What is my story and me?
My Story and Me is a resource for parents and caregivers who take care of children affected by parental incarceration. Somewhere between 1.5 and 5 million children are affected by parental incarceration. Note: While there are conflicting statistics regarding the amount of children impacted in the U.S., the generally accepted number is approximately 2.7 million children are affected by parental incarceration.
Our research was conducted to inform our publications, including stories, activity sheets, discussion starters, and Frequently Asked Questions. Check back with us often. While we are currently in the research stage, we will post information and resources as soon as they are available. Some items to look forward to are: Stories on incarceration, resource list for family intervention, and eBooks with voiceovers.
Approximately 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent in prison. One in 5 children with an incarcerated parent is under age five and approximately 40% of parents who are incarcerated have a child under 10 years old.
PEW Charitable Trusts (2013)
Parents and caregivers are invited to take part in a group discussion as a part of a research study that is designed to understand views of parents and caregivers as it relates to a child with a parent in jail or prison.