ERIC Number: ED332037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Improving Parenting Skills of Incarcerated Males in a Community Correctional Center.
Reinhard, Michelle L. Rinehart
A practicum was designed to ease the transition of the male inmate back to his family and his role as father. It was a response to the failure of the corrections system to assist inmates placed in the Community Correctional Center in a county of a southern state in participating in beneficial activities and reestablishing positive ties with family and friends before their releases. Findings from a literature review, interviews with inmates, and a needs assessment indicated that inmates wished to strengthen and/or develop skills that would assist them in becoming more effective parents. Four seminars consisting of four workshops each were offered. Each workshop focused on one topic. Topics were determined by a nonstandardized preevaluation on which inmates indicated areas of need in their parenting skills knowledge. Of 32 inmates who enrolled in the four seminars, 31 completed them. Topics covered in the various seminars included family relationships; stress management; communication skills; children and school; learning problems; and health, safety, and first aid. A parenting library was established for inmate use. Ninety selections were made available to inmates. Inmates' comments on the post-evaluations were very positive. (Appendixes include 19 references, instruments, survey results, and lists of selections in the library.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Family Relationship, Institutionalized Persons, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Males, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Seminars, Workshops
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. practicum report, Nova University.