Tag Archive for: children of incarcerated parents

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New study explores the voices of children of incarcerated parents: Implications for policy and practice

Reference: Benninger, E., Schmidt‐Sane, M., Massey, S., & Athreya, B. (2023). Youth for Youth: Raising the voices of children of incarcerated parents and implications for policy and practice. Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized By: Saniya Soni About this Study There is a growing population of young individuals in the U.S. who have experienced having a […]

Questions for Dr. Rebecca L. Stelter: A randomized controlled trial of enhanced mentoring program practices for children of incarcerated caregivers

Interviewed By Saniya Soni 1. Several meta-analyses have found that targeted mentoring programs have better outcomes. Your recent paper looked at a targeted mentoring approach for COIP and found that it was indeed more effective for COIP. Why do you think programs are hesitant to become more targeted when the research clearly points to better […]

New study shows how enhanced mentoring practices affect children of incarcerated parents.

Stelter, R. L., Stump, K. N., Rhodes, J. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2023). A randomized controlled trial of enhanced mentoring program practices for children of incarcerated caregivers: Assessing impacts on youth and match outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23017 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Parental incarceration is an adverse childhood experience that often leads […]

A Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring

Reprinted from Youth Collaboratory Overview A Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring was developed through a practitioner-researcher collaboration focused on identifying evidence-based practices in mentoring specifically designed to support youth that have been impacted by parental incarceration. While our research partners designed and implemented a random trial assignment study, Youth Collaboratory defined a strength-based approach to mentoring – […]

How does visitation impact child-parent relationship quality and psychological outcomes of youths with incarcerated parents?

Kremer, K. P., Christensen, K. M., Stump, K. N., Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). The role of visitation and parent-child relationship quality in promoting positive outcomes for children of incarcerated parents. Child & Family Social Work. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Over five million youths have had an incarcerated […]

Experiences of youth service providers that work with children of incarcerated parents

Axelson, A., Kelleher, K., Chisolm D., and Boch, S. 2020. “‘How Do I Help This Kid Adjust to What Real Life Is for Them?’: Youth Service Providers Experiences on Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents.” Children and Youth Services Review 110: 104802. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  One in every fourteen American children have parents […]

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How we can make mentoring programs better for the children of incarcerated parents

Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L. and Rhodes, J. E. (2018), Mentoring Program Enhancements Supporting Effective Mentoring of Children of Incarcerated Parents. Am J Community Psychol, 62: 163-174. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12250 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although children of incarcerated parents (COIP) are in danger of facing negative outcomes, being in mentoring […]

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents: State of the Research

Written by Matthew Hagler Since 1970, the incarceration rate in the U.S. has quadrupled, resulting in more than 1 in every 100 U.S. adults being in jail or prison, the highest per capita rate in the world. Strikingly, the majority of adult prisoners are parents of minors, and these children are said to the be […]

Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents – National Mentoring Resource Center Review

Group Review Board G. Roger Jarjoura, Ph.D. (American Institutes for Research) National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines research on mentoring for children of incarcerated parents. The review is organized around four questions:  (1) What is the demonstrated effectiveness of mentoring for children of incarcerated parents? (2) What factors condition or shape the effectiveness of mentoring for […]

Why Children With Parents in Prison Are Especially Burdened

Editor’s note. This article, which was originally posted in the Atlantic Monthly, describes both the psychological toll of parental incarceration, the results of two new reports, and the types of programs that have been developed to redress this issue. Clearly, youth mentoring has a vital role to play.  While mass incarceration in America came to […]