Frederick County Public Schools has announced a partnership with the Children of Incarcerated Parents Program earlier this month.

According to a press release from the school district, “The partnership supports FCPS goals to equip each and every student to be an empowered learner, to nurture relationships with families and the community, and to promote a culture fostering wellness.”

In order to support students and staff response to those with incarcerated parents, COIPP will recommend children’s books related to the topic for FCPS faculty to use. Staff will also be provided with opportunities for professional development and information on workshops, free activities for families dealing with incarceration, and other resources.

COIPP will also help incarcerated parents connect with FCPS schools for parent-teacher conferences, report cards, and other important topics related to the education of their child.

A group of FCPS counselors and administrators plans to convene to determine best practices regarding sharing information about students whose parents are incarcerated.

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gabrielshorn2013

This sounds like an excellent opportunity to break the chain of incarceration. Good luck!

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