Link to the full Article: https://www.goodrx.com/health-topic/childrens-health/help-children-cope-incarcerated-parents
Close to 3 million children in the U.S. have a parent in prison. These kids may experience long-term mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Coping strategies are tools you can use to help a child manage their feelings about their parent’s incarceration.
There are many books and resources for children who have a parent behind bars, such as Sesame Street’s Coping with Incarceration website and Prison Families Alliance support groups for kids.