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Children of inmates

Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) Resources

This website provides a great collection of brochures explaining incarceration to the children of inmates.

Children with Incarcerated Parents – Considering Children’s Outcomes in the Context of Complex Family Experiences

This issue examines the needs of children with incarcerated parents, requiring attention to their unique life circumstances.

Parents Behind Bars: Children of Incarcerated Family Members: Answers to Children’s Difficult Questions

An educator and caregiver’s toolkit to Idaho’s criminal justice system.

Through the Eyes of a Child: Life with a Mother in Prison

This report attempts to discover how the children involved in the VOA initiative LUH feel while their mother has been incarcerated.

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

The report summarizes participants' recommendations, ways to reach this unique at-risk population, and evidence-based mentoring practices that can serve the needs and support the strengths of children of incarcerated parents.

Children in Foster Care with Parents in Federal Prison: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies, Federal Prisons, and Residential Reentry Centers

The purpose of this toolkit is to help facilitate communication and cooperation between child welfare agencies and federal prisons so that parents can stay engaged in their children’s lives.

Protecting the Rights of Transgender Parents and Their Children: A Guide for Parents and Lawyers

The purpose of this guide is to provide information to transgender parents and their attorneys to help them protect parent-child relationships and assist them when faced with disputes over child custody issues.

Parents in State Prisons

This report explains why sending parents to prison results in single-parent households, damages family ties, and exacerbates childhood poverty.

Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration

Sesame Workshop's initiative, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, provides much-needed bilingual (English/Spanish) multimedia tools for families with young children (ages 3-8) who have an incarcerated parent.

Children, Parents, and Incarceration: Descriptive Overview of Data from Alameda and San Francisco County Jails

This survey identifies who is a parent, how incarceration affects children, and what types of resources are needed for children to maintain contact.

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