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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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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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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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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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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Future Savings

The Economic Potential of Successful Transitions From Foster Care to Adulthood

…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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Advancing SFA

…The law seeks to provide youth who are placed in the child welfare system with the same oppor­ ... , and permanency outcomes of youth in the child welfare system. ... This toolkit is designed to help child welfare practitioners, advocates and policymakers ... boost to improving overall well-being for young people in foster care by giving youth and their foster

February 7, 2017

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Partnerships Between Corrections and Child Welfare

Collaboration for Change, Part Two

…communities with a history of placing large numbers of children out of their homes (i.e., the states ... County). Partnerships Between Corrections and Child Welfare: Collaboration for Change, Part Two explores ... the gap between the systems--which results in tremendous hardship on children, caretakers, families  ... The scope of the problem and its immediate and long-lasting effects on children (e.g

January 1, 2001

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Broken Bonds

Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Children with Incarcerated Parents

…Support for children with an incarcerated parent ... Over 1.5 million children had a parent in state or federal prison in 2002. ... Children who maintain contact with their parent during incarceration exhibit fewer disruptive ... The barriers to communication between a child and his or her incarcerated parent are tremendous

February 10, 2008

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