Study of the mother-child program

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Rachel Labrecque
Correctional Services of Canada, Federally Sentenced Women's Program
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Ottawa, ON

Discusses the issue of mother-child separation and the existing mother-child program for federally sentenced women. Reveals because of the complexity of living situations experienced by mothers and children; each mother-child group is a unique case and must be treated individually using recognized assessment tools. Recommends that new strategies are needed that would be better suited to the culture and specific needs of mothers serving a federal sentence and their children