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School Difficulties

The stress of having a parent in jail or prison may affect a child's school performance. Strong emotions and the actions that go along with them can result in classroom challenges, social isolation, and other acting-out behaviors. The stress of having a parent in jail or prison may affect a child's school performance. Strong emotions and the actions that go along with them can result in classroom challenges, social isolation, and other acting-out behaviors.


It is important to work closely with trusted adults at school to help your child have more success. Many times, teachers do not know about a difficult family situation. Having information about the home life of a student can help teachers be more understanding about difficult behaviors and can help them plan for what a child needs to help them learn. It is important to be aware of risk factors and to know that these do not define the child.


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