New media resource for supporting children & young people affected by imprisonment

Anyé Young, author of the Teen Guide to Living With Incarcerated Parents, travelled to Scotland at the invitation of Families Outside and the International Coalition for Children with Incarcerated Parents (INCCIP) to speak about her book with another young person with similar experience. With one from the United States and one from Scotland, these inspiring young women learn about each other and take questions from other children and young people around the world, finding many more similarities than differences.

Their conversation was so rich and insightful we were able to capture 10 film clips that cover everything from dealing with stigma to coping mechanisms. They talk candidly about their experience, with the hope they will help other children and young people affected by imprisonment, their families and professionals who support them.

Click on the links below to view your chosen clips:

  1. Introduction to the book – Teen Guide to Living with Incarcerated Parents
  2. Lack of support, people ‘finding out’ and talking about situation
  3. Stereotypes and statistics
  4. Coping mechanisms (with subtitles)
  5. School, studies, support available and peer support
  6. Q from young person – ‘Does United States have a support system for children & young people affected by imprisonment?’
  7. Q for Anyé from young person – ‘Hardest thing since father incarcerated, has she changed?’
  8. Are there any positives from the experience, has writing the book helped?
  9. Tips, guidance and advice for children and young people affected by imprisonment
  10. Future plans


Shorts (taken from clips above) 

Impact of stereotyping (with subtitles)

The importance of talking (with subtitles)



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