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One out of fifteen black children has a parent in prison, compared to one in one hundred eleven white children.
That’s just one of many shocking statistics you’ll find when you start looking into the problem of children with parents behind bars. For instance: About half of all children with incarcerated parents are under ten years old. The research on how having a parent in prison affects their children isn’t clear… but many worry that for these younger kids - that might mean developmental and social delays.
Today Where We Live – a child in need of a parent. Families who are ashamed to reach out for support because of social stigmas.
We’ll explore what we do know about children of the incarcerated nationally and here in Connecticut. We’ll look at what is available for support, what works and doesn’t, and how legislation might help to prevent children of the incarcerated from becoming incarcerated themselves.
This program originally aired on 1/26/10.