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ERIC Number: EJ928666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Needs of Mothers in the Criminal Justice System
Laux, John M.; Calmes, Stephanie; Moe, Jeffry L.; Dupuy, Paula J.; Cox, Jane A.; Ventura, Lois A.; Williamson, Celia; Benjamin, Barbaranne J.; Lambert, Eric
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v19 n3 p291-298 Jul 2011
This study investigated the mental health (MH) needs of mothers in the criminal justice system using qualitative methods. Identified needs included counseling to help mothers recover from trauma, to define sense of self, and to link them with external support systems. This study confirms and extends the knowledge base regarding the MH status and counseling needs of incarcerated mothers. A section of this article, discusses the findings, integrates these findings with the literature, and provides practical application suggestions for clinical MH counselors and future researchers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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