When parents go to prison, their children’s lives are changed. It’s happening more and more to kids in the United States, and it comes at a price that can immediately impact their lives and can have long-term consequences. That’s the topic of this week’s HCT.
This episode was written in conjunction with Karen Ruprecht and Angela Tomlin, who are 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders fellows. Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation led by the University of Minnesota.
Resources used in the creation of this video:
- How Parental Incarceration Harms Children and What to Do About It
- Statewide Dissemination of Sesame Street Resources for Families Affected by Incarceration
- The Science is Clear: Separating Families has Long-term Damaging Psychological and Health Consequences for Children, Families, and Communities
- Parents in Prison and Their Minor Children
- A Shared Sentence
- Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education
- 5 Ways Trauma-Informed Care Supports Children’s Development
- The NICHD of Early Child Care and Early Development