National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

6th 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 to further awareness of the impact of incarceration on children and families, and 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 approximate10 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 three-day gathering at ASU's SkySong  in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 15, 16 & 17, 2024 brings together those with lived experience, advocates, researchers, policy makers, and a broad range of community professionals who work with children and families affected by incarceration. 

Day 1 will feature the history, impact and evolution of parenting programming with an emphasis on Parenting Inside Out, an evidence-based parenting skills training program developed for parents experiencing incarceration. Day 2 is focused on planning and implementing opportunities for positive interaction between children and their parents during incarceration. Day 3 is focused on youth voice, support, and advocacy. 

In-person conference pricing is $275 during the early bird special through March 7, 2024 and $325 starting March 8, 2024. Virtual pricing is $250 through March 7, 2024 and $300 starting March 8, 2024. In-person seating is limited, so please register quickly. 

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

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Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors for their generosity in helping us make this conference possible.  Click on any organization's logo to visit their website.

Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivor InitiativeASU School of Social WorkAttorney General State of Arizona Kris Mayes



AventivDesert Diamond Casinos West ValleyFirst Things First


Gordon PhilanthropiesArizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith, and FamilyMTC Management & Training Corporation


Parenting Inside OutScholarCHIPSSynergy Dental Partners

US Dream AcademyWe Got Us Now

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