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NEW Online Learning Opportunities for Professionals Who Work With Populations Affected by the Incarceration of Family Members

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This fall, join one or more online knowledge- and skill-building opportunities with the internationally-renowned Director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated.

Upcoming webinars and courses will offer critical learning experiences for social workers, educators, administrators, and all those working in the systems that affect incarcerated individuals and their families. Ideally suited for those seeking to advance in careers related to work with children and families of justice-involved persons, these courses will provide participants up-to-date insights on research and new approaches in the fields of social development, family dynamics, trauma-informed care, and the influence of the juvenile and criminal justice systems on our communities.

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About the Instructor: Ann Adalist-Estrin, MS

Headshot of Ann Adalist-Estrin, NRCCFI Director and Course InstructorAnn Adalist-Estrin is Director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University-Camden, where she also teaches in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. Under Ann's leadership, NRCCFI has provided training and consultation to government and non-government agencies and community programs worldwide. Her consultations and publications include The Maryland Governor's Office for Children's Children of Incarcerated Parents Initiative; The National Institute of Corrections/Urban Institute work on model practices for parents in prisons and jails; The International Association of Chiefs of Police " Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents" resources; The Sesame Street's "Little Children, Big Challenges" Incarceration materials; "Dependent Children of Incarcerated Parents: An Educational Video for Pennsylvania Judges and Legal Professionals;" The New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership's "Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children in the Child Welfare System" Curriculum; and The Children of Incarcerated Parents Library on line at www.nrccfi.camden.rutgers.edu. Her most recent publication, "12 Guiding Principles for Responding to the Needs of Children and Families of the Incarcerated," was published in the U.K. by Cambridge Scholars Press in 2018 for Contemporary Research and Analysis on the Children of Prisoners Proceedings of the International Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership Conference, with L. Gordon, ed.

In 2013, Ann was honored by the Obama White House as a "Champion of Change" for her work as an advocate for children and families of the incarcerated.


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Interested in More Information about NRCCFI Programs Offered by Rutgers OCPE?

For questions or more information, please contact Program Coordinator Sabrina Perez at (973) 820-4750 x 2050 or perez.sabrina@rutgers.edu.