When a Parent Is Incarcerated: Supporting the Child in Your Care

About the Webinar
Millions of children have experienced the incarceration of a parent in the U.S., and many of these children are also in foster or relative care. This webinar will focus on how a parent’s incarceration affects a child and how those caring for children with an incarcerated parent can best help and support a child to navigate this difficult situation. 

About the Trainer
Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Ph.D., is the Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor of Human Ecology and a professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Healthy Minds and a licensed psychologist. Through numerous publications and outreach efforts during the past 20 years, she has brought the attention of child development and family studies communities to the issues of children with incarcerated parents and children raised by their grandparents. Dr. Poehlmann-Tynan has served as an advisor to Sesame Street to help develop and evaluate their Emmy-nominated initiative for young children with incarcerated parents called “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration.” She has also published more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the editor of two monographs, a book, and a handbook focusing on children with incarcerated parents.