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02-01-2024 | Original Paper

An Evaluation of Milk and Cookies (MAC): A School-based Program for Children with Incarcerated Parents

Auteurs: Sierra N. Walters, Danielle H. Dallaire

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 1/2024

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Abstract

Despite high rates of incarceration among parents of school-aged children, few programs designed for these children have been implemented or evaluated within a school-based setting. The current study examined the impact of program participation on school-aged children’s self-perceived competency. Participants for this study (N = 75) included elementary school-aged children (50.7% female, 99% African American), M = 8.38 years (SD = 1.56) who were participating in a year-long educational program and support group for children with incarcerated parents at one of three public elementary schools. Children completed either the Harter’s Self Perception Profile for Children (grades 3–5) or the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance for Young Children (grades 1 – 2) at the start (T1) and end (T2) of programming. Paired sample t-tests showed an increase in scores for self-perceived ability at T2 for third through fifth graders, with both higher social competence and academic competence scores. This research provides insight into the benefit of school programming for children with a parent incarcerated and highlights the need for further research on components of self-concept development among this population of children.
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Metagegevens
Titel
An Evaluation of Milk and Cookies (MAC): A School-based Program for Children with Incarcerated Parents
Auteurs
Sierra N. Walters
Danielle H. Dallaire
Publicatiedatum
02-01-2024
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 1/2024
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-023-02767-x

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