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Gabriella Celeste

Schubert Center for Child Studies’ Gabriella Celeste-Cohen discusses impact watching parent get arrested can have on child

Arresting a parent in front of a child has lifelong impact, officers learn
The Plain DealerGabriella Celeste-Cohen, policy director at the Schubert Center for Child Studies, discussed the impact watching a parent get arrested can have on a child. “Not only do they worry deeply for their parent but often their own life is turned around and filled with uncertainty, confusion and even self-blaming at times,” she said. “Having a trusted adult to comfort a child and help them navigate this experience to lessen the potential harm is key.”