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Supporting Children Impacted by family member imprisonment

Date: Tuesday, 21st Jun 2022 | Category: Uncategorised

Surrey Childrens Safeguarding Partnership will be hosting the following awareness training workshop:

Supporting Children Impacted by family member imprisonment

Thursday 30th June

10am-1.30pm

This training event will take place over Zoom and can be booked via Olive

This workshop is delivered by Corona Kids CIC

Information from Corona Kids CIC

Children with a family member in prison are three times more likely to experience poor mental health than their peers. The shame and stigma around family member imprisonment means that these children are often hidden in our communities and can go unsupported. We would encourage staff to attend this training even if they are not currently supporting children and families impacted by family member imprisonment as our experience tells us that trained professionals are more effective at identifying and approaching families to offer support following this training.

In this workshop you will meet prisoner family practitioners, step into the shoes of the child impacted by family member imprisonment and hear the voice of a parent coping with supporting her children through their father’s imprisonment. You will leave this workshop with increased practitioner confidence and an armful of resources to support your direct work with Surrey children and families impacted by family member imprisonment. This workshop is delivered by co-founders of Corona Kids, Ingrid Belnavis and Yvonne Dawes. Ingrid and Yvonne are registered and qualified social workers with backgrounds in children and families and the criminal justice system. They are prisoner family practitioners who have delivered projects in the community and at HMP Wandsworth/HMP Bronzefield and have worked directly with children and their families for over 10 years.

 

About Corona Kids

Corona Kids is a community Interest Company supporting Surrey and London children impacted by family member imprisonment and their families. Their aim is to better identify this hidden group of children and improve their emotional wellbeing. They deliver awareness training and consultancy support to Social, Health and Education professionals to help them identify and improve the emotional wellbeing of children with a parent or sibling in prison. Corona Kids deliver projects that support prisoner families including Covid 19 welfare call service for London Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Prisoners Families and school support programmes in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Kingston and Merton.

Kind regards

Yvonne Dawes

Creating Supportive Communities for Children of Prisoners