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Families of inmates

How To Explain A Parent's Arrest To A Child

These four pocket-sized cards are wonderful tools to remind law enforcement staff about the impacts on a child whose parents are being arrested or incarcerated.

Using Family Mapping Tools to Enhance Outcomes for Tribal Members under Community Supervision

This fact sheet is designed to serve as an overview of two family tools that help people visualize the connections within families and the connections families have to their community: genograms and ecomaps.

Reading on the Inside: Programs Help Incarcerated Parents Connect with Their Children through Books

This article explains how incarcerated parents can make a recording of themselves reading a children’s book to give to their kids.

The Role of Family Engagement in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems

This document explains why a juvenile justice system can only become a truly trauma informed system after embracing family engagement.

Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

This report discusses the trauma children experiences when law enforcement carries out its investigative and arrest responsibilities.

A Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans in Wisconsin|Revised [edition]

This booklet is a tool for Incarcerated Veterans and their families who may want access to support services that promote a better and new manner of living.

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.


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