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Youth Worker Cafe: Morgan County

Working with Youth with Incarcerated Parents: Techniques to Support Healthy Development and Well-being

December 19, 2017

11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern)

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central)

Location

Morgan County Public Library - Meeting Rooms A and B

Address

110 S Jefferson St, Martinsville, IN 46151

Cost

Free - Lunch Provided

Description

According to the KIDS COUNT® in Indiana Data Book, when a parent or other family member is incarcerated, a family’s stability is affected in many ways, including being more likely to move, losing income from the incarcerated parent, and facing changes in child care or parent/child relationships. As many jurisdictions collect no information about whether an incarcerated person has children, these young people often remain invisible to potential sources of support. These compounded issues are associated with negative outcomes for children, such as increased aggressive behaviors, slower educational performance, higher incidence of poverty and homelessness, and a greater likelihood of using illegal drugs. 

Join us for this free lunch presentation to learn about how children can be negatively impacted by having incarcerated parents and what key factors are important in supporting these young people. Attendees will gain a better understanding of barriers facing children with incarcerated parents and learn techniques to assist in better serving these children and their caregivers.

SPEAKER: Greta Compton, MSW, LCSW, LAC, Program Director, Bridge to Success – Volunteers of America 

Greta Compton has spent the majority of her post-graduate career working with people involved in the criminal justice system and their families. She began working at the Indiana Women’s Prison in 2006 as a liaison between the ladies serving their sentences and their children and children’s care givers. Now with Volunteers of America, Greta has worked as a therapist and advocate for the women residing in the work release facility and is currently the director of the Bridge to Success program at VOA.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

Youth Connections

Children’s Bureau, Inc.

Girl’s, Inc. of Johnson County

Johnson County System of Care

CONNECT: You are invited to bring your business cards and program or service information to share with other attendees.