Children with Incarcerated Parents
We are dedicated to providing helpful information to those with a loved one in a Connecticut correctional facility.
Children with Incarcerated
Parents (CIP) Initiative
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1 in 14 U.S. children have had a parent who lives with them go to jail or prison.

That is more than 1 million children.
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CCSU Collaborations

Help for Hard Times

Suggestions for families and friends when a loved one i

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Tips from Caregivers for Caregivers

Caregivers tips on how to interact and give advice to c

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Questions from Caregivers

Most frequently asked caregivers questions from visitat

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Caring for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Discusses challenges for children at each stage of thei

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Caregivers Guide

How to Explain Jails and Prisons to Children. Read More

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CIP Mythbusters: SNAP Eligibility

Myths and facts regarding SNAP eligibility. Read More

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CIP Mythbusters: TANF Eligibility

Myths and facts regarding TANF eligibility. Read More

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CIP Mythbusters: Social Security

Myths and facts regarding social security. Read More

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CIP Mythbusters: Medicaid

Myths and facts regarding Medicaid. Read More

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CIP Mythbusters: Parental Arrests

Myths and facts regarding parental arrests. Read More

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CIP Mythbusters: Child Welfare

Myths and facts regarding child welfare. Read More

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Common Stress Points for Children

A parent’s involvement in the criminal justice sy

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What Do Children of Incarcerated Parents and their Caregivers Need?

From interviews with caregivers. Read More

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Tips for Families

Communication tips for the incarcerated and their famil

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Telling the Children

A variety of scenarios and methods to assist with addre

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Questions Children Ask

There are 4 main questions that children ask or want to

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What to Tell Children When a Parent or Family Member Goes to Prison

Connecticut-based organization, Families in Crisis, off

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Visiting Mom or Dad

A developmental guide for preparing children for prison

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Preparing a Child for a Prison Visit

Find some suggested strategies for an incarcerated pare

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Why Maintain Relationships?

Potential benefits of visitation for children and the i

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Tips on How to Work With Your Lawyer

10 helpful tips on how to work with your Lawyer. Read M

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Tips From a Father in Prison

A list of suggestions from an incarcerated father on ho

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Family Law Handbook: A Resource for People in Connecticut’s Prison

This handbook addresses how family law impacts people i

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