When A Parent Goes To Jail:
A Comprehensive Guide
for Counseling Children of
By Rebecca M. Yaffe
& Lonnie F. Hoade
“When a Parent Goes to Jail” is a resource to help children of incarcerated parents cope with the traumas they face – physical, emotional, and social stigmas and feelings of guilt, anger, fear and shame – and guide them in making wiser life choices.
My Daddy Is In Jail: Story, Discussion Guide, and Small Group Activities For Grades K-5 By Janet M. Bender
“My Daddy is in Jail” includes a read-aloud story, discussion guide, caregiver suggestions and optional small group counseling activities. This resource can be used one-on-one or in a group setting. With this book, helping professionals, and other caring adults, will find themselves better equipped to provide information and support to these vulnerable children and their families
Sesame Street | Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments. With your love and support she can get through anything that comes her way. Here are some tools to help you with the changes your child is going through. (Ages 3-8)
Mama Loves Me From Away
By Pat Brisson
“Mama Loves Me From Away” is about a young girl who shares a special connection with her incarcerated mother through storytelling.
Visiting Day By Jacqueline Woodson
A children’s book about a little girl and her grandmother who take a long bus ride to visit her father who is in prison.
The Invisible String By Patrice Karst
“The Invisible String” is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that young children can easily identify with and remember.
iTunes App for Sesame Street:
The Sesame Street: Incarceration app provides parents and caregivers with tools to help children ages 3-8 cope with the many transitions related to a parent’s incarceration. (iPhone, iPad)
Google Play Store App for
Sesame Street: Incarceration
The Sesame Street: Incarceration app provides parents and caregivers with tools to help children ages 3-8 cope with the many transitions related to a parent’s incarceration. (Android Devices)
Sesame Street in Communities: Incarceration
Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, a bilingual (English/Spanish) multimedia initiative, provides much-needed resources to support and comfort young children throughout their parents’ incarceration.