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Welcome to Our New Site!

Welcome to the new National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University–Camden. The center, which began as the Federal Resource Center on Children of Prisoners in the 1990s, joined forces with the Family and Corrections Network in 2003 creating the oldest and largest organization to focus on justice involved families in the US. ... Read more ...

This week, 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 ...

Life Beyond Bars: Children with an Incarcerated Parent. Fact Sheet # 7 from the University of Wisconsin

“Life Beyond Bars: Children with an Incarcerated Parent,’ prepared by intern Neil Damron and released in November 2014, examines the latest research findings concerning the effects of a parent’s incarceration on children.” Read Full Release

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 ...

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 ...

Tools for Assessing Attachment for Children of the Incarcerated

Central Connecticut State University and NRCCFI are conducting a brief survey that will look at current practices and procedures used to implement attachment assessments for children of incarcerated parents.

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Children of Incarcerated Parents Library

More than one in twenty-eight children in the United States has a parent in prison. The loss of a parent to incarceration means a crisis for that child. Concerned people in all settings are dealing with children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers daily, but in most cases without benefit of training or specific information.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Library (CIPL) provides free information sheets designed for people serving children of prisoners and their caregivers.

Library materials can be accessed through links below. The Facts and Issues section has pamphlets for all readers. Currently there are specialized pamphlets for Caregivers of children of prisoners incarcerated parents and for health care providers. We also offer Trainings that complement the information in the Children of Prisoners Incarcerated Parents Library.

Pamphlets may be downloaded without charge. Duplication is permitted and encouraged, so long as the materials are not altered or sold.

2015 edition of the Spanish translations will be available in August 2015.

Sorry, NRCCFI is not budgeted to mail free copies.

 

Table of Contents

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Facts and Issues

101: Introduction to Children Incarcerated Parents
102: Why Maintain Relationships?
103: Conversations – Questions Children Ask
104: Risk and Protection
105: Visiting Mom or Dad
106: Jail and Prison Procedures
107: Communication Tips for Families

Materials For Caregivers

201: Caring for Children of Incarcerated Parents
202: Questions from Caregivers
203: What Do Children of Incarcerated Parents Need?
204: Tips from Caregivers for Caregivers

Materials for Health Care Providers

301: Impact of Parental Incarceration
302: Challenges for Health Care Providers
303: Common Stress Points
304: Different Children/Behaviors
305: Strategies for Intervention
306: Tips for Fostering Trust & Safety
307: The Caregiver’s Situation

Resource Section

For additional Resources, visit our Resources Links page.

In Appreciation

The Children of Incarcerated Parents Library is supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the Jack DeLoss Taylor Charitable Trust and the Heidtke Foundation.

We are also grateful to our sponsoring organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.-Southern Region, Children and Family Networks, Hour Children, The National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families and The Osborne Association. To become a sponsor, see our application form.

Special thanks to the Osborne Association for permission to revise and publish material from the three volume set of pamphlets, How Can I Help?

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