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Contact Rebecca Hutchinson, FTIO Program Coordinator
(603) 212.6710
Dr. Joanne Linden, Family Ties Project Director
(603) 391.5123
Tiffani Arsenault, MA, administrator of the Family Connections Center, NH Dept. of Corrections
(603) 752-0397

FAMILY TIES INSIDE OUT supports NH children and their caregivers during parental incarceration while reducing recidivism and promoting successful reentry. This program is a partnership between Waypoint, NH Family Resource Centers, Family Connections Center-NHDOC and NH Jails.


Download Tips for Teachers working with children with an incarcerated parent.

Sesame Street online has tips for families and caregivers. Download the guide here.

Sesame Street also provides other helpful activities for adults to do with the children. Visit the website.

Visit Justice Strategies: How Can Schools, Teachers, and Counselors Help Children Impacted by Incarceration?

Visit National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): Children of Incarcerated Parents and Academic Success.

Visit the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE): What to Do When a Parent Is Incarcerated.

The NH Department of Education has partnered to create a Tool Kit for teachers who work with students affected by incarceration. Find resources here. 

Download a list of books for kids who are affected by incarceration.

Watch this video about Adverse Childhood Experiences and how it can create challenges that can be overcome. It highlights 10 childhood experiences that can be linked to future physical and mental health issues, and how, although a high ACE score can create challenges, they can be overcome.

Visit NumberStory to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), find your own score and learn how to heal and prevent them.

Visit the Pinetree Institute website to learn about Positive Childhood Experiences (PCE) which highlights 7 childhood experiences that can be linked to good mental health in adults.

Download an article discussing children’s outcomes from the University of Minnesota.

Download an article, “Hidden Consequences: The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children."

Download an article, "A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities.”

Download an article, "Collateral Costs: Incarceration’s Effect on Economic Mobility.”


Waypoint provides a list support groups in NH for children affected by parental incarceration and their caregivers.

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