"This book will help you understand what is happening to your mom or dad who goes to jail..."
Ideal for use with children aged 6-11, this is an invaluable resource for supporting the wellbeing of children whose parent is incarcerated. It explains what jail is like and why some people have to go there, while reassuring children that their parent loves them, is safe, and is working hard to come home again. Included are activities to help children manage their feelings, tips for parents and professionals on how best to support them, and a list of resources for additional help and information.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 154 g
Dimensions: 244 x 176 x 4 mm
Provides relevant information to children that supports their understanding of incarceration and encourages them explore their own feelings and experiences. The combination of reflective activities for children with tips for parents and professionals is invaluable! -- Kendra Jochum, LCSW-C, Reentry Services Manager, Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Maryland
The support pages alone are filled with invaluable resources and ideas. The constructive and positive suggestions can provide comfort for all in the knowledge that they are not alone in the struggle. -- Marion Finkbinder, former educator and administrator, Montgomery County Pubic Schools, Maryland
I love the non-judgmental approach; the photographs help promote positive management of difficult feelings and emotions. Both books project a compassionate and understanding tone and provide a wealth of information and answers to common yet distressing questions. -- Monya Cohen, Psychologist working with children and teens who have incarcerated parents