Location

Room 221B, Chamberlain Student Center

Start Date

13-2-2020 9:45 AM

End Date

13-2-2020 10:45 AM

Description

Given the increased attention in recent decades to the national crisis of mass incarceration, the children of incarcerated parents have also been receiving increasingly more attention. Researchers have found that the children of those who have been incarcerated, are also paying the price of their parent's sentence. With the odds set against them, there are children who are resilient and have "beat the odds." On Rowan University's campus, there is a student group, Youth Empowerment Program, who have been impacted by parental incarceration at some point in their lives. With the disenfranchisement their parents face, they have also faced challenges that made going to college nearly impossible. However, through many social factors like role models, spirituality, and extracurricular activities, this group of students were able to be resilient, pursue higher education, and be successful.

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Feb 13th, 9:45 AM Feb 13th, 10:45 AM

The Resilience and Success Of Adult College Students Who Have Been Impacted by Parental Incarceration

Room 221B, Chamberlain Student Center

Given the increased attention in recent decades to the national crisis of mass incarceration, the children of incarcerated parents have also been receiving increasingly more attention. Researchers have found that the children of those who have been incarcerated, are also paying the price of their parent's sentence. With the odds set against them, there are children who are resilient and have "beat the odds." On Rowan University's campus, there is a student group, Youth Empowerment Program, who have been impacted by parental incarceration at some point in their lives. With the disenfranchisement their parents face, they have also faced challenges that made going to college nearly impossible. However, through many social factors like role models, spirituality, and extracurricular activities, this group of students were able to be resilient, pursue higher education, and be successful.