From pain to hope, healing and restoration in the lives of inmates' children

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Parrish, Diane Hester
Children of prisoners; Church work with children; Biblical Studies; Child Psychology; Christianity; Criminology; Family, Life Course, and Society; Practical Theology
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In this project I construct a narrative context for the purpose of discerning what could be done to change the trajectory of inmate's children's lives from pain to hope, healing and restoration. Highlighted is the urgency of why intervention is necessary through the utilization of case studies. Throughout the project, field notes were collected. At the conclusion of camp, follow-up interviews were held re-addressing the pre-camp interviews to quantify strengths and weaknesses for the campers, custodial parents and volunteers. Comparing the pre and post camp data showed that this process of intervention was successful in restoring hope to these children.