This number reports the percent of young people in the North Country who report having had a parent or adult family member in jail or prison. As the Annie E. Casey Foundation explains in their report, “A Shared Sentence,” children can experience profound difficulties when a parent is incarcerated. Incarceration is a stressful and traumatic experience for children, and a financial and family health burden to families.*
*Access the report online.
Data Source: 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS); New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Health Statistics and Data Management. YRBS data can be accessed online.
Related Research: Much of the foundational research on the health and social consequences of early adversity is referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Read about the history of the research, as well as ongoing community initiatives to prevent ACEs, here.
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