ERIC Number: ED201872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
First Year Results of Research in the Kennedy Children's Room and Family Center Program: Kennedy Center Federal Correctional Institution, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Mariscano, Hazel E.
The Kennedy Children's Room and Family Center Program was developed by the joint endeavors of faculty from West Virginia University and personnel at the Kennedy Center Federal Correctional Institution, Morgantown, West Virginia. Goals are (1) to develop and implement a model training program which focuses on fostering and enhancing effective family and parenting skills for inmates, spouses, and children in order to make the transition from incarceration to the home and family a smoother one; and (2) to disseminate information about the training program and to provide demonstrations of the model for other federal correctional institutions with similar populations. The program consists of two components: the "Children's Room" and the inservice training sessions. The Children's Room program is educational in nature, resembling any quality early childhood program with parent involvement in all aspects. The training sessions are available to three distinct groups of inmates identified by a needs assessment. Feedback thus far is positive, indicating that inmates and their families have been successful in identification and application of knowledge and skills related to positive family interactions and effective parenting skills. The model is being refined and further developed for dissemination. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Family Involvement, Family Life Education, Family Relationship, Inservice Education, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Prisoners, Program Design, Program Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kennedy Center Federal Correctional Institution WV
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Philadelphia, PA, March 13, 1981).