Parental Incarceration and Youth Problem Behaviors




Session Description

Given the rates of incarceration rate of adults in the US, the impact on their children is of concern to communities and schools alike. This session describes a study conducted in Indiana exploring the youth problem behaviors more often found among youth with incarcerated parents, and the implications from this work for schools and communities will be explored from the perspective of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Learn about the youth problem behaviors more often found among youth with incarcerated parents and the resources and supports available for students with incarcerated parents.

Learning Objectives

     #1 Describe the youth problem behaviors more often found among youth with incarcerated parents.
     #2 Identify how elements of the WSCC model can work together to support students with incarcerated parents.
     #3 Discuss programs, resources, and supports for students with incarcerated parents.

About the Presenter

Presenter, Jeanie Alter's headshotJeanie Alter, Executive Director, American School Health Association
Jeanie Alter is the Executive Director of the American School Health Association (ASHA), a professional member organization dedicated to transforming all schools into places where every student learns and thrives. Before joining ASHA, Jeanie served as the Project Manager and Lead Evaluator for Prevention Insights at Indiana University. In this capacity, she provided complete evaluation services and technical assistance for grassroots substance abuse prevention programs. She has written and overseen numerous federal grants and contracts, published peer-reviewed articles, and presented at national conferences. Jeanie is also an adjunct faculty member for the Indiana University School of Public Health and O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1.5

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion.  As per board requirements, attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session. 


Jun 09 2020


10:00 am - 11:15 am




(505) 266-3451