|The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love
Goes to Jail
the story, Sketch learns from the adults in his life that he has done nothing
wrong, and it is perfectly normal to be scared, angry and even embarrassed
about his dad being in jail. He even gets to visit him in jail and later at
the prison where his dad is serving a six-year sentence. Sketch gets matched
with a male mentor, and he even meets other children who have a mom or dad in
What is most wonderful about The Night Dad Went to Jail, is that young
readers going through this traumatic experience in their own lives will be
able to fully relate to the main character. Author Melissa Higgins manages to
tell the story without sugar-coating the negative situation, yet also without
scaring the reader.
Mom is a story about Kofi whose mother is sent to prison. It explores his
feelings of loss and confusion. Through friends at school, Kofi begins to
talk about his mom and to look forward to her return.
|My Daddy is in Jail
story is designed to be read by an adult to one or a small group of children.
The facilitator's instructions, questions, and small group activities are
provided as suggestions as needed.
|Help for kids: understanding your feelings about having a parent
in prison or jail
activity workbook that explores the many mixed-up feelings that accompany the
absence of a parent due to incarceration. It teaches peer pressure responses,
provides tools for problem-solving, and helps students accept their feelings
|Why is my daddy in jail?
Is My Daddy In Jail is about children who have a hard time dealing and
wondering why their daddy is in jail. This book might help them ease their
fears and help them understand it is nothing that they did, it is a mistake
their daddy made and he has to pay for his mistake until he learns that he
can not make mistakes like that again.
|An Inmate's Daughter
the summer between seventh and eighth grades, Jenna, her mother, and her
little brother move in with her grandparents while her father is in a
Washington State prison, but as Jenna tries to fit in and make friends it
becomes increasingly difficult to comply with her mother's demands for
|Do Not Pass Go
||Child Grades 5-8
Deet's father is jailed for using drugs, Deet learns that prison is not what
he expected, nor are other people necessarily the way he thought they were.
|| Jake and his older sister Shoshona, along
with a busload of kids, visit their mother in prison regularly; but this time
the journey turns into a series of misadventures, and the kids find
themselves on their own, hatching a plan to find the Governor and plead with
him to pardon their moms.
by taunts that her father is in prison, thirteen-year-old Queenie retaliates
by causing a lot of trouble until she discovers something important about her
father and herself.
|Wish You Were Here: Teens Write about Parents in Prison
write about their feelings of having a parent in jail.
mom, recently released from prison, wants to reconnect with Keysha and her
brother, but Keysha fears her mother's past will endanger her own present and
|Parenting from Prison: A hands-on guide for incarcerated parents
is a great guide that has practical tips, techniques & activities that
will get the incarcerated parent connected to his/her child.
|Parenting and Prison: A book of advice and understanding.
guide for parents who have a son or daughter in prison The book quotes
scripture and is very spiritual.
|Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents
book is for counselors, social workers, psychologists and teachers who work
with children ages 7-12 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.
|All alone in the world: children of the incarcerated
is more of a sociological study on the impact of children with incarcerated
|The Unvarnished Truth about the Prison Family Journey
frantic call from the local jail catapults an entire family on a frightening
journey that no family would wish to travel. Their traumatic journey
encounters endless frustration and infuriating madness from which there is no
escape. Millions of Americans are traumatized by the mass incarceration in
this country. The Unvarnished Truth about the Prison Family Journey is an
exceptional resource for prison families, as well as those serving them in
the fields of criminal justice, education, ministry and mental health care.
The authors have over fifty years combined personal and professional
experience with the criminal justice system. They weave graphic personal,
legal and emotional perspectives into a rare and boldly honest look at the
realities faced by prison families. They offer encouragement and hope for
successfully navigating the journey.
|Loving through bars: children with parents in prison
book was written by a school principal who had students with a father in
prison. The experience of helping those children led her to interview other
families with a parent in prison. The combination of interviews and personal
reflections make this book an honest and sensitive display of a difficult
situation. I have found it to be helpful for my own understanding of students
with a parent in prison.
|The Art Of Holding Together Your Relationship While Doing Time
|| This book is designed to help your
relationship stay healthy by offering mounds of personal insight that will
help your days, weeks, months or years go by smoother.
|Children of Incarcerated Parents
authors and their contributors, including Meda Chesney-Lind, offer guidance
to aid social workers, psychologists, and others who work with children whose
parents are in prison to help meet the children's needs and prevent future
delinquency, adult offenses, and ultimately, cross-generational
|Freed to be fathers : lessons from men doing time
|Hidden Victims The Effects of the Death Penalty on Families of
poignant, and intelligently written, Hidden Victims challenges all of
us--regardless of which side of the death penalty you are on--to understand
the economic, social, and psychological repercussions that shape the lives of
the often forgotten families of death row inmates.
|Incarceration and the Family Issues, Effects and Approaches to
Department of Health
book provides an overview of the current research that addresses issues
concerning incarcerated men, their partner and parenting relationships, and
the policies and programs that may assist them in their rehabilitation in
prison and after release. The number of individuals involved in the criminal
justice system is at a historic high. More stringent sentencing standards for
felons, harsher laws on drug-related activity, and more aggressive
prosecution practices have combined to bring an unprecedented number of
Americans under correctional supervision. Over the last 25 years, the number
of incarcerated persons has increased four-fold. Most individuals leave
behind intimate partners and children when they go to prison, and this
separation can have negative repercussions on family life. Examined in this
book are the social policies that address the intersection of incarceration
and family life that have emerged at the federal, state, and local levels.
|Parental incarceration and the family : psychological and social
effects of imprisonment on children, parents, and caregivers
a family focus to issues of incarceration, it combines a sound conceptual
foundation and extensive literature review with vignettes and observations of
real people who broke the law and are locked up for years. We get to see the
impact that our nation’s correctional policies have on incarcerated mothers
and fathers as well as on the children, spouses, and extended family who are
left back home.
|When a parent goes to jail : a comprehensive guide for
counseling children of incarcerated parents
rules, laws, choices, and consequences resulting in going to jail, discusses
what to expect from the legal system, and provides advice on coping with
having a parent in jail.
|Disrupted Childhoods: Children of Women in Prison
|| Disrupted Childhoods explores the issues
that arise from a mother's confinement and provides first-person accounts of
the experiences of children with moms behind bars. Jane A. Siegel offers a
perspective that recognizes differences over the long course of a family's
interaction with the criminal justice system.
|Children of Incarcerated Parents: Theoretical Developmental and
important book covers developmental outcomes of children in this predicament,
parenting from prison, and family reunification. It is filled with research
findings and addresses clinical issues as well. Many children are affected by
a parent in the criminal justice system, and this book is sorely needed. The
editors and contributors have produced a wonderful resource.
|What will happen to me?
book has advice on how to answer questions such as "Where is my Mom (or
Dad)?" "Will this happen to me?"
|Love Lives Here, Too: Real-Life Stories About Prison Marriages
and Relationships (Think Outside the Cell)
their own words, the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated, and those who
love them in this moving anthology explore the complex realities of marriages
and relationships lived in the long shadow of prison.
Defying the frightening myths and
stereotypes to which the media and society have reduced them, the people in
this collection eloquently tell their own stories and speak their own truths.