Arizona State University 3rd National Conference on Children of Incarcerated Parents

The 3rd National Conference on Children with Incarcerated Parents is in the final planning stages. This conference is a unique opportunity to collaborate, learn and share with hundreds of others focused on and living with the impact of incarceration on children and families. Our colleagues at Arizona State University, Center for Child Well Being have … Continue reading Arizona State University 3rd National Conference on Children of Incarcerated Parents

Helpful Research on Incarcerated Mothers and on Families of Incarcerated Fathers

The issue of “which is harder on the children, having an incarcerated father or mother?” continues to be a debate among professionals worldwide. These 2 resources help to provide a background information for both arguments.  J. Poehlmann-Tynan, D. H. Dallaire (eds.), Children with Incarcerated Mothers, Separation , Loss and Reunification. Springer Briefs in Psychology, 2021 … Continue reading Helpful Research on Incarcerated Mothers and on Families of Incarcerated Fathers

“Spotlight Sandra Barnhill” Atlanta’s ForeverFamily Executive Director and pioneer in the field of working with children and families of the incarcerated receives ASU’s Champion of Child Wellbeing Award

Each year, the ASU Center for Child Well-Being recognizes the contributions of people who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to ensuring that children are living in safe, supportive, and nurturing communities. One of this year’s recipients, Sandra Barnhill has a long and illustrious career in supporting families impacted by incarceration For over three decades, Sandra … Continue reading “Spotlight Sandra Barnhill” Atlanta’s ForeverFamily Executive Director and pioneer in the field of working with children and families of the incarcerated receives ASU’s Champion of Child Wellbeing Award

Report on the 4th Annual Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

By Farah Verlus BA in Criminal justice, MA candidate in criminology. Rutgers University Camden This years Annual Children of Incarcerated Parents National Conference was produced by the Center for Child Wellbeing at Arizona State University and streamed via Zoom to allow for attendees from all over the country to participate. As a first-year graduate student … Continue reading Report on the 4th Annual Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

Diane Wallace-Booker of the US Dream Academy partners with Tatemen Entertainment to create a unique new podcast

If only you knew (2021) During the winter of 2021, the U.S. Dream Academy brought together six young people committed to social justice, who gathered weekly to discuss how to help other young people who grew up in similar circumstances to their own – parental incarceration. Their purpose was to help heal, to educate, and … Continue reading Diane Wallace-Booker of the US Dream Academy partners with Tatemen Entertainment to create a unique new podcast

Three new films on Children and Families Impacted by Incarceration

Time (2020) Garrett Bradley, director Concordia Studios The film “Time” is a documentary based on the actual events surrounding Sybil and Robert Richardson’s incarceration. As parents of six children, their case serves as a prime example of racism and unfair sentencing of people of color within our criminal legal system. The documentary follows Sybil’s fight … Continue reading Three new films on Children and Families Impacted by Incarceration

New Books 2021

Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents in Schools Foregrounding Youth Voices to Improve Educational Support By Whitney Q. Hollins Drawing on qualitative research conducted with young people in New York, this volume highlights the unique experiences of children of incarcerated parents (COIP) and counters deficit-based narratives to consider how young people’s voices can inform and improve educational … Continue reading New Books 2021