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As a child, having an incarcerated parent can be scary, emotionally- draining, and cause anxiety and feelings of uncertainty. These feelings and more can surface regardless of whether the child lived with an incarcerated parent or not. It is hard if the child suffered abuse from the incarcerated parent, especially if they were using alcohol or drugs. A child could feel guilty about physical or verbal abuse, believe that they caused the incarceration of their parent(s), or did not do enough to help the parent with their drug or alcohol abuse. A child may also feel relief that the abusive parent is no longer present to abuse them. The protection of children is imperative and very much so when they deal with one or both parents being locked up. This article will discuss 10 Ways To Help And Protect A Child With A Parent In Prison.