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Strengthening Idaho's Youth and Families

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The Children of Incarcerated Parents project has a simple mission: create awareness and act to assist agencies that serve children of incarcerated parents; to strengthen and meet the fundamental needs of these children; and to stop the cycle of criminality within families.

We have posted several documents to provide information and resources to families that may have a parent behind bars. A good place to begin is to open the educatorís and caregiverís toolkit. It is a simple tool that will help answer and address the fundamental questions a childís concerns and fears. Please feel free to print and distribute this toolkit.

Click on the links below for information. Your comments are welcome. Please send them to information@familyadvocate.org.

FACT SHEET: Children of Incarcerated Parents

2012 TOOL KIT: Parents Behind Bars: Children of Incarcerated Family Members
Answers to children's difficult questions.

Children of Incarcerated Parents General Power Point Presentation: Children of Incarcerated Parents -- An Idaho Perspective.

Idaho Governor's Task Force Power Point Presentation: Children of Incarcerated Parents -- An Idaho Perspective.

NCTSN IMPACT Article (Winter 2011)
Two Network Members Take Holistic Approach with Children of Incarcerated Parents.

Campbell System Review (2009)
Effects of parental imprisonment on child antisocial behaviour and mental health: a systematic review.