Key Takeaway:
This book chapter highlights the characteristics and needs of children with incarcerated parents and presents the professional literature on both the theory and the research regarding the value of mentoring for these children.

Highlights the characteristics and needs of children with incarcerated parents, and presents the professional literature on both the theory and research regarding the value of mentoring for these children.  Two types of existing mentoring programs are illustrated, and concludes with recommendations for future research on best practices.

Citation

Eddy, J. M., Cearley, J. J., Bergen, J., & Stern-Carusone, J. (2013). Children of incarcerated parents. In D. L. DuBois & M. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring (2nd ed.) (pp. 369-382). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.