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Title: PROJECT MATE - FINAL REPORT
Corporate Author: South Carolina Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Project Director: W D LEEKE
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
South Carolina Dept of Corrections
Columbia, SC 29221-1787
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20203
Grant Number: 12-P-5524
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINAL REPORT ON A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT TO TRAIN REHABILITATION CLIENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AS PARAPROFESSIONALS.
Abstract: THE PROJECT WAS UNDERTAKEN TO PROVE THAT INMATES CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN ASSISTING OTHER INMATES THROUGH PERSONAL COUNSELING AFTER HAVING RECEIVED APPROPRIATE TRAINING IN BASIC PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES. INMATES PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM WERE TESTED TO MEASURE RETENTION AND EVALUATED INDIVIDUALLY BY MEMBERS OF THE PROJECT STAFF. TO DETERMINE WHETHER TRAINEES WERE ACTUALLY AFFECTED BY THE TRAINING PROGRAM, THEY WERE TESTED BEFORE AND AFTER TRAINING USING THE CARKHUFF COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS INDEX, THE TENNESSEE SELF CONCEPT SCALE, AND THE CALIFORNIA PERSONALITY INVENTORY. FIVE OF THE SIX INMATES WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO POSITIONS IN WHICH COUNSELING IS A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY.
Index Term(s): Inmate peer counseling; Model programs; Paraprofessional personnel; Rehabilitation; South Carolina; Training evaluation
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