Research and best practices to support students with incarcerated parents
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Citation (published version)Megan Sullivan. 2020. "Research and Best Practices to Support Students with Incarcerated Parents." pp. 165 - 180. https://doi.org/10.1093/med-psych/9780190052737.003.0009
The understanding of the relationship between a parent’s incarceration and a child’s outcomes has continued to evolve since the 1950s. Until very recently, however, most researchers have undertaken small-scale studies focused on the period when the parent is imprisoned, and most advocates and practitioners have had few resources at their disposal. All educators benefit from understanding how and why children of incarcerated parents may need support and from recognizing gaps in research. This chapter addresses developmental and other associated outcomes of parental incarceration and offers concrete practices schools can use to support children. In order to most effectively help students, school-based professionals should recognize the myriad ways parental incarceration impacts children’s emotional, physical, social and academic well-being.
RightsCopyright 2020 Oxford University Press. This accepted manuscript version of "Research and Best Practices to Support Students with Incarcerated Parents". 2020. In Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide For School-Based Professionals. 2nd. Edition. pp. 165-180, is reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press https://doi.org/10.1093/med-psych/9780190052737.003.0009.