DOES HAVING AN INCARCERATED PARENT MEAN A CHILD WILL EVENTUALLY GO TO PRISON?
Child of prisoners need not be like a criminal. In many cases, they are treated as unfaithful children in society.
Most children experience embarrassment when their parent goes to jail. Some children also assume they are at fault or have done something that led to their parent’s incarceration, even when there was nothing they could do to prevent their parent from going to jail.
Children with a parent in jail or prison are teased more often at school and may internalize the stigma and experience lower self-esteem, especially if they identify with the incarcerated parent. Others may react with anger, defiance, and a desire for retaliation against those who reject and taunt them.
WHO DO MOST INCARCERATED PARENTS RELY ON TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN?
Eighty-eight percent of incarcerated fathers rely on the mother of the children to provide daily care and two percent rely on foster care. Thirty-seven percent of incarcerated mothers rely on the father to provide primary care, 45 percent rely on the children’s grandparents, 23 percent rely on other friends and relatives, and 11 percent rely on foster care. Sadly, “one in four children living with a grandmother lives in poverty, and a third do not have health insurance, while two-thirds of caregivers of children with incarcerated mothers reported not having the financial support needed to meet the necessary.
We scrutinize such deserving needy students and fund them under SeedReaps providing them with the following essentials.
- Identify and prioritize the needy’s / victim’s psychological problems like fear, anxiety, nervousness, self-blame, anger, shame, dangers, and provide their needs.
- Give Effective Referrals and educate them on how to communicate effectively with society.
- Help victims to brainstorm and build effective support.
“We educate them, encourage them and bring them back to the society with dignity and decorum”