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How does social support affect the mental health of incarcerated people?

Chassay, L., & Kremer, K. P. (2022). Association Between Social Support and Mental Health of Incarcerated Individuals. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 28(1), 47–53.  https://doi.org/10.1089/jchc.20.01.0003 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Incarcerated people experience mental health issues more frequently than the general population. 56% of incarcerated people in state prisons have one or more mental […]

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 […]

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 […]

The other side of incarceration: What happens to children left behind?

By Kelsey Warner (Christian Science Monitor) One in 14 American children have experienced a parent serving time, according to a new study by Child Trends. For black children, the rate is even higher – one in nine. Sue Ogrocki/AP New data sheds light on another population enduring the high rate of mass incarceration in the United […]

New study suggests that prison cycle is tough to break for teens

Posted by Jared Wadley-Michigan  Jailed teens whose parents have a history of incarceration are unlikely to be successful without outside intervention. For a new study published in the Journal of Poverty, researchers examined the extent to which various risk factors experienced by youths in eight juvenile and adult correctional facilities in Michigan are related to […]