"are there other kids like me?" children with a parent in prison
Children's literature, Incarcerated parents, Maternal incarceration, Paternal incarceration
Early Childhood Education Journal
The number of children who experience parental incarceration continues to rise with the United States. In 1999, an estimated 1.5 million minor children had a parent in a United States prison. One-fifth of these children are under 5 years of age (Mumola, Incarcerated parents and their children, Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, 2000). A brief overview of some of the issues associated with parental incarceration is presented. The inclusion of books about having a parent in prison in the classroom is discussed as one method of supporting children and families. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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Clopton, Kerri L. and East, Katheryn K., ""are there other kids like me?" children with a parent in prison" (2008). Faculty Publications. 2390.