Throughout the #SeeUsSupportUs campaign, we will add resources to help support children of incarcerated parents to this toolkit.
- See Us, Support Us Social Media Guide
- Identifying and Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents in Child Welfare
- Echoes of Incarceration
Echoes of Incarceration share how important it is to visit an incarcerated parent
- Echoes of Incarceration Resiliency Stories
Hear directly from the children and watch the Echoes of Incarceration Resiliency film series.
- Daniel Beaty's Knock Knock
Daniel Beaty’s poem about missing his incarcerated father as a child.
- NYS Resources Fact Sheet
- Why Proximity Matters
- A Call to Action
Osborne’s 85 page report details the experiences and needs of the approximately 105,000 children in New York State who have a currently incarcerated parent.
- Stronger Together Handbooks
This series of three revised handbooks focus on the experiences and needs of children with an incarcerated parent and provides essential information for caregivers.
- Creating Safe Spaces
These guiding tips will help you create a safe space where children and families feel comfortable disclosing and expressing their emotions without feeling judged, blamed, or labeled.
- Children of Incarcerated Parent's Bill of Rights
Developed by the San Francisco Partnership for Children of Incarcerated Parents in 2005, included are the right to support as a young person struggles with their parent’s incarceration, and the right not to be judged, blamed, or labeled because of their parent’s incarceration
- #WordsMatter Resource for Using Humanizing Language
Think of how a child might feel when their parent is called a “criminal.” To children they are moms and dads first and forever. Join us in using thoughtful language when speaking of and with people with criminal justice involvement and their families.
- Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
Videos, books, and tips to help children understand parental incarceration
- New York State Kinship Navigator
Information, referral, and advocacy program for kinship caregivers: 1-877-454-6463
- NY State Council on Children and Families
Resources and information
- NY Courts
Options that help parents plan for their children’s care while incarcerated
Federal website of national resources
- NYS DOCCS Family Handbook
This handbook was designed to family members understand more about the New York State correctional system when.
- National Resource Center for Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University
- NYS Prison Visiting Policies
- Nell Bernstein’s All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated (2005)
- Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing Annotated Bibliography
- Garnering Support for Policy Change: Family Impact Statements
- Seven Out of Ten? Not Even Close