Providers Working with Justice-system Involved Families

Shayla Julie Featured

Research shows that parental incarceration has significant adverse impact on and intergenerational consequences for children and families. In this workshop, providers working with justice-system involved families will hear from parents and providers about what families need, from researchers about the latest findings on the impact of parental incarceration on children, and the implications of that research for what we can do better. In addition, providers working with justice-system involved families can experience significant stress, burnout, and secondary trauma. This workshop will offer some tools for supporting provider well-being, as well.

Maternal Mental Health and Child Adjustment Problems in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Families Experiencing Economic Disadvantage

Abstract Parents living in low-income contexts shouldered disproportionate hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic with consequences to maternal mental health and child adjustment. The current study uses a sample of first-time mothers (N=147) of young toddlers, all living in low-income contexts, to examine the roles of pre-pandemic and COVID-19-specific risk and individual resilience factors in the