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ERIC Number: EJ1272203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
Training Counselors to Work with the Families of Incarcerated Persons: A National Survey
Burkholder, Jessica; Burkholder, David; Hall, Stephanie; Porter, Victoria
Professional Counselor, v10 n3 p318-326 2020
The national epidemic of increasing imprisonment rates in the United States, also known as mass incarceration, disproportionally impacts communities of color. Additionally, the needs of children of incarcerated parents have been neglected. This study examined whether topics pertinent to mass incarceration and the impact on families are being addressed in counselor education programs. Of the 95 counselor educators who participated in the study, results indicated that the majority did not have training to work with families of the incarcerated and did not include information about working with families of the incarcerated in their courses. In addition to exposing students to discussions of implicit bias and data on mass incarceration, specific treatment modalities and protocols need to be developed and validated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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