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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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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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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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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Ensuring Success for Children with Incarcerated Parents

…of incarcerated parents or that provide services aimed at preserving the parent-child connection during ... a parent in prison relative to white children.  ... children of incarcerated parents. It is part a series by the Association of Small Foundations called ... Investing in Strategies to Serve Vulnerable Children and Families, which was funded by the Annie E. Casey

November 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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Kinship Care When Parents are Incarcerated

What We Know, What We Can Do

…1.7 million children have a parent who is incarcerated and many of them are being cared ... The challenges for children and caregivers when a parent is incarcerated. ... The child welfare and corrections policies that inhibit attachment between children of incarcerated ... Few corrections departments enact policies that promote and support the maintenance of parent-child

January 1, 2009

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Children with Incarcerated Parents

A List of Select Resources

…Keep children involved with parents behind bars through mentoring programs, reading programs, after ... Our intent is to bring these children out of the shadows, so they occupy our thoughts when we make

December 6, 2008

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