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.
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.
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.
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.
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..