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When a Parent is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers
“The goal of this primer is to provide relevant and practi¬cal information for public child welfare agencies and social workers when working with incarcerated parents” (p. 2). Sections of this primer include: introduction—compelling reasons for child welfare agencies to tackle this issue; child welfare considerations regarding incarcerated parents; basic information about corrections; and immigrant parents in deportation proceedings. Also included are the handouts: “Dear Incarcerated Parent – It’s Important to Write Letters to Your Child” by Dee Ann Newell; and “Ten Tips for Kinship Caregivers of Children of Incarcerated Parents” by Newell.