NRCCFI at FCN offers a series of trainings-by-telephone conference calls. This is an economical way to bring training to your agency because no travel is required! Presentations are interactive and include a variety of experts on the topic, including those impacted by incarceration such as older children, caregivers or formerly incarcerated parents. Training materials are made available prior to the call.
Each training-by-telephone is recorded and CDs and are available for sale after the call. Agencies that attended the training receive a discounted rate on the CDs. Visit the CD Order Page to order training CDs for your organizations.
There are 4 trainings-by-telephone each year. Calls generally begin in the afternoon. Trainings are 90 minutes long. The fee for each training is $100.00. (NEW! See below for discount). Callers pay for their own long distance fees.
Scholarships are available for low-income families of the incarcerated or formerly incarcerated. Scholarship decisions will be made 1-3 weeks after the application has been received. Please apply for the scholarship immediately after registering for the workshop. You can do so online via this link, or by printing out and faxing us the application form found here.
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Current Telephone Training Series
New Series: Systems Serving Children and families of the Incarcerated
We often see written that children of the incarcerated are at a higher risk for entering the criminal justice system than their peers. While there is no study that actually concludes this, researchers are hard at work to clarify the existing data. We also need to engage in new studies that will help us not only to understand the significance of parental incarceration as a risk factor but also to evaluate the influence of those that work in child and family serving systems. Teachers, child welfare workers, health care providers and those in Corrections can be protective factors in the lives of the children and families of the incarcerated. But, they may also intensify the risk of parental incarceration by increasing the shame and stigma, triggering loyalty conflicts and contributing to the conspiracy of silence that keeps families from accessing help and support.
This training-by-telephone series is designed as an overview of issues, concerns and strategies for the 4 primary systems affecting children and families of the incarcerated. Each session will have a host and a variety of presenters that will include corrections officials, teachers, child welfare workers and health and mental health care providers as well as formerly incarcerated parents, children of the incarcerated and caregivers.
Future Trainings in this series:
Guests and Exact Training Dates: TBA
Session 4 (Summer 2010):
Children of the Incarcerated in the Child Welfare System: What Do We Know and How Do We Respond?
* New! Series Discount: Receive a 20% discount if you register for two or more sessions in this series.
Past Training CDs ready to ship today
NRCCFI offers CD recordings of all previous Training-by-Telephone workshops. These interactive presentations were recorded live. The CDs are indexed by topic and come with all the materials used in the training. CDs will be available for shipping about 3 weeks after the call.
New! Listen to Trainings
To purchase online access to a recordings of more recent trainings, visit our Online Recording Order Page.