Supporting Youth with Incarcerated Parents
This video and discussion guide are designed for school staff who provide direct supports and services to students: teachers, administrators, and support staff (e.g., school social worker, psychologist, guidance counselor, librarian, art teacher, PE teacher, cafeteria worker, custodian, bus driver). School staff contributed to the planning and content and several are featured in the video.
Tre Maison Dasan
Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up in Rhode Island, each with a parent in prison. Each boy is very different, possessing different attributes and surrounded by different environments. Told directly through the child’s perspective, this award-winning documentary is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.
Recognized as an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), parental incarceration is experienced by 1 in 14 children in the U.S. at one point in their lives. This collection was designed with the help of several SFUSD educators to guide classroom discussions helping to combat stigma and misperceptions around children and families of the incarcerated.
2016 ASCA Webinar Series
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
Identify common experiences of loss for children of incarcerated parents
Describe ambiguous loss theory to conceptualize the loss experience of children of incarcerated parents
Aquire tools for counseling and advocating for students with incarcerated parents
This page was last updated on August 4, 2021