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Family Matters No. 59 - June 2001

Forgotten families

The impacts of imprisonment
Ann Cunningham

Abstract

It is widely acknowledged that children and parents are affected by family separation in many ways. When the circumstances of the separation are traumatic, impacts can be intensified and need to be addressed sensitively to minimise any long term negative effects. This article explores what happens when a family is separated as the result of the incarceration of a parent.

It is widely acknowledged that children and parents are affected by family separation in many ways. When the circumstances of the separation are traumatic, impacts can be intensified and need to be addressed sensitively to minimise any long term negative effects. This article explores what happens when a family is separated as the result of the incarceration of a parent.

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