TITLE

The Effectiveness of Parent Education for Incarcerated Parents: An Evaluation of Parenting from Prison

AUTHOR(S)
Wilson, Kristina; Gonzalez, Patricia; Romero, Tony; Henry, Kimberly; Cerbana, Christine
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2010, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p114
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study evaluates the efficacy of the Parenting from Prison curriculum which was implemented across Colorado correctional institutions. Parenting from Prison is a skills-based program that aims to strengthen family relationships and promote positive behaviors by increasing parental knowledge about risks, resiliency and developmental assets. A pretest-posttest design was utilized to assess short-term changes in communication with children, parental knowledge and parental attitudes among incarcerated parents (N = 150). Improvements in parenting knowledge and parenting attitudes among female and male incarcerated parents were found. Results warrant further investigation into the benefits of parent education programs for incarcerated parents, including a randomized control study of the effects of Parenting from Prison.
ACCESSION #
53550695

 

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