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When caregivers provide their child with dependable and reliable information about his or her parent’s incarceration, they lay the foundation for developing resilience. The disclosure fosters a trusting relationship between the caregiver and child, creating a comfortable environment for the child to ask difficult questions while grieving his or her loss and adjusting to a new reality.
IN THE FACE OF PARENTAL INCARCERATION
PARENTAL INCARCERATION IS A TOXIC STRESSOR. TOXIC STRESS CAN HARM A CHILD'S DEVELOPING BRAIN & BODY.
RESILIENT CHILDREN CAN TRANSFORM TOXIC STRESS INTO POSITIVE OUTCOMES IN THE FACE OF PARENTAL INCARCERATION
PARENTAL INCARCERATION CAN IMPACT CONDITIONS WHERE CHILDREN LIVE, LEARN, & PLAY
Indian Americans have a 20% risk of having a parent incarcerated during their childhood, compared to 13% of African American, 6% of Hispanic, and 6% of White children
(information for caregivers)
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