Counting the Days | Conference on the Children of Incarcerated Parents
A conference on children of incarcerated parents
Date: October 28, 2016
Location: Grappone Center, Concord, NH
Cost: $65 per person (includes light breakfast & lunch)
CEUs: NH NASW 5.5 hours Category 1
Keynote Speaker: Ann Adalist-Estrin, director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University Camden, New Jersey
According to a study released in 2016 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an estimated 5 percent of NH’s children are experiencing parental incarceration. Currently, there are 271,400 children in NH, which means that 13,570 kids are living a shared sentence with an imprisoned family member.
Child and Family Services and the Family Connections Center present COUNTING THE DAYS, a special 1-day conference to focus on the unique needs of children of incarcerated parents. This conference will be especially important for child and family therapists, law enforcement officials, educators, school guidance counselors, social workers, juvenile service professionals, corrections officers, child welfare workers, legislators, mental health professionals, child advocates, CASA volunteers, youth mentors, judicial/court personnel, and others.
CEUs: NH NASW 5.5 hours Category I
Keynote speaker/facilitator: Ann Adalist-Estrin, director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University Camden, New Jersey, where she also teaches in the department of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice. Ann is an author, speaker and consultant to a wide variety of agencies serving children and families in the U.S. and abroad. Ann is also a child and family therapist in Jenkintown, PA and a trainer for the Healthy Steps for Young Children Pediatric Training Program at Boston University School of Medicine. In 2013, she was honored at the White House as a "Champion of Change" for her work as an advocate for children and families of the incarcerated.
- To learn the developmental and circumstantial influences on a child with an incarcerated parent
- To learn about family dynamics in families of the incarcerated
- To learn the typical feelings of children of the incarcerated
- To learn risk factors and their impact on children of the incarcerated
- To understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress on children of the incarcerated.
- To increase awareness and understanding of the impact of race, class and ethnicity on children and families of the incarcerated
- To encourage self-reflection and insight related to reactions and perspectives on families involved in the criminal justice system
- To apply this knowledge to a variety of services and programs
- To identify strategies for responding to the needs
8:30-9:00 Check in
9:00 Keynote presentation
11:00 Keynote presentation (continued)
12:00 NH video montage
1:00 Table activity
1:30 Panel response to table activity
2:30 What's next for New Hampshire: Four skills analysis activity, resulting in 5 key recommendation areas
3:30-3:45 Evaluation & adjourn
This event is funded in part by:
Annie E Casey Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Coaches Collective International