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2019...A Year of Amazing Connections

Connecting children with their fathers...
by hosting Parent Day at Orange Correctional Center and at the Pitt County Detention Center.

Connecting men to their roles as fathers...
by facilitating Parenting Inside Out at Carteret Correctional Center.

Connecting professionals to the children they work with and support...
by presenting workshops across the state.

Connecting community members who are interested in supporting children...
by screening Tre Maison Dasan.

These connections, among others, happen because of YOU and other community supporters. Please join us in making those important connections stronger, bolder, and more widespread in 2020 by making a donation today!

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

In North Carolina, more than 28,000 children have a parent in prison. According to The Annie E. Casey Foundation, an estimated 179,000 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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April is School Library Month (www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/slm). With our schools closed, the role of the school library and school librarians/media specialists has changed (and we assume will continue to change). But consider what an amazing resource they can be for children of incarcerated and returning parents!

A school librarian told us last fall that school libraries can be a "safe spot" in a school for students to access information. A teacher assistant wrote on our workshop evaluation in early March about the importance of "having reading material available to children where they see others (w/in) stories just like them and the experiences they are going through."

Does your school library have such resources? If not, let us know how we can help change that!
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April is School Library Month (http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/slm). With our schools closed, the role of the school library and school librarians/media specialists has changed (and we assume will continue to change). But consider what an amazing resource they can be for children of incarcerated and returning parents!

A school librarian told us last fall that school libraries can be a safe spot in a school for students to access information. A teacher assistant wrote on our workshop evaluation in early March about the importance of having reading material available to children where they see others (w/in) stories just like them and the experiences they are going through.

Does your school library have such resources? If not, let us know how we can help change that!

Have You Seen Us?

We travel the state educating North Carolinians about the children of incarcerated parents.  Have we been in your neck of the woods?  Click here to find out!  If you'd like us to visit you next, let us know!

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