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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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Here are two more books we just read and will be adding to our library and to the book lists on our website. You can see the lists if you go to www.ourchildrensplace.com/ and click on Resources.

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Here are two more books we just read and will be adding to our library and to the book lists on our website. You can see the lists if you go to https://www.ourchildrensplace.com/ and click on Resources. 

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So pleased to see that "From the Desk of Zoe Washington" is included in this year's Read Across America book selection!

Go to bit.ly/3b8H8KX and click on Find Your Book to see the entire list.
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6 days ago

So pleased to see that From the Desk of Zoe Washington is included in this years Read Across America book selection!

Go to http://bit.ly/3b8H8KX and click on Find Your Book to see the entire list.
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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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