Parent Incarceration and Its Impact   [Archived Catalog]
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ECE 419 - Parent Incarceration and Its Impact

3 Credit(s)

This course will prepare graduate level students to understand and implement developmentally appropriate teaching techniques to help children whose parent(s) may be incarcerated. To understand the impact of the incarceration process on children students will learn to understand separately the effects of the arrest and incarceration of a parent on a child. The student will explore the effects of the separation of the child from the parent and of the parent's absence in the child's life for a short or long term. Topics will include:

  • The effects of incarceration on infants and young children
  • Does gender play a role in a parent's incarceration?
  • What are the effects of incarceration on young boys and on young girls?
  • Do living arrangements play a role in such conditions??
  • The impact of custodial care during parental incarceration
  • How can we teach children about personal safety?
  • Child visitation