Children with Incarcerated Parents


Dr. Judy Krysik is an associate professor at and director of the Arizona State University Center for Child Well Being. Her bio can be found at: and the center’s webpage can be located at:


Over 2 million children in the U.S. experience parental incarceration, and parental incarceration is considered an adverse childhood event (ACE) and is linked to being at-risk for a number of issues including mental health issues and poor physical health. Additional information on parental incarceration can be found at the following links:


Dr. Krysik joins us this episode to talk about this important issue, the center, and her up-coming conference. The Children of Incarcerated Parents National Conference seeks to bring together professionals across a multitude of child well-being disciplines to share information and research across our silos to discuss solutions in reducing the stigma of parental incarceration. The conference will be held April 14-17, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel. For more information visit:


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