The website is divided into three useful, easy-to-find areas
- Just Us Town Children of incarcerated parents can visit a prison, court house, their own house, friend’s house and community house. The child can enter any of these places. They can learn how to cope with their thoughts and feelings about visiting their parent in prison. It can be customized to have a real flavour of your state or country.The website begins with Justin, a friendly alien, who arrives by flying saucer. Justin provides an interactive question and answer service and further support is available on line by your counsellors.
- Parents and Caregivers Parents and caregivers can access information and support for themselves, and learn how to help the children through the website or by contacting your staff online.
- Organisations Through this area you can offer online assistance, and links to support best practice.
The mobile app is an energetic, sophisticated companion to the website — not a simple clone
We will develop both Android and Apple versions for your office. You will offer the app to the children you help.
With a couple of taps on their phone, children of all age groups with a parent in prison will be looking at questions they need answered and safe, helpful support from the appropriate members of your staff.
There are pictures and diagrams that younger children will respond to, and lists and written answers for older children and teenagers.
This ultra child-friendly native app gives them FAST access to you and your resources during this difficult time.
You can send highly targeted NOTIFICATIONS with the app
Every child who has the app can get your reminders, helpful tips, suggestions, links to pages you recommend on your website (or another site), your special events (regional events or national), and so on. The app lets you stay in touch to encourage and support.
What’s more, you can choose who will receive a particular notification. You might want to notify only the children in a certain geographic region, city, or tiny neighbourhood. Or just to those over a certain age. Although of course you can send a notification to everyone at the same time. Your choice.
With the app, older children can promote your services on Facebook and other social media platforms
The app will let children with the app recommend it to their friends. This is word of mouth promotion of your services and resources. You can’t get a better recommendation!