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Working with Children of Incarcerated Parents...

Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents

by Stacey Burgess, et al. (2009, YouthLight, 22.95)

This book is for counselors, social workers, psychologists, and teachers who work with children who have a parent who is in jail or prison. It is designed so that work can be done individually or in small groups. Each chapter includes a brief literature review, suggestions for additional supports, discussion questions, fictional letters between a boy and his incarcerated father, activities, and reproducible worksheets. Grades 2-6. [8.5” x 11”...104 pages]

My Daddy Is in Jail
: Story, Discussion Guide, and Small Group Activities for Grades K-5

by Janet Bender (2003, YouthLight, 15.95)

The first section of this book provides statistics and helpful information about incarcerated parents and their children. The next section offers suggestions for using the book with children and their caregivers. The children's story with discussion questions comes next, followed by the optional small group activities. Grades K-5. [11” x 8.5”...53 pages]

Help for Kids
!: Understanding Your Feelings About Having a Parent in Prison or Jail

by Carole Gesme (1993, Pine Press, 14.95)

A workbook that explores the mixed-up feelings that often accompany the absence of a parent due to incarceration. It teaches peer pressure responses, provides tools for problem-solving, and helps children accept their feelings. Grades 1-6. [8.5” x 11”...48 pages]

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