ICPS 'Research to Practice' Issue 4This series from the ICPS touches on children of prisoners in the ACT

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) at the Australian Catholic University was established in 2005 to carry out high-quality research, evaluation and professional development to enhance outcomes for children, young people and families.

The Research to Practice Series links the findings of their research to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare.

Issue 4 discusses the issues experienced by children and young people who have a parent in prison, and implications for supporting this target group. It is based upon the findings of a qualitative research project, commissioned by SHINE for Kids and implemented by ICPS in 2012–2013, which interviewed 12 children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18 with a parent incarcerated in the ACT, along with 12 parents and caregivers.

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