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NCJ Number: 99301 Find in a Library
Title: I Know How You Feel, Because This Happened to Me - A Handbook for Kids With a Parent in Prison
Corporate Author: Prison MATCH
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on the discussions and writings of 10 children with incarcerated parents, this manual provides insight into the crisis of parental imprisonment from the child's perspective and help for other children facing the same crisis.
Abstract: Each of the 10 children who worked on the manual discuss themselves, their experience of parental separation and reactions to it, and their special problems. Additional sections, using quotes from these children, examine initial reactions to parental imprisonment, including anger, self-blame, and sadness; the importance of discussing feelings and problems with others (friends, relatives, or professionals); reactions to visiting an imprisoned parent; the value of writing to the parent in order to keep in touch, gain information, and express feelings; and special problems associated with holidays. A resource guide lists California self-help groups for children of inmates, other agencies offering services for children, books about children coping with parental imprisonment, and materials for imprisoned parents. An open letter to the caretakers of such children emphasizes the important role of families in the child's life. Photographs are included.
Index Term(s): Children of incarcerated offenders; Families of inmates; Family crisis; Family support; Parent-Child Relations
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