Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Spring 2023

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School



Health and Human Services

Program or Major

Justice Studies and Human Development and Family Studies

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Kimberly Nesbitt


This study reviews the effectiveness and impact of current interventions for children who have incarcerated parents in New Hampshire. The negative impacts of parental incarceration have led to the need for these intervention strategies. Recently psychologists and behavioral experts have conducted their studies which show that children who have incarcerated parents are more likely to display delinquent behaviors. Additionally, studies have shown that parental incarceration can lead to the experiencing of several more psychological difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, and learning disorders (Kremer et al., 2020). Several communities have worked to implement interventions that will help these children avoid falling into the path of delinquent behavior. In order to look at these interventions this study reviews several other studies regarding intervention strategies as well as conducting two different interviews that further the development of different intervention strategies. The interviews were conducted with the Family Connections Center and NH Children’s Trust. All this data was reviewed to determine some of the most effective intervention strategies for these children and what impact the strategies have on their future lives.