The Effects of Parental Incarceration


DOWNSTREAM is an hour-long documentary film featuring the compelling stories of those left behind when a parent goes to prison. Vermont children and caregivers share their experiences, revealing the complex and emotional terrain they navigate.

Additional voices in the film offer insights from a variety of perspectives to increase understanding of this too often invisible social and public health issue.

Produced by Brad Salon, of Bear Notch Productions, in association with Resilience Beyond Incarceration, a program of the Lamoille Restorative Center.

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Your contribution to our efforts helps to expand the reach of the film and the other related educational materials we’ve developed. We are proud to be leaders in this state in the effort to reduce the harmful impact of parental incarceration on children. Your financial support helps us increase awareness about this critical issue, and provide essential tools for Vermonters to better support children like those in the film.