TITLE

Parenting Education for Incarcerated Mothers

AUTHOR(S)
Kennon, Suzanne S.; Mackintosh, Virginia H.; Myers, Barbara J.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Mar2009, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A parenting curriculum developed for incarcerated mothers was evaluated using a pretest, posttest, follow-up design with 57 women incarcerated in state prisons. Developmental psychologists delivered a 12-session curriculum focused on parenting issues unique to incarcerated parents. Each class met for 2 hours and followed a prepared curriculum that was experiential and discussion-based. In assessments at the end of the course and at an 8-week follow-up, mothers showed significant improvements over their pretest scores in parenting attitudes, self-esteem, and legal knowledge regarding parental rights and responsibilities. Mothers~ open-ended comments showed they gained an understanding that children need love, letters, and consistency and that they should show the caregivers respect, gratitude, and support. There was no change infrequency of letters written home, however, despite much emphasis on letter-writing during the course.
ACCESSION #
42539850

 

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