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|Title: ||Parenting programs in NSW women’s correctional centres|
|Authors: ||Hyslop, Deidre|
|Keywords: ||Children of women prisoners -- Services for -- Australia -- New South Wales.|
Women prisoners -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Family relationships.
Prisoners' families -- Australia -- New South Wales.
|Issue Date: ||12-Dec-2009|
|Publisher: ||Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy|
|Series/Report no.: ||Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development;v. 4|
|Abstract: ||This paper provides an overview of parenting services and programs for incarcerated women and their children in NSW. These programs are based on recognition of the importance of the parent/child relationship and the necessity to support and strengthen these relationships to withstand the negative impact of incarceration and the rigours of transition and resettlement in the community. In its Mothers and Children’s Policy the NSW Department of Corrective Services acknowledges that imprisonment is not evidence of a mother’s lack of desire or ability to perform her parental duties and recognises that addressing children’s separation issues will lessen negative long-term damage to their health and behaviour. Assisting the establishment or maintaining relationships between children and their incarcerated fathers is also recognised as important and the Department has established services and programs to support parent/child relationships.|
|Appears in Collections:||AJCSD|
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