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Parenting education for young fathers in prison

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This paper explores the effectiveness of delivering an intensive parenting class to groups of young fathers in prison. Evaluation was based on course feedback from a total of 75 participants. Results demonstrate that even within a group of young prisoners of similar ages there were diverse parenting educational requirements, indicating a need for courses to remain flexible and participant-led. In considering parenting support needs, three-quarters of all course participants highlighted the importance of better visiting procedures to allow them to keep in contact with their children whilst in prison. Participants expressed reluctance in accessing parenting support services after release, with the majority of the young fathers indicating that they did not need or want to access formal post-release provision. Results suggest that further efforts need to be made to support young fathers in custody and after release, with implications for preventing reoffending and engaging young men in parenting education.

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Meek, Rosie (2007) Parenting education for young fathers in prison Child & Family Social Work, 12, (3), pp. 239-247. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2007.00456.x).

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Published date: August 2007
Keywords: fathers, parenting education, prison, young offenders

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Local EPrints ID: 48062
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48062
ISSN: 1356-7500
PURE UUID: 452aceb5-92ba-4833-bc24-d3e9559202e4

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Date deposited: 23 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:00

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