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Stat of the Week

11.1 percent of Indiana children (ages 0-17) have lived with a parent who served time in jail or prison, the second-highest rate nationally.
Source: National Survey of Children’s Health

Library Resources:

Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners Edited by J. Mark Eddy and Julie Poehlmann - This volume provides a diverse literature that addresses the needs of children with imprisoned parents - vulnerable youth who are more likely to experience learning difficulties, poor health, and substance abuse, and eventually be incarcerated themselves.


My Daddy is in Jail: Story, Discussion Guide & Small Group Activities for Grades K-5 By Janet M. Bender - With this book, helping professionals, and other caring adults, will find themselves better equipped to provide information and support to vulnerable children with incarcerated loved ones and their families.  



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