Safer Society has been working on two initiatives to help Vermont children of incarcerated parents (ChIPs). The first was a free workshop for K-9 school counselors, social works and teachers in Vermont. The second is a camp for ChIPs.
1. “School-Based Interventions for Children of Incarcerated Parents”
The Fay Honey Knopp Institute of the Safer Society Foundation hosted its first training event on Friday, December 2. Twenty-five Vermont school counselors, teachers and social workers gather for the afternoon at the Brandon Inn for a three and half hour workshop presented by certified trainer Katelen Fortunati.
“We were very pleased with the turnout,” said Mary Falcon, Safer Society’s executive director. “Katelen gave a terrific presentation. We anticipate that this is just the first of many such programs aimed at supporting children of incarcerated parents.”
2. Tuition free camp for Vermont children of incarcerated parents
This expertly-staffed, sleepaway camp in Vermont’s green mountains will be offered to 60 children of incarcerated parents living in Vermont and the surrounding areas.
In addition to traditional camp activities, ChIPs Summer Camp will also provide group and individual counseling.
Stay tuned to this page for more information. . .