An Unlikely Partnership Engagement Toolkit. Based on the Building Community, Building Hope film An Unlikely Partnership.
National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center. United States. Children's Bureau.
ii, 25 p.
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This federally funded report explains the film “An Unlikely Partnership” is about the impact of incarceration on children and families, and an innovative partnership between Department of Corrections and the Department of Early Learning in Washington State. It highlights how investment in strong, nurturing parent-child relationships can be a powerful motivator to reduce recidivism and keep parents from re-offending. The film also illustrates how the most unlikely of partners can come together around a shared agenda for the safety and well-being of children, and create remarkable results. The report begins by explaining the impact of parental incarceration on children and the value of partnerships that focus on families. Tips for exploring opportunities for partnerships in the community are provided, and strategies for fostering engagement around the film are considered. Following sections provide discussion guides for use after the screening of the film for different stakeholders, tips for initiating a conversation with a Department of Corrections, a checklist for those working in prevention, a checklist for departments of corrections and probation, and recommendations for using the film in different modes of communications.
children of prisoners; incarcerated parents; partnerships; interagency collaboration; probation; court reform; child welfare agencies; parent engagement; CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS