During a two-day Listening Session with youth affected by parental incarceration that was held in Washington DC, the group helped develop a Tip Sheet for Service Providers Working with Children and Families of the incarcerated.
The Listening Session brought together 19 youth, ages 15 to 23, with a diverse range of experiences to discuss the challenges they had during their parent’s incarceration and their ideas for how the government could better support them and their families. Two former Seedling mentees were included.
The information shared on this tip sheet validates the work that we do as mentors for children who face the challenges of having a parent who is incarcerated and serves as a reminder to keep doing what we do and how we do it. Here are some excerpts from that sheet… Continue reading