When Parents Do Time, Kids Pay the Price [consumer.healthday.com]

 

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents spend time in prison are more likely to lead risky lifestyles as young adults, a new study suggests.

The findings are important because more than 5 million American children have had a parent in jail or prison, according to the researchers.

"The United States has the highest incarceration rates in the world. With the climbing number of parents, especially mothers, who are incarcerated, our study calls attention to the invisible victims -- their children," said lead study author Dr. Nia Heard-Garris. She is a pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

[For more on this story by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, go to https://consumer.healthday.com...he-price-735516.html]

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