Self-Management Programs

Women Offender - Self-Management Program

The Women Offender Self-Management Program targets women in the institution who need support to maintain skills they have learned in other programs. It is also for women offenders in the community who need extra support. The program consists of 12 sessions that are each 2 hours long.

The program supports women as they continue to make and maintain changes in their lives. It focuses on three things:

  • enhancing strengths
  • solidifying coping strategies
  • increasing self-awareness

The women develop, strengthen, implement and maintain their self-management plans. They also learn to identify obstacles, set goals, and solve problems. In the community, the program serves as a refresher program and continues to support the women after they leave the institution.

Aboriginal Women Offender - Self-Management Program

The Aboriginal Women Offender - Self-Management Program targets Aboriginal women in the institution who need support to maintain skills they have learned in other programs. It is also for offenders in the community who need extra support. The program involves Aboriginal Elders. It consists of 12 sessions that are each about 2 hours long.

This culturally-relevant program supports Aboriginal women as they continue to make and maintain changes in their lives. It focuses on three things:

  • enhancing strengths
  • solidifying coping strategies
  • increasing self-awareness

The women learn to set goals and solve problems. They also develop (or revise) and implement their own healing and self-management plans. In the community, the program serves as a refresher program and continues to support the women after they leave the institution.