(March 2015) Register now for a webinar on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 1–2 p.m. (EDT), on “Children of Incarcerated Parents.”

The United States has more than 2 million people behind bars, and 45 percent were living with their children before they were imprisoned. U.S. children of incarcerated parents are an extremely vulnerable group, and much more likely to have behavioral problems and physical and mental health conditions than their peers.

In this webinar, Kristin Turney, assistant professor of Sociology at the University of California-Irvine, will present findings from her research on the well-being of children with incarcerated parents. She is among a group of researchers using the Fragile Families and Children Wellbeing Study to understand the effects of incarceration on crucial aspects of child development, including parent-child relationships, school difficulties, and homelessness. Her presentation will be followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A.

This webinar is hosted by PRB’s Center for Public Information on Population Research with funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Joining the online webinar is free. Participants who choose to listen to the audio via telephone are responsible for their own standard long-distance rates. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View system requirements for attending the webinar.