Families in the Criminal Justice System
Resources for Families Involved in the Criminal Justice System
In this YouTube video presentation, Christopher Thompson and Chiroshri Bhattacharjee examine the impact of incarceration on justice-involved children and families. They use current theoretical understandings of relational trauma to call attention to how incarceration is experienced within family systems. They draw from research and their own clinical work with couples and families in detention centers to discuss evidence-based, family-focused interventions to reduce trauma symptoms and improve relational functioning.