CSU initiative helps kids with parents behind bars

Lisa Backus – The Bristol Press

NEW BRITAIN — Children of parents who are incarcerated face challenges that other kids can’t even imagine.

There can be a loss of income, a loss of the person who loved and cared for them, a loss of dignity and a quiet shame that is often hidden from classmates, teachers and friends, said Aileen Keays, a research specialist with Central Connecticut State University’s Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy.

But the Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative, which Keays manages, offers programs that help kids deal with the stigma of having a parent incarcerated and maintain family relationships despite long odds.

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