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CJP Training Series - Working with Incarcerated Parents in Child Welfare

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Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children (2016)

Presented by Dona Playton, J.D. 

Dona Playton, a Wyoming attorney, will present a 1 hour presentation on "Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children." Incarcerated parents involved in Wyoming abuse and neglect, child in need of supervision and delinquency proceedings face a unique set of challenges.  This presentation will promote a more in-depth understanding of issues impacting incarcerated parents and their children, in an effort to improve outcomes through careful consideration of the underlying factors, trends and best practices that lead to successful reintegration into society for parents and healthier outcomes for families. The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides resources that listeners may want to review prior to this episode, including various articles and guides.  For example, the following publication titled a "Guide for Incarcerated Parents who have Children in the Child Welfare System" can be found at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/permanency/reunification/incarcerated/ or “When a Parent is Incarcerated:  A Primer for Social Workers” can be found at: http://www.aecf.org/resources/when-a-parent-is-incarcerated/