National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

5th Annual Children of Incarcerated Parents National Conference -Children/youth, families and communities empowered in the face of mass incarceration

Each spring, the ASU Center for Child Well-Being hosts the National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, not only to further awareness of the impact of incarceration on children and families, but also to increase community capacity to respond in helpful and healing ways. We started the conference because of the general lack of awareness of the almost 3 million children who currently have a parent incarcerated, and the 10 million who have experienced parental incarceration at some point during their childhood.

Our conference is unique in that it provides an opportunity to listen, dialogue, learn, network, and collaborate. Our presenters range from those with lived experience of incarceration (parents, children, and caretakers), to teachers, faith-based community members, researchers, advocates, child welfare and legal professionals, as well as others who interact with children and families affected by incarceration on a daily basis.

This year’s conference will be held on three consecutive Mondays: April 17, April 24, and May 1, 2023. The 2023 conference theme is: Children/Youth, Families, and Communities Empowered in the Face of Mass Incarceration

With this, our fifth year of the national conference, we draw awareness to the voices and work of children/youth, families and communities whose lives have been impacted by mass incarceration. The three conference tracks focus on informing best practices when partnering with and supporting those with lived-experience to co-create and lead, systems transformation and accountability, and building community engagement and collaboration.

Track 1:
Sharing Lived Experience to Inform Best Practices with Those Impacted by Mass Incarceration

Track 2:
Advancing Meaningful Transformation Across Agencies, Organizations and Communities

Track 3:
Building Supportive Networks and Collaborations


Conference pricing is $99 during the early bird special through March 15, 2023 and $129 starting March 16, 2023. Pricing includes virtual admission to all 3 conference days and access to all session recordings. (approximately 30 sessions*) NASW CEU's will also be available for purchase.

We look forward to having you join us as we continue our work on this important issue.

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