9th International E- conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2023
Author(s) : JITKA NAVRATILOVA
The text shows how the departure of a parent to prison affects the life situation of children and their well-being. When a parent is incarcerated, the child has to deal with a number of changes and risks that they face as a result of their parent's imprisonment. The child's life situation is fundamentally altered by this event. The specificity of the situation for this group of children creates new challenges for helping professionals to work with these children to achieve their thriving . In assessing the impact of incarceration on a child's wellbeing, I rely on a capability approach to help identify the areas with the most severe impacts of incarceration on the child. This paper discusses the use of life coaching methods in enhancing the well-being of children of incarcerated parents. The thesis is based on the first research data mapping the situation of children of incarcerated parents in the Czech Republic.