Resources for Children with Parents in Prison

Resources for Children with Parents in Prison
by Fran Roznowski – froznowski@cpsd.us

Resources for Teachers, Parents and Guardians

“Children of Incarcerated Parents in the Unites States: What Know and What We Still Need to Know” by
Megan Sullivan (2017) www.justicestrategies.net/coip/

“How Parental Incarceration Affects a Child’s Education” by Alia Wong, 2015, The Atlantic www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/11/how-parental-incarceration-affects-a-childs-
education/414720/

“Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents” Kaplan Early Learning Company, 2017
www.kaplanco.com/ii/supporting-children-of-incarcerated-parents

“Teachers’ Experiences With And Expectations Of Children With Incarcerated Parents” by Danielle
Dallaire , Anne Ciccone, Laura Wilson, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31, 2010.

“Tip Sheet for Teachers (Pre-K through 12): Supporting Children Who Have an Incarcerated Parent”,
youth.gov/youth- topics/children-of-incarcerated-parents/federal-tools-resources/tip-sheet-teachers

“When Parents Are in Prison, Children Suffer” By KJ Dell’Antonia,
https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/04/26/when- parents-are-in-prison-children-suffer/

Children’s Books and Resources for Children

Almost Like Visiting by Shannon Ellis (2016) (prison video visits with family)

“Ask Me Anything” – Sesame Street in Communities –
sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/incarceration/?activity=ask- me-anything
“Coping With Incarceration” – Sesame Street in Communities –
sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/incarceration/

Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents , a curriculum guide by Stacey Burgess, Tonia Caselman,
Jennifer Carsey (2009)

Detrás del Muro por Elsa Valentin (Spanish only) (2011) Knock, Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty (2013)

Our Moms by Quniana Futrell , NAEYC Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum member (2015)

Someone I Know Lives in Prison by Rebecca Myers, NAEYC Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest
Forum member (2013)

Waiting for Daddy by Kylie Ann Flye & Jennie Lou Harriman NAEYC Children of Incarcerated Parents
Interest Forum member (2011)

Websites

Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents by the San Francisco Partnership for Incarcerated
Parents, Booklet and DVD for parents and teachers, booklet also available in Spanish www.sfcipp.org

The Children of Incarcerated Parents Blog, www.justicestrategies.net/coip

Little Children, Big Challenges:
Incarceration,www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/incarceration

The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
www.nrccfi.camden.rutgers.edu

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