Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents

Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents


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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 System
  • Dealing with Shame
  • Allowing for Grief
  • Acknowledging Trauma
  • Developing a Positive Identity
  • Learning to Ensure Success
  • Handling Angry Feelings
  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Planning for the Future
Author: Stacey Burgess, Tonia Caselman,, Jennifer Carsey
Audience: Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Grade Level: 2-6
Format: Paperback
Page Number: 104
ISBN: 9781598500769
Publisher: Youthlight
Release Date: July 1, 2009
Language: English
Product Type: Manual
Topic: General Counseling