When a Parent is Incarcerated

A Primer for Social Workers

Posted January 1, 2011
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Get the Full Report:
Download Report
Aecf When A Parent Is Incarcerated Primer 2011 Cover1


Special considerations abound when social workers work with incarcerated parents. Mitigating trauma, understanding legal issues and maintaining communication require practical protocols detailed in this child welfare guide. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations

Key Takeaway

The number of kids with a jailed parent has increased by almost 80% since 1991.

Protecting kids when parents are arrested involves joint planning between child welfare and law enforcement.