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ERIC Number: EJ851050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Ambiguous Loss and Posttraumatic Stress in School-Age Children of Prisoners
Bocknek, Erika London; Sanderson, Jessica; Britner, Preston A., IV
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v18 n3 p323-333 Jun 2009
We describe a sample of school-age children of incarcerated parents enrolled in a federally funded mentoring program. A mixed methods approach was applied to discern key themes related to caregiver incarceration. Results demonstrated a high prevalence of posttraumatic stress as well as high rates of internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Descriptions of children's stress and coping behaviors in response to the ambiguous loss associated with parental incarceration are presented. Further, implications for similar mentoring programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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