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March 2006Vol. 7, No. 2Meeting the Service Needs of Children of Prisoners

The Federal Resource Center for Children of Prisoners, a project of the Child Welfare League of America, works to provide training and technical assistance to professionals and agencies that provide services to children of incarcerated parents. This includes child welfare agencies, criminal justice professionals, childcare and early childhood education providers, community groups, mentoring programs, teachers and schools, and other programs.

The center offers training in the form of 90-minute workshops, half-day and 1-day overviews, 2-day intensive training, and a 2-day training of trainers for mentoring programs. Specialized training is available for mentoring programs, afterschool program providers, early childhood education and childcare providers, and juvenile justice, child welfare, corrections, and community corrections programs and professionals. All trainings are provided onsite.

The resource center has a new name, the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated. Learn more about the trainings at: