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ERIC Number: EJ893082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Assessing Long-Term Outcomes of an Intervention Designed for Pregnant Incarcerated Women
Kubiak, Sheryl Pimlott; Kasiborski, Natalie; Schmittel, Emily
Research on Social Work Practice, v20 n5 p528-535 Sep 2010
Objectives: Approximately 25% of women are pregnant or postpartum when they enter prison. This study assesses a system-level intervention that prevented the separation of mothers and infants at birth, allowing them to reside together in an alternative community setting. Method: Longitudinal analysis of several state-level administrative databases compares the intervention (n = 48) group to the "treatment as usual" group (n = 36), over a 10-year period. Results: Preliminary analyses reveal few between-group differences and illuminate the presence of informal caregivers that were outside the scope of our data. Conclusions: Although 70% of the children remain legally attached to their mothers, further study is required to account for data limitations and to determine whether time to negative events differed between groups. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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