Updated: Sep 6, 2022
On 20 and 21 September the CAPO team are hitting the road again to present to agencies in the north west of Tasmania showcasing training and support resources available to address the needs of children affected by parental offending.
Considerable research has shown that children with a parent who offends, or who is in prison, are at greater risk of mental illness, social isolation, behavioural issues, and reduced educational prospects. The emotional trauma that these children experience, and the practical difficulties of a disrupted family life are often compounded by the negative social stigma that these children face.
This Roadshow will also provide an opportunity for Tasmanian agencies to work collaboratively sharing their knowledge and experiences to focus a common goal of supporting children affected by parental offending at all stages of the criminal justice system.
The workshop will cover:
· The effects of incarceration and the justice system on families and children
· resources that are available to support the family and children
· resources that are available to support professionals working with families and children
· suggestions of how your organisation can support families and children affected by familial incarceration
During a three-hour presentation the team will showcase the training and support resources available and aim to marshal the existing resources of our agencies to productively focus on this very vulnerable segment of society.
There will be three presentations and all sessions are free.