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This chapter focuses on the role of the child life specialist working with families affected by incarceration. Children and families are at increased risk due to trauma exacerbated by arrests, incarceration, and re-entry. This chapter will focus on the ways a child life specialist working in jails, prisons, detention centers, and in communities with schools, non-profits, and faith-based organizations can provide developmentally appropriate explanations, preparation, play, expressive arts, and coping, facilitating opportunities that foster relationships and understanding while promoting resilience.
child life specialists, incarceration, coping skills, children and families
Art Therapy | Family, Life Course, and Society | Health Psychology | Recreational Therapy
Lowry, G. (2022). The Role of Child Life Specialists in Community Settings: Chapter 6: Prison. IGI Global. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/gse/27