Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents

Book, Youth Light Inc, 2009, 103 pages, Professional
This book is for counselors, social workers, psychologists and teachers who work with children ages 7-12 who have a parent who is in jail or prison. It is designed so that work can be done individually or in small groups. Each chapter includes a brief literature review, suggestions for additional supports, discussion questions, fictional letters between a boy and his incarcerated father, activities, and reproducible worksheets. Topics include understanding what happened, building a support team, dealing with shame, allowing for grief, developing a positive identity, planning for the future and more.

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