Children often think they are somehow to blame for a parent’s imprisonment. Reassure your kids that you are in prison because of what you did, not because of anything they did. They are not to blame.
The following post originally appeared as a BreakPoint radio commentary.
Now that Father’s Day is past, we can ignore dads again for another year. I’m joking, of course, but society isn’t. And that’s the problem.
We’ve discussed the cultural attacks on men many times before on BreakPoint, how pop culture is fond of portraying them as over-grown adolescents, or worse, as sadistic and violent haters of women.
Ninety percent of runaways and homeless children are from fatherless homes. So are 63 percent of teens who commit suicide, and 39 percent of jail inmates. When it comes to kids’ well-being, nothing is more beneficial than a loving, supportive relationship with their fathers.
The National Fatherhood Initiative is announcing today the release of an updated version of InsideOut Dads, its outstanding program focused on reconnecting incarcerated fathers with their families.
The InsideOut Dads program is composed of 12 core sessions, with an additional four optional sessions.