Besides "Invisible No More" there are other documents that help to understand better the children with incarcerated parents issue.
Technical guidance to the States
In 2019, Plataforma NNAPES and the Inter-American Children Institute of the Organization of American States (IIN/OAS) published the technical guidance to the States with recommendations to the problem of children and adolescents with incarcerated parents. Click here to view the guidelines.
Chilhood that matters
In 2019, CWS published this regional research about the impact of drug policies on children and adolescents with incarcerated mothers and fathers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The study collects and analyzes information from: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic and Uruguay. As mentioned, it was produced by CWS with technical advice from Gurises Unidos ad the support of Open Society Foundations. More information, videos and documents related to the project can be found here.
Recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (QUNO)
These recommendations , produced by the Committee following the 2011 day of general debate, have served as a guide for the Plataform to plan and carry out its actions.
Documents that were presented to ONU (QUNO)
QUNO, Quaker United Nations Office is an international non-governmental organisation that acts as General Advisor for the United Nations. This office has produced several publications that help to beeter understand the issue of Children with Incarcerated Parents.
The first time a UN body considered the question children with parents in prison was in September 2011, in a Committee on the Rights of the Child day of general discussion on the topic. This paper details the issues, good practice and recommendations relating to children of prisoners that emerged from that day of general discussion.
Several other documents have been produced by QUNO. We share some of them here:
Documents collected from Colectivo Artesana from Guatemala
The Guatemalan organisation produced, prior to being a part of The Platform, different publications about the issues associated with women deprived of liberty and their children.
The first document that we shared is the Monitoreo de Ninez (2014). The objective of this document is to “contribute towards improving the quality of life of sons and daughters of women deprived of freedom, in the context of their dignity and rights to live a life free of violence. This would be done through the application of action protocols, the rules in Bangkok state institutions and security, justice and peace agreements in place, and the protection of adolescents. Additionally, we share the Institutional Model for attending to girls, boys and adolescents. The rest of the publications produced for the group can be found here.
Last year, and with the support of the NNAPES Platform, Colectivo Artesana carried out the first nation wide survey about children of incarcerated men which will be published and presented at the beginning later in 2017.
Manifesto produced by youth from Plataforma
In August, the third general assembly (GA) of Plataforma NNAPES was organized in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The GA created, for the first time, the conditions for youth participants from Nicaragua, Argentina, Chile and the Dominican Republic to share their experiences among them and with local authorities. As a result of their exchanges, a Manifesto with proposals and recommendations on how to increase the awareness of the situation of children and adolescents with incarcerated parents was produced by them.
Documents from the NRCCFI, Camden.
Next we share the link to a database of research about sons/daughters of incarcerated parents
The materials tackle issues such as the importance of maintaining family relationships during incarceration, questions that the sons and daughters have, the visits, the caring for and needs of the children in this situation, the consequences of having an incarcerated parent, stressful situations, what causes the stress, and strategies of intervention, amongst others.
These documents were revised and redesigned in 2015, in the framework of an exchange carried out in the Dominican Republic and supported by the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic.
Protocol for attending to children and adolescents with parents deprived of liberty (2017)
Gurises Unidos (Uruguay) participated in the production of this document that is the result of two years of inter institutional work that seeks to promote and protect the rigths of this population of children in Uruguay.
It's my family - It's my right (Es mi familia - Es mi derecho) brochure.
This brochure contains the results of the work carried out with children and youth from Managua within the framework of family strengthening bonds run at community level by Nicaraguan Partner INPRHU.
The voices of children and adolescents who have a father, mother or guardian deprived of liberty.
The research produced by Plataforma NNAPEs, is a contribution to the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty. Children and youth, aged 6 to 17 years old, from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Dominican Republic & Uruguay participated in the project. The research was conducted with the support of Marta Santos Pais, the Special Representative to the Secretary General on Violence Against Children.