New short animation highlights the impact of parental imprisonment on children
Issued: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:11:00 GMT
Published 27th February 2020
In Scotland, an estimated 27,000 children are affected by parental imprisonment. These children are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, and poor educational outcomes.
Improved stability and consistency in the child’s relationship with the imprisoned parent seems to mitigate some of the negative effects of having a parent in prison, and parenting programmes are commonly used to try and build healthy and nurturing relationships between parents and children.
Watch the short animation about Jessica’s PhD research.