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Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents (September 2013)

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This is a presentation shared by Cheri Fuller, executive director of "Redeeming the Family," on September 6, 2013, at the "Oklahoma Children Of Incarcerated Parents Task Force" meeting in Oklahoma …

This is a presentation shared by Cheri Fuller, executive director of "Redeeming the Family," on September 6, 2013, at the "Oklahoma Children Of Incarcerated Parents Task Force" meeting in Oklahoma City.

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  • 1. by Cheri Fuller Executive Director Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents redeemingthefamily.org 6 September 2013 Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2. www.redeemingthefamily.org
  • 3. redeemingthefamily.org www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
  • 4. http://oica.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Children-of-Incarcerated-Parents-Report-January-1-2012.pdf
  • 5. 1.To support activities to maintain contact between incarcerated parents and minor children when in the best interest of the children
  • 6. 2.To improve the parent-child relationship with more parent education
  • 7. 3.To help support a healthy and strong parent-child relationship
  • 8. The Oklahoma Messages project is...
  • 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. www.flickr.com/photos/bingramos/75258722
  • 11. redeemingthefamily.org
  • 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. Without intervention: 5-6 times higher rate to enter prison www.flickr.com/photos/sercasey/251142094
  • 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. The Messages Project is: incarcerated parents reading books to their children on DVD
  • 16. The Messages Project is: incarcerated parents receiving training from volunteers
  • 17. The Messages Project is: a prevention and intervention program for childrenwww.flickr.com/photos/dottiemae/5393993016
  • 18. redeemingthefamily.org www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
  • 19. redeemingthefamily.org www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiBQ4tMyxQ
  • 20. Outcomes & Impact redeemingthefamily.org
  • 21. Spring 2011 Caregiver Survey Results 88% of children experienced less depression and sadness, along with improvement in emotional well-being 88%
  • 22. Spring 2011 Caregiver Survey Results 50% of children were less anxious and worried about their parents 50%
  • 23. Spring 2011 Caregiver Survey Results 50% of children reported less anger and acting out 50%
  • 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. www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQulk_PknPE redeemingthefamily.org
  • 26. www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQulk_PknPE redeemingthefamily.org
  • 27. Over 10,000 messages recorded for CIPs since 1999
  • 28. 2008 2012 http://redeemingthefamily.org/2013/04/04/volunteer-organization-of-the-year-for-oklahoma/ Volunteer Organization of theYear for Oklahoma
  • 29. importance of supporting children’s literacy www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/5913123665
  • 30. family reunification www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/5289517315
  • 31. What CanYou Do? redeemingthefamily.org
  • 32. by Cheri Fuller Executive Director Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents redeemingthefamily.org 6 September 2013 Oklahoma City, OK