The incarceration of a parent may leave a young person with no safe and stable place to stay and in the physical custody of someone who is not their parent or guardian. These young people may be struggling with a variety of difficult emotions and questions about what has happened to their parent and what will happen to them as a result of their parent’s incarceration.
To equip schools and service providers to support these young people, NCHE has created a new Children of Incarcerated Parents (COIP) webpage.
Resources include the following new tip sheets from Youth.gov:
- Tip Sheet for Providers: Supporting Children Who Have an Incarcerated Parent
- Tip Sheet for Teachers: Supporting Children Who Have an Incarcerated Parent
- Tip Sheet for Youth: Youth Supporting Fellow Youth Who Have an Incarcerated Parent
The NCHE Children of Incarcerated Parents (COIP) webpage also includes sample caregiver affidavits used for purposes of school enrollment by states and districts across the country.
This webpage is available at https://nche.ed.gov/ibt/coip.php.