Focus on Children with Incarcerated Parents

An Overview of the Research Literature

…Incarceration of a parent can be a potentially traumatic event for children. ... How jail time affects family ties after a parent is released. ... What resources are available to help kids, caregivers and parent prisoners. ... Single Parent Majority

October 1, 2007

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2020 Census: Federal Funding — and Support for Kids — Tied to Census Count

…and Children: $6.3 billion Foster Care: $4.6 billion Child Care: $2.9 billion Recommendations to Improve ... consequences for children and families. That’s because hundreds of federal programs — everything ... from the National School Lunch Program to the State’s Children’s Health Insurance Program ... in federal funding annually, including more than $160 billion toward child-serving programs. In 2015

October 22, 2018

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When a Parent is Incarcerated

A Primer for Social Workers

…The excessive number of minority children in the child welfare system parallels the excessive ... , understanding legal issues and maintaining communication require practical protocols detailed in this child ... The number of kids with a jailed parent has increased by almost 80% since 1991. ... Early engagement with incarcerated parents improves the prevention of foster care for the children.

January 1, 2011

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A Guide to Support the Implementation of Foster Care Beyond 18

Questions and Answers, Summary of Federal Fostering Connections Guidance and Perspectives from the Field

…Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who ... Simply extending existing foster care programs and policies, which were put in place for children ... and youth under age 18, will not meet the developmental needs of young adults age 18 to 21.

March 1, 2014

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Casey Endorses Extending Foster Care to Age 21 in Youth Today Op-Ed

…. This is the case that Leslie Gross, director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities ... Initiative®, makes in a new Youth Today op-ed. “Young people in extended foster care are more ... can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs. Read more ... on the economic benefits of supporting youth in foster care as they transition to adulthood

June 24, 2019

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Briefs Explore Decades of Child Welfare Financing Data

…A pair of briefs — introduced below — use Child Trends survey data to examine trends ... in child welfare financing nationwide. Both publications, created with support from the Annie E. Casey ... , and others gain a better understanding of how much child welfare agencies spend and which funding streams ... they use. "Federal and State/Local Child Welfare Agency Spending per Child, 2004–2014" examines

November 8, 2018

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CaseyCast Podcast Tackles a Silent Issue: Parental Incarceration

…exposes the many struggles of growing up with a parent in prison or jail. It’s a tragic &mdash ... and communities. It also tells why we must enlist a particularly powerful set of experts — the children ... system. In this role, Krupat coordinates the NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, which ... aims to raise awareness about the effects of incarceration on children and family relationships. LInks

April 23, 2016

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Collaborating for Successful Reentry

A Practical Guide to Support Justice-Involved Young People Returning to the Community

…This guide teaches juvenile justice and social service professionals about supporting youth who ... such as housing, health, education and employment. The end goal? A restart that enables youth to realize ... The needs that youth have during reentry. ... Model programs and how they support the needs of youth.

March 9, 2019

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