Creating Inclusive Schools: How to Support Students with Incarcerated Parents
Families and Incarceration in the United States
Creating a Supportive School Environment for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Destigmatizing Incarceration Through Inclusive Language
Supporting Students’ Mental and Emotional Health
Additional Resources for School Staff and Caregivers
- The Children of Incarcerated Parents Library, NRCCFI: series of downloadable PDFs for educators, parents, care-providers and other helping professionals who serve children with incarcerated parents.
- A Shared Sentence (PDF, 1.6 MB), The Annie E. Casey Foundation: policy report that analyzes data and discusses the needs and potential solutions for children with family in the carceral system.
- Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, Youth.gov: guide to trauma-informed care for children of incarcerated parents that includes tip sheets for educators, a video for school staff and discussion guides for training within the school environment.
- Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators (PDF, 3.7 MB), The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: downloadable PDF of basic information for professionals within the school system about supporting children who have experienced traumatic events.
- Resources on Children of Incarcerated Parents, The Osborne Association: library of information that includes book recommendations and inclusive language and other tangible guides for educators, parents and care providers.
- Ten Things You Should Know, Project Avary: list of advice from program graduates and staff about supporting children with incarcerated parents.
- Parent-Child Visiting Practices in Prisons and Jails, Urban Institute: recommendations for best practices for supporting children when visiting parents in the carceral system.