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Author: Clark, Fernando
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1. Clark, Fernando
Chen, Yvonne
A Depressing Moment: The Role of Social Support on the Mental Health of Children with Incarcerated Family Members
Presented: Philadelphia PA, American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting, November 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Society of Criminology
Keyword(s): Depression (see also CESD); Family Influences; Health, Mental; Incarceration/Jail

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A growing body of research examines the health consequences of mass incarceration. While studies have examined the mental health effects of incarceration on individuals, few studies have looked at the mental health effects of having a family member incarcerated. Having a family member incarcerated can be a source of stress that can produce adverse health outcomes, such as depression. Only a handful of studies explore the relationship between familial incarceration, social support, and mental health. These studies focused on the effects of financial support on partners but not emotional support. In this study, we draw from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to examine the role of perceived emotional support on the relationship between familial incarceration and children's depression.
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Clark, Fernando and Yvonne Chen. "A Depressing Moment: The Role of Social Support on the Mental Health of Children with Incarcerated Family Members." Presented: Philadelphia PA, American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting, November 2017.