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NCJ Number: 63836 Find in a Library
Title: CONSULTATION IN A PRISON ENVIRONMENT
Journal: JOURNAL OF OFFENDER COUNSELING, SERVICES AND REHABILITATION  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:(FALL 1979)  Pages:19-31
Author(s): E HURWITZ; J MENACKER; W W WELDON
Corporate Author: Haworth Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A CONSULTATION PROGRAM DEVELOPED FOR A PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT AT THE COOK COUNTY, ILL. JAIL AIMS AT A CONSTRUCTIVE ATMOSPHERE CONDUCIVE TO FORMING POSITIVE SELF-CONCEPTS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS.
Abstract: THE PACE (PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES FOR CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION) INSTITUTE IS A PRIVATE, NONPROFIT CORPORATION SUPPORTED BY BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDS. ITS PURPOSE IS TO REHABILITATE PRISONERS THROUGH A PROGRAM THAT INTEGRATES ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTION, COUNSELING, SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, AND POSTRELEASE EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT. PACE INSTITUTE RECOGNIZES THAT ATTITUDINAL CHANGE IS PARAMOUNT IF INMATES ARE TO BREAK OUT OF THE BEHAVIOR CYCLE THAT HAVE CAUSED THEM TO BECOME INCARCERATED. A DIAGNOSIS OF THE INSTITUTE'S NEEDS REVEALED THAT THE CONSULTATION PROJECT SHOULD AIM AT IMPROVING INMATE SELF-CONCEPTS BY PRESENTING ATTRACTIVE IMAGES OF POSSIBLE NEW ROLES AND BY PROVIDING LEARNING ACTIVITIES THROUGH WHICH INMATES EXPERIENCE SUBSTANTIAL BEHAVIOR CHANGES. THE CONSULTATION MODEL WAS AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODELING-PRACTICE-PARTICIPATION FORMAT BASED ON THE WASHINGTON, D.C., LIFT PROGRAM. PROCEDURES INCLUDED BRIEF EXPLANATIONS OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS, SKILLS MODELING, AND PARTICIPANT PRACTICE OF SKILLS. THE PROGRAM HAS THREE PREMISES: (1) ALL PERSONS HAVE POSITIVE VALUES AND THE STRENGTHS TO REALIZE THESE VALUES IN WAYS THAT ARE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY; (2) VALUES CAN BE REALIZED AND STRENGTHS DEVELOPED THROUGH A PROGAM OF FACILITATOR MODELING AND STUDENT PRACTICE; AND (3) POSITIVE SELF-CONCEPTS ARE BEST FACILITATED WHEN PARTICIPANTS ARE ALLOWED TO PROVE TO THEMSELVES THAT THEY CAN LEARN AND USE A VARIETY OF INTERPERSONAL AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT SKILLS. FIVE TOPICS WERE CHOSEN FOR THE SELF-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: COMMUNICATION, PLANNING, CHOICE, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, AND COOPERATION. A LONGITUDINAL EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM IS RECOMMENDED, AND PROCEDURES ARE BEING CONSIDERED TO IMPLEMENT ONE. REFERENCE ARE INCLUDED. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Consultants; Correctional institutions (adult); Counseling; Illinois; Inmate attitudes; Inmate Programs; Interpersonal relations; Jails; Mental health; Rehabilitation; Self concept
Note: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR FOUR-VOLUME SET SPECIAL PRICES FOR INSTITUTIONS
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