Always consults with your coordinator regarding what tools might be appropriate and when for your specific case. If you find resources you’d like to use, we’re happy to print them for you. Just let your coordinator know.
Big Life Journal: Goal Setting Tips for Teens
FosterClub: Transition Toolkit
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Transition to Adulthood Outreach Toolkit
Career EXCELerate – Personalized job training & support services
Always consult with your coordinator regarding if/when it is appropriate to talk to children about their incarcerated parent(s), and if/when it is appropriate to communicate with the incarcerated parent(s). While there are some definite dos and don’ts, much will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Casey Foundation: Children of Incarcerated Parents, A Shared Sentence
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Organizations in support of children and families of the incarcerated
National Institute of Corrections: Answers to Children’s Difficult Questions
Rutgers University: The Children of Incarcerated Parents Library
WI Department of Corrections: A Handbook for Parents Incarcerated in WI and Their Families
WI Department of Corrections: Visiting Information
Youth.Gov – Children of Incarcerated Parents: Tools, Guides, & Resources