Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children of prisoners--Counseling of; Counseling in education;
Of the 72 million minor children in the United States, 2 million of those have a parent who is currently incarcerated. The dynamics of a child's life are greatly altered when a parent is incarcerated, and many children struggle as a result. Without some form of support or intervention, they are five times more likely than other children to become incarcerated themselves. Elementary school counselors must be aware of the characteristics of children of incarcerated parents, while working to address their needs across numerous levels and contexts.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2005 Megan A. Petersen
Petersen, Megan A., "Children of incarcerated parents and the role of the elementary school counselor" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1334.