Resources

Books

  • When Andy's Father Went to Prison
    by Martha Hickman
  • A Trip to the Big House
    by Oliver Butterworth
  • Joey's Visit
    by Donna Jones
  • Let's Talk About When Your Parent Is in Jail
    by Maureen K. Wittbold
  • Just for You – Children with Incarcerated Parents
    by the Center for Children with Incarcerated Parents
    Pacific Oaks College and Children's Programs
    714 West California Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
  • My Mother and I Are Growing Stronger
    by Inez Maury
  • Two in Every Hundred: A Special Workbook for Children with a Parent in Prison
  • There Are Some Real Special Kids In Our Class
    by Frank M. Black
  • Keeping in Touch by Long Distance
    by Ann Kerniski
  • A Visit With Daddy
    by Frank M. Black
  • My Mom Went to Jail
    by Kathleen Hodgkins and Suzanne Bergen
  • Dad's in Prison
    by Sandra Cain and Margaret Speed
  • I Know How You Feel Because This Happened to Me
    by the Center for Children with Incarcerated Parents
    Pacific Oaks College and Children's Programs
    714 West California Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
  • A Visit with Mommy
    by Frank M. Black
  • Help for Kids - Understanding Your Feelings About Having A Parent in Prison or Jail For Kids Ages Six and Older
    by Carole Gesme

Regarding Addiction

  • My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has A Disease
    by Claudia Black

For information regarding the effects of incarceration on children and other statistics and resources, please see:

  • Children of Incarcerated Parents: Theoretical, Developmental, and Clinical Issues
    (2010) editors Yvette R. Harris, James A. Graham, Gloria J. Oliver Carpenter
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
    (1995) editors Katherine Gabel and Denise Johnston

For information on providing services to children of incarcerated parents, please see:

  • When a Parent Goes to Jail: A Comprehensive Guide for Counseling Children of Incarcerated Parents
    by Rebecca Yaffe and Lonnie Hoade
  • Child and Family Services
    A state-wide agency dedicated to advancing the well-being of children by providing an array of social services to strengthen family life and by promoting community commitment to the needs of children. 1(800) 640-6486 or (603) 668-1920
    Child and Family Services
  • Family Support NH
    A state-wide coalition of community-based family resource center and family support programs dedicated to improving the lives of New Hampshire families. 
    Family Support NH
  • New Hampshire 2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers
    A NH helpline for information regarding health and human services available in your community. Just dial 211 in NH or 1(866) 444-4211 from out of state. 
    New Hampshire 2-1-1
  • University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
    Seminars, articles and training on youth and family development, food and nutrition, financial management and much more.
    University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension 
  • Family and Corrections Network
    An on-line resource for families of inmates, and agencies working with inmates and their families. Free pamphlets are available from the "Children of Prisoners Library" and the "Incarcerated Fathers Library" found on the website.
    Family and Corrections Network
  • Child Welfare League of America
    Statistics and guidelines for working with children and families separated by incarceration.Child Welfare League of America