Engagement Programs

Women's Engagement Program

The Women’s Engagement Program targets all women offenders. It is designed to help increase their motivation to make positive changes. The program consists of 12 sessions. Each session is 2 hours long.

The focus of the program is to engage women in their own rehabilitation. They learn to identify problematic behaviours. They look at these in the context of other problem areas faced by women offenders. The sessions help women understand the impact their behaviour has on situations and relationships. They learn strategies for change. They learn how to manage emotions, set goals, solve problems and communicate with others. They also develop self-management plans. These plans include coping strategies to help them live positive lifestyles.

Aboriginal Women’s Engagement Program

The Aboriginal Women’s Engagement Program targets Aboriginal women. It is designed to help motivate them to make positive changes. The program involves Aboriginal Elders. There are 12 sessions. Each session is about 2 hours long. The program includes both culturally-relevant teachings and ceremonies.

This program responds to the specific issues faced by Aboriginal women offenders. It focuses on engaging them in their own rehabilitation. They learn to be more aware of problematic behaviours linked to crime. The program also helps them to consider possible strategies for change. The women learn to manage themselves and their emotions. They learn how to set goals, solve problems and communicate positively with others. They also learn to develop healing and self-management plans. These plans include coping strategies to help them live positive lifestyles

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