Families Impacted by Incarceration Program

The Families Impacted by Incarceration Program (FIIP) works to support the bond between parents, care-givers, or other family members impacted by incarceration, and to help strengthen the parent/child relationship. 

We offer:

  • Parenting from Afar – an 8 week session held at the Frederick County Detention Center for incarcerated parents
  • Parenting 201 – workshops held at various locations in the community for formerly incarcerated parents, caregivers or other family members impacted by incarceration
  • Family Coaching – individualized, one-on-one coaching for formerly incarcerated parents, caregivers or other family members impacted by incarceration held at the Mental Health Association, the clients home or an agreed upon community location.

The curriculum addresses:

  • Child Development
  • Discipline
  • Stress
  • Bonding from Afar
  • Self-Esteem and Autonomy
  • Feelings
  • Encouraging Cooperation
  • Managing Your Child’s Feelings
  • Grief / Loss
  • Self-Care
  • Re-entry
  • Ambiguous loss
  • Disenfranchised grief
  • Shame and stigma
  • Conspiracy of silence
  • Loyalty conflicts
  • Resiliency
  • Protective Factors
  • Parental Identity

This service is not linked to any DSS or court related programs, and is FREE for Frederick County Residents.

If you know of a family who might benefit from this program, contact Melissa Brown at 301.663.0011 x 138 to set up an intake.

Families Impacted by Incarceration Program (FIIP) is a partnership of the Mental Health Association and COIPP and is funded in part by the Frederick County Office for Children and Families, home of the Local Management Board.

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