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ERIC Number: EJ886157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Children of Incarcerated Parents: Implications for School Counselors
Petsch, Priscilla; Rochlen, Aaron B.
Journal of School Counseling, v7 n40 2009
The recent increase in prison populations has given rise to an unprecedented number of children in the school system with incarcerated parents. To cope with stressors before, during, or after parents' incarceration, children can exhibit a range of problematic and maladaptive behaviors. This article explores the negative behaviors these children can exhibit during various stages of their parents' incarceration and the implications of such behaviors in school and learning environments. In addition, the paper argues for the critical role counselors can have in providing relevant therapeutic interventions, reducing stigma of incarceration in the schools, and integrating community resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A