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New Columbia Study on the Relationship Between Children and Incarcerated Parents

October 2, 2020 In the Press

A recent Columbia study shows the importance of visitation programs for children of incarcerated parents. 

For Columbia News, Carla Cantor spoke with one of the authors of the study: 

“People sometimes assume that incarcerated people are bad parents who do not have positive relationships with their children,” said Larisa Heiphetz, assistant professor of psychology at Columbia and senior author of the study published recently in the Journal of Cognition and Development. “But our research shows that children of incarcerated parents have a great deal of affection for their parents.”

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