Faculty Publications

Title

"are there other kids like me?" children with a parent in prison

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Children's literature, Incarcerated parents, Maternal incarceration, Paternal incarceration

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Early Childhood Education Journal

Volume

36

Issue

2

First Page

195

Last Page

198

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2008

DOI of published version

10.1007/s10643-008-0266-z

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