In-home video chat connects young children with their incarcerated parents

A new commentary in the Journal of Children and Media by Ph.D. student Elizabeth Skora Horgan and Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan lays out the benefits (and challenges) of in-home video chat for young children with incarcerated parents. Especially during the novel coronavirus pandemic, when in-person visits to corrections facilities have been curtailed or eliminated, video chat offers a developmentally appropriate alternative for young children and their incarcerated parents to connect. In-home video chat should not take the place of in-person contact visits, however.

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