Author(s) : Becky Birtha
Hardcover, 32 pages.
Children can experience many emotions when a parent is in jail or prison. They may be angry, sad, lonely, or scared. Sometimes friends act differently toward them. Sometimes the children begin acting differently too. In this important book, young readers will learn that even when it feels like nothing can get better again, there are ways they can improve their circumstances. Sending letters, talking to a trusted grown-up about their feelings, and even visiting a parent in jail or prison can help keep a parent close in their hearts. Use this title as a helpful tool to start a conversation with any child in this situation and to remind them they are not alone.
This book explains why a parent is in jail. It also tells what the prisoner's life is like as an inmate. When the truth is withheld from children they tend to blame themselves for other people's mistakes. This book will help them to understand and know it isn't their fault.
The first section of this workbook helps kids identify feelings they may be experiencing. The second section includes interactive activities and exercises to help the child deal with those feelings.
This book is for children ages 5-10 who have a parent in jail. It includes a read-aloud story, discussion guide, and caregiver suggestions as well as activities to use with individuals or in small groups. Suggestions for parents, mental health professionals, and teachers are included.
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