Clinical Study

Project Pics: Innovation, Collaboration, And Community Impact

Posted Date: Apr 4, 2022

  • Investigator: Rachael Nolan
  • Specialties: ADD/ADHD, Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Depression, Emergency Medicine, Fibromyalgia, Pain Medicine, Psychiatry/Psychology, Women's Health
  • Type of Study: Observational/Survey

Post Incarceration Syndrome (PICS), currently defined as a set of symptoms caused by prolonged incarceration, disproportionally affects people of color and is presently unrecognized as a psychological disorder that negatively impacts families. Yet, as the population of incarcerated persons increases in the United States (US), so does the number of children and families affected by incarceration. In Ohio alone, there are over 75,000 people currently incarcerated waiting for release and over 300,000 people currently on probation and/or parole, many of whom identify as parents and spouses. Our purpose is to demonstrate that PICS symptomatology can be found in families impacted by a loved one’s previous history of incarceration with the intent to establish viable community-based treatment options to mitigate family resiliency barriers (i.e., PICS), and the harmful socioemotional effects of post-incarceration in our community.


Individuals Who Are = 18 Years Of Age Who Self-Identify Themselves And Their Family As Being Impacted By A Loved One’S Previous History Of Incarceration


Justice System, Post-Incarceration Syndrome (Pics), Family Resilience

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Dr. Rachael D. Nolan

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