Mental Illness

Mental Illness

Determine why studies indicate there is a higher level of mental illness in female offenders, including what factors are most significant in the higher rates of mental illness. Describe treatment plans that exist for a female offender that may be uniquely suited to the female incarceration experience. Discuss how a psychologist or other mental health professionals can foster positive mother/child relationships when a mother is incarcerated. Identify appropriate methods for reintegrating female offenders, including how female offenders can be prepared for reintegration with their families and work life.