|"Unfortunately, children do not come into this world with an instruction manual. Therefore being a good parent does not just happen, you must put forth effort to learn how to be a loving, nurturing parent."-Elain Ellerbe, RBF CEO & National Consultant/Trainer-Nurturing Parenting Programs|
5,000 plus fathers & families served and growing everyday
Being a parent is never easy and being an incarcerated parent
poses many unique obstacles for both the parent and their children.
Here are some sobering statistics concerning children of
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2010
Maintaining a parent/child relationship is extremely important to the child's well-being and the incarcerated parent's success in re-entering society. In addition to lowering the likelihood of recidivism among incarcerated parents, there is evidence that maintaining the child-parent relationship while a parent is incarcerated improves a child's emotional response to the incarceration and encourages parent-child attachment (Examining the Effect of Incarceration and In-Prison Family Contact on Prisoners' Family Relationships, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 2005).
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