ERIC Number: EJ808697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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"Are There Other Kids like Me?" Children with a Parent in Prison
Clopton, Kerri L.; East, Katheryn K.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n2 p195-198 Oct 2008
The number of children who experience parental incarceration continues to rise with the United States. In 1999, an estimated 1.5 million minor children had a parent in a United States prison. One-fifth of these children are under 5 years of age (Mumola, Incarcerated parents and their children, Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, 2000). A brief overview of some of the issues associated with parental incarceration is presented. The inclusion of books about having a parent in prison in the classroom is discussed as one method of supporting children and families.
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Parents, Parent Child Relationship, Family Environment, Family Influence, Childrens Literature, Student Needs, Young Children, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States