Children With Incarcerated Parents Have Lived An Uneasy Life

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Children with incarcerated parents have lived an uneasy life. Children have watched their parents get in trouble with the law and watch them be handcuffed and taken away for arrest. Children struggle physically, mentally and emotionally when a parent is displaced away from the home. Children have many emotions when they see their parent going away with a police officer. Children are taught today, the police officers are there to help you but also deal with people that get in trouble and when you parent is taken away from you, you are aware that something bad has happened. As learned throughout research many things become an issue in the behavior of a child.
Many children suffer from a loss of a parent as early as ten years old due to incarceration. Some children aren’t aware of who their mother is because there mother got taken away right after child birth. There are approximately 10 million children in the U.S that have had one or both parents incarcerated (Reed 152). After the arrest of a parent, a child is given to a grandparent or an aunt/uncle. If a family member is not involved in the relationship of the child, the child is given to a care taker that an agency finds for the child to go to. After the rest of a parent, police officers do not take the initiated in helping the child cope because they are not trained to counsel these children. The first step that is important in the arrest of the parent, is to understand and address the child’s fear. (San Francisco Bill of…
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