PATCH in real life
Improved emotional health and stabilized behavior for children
Lower recidivism rates for offender mothers
Increased engagement and support for communities.
Greater success in rehabilitation for everyone
To help children and their incarcerated mothers maintain contact and strengthen relationships strained by crime, addiction, and separation.
PHASE 1- Parenting Classes
- Curriculum written for offender parents
- Pre and post tests administered at each class
- Classes are required each year for offender mothers who wish to continue in the program.
PHASE 2 –
- Four-hour visits for offender mothers and their children in PATCH visiting rooms
- Visits supervised by PATCH Staff and trained volunteers
- Kid-friendly visiting rooms where hugs are unlimited
- Lunch, photos, and crafts provided by PATCH.
Phase 3: Support Group/Additional Patch Visits
- Interactive group meeting for offender mothers facilitated by PATCH staff
- The goal is to apply the principles and skills learned in the parenting class to real situations the offender mothers are experiencing with their children.
- Each PATCH Visit is earned by offender mothers through attendance of parenting classes and support group meetings
Phase 4: Community Engagement and Support
- Monthly newsletters with parenting information from the parenting curriculum
- A private social media page where parenting information is posted regularly.
- A counselor (LCSW) joins the page for Q&A once each month.
- Transportation is provided by PATCH volunteer drivers to the prison for children who need rides.
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P.O. Box 871, Chillicothe,
MO 64601 Phone: 800-284-0145