Given the large number on incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in the United States, it is important to understand mass incarceration and how it impacts youth and their families. This training will provide an overview of the historical context of mass incarceration, why mass incarceration exists, how it impacts youth, and strategies to support youth who have an incarcerated parent.
It is essential for providers across disciplines to understand how parental incarceration impacts youth. Many describe incarceration as a shared sentence
as it affects many lives.