Share with Youth: Learning from Youth Who Have an Incarcerated Parent

Agencies & Departments : 
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

This resource features 19 youth, ages 15-23, who were invited to Washington, D.C., to speak to officials in the federal government and share their experiences being children of incarcerated parents. Their ideas and feedback were used to create products to help other youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent. These products include a presentation sharing coping strategies, a visual summary of the youth's observations and needs, a tip sheet for youth, and a video featuring the stories of young people dealing with having a parent behind bars. Learn more.