Date of Award
Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology
Colleges & School
College Of Arts And Sciences
Brad Grunert, PhD
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Attachment disorder in children; Children of prisoners
Children who have experienced parental incarceration may have a higher risk of developing Reactive Attachment Disorder. Children who have experienced parental incarceration may also have higher levels of anger and grief. The present study is examining whether there is a correlation between Reactive Attachment Disorder and parental incarceration. The results of this study were not significant in showing Reactive Attachment Disorder in children. However, the results did show that children in out of home placements exhibited higher levels of anger and lower levels of grief. Of the subjects sampled it was interesting that 75% of group two and 100% of group three had very high levels of anger. Only 25% of the group one reported very high levels of anger.
Pendzik, Jessica, "Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children with Parents that are Incarcerated" (2010). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 68.