3. Support of incarcerated mothers

Supporting incarcerated mothers

Redefining their identity into the correctional setting

Our purpose is to contribute to the improvement of mother-child relationship, the adoption of a positive attitude towards the many identities she is called upon to manage and generally a preparation in case of her conviction (if she is detainee)

We aim to:

The acceptance of the current situation and the preparation for the possibility of a long-term imprisonment

The enhancement of her role as a mother, by distinguishing her penalty from her parental role

Her essential contact with the child during visiting hours

The treatment of possible stressful factors that derive from her separation from the child

The beneficial management of her time inside prison and the encouragement for participation in activities with possible psychotherapeutic effects.