Registration Is Now Open For CIP 2019!

The National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference is a unique opportunity to gather, share best practices and engage in action planning. Be a part of plenaries, panels, workshops, and other presentation formats addressing:

  • Connecting children & incarcerated parents through family supportive visits and communication
  • Innovation in research disciplines
  • Capacity building across systems

We would love to have you and other members of your organization attend. The Children of Incarcerated Parents National Conference returns for its second year to the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.  We believe our conference is the first of its kind to address the complexity of experiences, from pre to post parental incarceration across multiple systems, and would love to have your participation.

Registration is now open for attendees, with a special early bird price.  

A call for proposals is out as well, and we hope that you will consider contributing your insight and experience to one of the conference tracks listed below.

We are hard at work assembling what promises to be an enlightening and engaging CIP 2019!

For more information on this year’s conference, the conference accommodations, call for proposals, or general information on the ASU Center for Child Well Being, click here.

Register today and get the
Early Bird Discount! 
Early Registration is $375 for a limited amount of participants 
and will increase to $400.


Would you like to share information about your place of business with over 500* conference attendees?  Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available. 
*attendee totals based on 2018 data


Do you have a group of 10 or more?
Click here to contact Melinda Borucki at the ASU Center for Child Well Being, for special group pricing
of $300 per attendee.



Call for Proposals

The 2019 National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference committee invites you to submit proposals for the 2nd Annual Conference on April 14-17, 2019(limit of two proposal submissions per person). 
The focus ofthisyears conference is:
Integration Touchpoints: Elevating Voices for Opportunities and Improved Outcomes

Proposals should be submitted to one of three tracks.

1. Connecting children and incarcerated parents through family supportive visits and communication

Parent/child separation due to detention or incarceration can have profound impacts on child and family development and well-being.Proposalsare invited that span the developmental continuum from infancy through young adulthood, and that consider the needs of children and families as well as those of the correctional facilities and staff, impact on children and families, and evaluation of programs. We invite evidence-based approaches for supporting children and their incarcerated parents to visit and communicate and the impact of such.

2. Innovations in research across disciplines

Research on children of incarcerated parents stems from multiple disciplines, involves multiple approaches, and examines the impact of incarceration on children and families across multiple domains of well-being and stages of child development. Research is encouraged that fills gaps in our knowledge and that is designed to improve practices with children and families and ultimately child and family outcomes. We invite research presentations that make clear implications for practice and policy.

3.  Capacity building across systems

The experience of incarcerated parents in legal and correctional systems has profound impacts on children and families and their experiences in other systems. This track calls for presentations from various system perspectives, e.g., economic support, health and mental health, education, law enforcement, corrections, child welfare and faith-based, on bettering the lives of children and families of incarcerated parents. Presentations on accountability, responsibility and ownership for outcomes across systems and system imposed trauma are also encouraged, as are examples of coordinated and integrated systems of care and responsive policy solutions. 

Proposals that highlight race and gender are encouraged across all tracks


We are accepting proposals for various presentation formats, including

30-minute oral presentation or poster presentation

60-minute oral presentation or poster presentation

90-minute discussion panel

15-minute lunch-time TED-like talk

Each proposal must be submitted separately. 
Recommended file formats include Word Doc, PDF, PPT, and Video.