This is a partial list of resources on mentoring children of incarcerated parents. We will add additional
resources as we find them so check back for updates.
Information Packet: Children of Incarcerated Parents, National Resource Center for Foster Care & Permanency Planning, May 2003.
Services for Families of Prison Inmates, Special Issues in Corrections. LIS, Inc., February 2002.
Federal Resource Center for Children of Prisoners, Child Welfare League of America, www.cwla.org/programs/incarcerated
Mentoring Children of Prisoners Bibliography (Developed by the National Clearinghouse for Families & Youth). http://www.ncfy.com/publications/mcp-biblio.htm.
Doing a Self-Evaluation, National Mentoring Center Bulletin, Issue 7, Spring 2001.
Measuring the Quality of Mentor-Youth Relationships, a Tool for Mentoring Programs, Technical Assistance Packet #8, National Mentoring Center.
AMACHI: Mentoring Children of Prisoners in Philadelphia. Public/Private Ventures and The Center for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society.
Life Coaches: A Faith Based Mentoring Program. www.lifecoaches.org
The Promise and Challenge of Mentoring High-Risk Youth: Findings from the National Faith-Based Initiatives, Public/Private Ventures,
Recruiting Mentors, A Guide to Finding Volunteers to Work With Youth, Technical Assistance Packet #3, National Mentoring Center.
Building Relationships, A Guide for New Mentors, Technical Assistance Packet #4, National Mentoring Center.
Making Mentoring Relationships Better: Program, Matching and Activity Factors that Contribute to Mentors’ Positive Relationships with Youth.
Supporting Mentors, Technical Assistance Packet #6, National Mentoring Center
Foundations of Successful Youth Mentoring: A Guidebook for Program Development, National Mentoring Center, March 2003.
Mentoring: Elements of Effective Practice, National Mentoring Working Group. www.mentoring.org/effectivepractices.html
Mentoring Program Development: A Start-Up Toolkit. National Mentoring Center.
Putting the “Men” Back in Mentoring, National Mentoring Center Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 2., July 2004.
Starting a Mentoring Program, The EMT Group, Inc.
The 16 Steps to Effective Youth Mentoring, Mentor Consulting Group. www.mentorconsultinggroup.com/steps.html
Mentoring, Marketing, and the Media, National Mentoring Center Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 1, February 2004.
Children of Incarcerated Parents: Cumulative Risk and Children's Living Arrangements, Elizabeth Johnson & Jane Waldfogel, July 2002, Institute for Policy Research. Available here.
Where Children Live When Parents are Incarcerated, Joint Center for Poverty Research (JCPR) Policy Briefs, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2003).
Contemporary Issues in Mentoring, Edited by Jean Baldwin Grossman Public/Private Ventures, June 1999. Available here.
Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development. Child Trends Research Brief, Feb. 2002. Available here.
Mentoring Programs and Youth Development: A Synthesis, Susan Jekielek, Kristin A. Moore, and Elizabeth C. Hair, Child Trends, January 2002. Available here.
Strengthening Mentoring Programs, The NMC’s Training Curriculum, National Mentoring Center. Available here.
Training New Mentees, A Manual for Preparing Youth in Mentoring Programs, National Mentoring Center. Available here.
Training New Mentors, Technical Assistance Packet #5, National Mentoring Center. Available here.