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Federally Sentenced Women On Conditional Release: A Survey Of Community Supervisors

Appendix H
Requested Programs

Some of these programs are available others are not. There was no indication on the survey which ones were available. The programs most in demand are those concerning vocational training and education (n=32). Other in demand programs revolve around women's self development such as support groups and assertiveness training. Other types of programs suggested were community living skills, parenting courses, substance abuse programs and programs involving familial relations.

PROGRAM # OF REQUESTS
EDUCATIONAL/

VOCATIONAL


Employment Prep. 10
Upgrading Programs 8
Employment Program 4
Education Program 4
Employment 2
Self Employment Progr. 1
Corcan 1
College 1
English as a second Language 1
Subtotal 32
COMMUNITY LIVING
Financial Advising 2
Community Preparation 1
Housing 1
Subtotal 4
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Substance Abuse Treatment 3
Alanon 2
AA/NA 2
Substance Abuse Relations Program 1
Kay Healey Homes 1
Subtotal 9
SELF DEVELOPMENT
Women's Access 4
Women's Support Group 3
Living Skills/Cognitive Therapy 3
Women's Self Esteem 2
Futures 2
Parolee Support Group 2
Course: Emotional Autonomy for Women 1
Alternatives 1
Contemporary Women's Group 1
Senior's Support Group 1
Healing Circle 1
Breaking Barriers 1
Assertiveness Training 1
Identifying Feelings 1
Subtotal 24
VICTIMS OF ABUSE
Anger Management 5
Adult Survivors of Abuse 2
Counselling for Victims 1
Family Violence Program 1
Living without Violence 1
Subtotal 10
RELATIONSHIPS & PARENTING
Parenting Courses 4
Interpersonal Relationship Course 3
Living Single Stresses 1
Support Group for Parents
Family Enrichment Program 1
Subtotal 9
COUNSELLING
Psychological Counselling 2
Program targeting Criminal attitudes 1
Aptitudes Psychosocial 1
Subtotal 4

The program suggested the most for future participation for FSW in the community are educational/vocational (n=32) and self development program (n=24). Programs involving violence against women (n=10), substance abuse (n=9) and relationship/parenting (n=9) courses are also suggested.