There are many ways that communities can help children and families of the incarcerated but it often begins with a plan and effective training. Learn how your community can organize and help.
Responding to Children and Families of Prisoners: A Community Guide
“Indispensable to families, communities and those who work with them. The creativity and compassion embodied in this volume reflect the principles and work of Family & Corrections Network, an invaluable partner to many innovators in our field.”
-Carol Shapiro and Rosemary McGinn, Family Justice, Inc.
Authors Ann Adalist-Estrin and Jim Mustin issue a call to action for communities across America. Distinguishing myth from reality, this new publication describes the serious risks facing families and children of prisoners and the protective factors that help them survive. It lays out choices and challenges facing communities seeking to respond to families of prisoners, lists resources and outlines strategies for action.
Soft cover, 50 pages, 8 ½” X 11″, $16.50
Another Popular resource from NRCCFI Mentoring Children of PrisonersTrain the Trainer.
Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents: Train the Trainers
NRCCFI recently offered our 101st Mentoring Children of Prisoners Train the Trainer training for Mentors to Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Bring one of the NRCCFI’s most popular trainings to your organization. And, if you are in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Idaho you may be eligible for deep discounts on this training!
“The workshop was both dynamic and engaging. It arms the mentor with tools for a successful relationship with both the mentee and her caregiver. It clarified the roles and responsibilities of the mentor and provides guidelines for ensuring a good partnership. It kept my attention the entire two days, and I still wanted more! I would highly recommend both the training and the trainer.”
-Mentor Trainer for GSCTX – Austin Texas
Mentoring Children of Prisoners Train the Trainer
The Mentoring Children of Prisoners Curriculum is designed to prepare mentors to have the kind of meaningful relationships that can contribute to the coping process for children of incarcerated parents and their families. The goal is to build a base of understanding and awareness that includes information about the impact of parental incarceration on child development, family dynamics and parent-child relationships by giving trainers/staff of the contracting agencies a variety of training tools, activities and strategies for focused and effective trainings.
Duration: 2 days
Fee: $3,000 plus expenses
NRCCFI has delivered this training in 102 sites in 46 states. We are working to obtain funding to do a formal evaluation of these trainings and would like to be able to say that we have trained organizations in all 50 states. So, if your agency is in one of the 4 states that we have not yet given this training, you can get the training at a discount. Be the first in Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska or South Dakota to contract for the training and get 50% off!
To bring this dynamic onsite training to your organization, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.