Los Angeles Summit Will Explore the Latest Developments Regarding the Impact of Toxic Stress and Trauma on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

A Summit to explore the latest developments regarding the impact of toxic stress and trauma on children and families of the incarcerated and interventions and responses that promote their well-being. Expert speakers will include caregivers, youth and family members, scholars, law enforcement officials, and child welfare administrators. Read More.

Department of Justice and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Release Groundbreaking Model Policy on keeping children safe at the time of parental arrest.

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), released a seminal model policy regarding police interaction with children who are impacted when a parent is arrested and law enforcement carries out its investigative and arrest responsibilities. Reflecting the collective input of a wide … Read more Department of Justice and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Release Groundbreaking Model Policy on keeping children safe at the time of parental arrest.

The White House continues to focus on children of incarcerated parents!

On October 8th The White House convened a follow up to its 2013 “Champions of Change” event to look further at the unique obstacles faced by children of incarcerated parents. The event entitled Empowering Our Young People, and Stemming the Collateral Damage of Incarceration provided an opportunity for invited guests to hear updates on the … Read more The White House continues to focus on children of incarcerated parents!

An annotated bibliography “Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing,” by Christopher Wildeman

An annotated bibliography “Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing,” by Christopher Wildeman, was released on September 23rd by the Osborne Association and John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute in New York. The annotated bibliography focuses on quantitative research on the consequences of paternal and maternal incarceration for children. It was made available as part of an event “Children … Read more An annotated bibliography “Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing,” by Christopher Wildeman

New study looks at the impact of parental incarceration on children’s health.

Stress proliferation theory suggests that parental incarceration may have deleterious intergenerational health consequences. In this study, data from the 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) is used to estimate the relationship between parental incarceration and children’s fair or poor overall health, a range of physical and mental health conditions, activity limitations, and chronic school absence. Results suggest that … Read more New study looks at the impact of parental incarceration on children’s health.

Director Participates in Regional Initiative in South America to Highlight Needs of Children and Families of the Incarcerated

Ann Adalist-Estrin, director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University–Camden, recently returned from a weeklong trip in South America as part of a regional initiative to highlight the needs of children and families of the incarcerated in Latin America and the Caribbean. Adalist-Estrin was invited by Church World … Read more Director Participates in Regional Initiative in South America to Highlight Needs of Children and Families of the Incarcerated