Events, Programs & Training


December 5, 2017 Event Sold Out

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Children of Incarcerated Parents

Overview of Current Initiatives for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Working with Children of Incarcerated Parents
Ann Adalist-Estrin, Director
National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
At Rutgers University Camden

This training will explore a framework for responding to the needs of children and families of the incarcerated in systems and community programs based on a combination of research findings and best practice recommendations.  It will provide participants with an overview of data and demographics; examine what is known about the impact of parental incarceration on children including the effects of trauma and toxic stress on brain development. The training also provides a national perspective on promising practices for responding to the needs of these children and families and provide guidance on creating environments within communities that promote resilience, minimize stigma and provide cost effective services. Participants will also have opportunities to engage in small group discussions to apply suggested best practices to their work. 

Scaling Walls a Note at a Time (SWAN)
Diana Vuolo, Founder and Executive Director

SWAN (located in Lancaster County) has a mission of providing life-changing intervention for children whose parent(s) have a history of incarceration by mentoring them through the disciplines of music lessons and performance. The children learn through music that their history does not need to define who they are. SWAN’s motto is "May none of our children ever call a prison cell home." SWAN participant and singer Bryanna Still will share her story through music performance.

Panel: Working with Families and Incarcerated Parents

Several programs and organizations from the Philadelphia area will share their expertise:
• Creative program ideas for reaching families of incarcerated parents, both inside and outside of corrections settings.
• Lessons learned through the process of developing the program, and plans for the future
• How their program helps children and families
• Q & A with participants

Additional Details

This event is co-sponsored by PA Family Support Alliance and Educating Communities for Parenting.

Continuing Education Credits:

  • This training is approved for 5 hours of education by PA Certification Board (PCB). You will receive a certificate at the end of the day including the hours approved. There is no charge for these credits.
  • NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 5 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW-PA has been designated as a pre-approved provider
    of professional continuing education for Social Workers (47.36), Marriage and
    Family Therapist (48.36) and Professional Counselors (49.36) in the state of

You will receive an evaluation form at the end of the training. This signed form must be mailed (when paying by check or money order) to NASW-PA with payment to receive a certificate.  $15 NASW members, $25 nonmembers.

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800 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130

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