Parental imprisonment: Psychoeducational intervention for family support
Journal Title: MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA
Author/s: Marvita Goffredo, Isabella Berlingerio, Sonia Papagna, Maria Grazia Foschino Barbaro
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Parental imprisonment is considered as an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). Short and long-term outcomes concern cognitive emotional and social impairments of development of these children. The professional workers’ role is to guide these families in a psychoeducational path aimed increasing the parents’ understanding of the main children reactions and to promote their skills. This intervention could reduce the impact of negative outcomes associated with this adverse experience.
Keywords: Imprisonment, Adverse Childhood Experience, children, development outcomes, psychoeducation
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Marvita Goffredo, Isabella Berlingerio, Sonia Papagna, Maria Grazia Foschino Barbaro, Parental imprisonment: Psychoeducational intervention for family support in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 2/2017, pp. 101-117, DOI:10.3280/MAL2017-002006