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ERIC Number: ED502224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Mentoring: A Promising Intervention for Children of Prisoners. Research in Action. Issue 10
Bilchik, Shay
The article discusses the potential negative impact of parental incarceration on children. To better understand children of prisoners, the author advocates, it is necessary to understand the scope of the problem, the life circumstances facing the children and their parents at the time of incarceration, the impact of the incarceration on the children from a developmental perspective, and the potential benefit different types of interventions may provide. The author explores these issues and benefits that mentoring may provide as an intervention. The article is followed by suggestions on how practitioners can incorporate the research findings into mentoring programs and a list of additional resources. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.) [The 10-issue "Research in Action" series, edited by Jean E. Rhodes, is the initial project of the MENTOR Research and Policy Council, charged with taking current mentoring research and translating it into useful, user-friendly materials for mentoring practitioners. For full series, see ED502220 through ED502229, inclusive.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: MetLife Foundation
Authoring Institution: MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A