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

In North Carolina, more than 16,775 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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Our PowerPoint is updated, our materials are downloaded, and our Super Powers are ready for action so we're set to go! Thanks to the folks with North Carolina PTA for inviting us to present a workshop tomorrow afternoon during their annual summit! bit.ly/3jbfosa ... See MoreSee Less

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Our PowerPoint is updated, our materials are downloaded, and our Super Powers are ready for action so were set to go! Thanks to the folks with North Carolina PTA for inviting us to present a workshop tomorrow afternoon during their annual summit! https://bit.ly/3jbfosa

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We had a small but mighty workshop group at the conference, including Shaton Berry, a National Parent Teacher Association board member! bit.ly/2WOajOT

We have some great information about a scholarship for children whose parents have been incarcerated. Please email or call if you'd like us to send it to you. mradcliff@coastalhorizons.org, (919) 904-4286 ... See MoreSee Less

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