Equipping Children with Incarcerated Parents (ECHIPS)
Meets with elementary aged children in schools in Planning District 16, again the district we serve.
Through a structured curriculum our focus is to share and provide preventative measures to children that have been subjected to adverse childhood experiences (such as a parent being incarcerated)
We have self-image discussions,
We talk about how to increase confidence and self-esteem
Strategies on how to improve communications with their families
And understanding the importance of managing their emotions.
Lori Gregory is the Program Manager for this Program