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Although each child’s circumstances are unique, every path on the parental incarceration journey leads to enforced loss of a parent, an adverse childhood experience, and shame and stigma. Parental incarceration affects the places where children live, learn, grow, and play. For more detailed information, click here.

Caregivers can support children as they navigate through the challenges by encouraging them to develop survival skills. These skills create resilience and allow children to thrive in the face of parental incarceration.

Parental Incarceration / Loss of a Parent / Adverse Childhood Experience / Shame / Stigma / / KidsMates

Parental Incarceration Risks. A KidsMates Graphic.

Parental Incarceration Risks

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