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Birth Behind Bars – Incarcerated and Pregnant

by Janice Banther, CCCE, CLD, CHBE, CIMI
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

This presentation will cover the history and background of how the incarcerated pregnant woman experiences birth. And it will demonstrate the current trends in educating and equipping the inmate for a birth experience that will; reduce the need for medical intervention, increase bonding between new born and mother, prepare the inmate for parenting from jail or prison and reducing the likelihood that the mother will be reincarcerated.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Understand what is required in learning how to identify and teach to the needs of the pregnant inmate.
Objective 2: Discover the key principles for helping a new mother bond with her baby whom she will be releasing to a caregiver within 24 – 72 hours.
Objective 3: Know why it is important to equip the incarcerated mother to parent her child from jail or prison.
Objective 4: Learning how to help the incarcerated mother set goals for her life as both a woman and mother.
Objective 5: Explore the benefits to society for incarcerated mothers to have a better birth experience.

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Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 19.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks