Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Empowering female parenting offenders through health education in an alternative sentencing program
by Vasquez, Rosie, M.P.H., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 68; 1493193
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to explore the health education needs of non-violent female offenders who are pregnant or parenting children and living in a community mothers program. Literature shows that adequate services and educational training such as parenting skills, job training and healthcare needs lack in most community mother programs leading to relapse.

A needs assessment conducted in a community mothers program for parenting female offenders, looked at the educational needs of participants and served to develop a curriculum of a series of health modules for participants in preparation for re-entry back into society. Group responses were collected and analyzed using descriptive statistics to measure knowledge and attitudes.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Criminology, Health education
Publication Number: 1493193
ISBN: 978-1-124-62230-9
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