Children with Incarcerated Family Members
Children with Incarcerated Family Members-Course Description
Has a child said to you, ‘My ___(mom/dad/aunt/uncle) is in jail?’ What was your response? Do you feel like you are ready and equipped to answer all of the difficult questions that children may ask when they experience the incarceration of a family member? How many children have a parent or family member in jail or prison? Are you aware of the emotions they may experience during and after the incarceration of a family member? What happens when the family member is released from jail/prison? How does that affect the child and the family? The incarceration of a family member is an extremely difficult situation and has been identified as an ‘adverse childhood experience’ or an ACE. This learning event will equip early education professionals with ways to contribute to the lifelong success and positive outcomes of children with an incarcerated family member.
After attending this learning event, participants will be able to the social-emotional impact of the incarceration of a family member on a child, compose responses to frequently asked questions regarding the incarceration, summarize the relationship between family members and children upon reunification and release, and list ways for early educators to contribute to the lifelong success of children with incarcerated family members.
Participants attending this event are required to attend online for a required amount of time, read handouts, watch video clips, answer a minimum number of interactive online questions, and pass a post knowledge assessment with a minimum score of 90% or higher (multiple attempts allowed).
Location: Online/Self-Paced – Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Work at your own pace.
Credits: .5 CEU/5 Hours
Cost: $15.00 (Regularly $30; on sale/half price!)