Project Director

Scott, Cathy

Department Examiner

Womack, Bethany

Department

School of Professional Studies

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

There are at least 1.5 million adult children of incarcerated parents in the United States based on research conducted in 2000. While research has been conducted on this population while they were under the age of 18, little research has focused on their reflection of their childhood experiences nor on their transition into adulthood. Existing literature provides insight on their experiences as it pertained to peer and caregiver feedback, child and development into adulthood, parent-child relationships, and intervention recommendations. An exploratory qualitative study is conducted with adult children of incarcerated parents (n=5) in order to gain insight into their experiences and their interpretation of them from an older perspective. The findings focused on the themes of relationships, environment, and development as supported by Ecological Systems Theory. Discussed are the limitations, implications for practice, and suggestions for further studies.

IRB Number

18-118

Degree

B. S. W.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Social Work.

Date

5-2019

Subject

Children of prisoners; Prisoners-- Family relationships; Prisoners' families

Keyword

Adult children of incarcerated parents; Children of incarcerated parents; Stigma; Relationships; Transitions

Discipline

Social Work

Document Type

Theses

Extent

35 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Included in

Social Work Commons

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