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Children of Incarcerated Mothers Project
Giving a Voice to the Hidden Victims of Imprisonment
...an exploratory investigation of the impact of maternal incarceration on children and adolescents...
When a child is separated from his of her mother by prison bars, he or she will usually have to move out of home, change schools, and be separated from friends and support networks at precisely a time when stability, consistency, and unconditional love and support is needed most. They experience loss and grief, fear and confusion. They are the hidden victims of our nation's zeal to incarcerate. As a result of this project, a 73-page research report was produced, called Waiting for Mommy.
Data Collection Instruments
Two surveys were designed to collect feedback from mothers:
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