Children with Incarcerated Parents—Considering Children’s Outcomes in the Context of Family Experiences

Children with Incarcerated ParentsThis report by the University of Minnesota’s Children, Youth & Family Consortium summarizes research on how children are affected by parental incarceration, particularly regarding child mental health. Among the findings include research showing that children of incarcerated parents have an increased risk for both internalizing and externalizing behavior problems, cognitive delays, difficulties in school, and more. The report includes implications for practice and policy, and recommends the need for evidence-based prevention and intervention efforts to address these issues.

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