Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
This webpage from Sesame Street provides a variety of useful tools and resources for people working with children of incarcerated parents, including awareness videos and mobile applications, tip sheets for parents and caregivers, and activity sheets for children.
Visit the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration webpage
Parents Behind Bars: Answers to Children's Difficult Questions
REACH: Connect Your Children with Education
This video from Hear Us
explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness, with special emphasis on educating incarcerated parents on how to advocate for their children's education during periods of incarceration.
Visit the REACH webpage
The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, based at Rutgers University-Camden
seeks to raise awareness about the needs and concerns of the children of the incarcerated and their families by disseminating accurate and relevant information and research, guiding the development of family strengthening policy and practice, equipping people working in the field with needed information and resources, and including families in defining the issues and designing solutions.
Visit the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated website
When a Parent is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers
This guide from the Annie E. Casey Foundation
provides information for child welfare agencies and caseworkers on working with incarcerated parents and their children. This primer aims to familiarize child welfare professionals with the impact of incarceration on children and provide child welfare and correctional systems with the information necessary to help improve permanency outcomes for children.
Visit the When a Parent is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers webpage
Youth.gov: Children of Incarcerated Parents (COIP) Webpage