Women of childbearing age make up the largest portion of incarcerated women. Maternal identity, foundational to nurturing and caring for children, necessitates programs during incarceration that support maternal role development, which is vital to successful reentry, maternal well-being, growth and development of children, and long-term relationships. Learn how programing based on a conceptual model of maternal identity can instill confidence and address issues of anxiety, depression, and more related to separation from children.
- Describe the process and stages of maternal role attainment
- Discuss factors that influence maternal identity during incarceration
- Identify programs and strategies that support maternal role during incarceration