Currently, more than 2.7 million children in the U.S. have an incarcerated parent; that is 1 in 28 school-aged children.  Furthermore, approximately 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives.  Having a parent in prison can impact a child’s mental health, social behavior, health, and educational performance.  The second ND Prevention webinar for FY 2018-19 will focus on the needs of children who have a parent who is incarcerated. The presenters will concentrate on how schools and school personnel can support the child, his/her caregiver and parent in a positive manner.
During this webinar we:
- Highlighted national data on students impacted by incarceration and dispel multiple myths;
- Identified prominent frameworks, practices and strategies;
- Described the kinds of supports and services children with incarcerated parents can benefit from;
- Provided an opportunity to hear from a child and parent perspective; and,
- Discussed next steps and our upcoming follow-up web-based discussion.
- Ann Adalist-Estrin, Director, National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
- Tanya Krupat, Program Director, The Osborne Association
- Juliette-Marie deSousa, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research
You can access the archived webinar recording here.
 The Pew Charitable Trusts: Pew Center on the States. Collateral Costs: Incarceration’s Effect on Economic Mobility. Washington, DC. 2010
 National Resource Center on Children & Families of the Incarcerated. (2014). Children and Families of the Incarcerated Fact Sheet. Rutgers University.
 Turney, K., Goodsell, R. (2018). Parental Incarceration and Children’s Wellbeing. ERIC.