Child Welfare Practice With Families Affected by Parental Incarceration

Date: January 2021

This bulletin provides an overview of the intersection of child welfare and parental incarceration; highlights practices to facilitate parent-child visits during incarceration, include parents in case planning, and work toward reunification; and points to resources to help caseworkers in their practice with these children and families. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2021). Child Welfare Practice With Families Affected by Parental Incarceration. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau

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