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ERIC Number: EJ862100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
What Do You Mean My Child Is in Custody? A Qualitative Study of Parental Response to the Detention of Their Child
Church, Wesley T., II; MacNeil, Gordon; Martin, Shadi S.; Nelson-Gardell, Debra
Journal of Family Social Work, v12 n1 p9-24 2009
This qualitative study involved in-depth interviews with 11 parents whose children had been taken into custody. The initial reactions and responses of the parents to the detention of their children were examined, as well as these parents' thoughts and feelings about the process and their involvement in the juvenile justice system. The following major themes emerged from the data analysis: (a) feeling frustrated and confused, (b) a perception of the system as being fair, (c) the juvenile system assuming a parental role, and (d) the influence of detention on family dynamics. Findings highlight the personal experiences of the parents as they attempted to navigate the juvenile justice system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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