New short animation highlights the impact of parental imprisonment on children

Published: 27 February 2020

Jessica Moran’s PhD research evaluates ways of supporting families affected by parental imprisonment.

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.  

Jessica Moran’s PhD study focuses on the Learning Together Through Play programme, run by Early Years Scotland (EYS) in 7 Scottish prisons, with the support of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).

Watch the short animation about Jessica’s PhD research.

First published: 27 February 2020

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