Parental Incarceration Case Study

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Studies on parental incarceration have revealed three key themes: the increased likelihood of poorer education, lack financial stability, and maladaptive behavior. In the following section, I will elaborate on the empirical finding of poorer education. Wright and Seymour (2015) explained poverty is often the core issue for a range of difficulties that have harsh penalties for children, including limited parental educational achievement. A parent’s education achievement often affects children education outcome as goes the saying, ‘the apple does not fall to far from the tree’. Additionally, Eddy & Poehlmann affirmed the loss of financial support could in turn affect the child’s school strength (as cited in Shlafer, Gerrity, Ruhland & Wheeler, …show more content…
for Children of Incarcerated Parents”, will be discussed. The acronym stands for: Fostering, Empowering, Advocating, Together for children of incarcerated parents. They have a peer mentorship program with the main goal to stabilize and strengthen the psychological, social, and educational outcomes of youth who have a family member that has on-going contact with the law. The councilors help develop leadership roles by way of interpersonal mentorship helping build inner-confidence and encouraging t educational achievement. The age group this program supports ranges from as young as 6 to a mature 19 years of age. Participants in this program, receive up to 3 hours once a week of classes. In addition, youth build sociability, and healthy coping skill strategies through the enjoyment and participation in team encouraging activities and games, peer group discussion (featforchildren.org). This program is important because it will aid children impacted by parental incarceration who develop speech difficulty and anti- social behavior as argued by Wright & Seymour (2015). Enrolling at risk children into this program is supportive as it integrates children with other peers in the similar circumstances, participating in activities together so they do not feel …show more content…
relate to day programs that are used as alternative sentences in the criminal justice system. Day programs are useful alternatives to non-serious/ violent offenders, or if the courts believe day programs will in better favor for the offender instead of serving time behind bars, to positively influence their behavior. An example in the criminal justice system would be sentencing an intoxicated man who was found in his vehicle, with the ignition running to a number of ‘Alcohol Anonymous’ classes. These alternate sentences treat maladaptive psychological and behavior tendencies, as do Rose of Durham and F.E.A.T. These programs are similar because patients receive one-on-one counselling, of which they establish trusting and respectful relations to be able to confide to. Additionally peers are also those who have similar drinking problems make new friends by participating in group discussions and activities to enrich their

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