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See Us, Support Us is a year-round effort to

see and support

children of incarcerated parents

During October 2021, SUSU focused on supporting children’s educational success and wellbeing from early childhood through college. Learn more:

 
About See Us, Support Us
 

See Us, Support Us (SUSU) raises awareness about and increases support for children of incarcerated parents. SUSU is a year-round effort with national partners, culminating in a month of action in October. Sign up for SUSU Network emails to receive quarterly updates about how you can SEE and SUPPORT children year-round. 

 
 

► Visit the SUSU Educator Toolkit to learn action steps and resources for supporting students with incarcerated parents. 

► Visit the Voices from SUSU page to hear from young people about how best to support and collaborate with them, and to celebrate their creative talents.

► Join the SUSU Network to receive quarterly updates. 

Engage in See Us, Support Us

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Why is the arrest experience so harsh that a child has to believe it was imaginary sometimes in order to get through it and its aftermath. The pain and outrage I feel is why I want to advocate for child-sensitive arrest protocols, data collection, and training. 

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I didn’t wanna forget him ever… he was my dad. And what if I never get a chance to visit him again...So just in case, I sat there taking pictures in my mind and storing them in this little section I have where all the thoughts about him were. 

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For many system-impacted children, education can be the lifeline that helps them succeed in the face of parental incarceration. It can give purpose, belonging and self-esteem. Though it took me a while, education was my lifeline too.