ERIC Number: ED444750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Children of Incarcerated Parents.
Simmons, Charlene Wear
CRB Note, v7 n2 Mar 2000
This report summarizes what is known about the children of incarcerated parents in California. The report estimates the number of children in California who have parents in the state's criminal justice system (jail, prison, parole, and probation) and summarizes key findings from the research literature on the impact of parental arrest and incarceration. Key issues include the following: (1) much is not known about such children and their caregivers; (2) there is no clear official policy to address children of arrested parents; (3) such children are at high risk for a number of negative behaviors; (4) the lack of research and official information means that government programs do not target these children and their caregivers; and (5) the risk of termination of parental rights makes this a pressing issue. (EV)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Child Welfare, Children, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Well Being, Youth Problems
Web site: http://www.library.ca.gov (under CRB Reports).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Library, Sacramento. California Research Bureau.
Identifiers - Location: California