Mitigating Uncertainty for Children: From pre-trial procedures to the COVID-19 pandemic (June, 2021)
When:Jun 3, 2021
Time: 03:00 PM (CET)
The Children of Prisoners in Europe (COPE) are organizing a webinar that explores uncertainty and its impact on children. It highlights research on how this uncertainty can compound the effects of trauma and toxic stress already experienced when a parent is in contact with the law. It looks at how children can be supported to cope with this uncertainty and maintain trust in their relationship with a parent, as well as how their rights to family contact can be respected; how pre-trial detention procedures can better respect children’s rights; and how children can be better protected through child safeguarding measures and greater reliance on alternatives to custody.
Dr Shona Minson, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
Prof Peter Scharff Smith, Department of Criminology & Sociology of Law, Oslo University
Prof Ann Adalist-Estrin, Director at National Resource Center on Children & Families of the Incarcerated (USA)