4325.0 The Experiences of Incarcerated Women: Implications for Intervention and Re-entry

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
While women make up a small proportion of the total population of incarcerated persons, the numbers of women in prison are dramatically increasing. In fact, the number of women in prison has increased over 700% since the late 1970s. Many of these women are young and many are mothers. As a result, incarcerated women face unique health issues while in prison and have diverse needs for re-entry and integration into society. The purpose of this session is to describe the experiences of incarcerated women and analyze what it takes for them to successfully re-enter and integrate into society.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify three issues facing women leaving prison; 2. Discuss leisure as a coping mechanism for incarcerated women; and 3. Analyze the relationship between sexual risk-taking, gang membership and incarceration among young women.
Sarah Gareau, MEd, CHES

2:50 PM
Influence of gang membership on sexual behaviors among young women involved with the juvenile justice system
Lindsey C. Gray, MPH, Kristen Clements-Nolle, PhD, MPH, Aliya Buttar, BA, BS, Sandra Noffsinger, MPH, Rachel McGarrah, BS, Terri-Lee Hedman, BA, Joseph Haas, PhD and Judy Fisher
3:10 PM
Relationships of resources awareness and service utilization with successful re-entry and re-integration into society among female probationers and parolees in Mississippi
Lovetta Brown, MD, MPH, Olugbemiga Tanilepada Ekundayo, MD, MPH, DrPH, Vincent Mendy, MPH, Bettye Tyler, MS and Joyce Buckner-Brown, PhD, MHS, RRT

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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