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Breaking the Rules : Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy - Marcia Hill

Breaking the Rules

Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy

Paperback Published: 1st December 1997
ISBN: 9781560231073
Number Of Pages: 190

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Breaking the Rules: Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy challenges therapists, public policymakers, voters, and those in the criminal justice system to find treatment options, empowerment strategies, viable resources, community support, and policies that can help women with problems such as drug abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and prostitution rather than perpetually punishing them.Breaking the Rules shows you how our society makes 'other’of those among us who are most vulnerable, injured, and without resources. It digs under your skin and forces you to look at:

  • the histories of abuse among women who have murdered their partners
  • the impact of race and ethnicity on patterns of mothering and caretaking of children of women prisoners
  • the lack of treatment options for addicted women prisoners
  • how prison reawakens the feelings of powerlessness in women who have suffered childhood physical and sexual abuse
  • helping women inmates develop marketable educational and vocational skills, support systems, and positive perceptions of themselves
  • collaborative strategies that challenge the status quo of programs and support available to female offenders and their families
  • a relational model of treatment that is based on the integration of three theoretical perspectives
  • the strengths and limitations of twelve step programs for womenMapping the problems and offering solutions, Breaking the Rules walks you through treatment strategies and self-confirming experiences--such as feminist therapy, prisoner-led support groups, affirmative prison programming, and art therapy--that help women draw on their strengths, come to terms with their pasts, and meet future challenges head on.

Prefacep. xiii
Women Prisoners: A Contextual Frameworkp. 1
The Experiences of Women in Prison: Implications for Services and Preventionp. 11
An Analysis of the Impact of Prison on Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abusep. 29
Comparison Study of Women Who Have and Have Not Murdered Their Abusive Partnersp. 45
Managing Motherhood in Prison: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Child Placementsp. 57
Restricted Lovep. 75
Children Without Childhoods: A Feminist Intervention Strategy Utilizing Systems Theory and Restorative Justice in Treating Female Adolescent Offendersp. 85
Lessons from a Mother's Program in Prison: A Psychosocial Approach Supports Women and Their Childrenp. 103
Girls in Jailp. 127
Women in Prison: Approaches in the Treatment of Our Most Invisible Populationp. 141
To Find a Voice: Art Therapy in a Women's Prisonp. 157
A Feminist Examination of Boot Camp Prison Programs for Womenp. 173
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9781560231073
ISBN-10: 1560231076
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 1st December 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1