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Families Impacted by Incarceration

In the United States today, more than 5 million children, or 7% of all children, have a parent who is or has been incarcerated. Data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) shows that about 8% of children who enter foster care do so as a direct result of parental incarceration. In many more cases, parental incarceration is one of several stressors that decrease family stability and contribute to child welfare involvement. Nearly half of the children in non-parental care have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives

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Families Impacted by Incarceration Tip Sheets

Families Impacted by Incarceration Tip Sheets

Produced in cooperation with the National Resource Center for Children and Families of the Incarcerated, these documents provide strategies for maintaining the bond between children and an incarcerated parent.

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An Unlikely Partnership Film and Discussion Guide

An Unlikely Partnership Film and Discussion Guide

From the Building Community, Building Hope series, this short film highlights a collaboration between the State of Washington's Department of Early Learning and Department of Corrections to help keep families together during the incarceration of a parent.

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