Help those struggling with the pain and loss of having a family member in prison. The resources on this page will equip you to reach out to hurting children and their caregivers. (Please click on the + to view more resources.)
Gain insight into the problems children face when a parent goes to prison.
Take a look at the confusing emotions felt by children of the incarcerated.
Children aren't the only ones who suffer when mom or dad goes to prison.
Scripture guides us on how and why to reach out to the families of the incarcerated.
Find out more about the greatest needs of children and their caregivers.
Show children that their parents in prison have not forgotten them.
Sending a child with an incarcerated parent to a Christian summer camp is a great way to share God’s love.
Bring hope to couples trying to survive the challenges of incarceration.
Continue to encourage and support prisoners’ families throughout the year.
Lift up the needs of children and families as they struggle to rebuild their lives.
Create a welcoming atmosphere of healing for families of the incarcerated.
A relationship with a caring adult helps build character, resolve painful emotions, and curb harmful behaviors.
Scholars, ministry practitioners, pastors, and formerly incarcerated individuals discuss ways to create authentic relational encounters with prisoners and their families.
After her only son was sentenced to life in prison, Carol Kent and her husband started a new ministry for prisoners and their families.
A look at the experience of incarceration from the perspectives of prisoners and their families.
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