The School Adaptation Process of Imprisoned Parents’ Children

Volume 5 Issue 2 (March 2020)
Serhat ARSLAN Serap KAZAN OĞUZ
Pages: 126-134 Download Count : 225 View Count: 460 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.685090 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


Prison experience affects not only the prisoner but also his family (Murray, Farrington and Sekol, 2012). The remaining convicted family children should be seen as “direct” victims of imprisonment, rather than “secondary” victims (Merchil, cited in Mitrani, 2018). Incarcerated parents and deterioration of family relationships, poverty, low academic performance, aggression, depression, guilt and substance abuse, are often confronted with many problems (www.childwelfare.gov). Apart from the “ Waiting Child ”project, there are no concrete studies carried out for the children of prisoner parents who are in a disintegrated position in many ways. In this study, it is aimed to determine the problems experienced by convicted family children during school adaptation as hidden and neglected victims.

Keywords

  • Prisoner
  • parents in prison
  • school adaptation
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