ERIC Number: ED360564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Prisoners as Parents. Building Parenting Skills on the Inside.
University of Southern Maine, Portland. Edmund S. Muskie Inst. of Public Affairs.
This handbook is intended to provide a guide to incarcerated parents, prison administrators and staff members, and child development and parent education professionals interested in developing and running parent education and support programs for incarcerated parents. The information and suggestions contained in the handbook are based on the knowledge and experience gained through developing and running Project HIP (Helping Incarcerated Parents) at Maine Correctional Center in Windham. Following an introduction that explains why it is important to develop a corrections-based parenting program, the guide provides suggestions on how to get such a program started. Information is provided on assembling a planning committee, finding funding sources, and resolving key issues. The next section outlines a program model for parent education and support groups; it includes curriculum outlines, suggestions for a parent-child workshop, special events planning, a sample budget, and other considerations, such as communications with caregiver parents, collaboration with the state agency serving children and families, transportation, and the role of correctional center departments. The guide also provides a list of sources for information on foundation grants and a report of the project that developed the guide. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correctional Education, Educational Finance, Family Programs, Grantsmanship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Workshops, Parenting Skills, Parents, Prisoners, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resources
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Management and Administration, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, ME 04103.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Family and Youth Services Bureau.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Portland. Edmund S. Muskie Inst. of Public Affairs.