You Are Not Alone
A sweet song encouraging kids that they have a support system to help them.
Watch the video several times, then try singing a verse or two of the song together. If kids are very young, you can simply hold and rock them as you sing.
Later, you might look through photos together and point out all the loved ones who will always be there for your child. You can also place a photo of your child with his loved ones in a small sandwich bag so he can keep it in his backpack or pocket as a reminder of people who will always love him, even if they’re far away.
ArtMaker: Draw It Out! Incarceration
Help a child express themselves through drawing activities.
Little Children, Big Feelings
Use these strategies to help a child open up about their feelings.
Something to Count On
Caring adults and predictable daily activities will help a child feel safe.
Learn great ways to help keep an incarcerated parent connected to their child.
Ask Me Anything
Telling children the truth goes a long way toward building trust and healing.
Caregiver Workshop: Taking Care of Yourself
Caregivers can take better care of children when they have support from friends, family, and community.
Coping With Incarceration
An overview of strategies adults can use to help kids understand incarceration and the changes it brings.