The most powerful kind of support is understanding.

Below are recommended resources to better understand the challenges facing CIPs, the benefits of sports on youth self-esteem, and participation gaps in youth sports.

Organizations

Project Avary

Community Works Project What!

Walls to Bridges

Place4Grace

BAYCIPP

Literature

Children, Parents and Incarceration

by Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership

Children on the Outside

Voicing the Pain and Human Costs of Parental Incarceration by Justice Strategies

A Shared Sentence

by The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights

by the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership

Every Second Family

The Impact of the Incarceration Crisis on America’s Families by FWD.us

Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes

by Economic Policy Institute

Books

What Will Happen to Me?

By Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz

When Parents Are Incarcerated: Interdisciplinary Research and Interventions to Support Children

edited by Christopher Wideman, Anna R. Haskins, and Julie Poehlmann-Tynan

All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated

by Nell Bernstein