Did You Know?
Without programs like OK Messages
- For kids whose parents are in prison, the chance of juvenile delinquency increases by 300 to 400%. The odds of a serious psychiatric disorder increase by 250%.
- The magnitude of their trauma is the same trauma as that of abuse, domestic violence, divorce, or a parent's death.
- No matter what the parent did, to the children they are still mom and dad, and the child longs for a connection. This relationship is vital for children to thrive.
Kids Count Data 2017, Univ. of Calif. Irvine