Welcome to Coping

Introduction

Coping Team PhotographCOPING is a child-centred project which aims to investigate the characteristics of children with imprisoned parents, their resilience, and their vulnerability to mental health problems. This group of children frequently is exposed to triple jeopardy through break-up of the family, financial hardship, and extremes of stigma and secrecy, which can lead to adverse social and educational repercussions.

Although the study will cover four countries (UK, Germany, Sweden, and Romania, and include partners in Switzerland and France), the findings are expected to have European-wide and international application since the extreme disadvantage experienced by these young people is little recognised in any country.
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News & Events

Pan-European conference marks the end of the COPING research project

The COPING consortium partners held a pan-European conference entitled Coping with a Parent in Prison: An Agenda for Policy Reform at the Musee du Cinquantenaire, Royal Museum of History and Arts in Brussels.

The event marked the end of the 3-year COPING research project.  Read more about the final conference.

Schools Information Sharing Day: Children of Prisoners

Fourteen year old Siân is pictured with Huddersfield lecturer Ben RaikesAn innovative day long ‘Schools Information Sharing Day: Children of Prisoners’ was hailed a great success when held at the University recently. Read more …

Photographic record of the September Consortium meeting in Stockholm

Langholmen Conference Centre Stockholm 2011The September 2011 Consortium meeting took place in Sweden, in an unusual (and somewhat apt) location. Once the Central Prison on the island of Langholmen in Stockholm Read more …

Professor Sir Patrick Stewart

Patron of COPING, Professor Sir Patrick Stewart, spoke about the importance of the COPING project in a recent interview