RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF OFFENDER AND PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH THEM.

 

There are some excellent resources available to help support children and families of offenders. 

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Little Children, Big Challenges

Little Children, Big Challenges provides much-needed resources for families with young children (ages 3 – 8) as they encounter the difficult changes and transitions that come with a parent's incarceration.company.

PRACTITIONERS GUIDE

The Australian Practitioner's Guide, adapted from the UK NICCO pulication is a comprehensive and practical resource aimed at all professionals who have direct contact with children and families, including Social Workers, teachers, pastoral staff, early years practitioners, health visitors, nurses, reintegration and prison-based family engagement workers, and more.

WAITING FOR DAD

Waiting for Dad was produced by Communities for Children for children and pre-teens who may be affected by the imprisonment of a parent or close family member.

Waiting for Dad is suitable for children 9-12 years of age.

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VISITING MY DAD IN PRISON 

Produced by Save the Children This book presents a practical, no-nonsense approach to preparing achild to visit a parent in prison. It can be read to children before a prison visit toprepare them for it, or after a prison visit to help them better understand the experience. 'Visiting my Dad ..' is suitable for children 1-5 years of age.

NICCO - DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES

The NICCO Directory of Resources provides details of the huge number of tools, activites, practice models and guidance that have been developed by agencies to support offenders and their children and families.

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i-HOP QUALITY STATEMENTS AND TOOLKIT

This resource is for professionals to develop their practice with children of offenders. This UK tool has been used by the Tasmanian CAPO working group and made available by Barnardos UK.

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SHINE FOR KIDS - PUTTING YOUR CHILD FIRST

This book is a survival guide for families when a parent first goes to prison. It offers insights to guide and inform carers of children of prisoners about the different issues children and young people can face and provides suggestions a for a positive future.

NICCO - DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES

The NICCO Directory of Resources provides details of the huge number of tools, activites, practice models and guidance that have been developed by agencies to support offenders and their children and families.

FAMILIES OUTSIDE - PUBLICATIONS 

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support the families of people affected by imprisonment.  Their purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live healthy, active lives free from stigma and impediment..

Call us:

03 9513 1362

Find us:   550 East Derwent Hwy, Risdon Vale, TAS, 7016, Australia

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