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Announcing the 22nd National CCIP Training Institute

Daddy’s Home:
Working with Re-Entering Fathers & Their Children

Across the nation, current economic conditions are forcing states and counties to reduce the number incarcerated persons in their jails and prisons. As a result, more prisoners are returning to their families and communities are faced with a growing population in need of re-entry and reunification services for formerly incarcerated parents and their children.

To address this issue, the Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents will offer “Daddy’s Home: Working with Re-Entering Fathers & Their Children”, the 22nd National CCIP Training Institute on February 29, 2012 at the California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles, California. Practitioners in community-based agencies, probation and parole officers, social workers, advocates and other interested persons are invited to attend.

This 8 hour Institute will provide descriptive and statistical information about incarcerated, re-entering and formerly incarcerated fathers and their children. The Institute will explore issues in father-child reunification, offer practical information about service models and interventions for fathers and children, and introduce participants to basic skills for working with families involved in the criminal justice system. In addition, trainers will share the research and practical experience underlying the Center’s developmental, relationship-based approach to services. A training agenda is attached.

The Center’s trainers for this Institute will include:

  • Irit Bar-Netzer, clinical supervisor for multiple Center projects and a psychologist working with re-entering fathers on parent-child reunification.
  • Michael P. Carlin, director of the Center’s FatherRight Project and a certified mediator with expertise in the child custody issues of incarcerated parents.
  • Denise Johnston, founding director of the Center, a child development specialist and a leading national authority on children of criminal offenders.

Early registration ($100) is offered from January 1-February 14, 2012. Regular registration ($150) is offered from February 15-28, 2012. Registration scholarships will be available for former prisoners and adult children of current or former prisoners. Registration fees cover all Institute costs, including training materials and a continental breakfast.

Download the registation form.

This Institute will accept 40 trainees; certification will be granted to those participants completing 8 hours of training. To register, print and complete the attached Registration Form and submit it by mail to CCIP at Box 41-286, Eagle Rock, CA 90041.

For more information, email the NTI Coordinator.