Curated Resources: Understanding the Impact of Incarceration

Curated Resources: Understanding the Impact of Incarceration on Children and Families

Parents Behind Bars: What Happens to Their Children?[PDF], Child Trends
This report provides numerical data on parental incarceration along with a discussion of the long-term impact of parental incarceration on children.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Web Portal, , Youth.gov
This U.S. government website has links to a range of information, tools, and opportunities from federal agencies and their partners.

Supporting Children and Families of Prisoners , Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides an overview of the intersection of child welfare and parental incarceration.

Child Welfare Practice with Families Affected by Parental Incarceration [PDF], Child Welfare Information Gateway
This document explains data related to prison/jail times, along with information regarding how parental incarceration affects a child both emotionally and physically.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Myth Busters [PDF], Federal Interagency Reentry Council
This series addresses common myths that prevent families impacted by incarceration from getting the help and support they need.