course »Breaking Cycles – Exploring Strategies to Support and Empower Youth with Incarcerated Parents

Date: 6/1/2016, 2:30 pm—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
The pervasive nature of mass incarceration in the United States creates a far-reaching devastating impact not only for the individual who is incarcerated but for the family and community from which they were removed. Over 7 million children have a parent on parole, probation, or incarcerated. The impact of parental incarceration can lead to a host of negative health and well-being outcomes for youth, including being funneled into the school to prison pipeline, if the proper support and interventions are not received. This workshop in the Social Change Lecture Series will explore the impact of mass incarceration for children and youth who have a parent or caregiver in the prison system.

Workshop participants will:
  • Understand the impact of mass incarceration on youth and their families
  • Hear from youth who have lived experience as children of parents who are or have been incarcerated
  • Learn new tools and strategies to better empower and support youth who have incarcerated parents