I PLEDGE TO SEE AND SUPPORT CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS ARE INCARCERATED


Pledge Action

Receive facts in October, including tips to create safe spaces, the Children of Incarcerated Parents' Bill of Rights, statistics, and resources to learn how to better support these children.

Participate in Snapshot Week: Report how many children of incarcerated parents your organization serves during the week of October 19th.

Use humanizing language, such as a parent who is incarcerated or formerly incarcerated person. Avoid saying inmate, offender, convict, prisoner, and criminal to describe a young person's parent.

Screen the Echoes of Incarceration films created by and about children of incarcerated parents: www.echoesofincarceration.org

Show a video of Daniel Beaty's Knock Knock poem. Help staff understand how children experience the loss of a parent to incarceration: bit.ly/Beaty_Knock_Knock

Distribute Creating Safe Spaces fact sheet to your staff.

Post the Children of Incarcerated Parents' Bill of Rights to signal to families that your organization is a supportive space.

Follow us on Twitter @osborneny, use #SeeUsSupportUs, and like the NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents' Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/NYCIP





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