Dr. Crystallee Crain
Coordinator, San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern
Presented by The National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) a service of the Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse & Neglect, US Department of Health and Human Services
This 30-minute digital dialogue with Dr. Crystallee Crain, Coordinator of the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership will address the impact of parental incarceration on children, how to support families and promote resilience as well as give an opportunity to share challenges and strategies.
NRCCFI Recommends this Digital Dialogue
On any given day, 1in 28 children experience parental incarceration. This may mean involvement in the Child Welfare System for some of these children and families. This could be related to the need for placement as a direct result of the primary caregiving parent’s arrest with no prior abuse or neglect; as a result of disruptions in the living arrangements or challenges for caregivers (most often a relatives) during a parent’s incarceration or to a lesser extent, as a result of abuse or neglect prior to the parent’s incarceration. (The Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children in the Child Welfare System. Adalist-Estrin, A., New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. 2012)
This dialogue will offer child welfare and community program staff ideas for supporting children and their caregivers and families, minimizing trauma and preventing further harm or unnecessary involvement in the Child Welfare System.
SFCIPP gave us the Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents and with Dr.Crain as their Coordinator, they are at the forefront of advocacy in this field.