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Healthcare Provider Resource Toolkit

Resources for health and wellness providers seeking to SEE and SUPPORT the 1 in 14 children who experience parental incarceration. 

Incarceration of a household member is an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE).  It is the third most common ACE among children of color due to the systemic racism baked into the criminal legal system. 

A Hidden Epidemic: Parental Incarceration and What To Do When It Affects Your Patients

Axelson and Bach, Pediatrics Nationwide
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Parental Incarceration's Impact on Children's Health

New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents Factsheet. 
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Creating Affirming Spaces

Convey to families that they can speak to you about parental incarceration.
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Words Matter

Use humanizing language when speaking with families about their incarcerated loved ones
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Health Care Use an Health Behaviors Among Young Adults With History of Parental Incarceration 

Nia Heard-Garris et al., Pediatrics 2018
Research finds that children of incarcerated parents use the healthcare system at lower rates.
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Tips to Support Children When a Parent is in Prison

By Dr. Rose Martoma, Healthychildren.org
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On Visiting and Working Inside Correctional Facilities 

A Guide for Social Workers 
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Children of Incarcerated Parents Book List

Place books for and about parental incarceration in waiting areas.
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Beyond the ACE Score

Perspectives on Child Trauma, Adversity Screening and Impact.  
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Poster from Youth.Gov

Post to convey to families that you have supportive resources to share
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