Bars that Cause Scars

Any kind of major disruption in the family home can cause confusion and trauma for children, including from interruptions arising from the arrest and incarceration of a parent. This fact sheet provides a summary of some of the challenges children endure and offers suggestions for service providers and criminal justice professionals to help alleviate this problem. The information has been summarized from McCormick, Millar and Paddock’s recent report In the Best Interests of the Child: Strategies for Recognising and Supporting Canada’s At-Risk Population of Children with Incarcerated Parents.

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