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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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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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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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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New Directory Aims to Keep Families Together During Recovery

…identifies more than 360 residential programs that care for parents and children in the same facility ... : to keep families together during recovery. When mothers and children receive specialized treatment ... together, “the maternal bond is maintained, children thrive and mothers are motivated to achieve long ... ; and the elimination of expenses related to more children entering the welfare system. The directory is a living

June 16, 2019

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New Casey Report Recommends Policies to Help Millions of Children With Incarcerated Parents

…an incarcerated parent. Research shows that the incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child ... . More than 5 million children have experienced the separation of a parent due to incarceration ... percentage figures of children who have had an incarcerated parent. Racial disparities are also a distressing ... help millions of children who struggle with emotional and financial instability as a result of having

April 25, 2016

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A Call to Action: Safeguarding New York's Children of Incarcerated Parents

A Report of the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents

…Losing a parent to incarceration may increase a child's fear of losing the other parent ... This report draws attention to the needs of children whose parents are in the criminal justice ... system, and describes how support systems can minimize these children's trauma and harm,  ... of New York's children. This effort is part of the New York Initiative for Children

May 1, 2011

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Connecting the Dots

How Practitioners Engage Parents, Families and Youth Around Reproductive and Sexual Health

…The primary goal of PFE-related programs is a basic one: improve parent-child communications ... This report focuses on three types of PFE programs: 1) Youth centered; 2) Joint youth and parent ... providers. It describes common Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) activities and challenges. It also ... Types of Parent and Family Engagement programs.

March 27, 2004

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