Families Impacted by Incarceration Tip Sheets
Two tip sheets produced in cooperation with the National Resource Center for Children and Families of the Incarcerated provide strategies for maintaining the bond between children and an incarcerated parent.
Supporting Relationships Between Children and Their Incarcerated Parents
Children who experience the incarceration of a parent, may experience trauma comparable to the loss of a parent through death or divorce—and this trauma may be heightened by involvement with the child welfare system. A new brief for caseworkers and caregivers focuses on maintaining the parent-child bond during parental incarceration.
Supporting Communication for Families Impacted by Incarceration
Communication produces, sustains, and empowers relationships. For children whose parents are incarcerated, communicating with the parent in prison is essential—but challenging to maintain without the support of a caring adult. This brief for caseworkers and caregivers provides a developmental guide for supporting effective visits and communication at every age and stage.