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1 in every 28 children in the United States has an incarcerated parent.*

In North Carolina, more than 21,000 children have a parent in prison. According to The Annie E. Casey Foundation, an estimated 198,000 children in the state have experienced parental incarceration and the resulting consequences.

Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons Center is a statewide program committed to the well-being of these children through advocacy, education, and outreach. 

 

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In order to support children with an incarcerated parent and help them persevere through such a challenging experience, Sesame Workshop launched the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration initiative. The bi-lingual (English/Spanish) resources include videos and a storybook for children to help support and comfort them, videos and guides for parents and caregivers to help them find the language to talk about incarceration with their children, and a resource for the incarcerated parent that highlights the importance of communication.

For more information, visit the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration website or contact Our Children's Place. 

A Bill of Rights for the Children of Incarcerated Parents

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The San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP) has created this downloadable bill of rights.  Click either link below to download your copy.

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The amazing folks at NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents sent this in an email a year ago (11/25/19) but it caught our attention so we decided to post it again. ... See MoreSee Less

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The amazing folks at NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents sent this in an email a year ago (11/25/19) but it caught our attention so we decided to post it again.

What a great resource . . . Put Me In! (putmein.org/) will provide financial support for children of incarcerated parents who want to participate in sports but can't afford to. They plan to launch in the San Francisco Bay Area in January 2021.

North Carolina has such great sports traditions and rivalries. Could we consider doing something similar?
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What a great resource . . . Put Me In! (https://putmein.org/) will provide financial support for children of incarcerated parents who want to participate in sports but cant afford to. They plan to launch in the San Francisco Bay Area in January 2021.

North Carolina has such great sports traditions and rivalries. Could we consider doing something similar?
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