarcerated fathers to have contact with their parent during ... How parental incarceration affected these mentored children.

February 5, 2008

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