Ensuring Success for Children with Incarcerated Parents

Brief

…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

Report

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

Report

…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

Brief

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

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

Report

…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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Collaborating for Successful Reentry

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

Report

…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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Focus on Children with Incarcerated Parents

An Overview of the Research Literature

Report

…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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Future Savings

The Economic Potential of Successful Transitions From Foster Care to Adulthood

Report

…interventions can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs. ... What challenges youth in foster care face compared to their general population peers. ... Nearly 5,300 more youth would graduate high school each year. The economic impact? A $2.17 billion ... savings over the first 15 years of a child’s life.  

January 30, 2019

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When a Parent is Incarcerated

A Primer for Social Workers

Practice Guide

…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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Place Matters

Aligning Investments in a Community-Based Continuum of Care for Maine Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Report

…how the state supports youth, ages 14 to 25, who are involved in its child welfare or juvenile justice ... Some youth are ineligible for support at age 18, as they age out of child-serving systems ... step. The goal? Help these youth successfully transition to adulthood — and thrive. ... Youth outcomes are not the responsibility of one public system or organization. Rather

April 22, 2019

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