by Cheri Fuller
Executive Director
Supporting Children
of Incarcerated
Parents
redeemingthefamily.org
6 September 2013
Okl...
www.redeemingthefamily.org
redeemingthefamily.org
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
http://oica.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Children-of-Incarcerated-Parents-Report-January-1-2012.pdf
1.To support activities to maintain contact between
incarcerated parents and minor children when in the
best interest of t...
2.To improve the parent-child relationship with more
parent education
3.To help support a healthy and strong parent-child
relationship
The Oklahoma Messages project is...
“More than 27,000 children in Oklahoma have at least one
parent in prison.That's 3 percent of the child population.”
www.fl...
www.flickr.com/photos/bingramos/75258722
redeemingthefamily.org
Children of Incarcerated Parents (CIPs) are at higher risk for:
academic failure substance abuse
delinquency
www.flickr.com...
Without intervention:
5-6 times higher rate to enter prison
www.flickr.com/photos/sercasey/251142094
In some Oklahoma school districts 75% of
children are affected by parental incarceration.
(Dr. Susan Sharp, University of ...
The Messages Project is:
incarcerated parents reading books to their children on DVD
The Messages Project is:
incarcerated parents receiving training from volunteers
The Messages Project is:
a prevention and intervention
program for childrenwww.flickr.com/photos/dottiemae/5393993016
redeemingthefamily.org
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
redeemingthefamily.org
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
Outcomes & Impact
redeemingthefamily.org
Spring 2011 Caregiver
Survey Results
88% of children experienced less depression and sadness,
along with improvement in em...
Spring 2011 Caregiver
Survey Results
50% of children were less anxious and
worried about their parents
50%
Spring 2011 Caregiver
Survey Results
50% of children reported less anger and acting out
50%
Additional
Benefits:
bonding
with
caregivers
act out
less
at school
reading skills
improve
lower
recidivism
www.flickr.com/p...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQulk_PknPE
redeemingthefamily.org
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQulk_PknPE
redeemingthefamily.org
Over 10,000 messages recorded for CIPs since 1999
2008
2012
http://redeemingthefamily.org/2013/04/04/volunteer-organization-of-the-year-for-oklahoma/
Volunteer
Organization...
importance
of
supporting
children’s
literacy
www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/5913123665
family reunification
www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/5289517315
What CanYou Do?
redeemingthefamily.org
by Cheri Fuller
Executive Director
Supporting Children
of Incarcerated
Parents
redeemingthefamily.org
6 September 2013
Okl...
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Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents (September 2013)

  1. 1. by Cheri Fuller Executive Director Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents redeemingthefamily.org 6 September 2013 Oklahoma City, OK
  2. 2. www.redeemingthefamily.org
  3. 3. redeemingthefamily.org www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
  4. 4. http://oica.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Children-of-Incarcerated-Parents-Report-January-1-2012.pdf
  5. 5. 1.To support activities to maintain contact between incarcerated parents and minor children when in the best interest of the children
  6. 6. 2.To improve the parent-child relationship with more parent education
  7. 7. 3.To help support a healthy and strong parent-child relationship
  8. 8. The Oklahoma Messages project is...
  9. 9. “More than 27,000 children in Oklahoma have at least one parent in prison.That's 3 percent of the child population.” www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/8749763261 www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Incarceration_rates_affect_Oklahoma_kids/20101012_11_a1_wtkaoa319509
  10. 10. www.flickr.com/photos/bingramos/75258722
  11. 11. redeemingthefamily.org
  12. 12. Children of Incarcerated Parents (CIPs) are at higher risk for: academic failure substance abuse delinquency www.flickr.com/photos/86530412@N02/8226451812 www.flickr.com/photos/lifementalhealthpics/8485857200 www.flickr.com/photos/xtinamilan/3042222548
  13. 13. Without intervention: 5-6 times higher rate to enter prison www.flickr.com/photos/sercasey/251142094
  14. 14. In some Oklahoma school districts 75% of children are affected by parental incarceration. (Dr. Susan Sharp, University of Oklahoma) 75% www.flickr.com/photos/reckless_sniper/3829904814
  15. 15. The Messages Project is: incarcerated parents reading books to their children on DVD
  16. 16. The Messages Project is: incarcerated parents receiving training from volunteers
  17. 17. The Messages Project is: a prevention and intervention program for childrenwww.flickr.com/photos/dottiemae/5393993016
  18. 18. redeemingthefamily.org www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
  19. 19. redeemingthefamily.org www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
  20. 20. Outcomes & Impact redeemingthefamily.org
  21. 21. Spring 2011 Caregiver Survey Results 88% of children experienced less depression and sadness, along with improvement in emotional well-being 88%
  22. 22. Spring 2011 Caregiver Survey Results 50% of children were less anxious and worried about their parents 50%
  23. 23. Spring 2011 Caregiver Survey Results 50% of children reported less anger and acting out 50%
  24. 24. Additional Benefits: bonding with caregivers act out less at school reading skills improve lower recidivism www.flickr.com/photos/12327292@N00/3551019373 www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys/7891451098 www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/3537327425 www.flickr.com/photos/irteza/4330754374
  25. 25. www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQulk_PknPE redeemingthefamily.org
  26. 26. www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQulk_PknPE redeemingthefamily.org
  27. 27. Over 10,000 messages recorded for CIPs since 1999
  28. 28. 2008 2012 http://redeemingthefamily.org/2013/04/04/volunteer-organization-of-the-year-for-oklahoma/ Volunteer Organization of theYear for Oklahoma
  29. 29. importance of supporting children’s literacy www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/5913123665
  30. 30. family reunification www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/5289517315
  31. 31. What CanYou Do? redeemingthefamily.org
  32. 32. by Cheri Fuller Executive Director Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents redeemingthefamily.org 6 September 2013 Oklahoma City, OK
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