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ERIC Number: EJ1254173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
Teens of Incarcerated Parents: A Group Counseling Intervention for High School Counselors
Gerlach, Jennifer
Journal of School Counseling, v18 n16 2020
Children and adolescents who experience parental incarceration are faced with significant challenges. Additionally, parental incarceration disproportionally affects African American families and families in urban settings. Due to institutional, economic, and social barriers, access to community mental health services for these affected children and teens is often limited. However, professional school counselors (PSCs) are positioned to fill the gap in services and provide much needed support for these students. This article presents a six-session, small counseling group plan for high school PSCs working with teenagers of incarcerated parents. Additional considerations related to prescreening participants and collecting data are also provided.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A