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

The Obama Administration Looks Closely at Children of Incarcerated Parents

In June 2013, the White House held a Champions of Change event honoring 12 individuals who have devoted their careers to helping children of incarcerated parents and their families, including NRCCFI Director Ann Adalist-Estrin. Announced at the event were several other Federal government initiatives focused on providing support to children with parents in prison or jail and their … Continue reading The Obama Administration Looks Closely at Children of Incarcerated Parents

Sesame Street Initiative: “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration”

Nearly 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent, yet few resources exist to help the youngest of these children. To meet this need, Sesame Street created its “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration” Initiative, which includes multimedia, bilingual (English/Spanish) materials to help young children (ages 3-8) of incarcerated parents, their families and caregivers, and the range … Continue reading Sesame Street Initiative: “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration”

New Resource: Video on Caregivers

Part of the Echoes of Incarceration Project, young filmmakers with incarcerated parents set out to understand some of the hidden consequences of our nations approach to imprisonment.  In this first film, the crew journeyed to understand their childhoods being brought up by grandparents, and by extension, the issues caregivers face when raising a child with … Continue reading New Resource: Video on Caregivers

Project SEEK

Researcher will revisit Project S.E.E.K. (Services to Enable and Empower Kids), the country’s only comprehensive program and longitudinal study on children of incarcerated parents. Funded by the Ruth Mott Foundation, a team in Michigan led by Carol F. Burton in partnership with the Michigan Public health Institute will conduct a small exploratory study that will include interviews.