Families in Transition: Incarcerated Women Re/Connecting with Family

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148085
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Families in Transition: Incarcerated Women Re/Connecting with Family
Abstract:
Families in Transition: Incarcerated Women Re/Connecting with Family
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Taylor, Janette, PhD, RN, WHCNP
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Iowa
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Michele Eliason, PhD, RN
Families in Transition (FIT) is a program offered to inmates at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW). ICIW is Iowa's only prison for women. FIT has been developed to address the relationships of incarcerated women. The program gives women the opportunity to address and discuss issues surrounding transitioning back into their communities following release from prison. The 10- week class is based on the needs of incarcerated women and focuses on rebuilding healthy family relationships and reunifying the women with their children. The goals of the program are to strengthen healthy relationships between their children, families and support persons to decrease the relapse and recidivism rates. Research shows that an increasing number of women are returning to prison due to lack of support from their communities, friends and families. Through the class, the women have an opportunity to identify key support people to whom they can contact for support and guidance on the outside. FIT teaches the women basic child development and parenting skills while incorporating the effects that incarceration has had on their children and families. As women advance through the program, they begin to understand and live their lives in relationship to others versus focusing on themselves as individuals. The class focuses on the family as a system working together and building upon each other to succeed in society. The idea of constant communication and contact is stressed and the women get a chance to keep in contact with family members through various forms of media. FIT has implemented a Family Visit Day at the institution for women. The Family Visit Day expands the traditional visit in a correctional facility to a day filled with fun, food, games and conversation. This presentation will include findings from the pilot study.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamilies in Transition: Incarcerated Women Re/Connecting with Familyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148085-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Families in Transition: Incarcerated Women Re/Connecting with Family</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Taylor, Janette, PhD, RN, WHCNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">janette-taylor@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Michele Eliason, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Families in Transition (FIT) is a program offered to inmates at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW). ICIW is Iowa's only prison for women. FIT has been developed to address the relationships of incarcerated women. The program gives women the opportunity to address and discuss issues surrounding transitioning back into their communities following release from prison. The 10- week class is based on the needs of incarcerated women and focuses on rebuilding healthy family relationships and reunifying the women with their children. The goals of the program are to strengthen healthy relationships between their children, families and support persons to decrease the relapse and recidivism rates. Research shows that an increasing number of women are returning to prison due to lack of support from their communities, friends and families. Through the class, the women have an opportunity to identify key support people to whom they can contact for support and guidance on the outside. FIT teaches the women basic child development and parenting skills while incorporating the effects that incarceration has had on their children and families. As women advance through the program, they begin to understand and live their lives in relationship to others versus focusing on themselves as individuals. The class focuses on the family as a system working together and building upon each other to succeed in society. The idea of constant communication and contact is stressed and the women get a chance to keep in contact with family members through various forms of media. FIT has implemented a Family Visit Day at the institution for women. The Family Visit Day expands the traditional visit in a correctional facility to a day filled with fun, food, games and conversation. This presentation will include findings from the pilot study.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:40:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:40:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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