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NCJ Number: 161315 Find in a Library
Title: Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Addiction: A Guide to Developing Services for Inmate-Parents and Their Families
Author(s): T J Saul
Project Director: R Weilerstein
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Prison MATCH
Oakland, CA 94612
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ 08543
Sale Source: Prison MATCH
1515 Webster Street, #403
Oakland, CA 94612
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A program developed by Prison MATCH (Mothers/Fathers and Their Children) targets the drug abuse treatment needs of San Francisco County jail inmates and their families.
Abstract: The purpose of the program is to help inmates maintain family ties and improve parenting skills. The program provides a range of supportive services, including individual and family counseling, postrelease planning, referral, and followup. Individual and group counseling with incarcerated parents is designed to give them the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to promote family stability during incarceration and after release from jail. Children center activities and family support services focus on eligibility and assessment, family life workshops, self-esteem, the importance of gratitude and forgiveness, case management, and client participation and treatment. Brief case histories of selected program clients are presented, and steps associated with developing support services for inmates and their families are outlined. The interview form used in the family counseling component of the program is appended. 9 references and 7 photographs
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): California; Children of incarcerated offenders; Drug treatment programs; Family counseling; Inmate drug treatment; Parent-Child Relations
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