The National Institute of Corrections Published a New Guide on video visiting authored by The Osborne Association.

The document “Video Visiting in Corrections: Benefits, Limitations, and Implementation Considerations.” The purpose of the NIC guide is to inform the development of video visiting programs within correctional settings. The authors examine this important national trend from a variety of perspectives including the needs of children and families of the incarcerated.

S.E.E.K. 2014 findings discussed at meetings in Michigan. Executive Summary released.

Meetings were convened in Flint and Lansing, Michigan on November 21,2014 by the Michigan Public Health Institute to discuss emerging issues among children of incarcerated parents and to communicate results from the Michigan longitudinal study, Project S.E.E.K (Services to Enable and Empower Children of Incarcerated Parents) Carol Burton, coordinator of the original Project S.E.E.K. which … Read more S.E.E.K. 2014 findings discussed at meetings in Michigan. Executive Summary released.

Tools for Assessing Attachment for Children of the Incarcerated Central Connecticut State University and NRCCFI Survey

How do you measure children’s attachment to an incarcerated parent? How do you use the information? We are conducting a brief survey that will help us to understand current practices and procedures used to implement attachment assessments in a variety of settings. It is an exploratory effort to gather data which can potentially inform best … Read more Tools for Assessing Attachment for Children of the Incarcerated Central Connecticut State University and NRCCFI Survey

The Echoes of Incarceration Project partnered with Sesame Street to create a powerful new film about visiting incarcerated parents.

The Echoes of Incarceration Project collaborates with Sesame Street:Echoes of Incarceration – which trains youth with incarcerated parents in filmmaking and advocacy skills, partnered with Sesame Street to create a powerful new film about visiting. It was released this week on the social media site Upworthy.  View the video HERE: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=905053386202187&pnref=storyIt has had  over 800,000 views … Read more The Echoes of Incarceration Project partnered with Sesame Street to create a powerful new film about visiting incarcerated parents.