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5 Great Reasons Kids Need Parents to Read to Them

Reading keeps kids connected and reduces the education gaps for children of incarcerated parents.

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Oklahoma has the highest rate of incarcerated women in the country – and the second highest for men. 85.3% of the women in prison in the state of Oklahoma has at least one child.  This means tens of thousands of children go months or years without one or both of their parents, which creates anxiety, depression, anger and loss of interest in school for these children. As children get to see and hear their parents saying “I love you and miss you. I’m proud of you!,” it helps traumatized children see themselves in a positive way and know that their parents are safe and well.

How Incarceration Impacts Children

The impact that incarceration has on a child has long lasting consequences – especially when it comes to learning. Learn more about the 5 key ways incarceration can negatively impact a child and how we are helping to reduce the impact.

OKMP Featured by Oklahoma Watch

We were thrilled to be interviewed by Oklahoma Watch to highlight the work that we are doing to help connect children with their parents during the holidays through personalized videos stories.

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Roses are red, violets are blue, we love books and we know you do, too!   Reading is an essential component to the success of any child. We know that incarceration negatively impacts children in many ways. Reading can help to minimize these impacts - especially when...

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