Open Access Thesis
Children of criminals -- Services for -- Middle West; Children of criminals -- Education -- Middle West; Middle West; Academic theses;
Children of incarcerated parents are a population that have specialized needs. While previous research has explored the effects of parental incarceration on children and their needs, the current study evaluated schools' awareness of such effects and the resources they have to meet those needs. Because the majority of children attend school, schools are an appropriate setting for such interventions and services. The current study showed that school counselors are not aware of all of the students affected by parental incarceration, they need additional information concerning specific issues and needs associated with parental incarceration, and they believe their schools lack the resources needed to address these issues. Possible explanations for these findings, as well as implications for schools and further research will be discussed.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©2008 Sarah Wakefield
Wakefield, Sarah, "School counselors' perceptions of the needs of children of incarcerated parents" (2008). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1164.