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Parenting Roles And Experiences Of Abuse In Women Offenders: Review Of The Offender Intake Assessments

APPENDIX A : Coding Guide

FPS # ___________________________

Last Name _______________________

Age _____________

Parenting Roles

1. Gave birth ___Yes ___ No ___ No information

2. Number of children gave birth to _____

3. Child(ren) adopted out at birth or early age ___All ___ At least one ___None

4. Age of children (who are not adopted out) at the time of Intake

(enter number of children beside appropriate age group)

_____ 5 or under

_____ 16 or under

_____ 17 and older

_____ no information

5. Prior to mother's incarceration, children lived with

(enter number of children beside appropriate living arrangement)

___ All grown up and live apart

___ Mother single

___ Mother and her partner/child's father

___ Father

___ Grandparent(s): ___maternal ___paternal

___ Mother's friend

___ All in care/adopted out

___ Relatives (father/mother's sister, uncles, etc.)

___ Foster care/CAS ward

___ Other (____________)

___ No information

6. During mother's incarceration, children are in care of:

(enter number of children beside appropriate living arrangement)

___ All grown up and live apart

___ Grandparent(s): ___maternal ___paternal

___ Father

___ Step-father

___ Foster care/CAS ward

___ Mother's friend

___ Relatives (father/mother's sister, uncles, etc.)

___ Other (____________)

___ No information

7. During incarceration mother:

___ has no contact with child(ren)

___ maintains contact (what kind? _________)

___ plans to apply for Private Family Visit

___ no information

Experiences of Abuse

1. Childhood/adolescence experiences:

___ States or describes growing up in an abusive, dysfunctional environment

___ States or describes growing up in a positive/supportive environment

___ States that she did not experience any kind of abuse

Conveys experiences of:

____ Physical abuse Abuser(s):

____ Mother

____ Father

____ Step parent

____ Foster parent

____ Sibling(s)

____ Relatives

____ Teacher(s)

____ Family friend(s)

____ Partner

____ Other

____ No information

____ Verbal/emotional abuse Abuser(s):

____ Father

____ Step parent

____ Foster parent

____ Sibling(s)

____ Relatives

____ Teacher(s)

____ Family friend(s)

____ Partner

____ Other

____ No information

____ Sexual abuse Abuser(s):

____ Mother

____ Father

____ Step parent

____ Foster parent

____ Sibling(s)

____ Relatives

____ Teacher(s)

____ Family friend(s)

____ Partner

____ Other

____ No information

_____ No information on childhood/adolescence experiences

2. Ran away from home before age 18

    ____ Yes _____ No ____ No information

3. Lived in foster home/was apprehended by social services as a child

    ____ Yes _____ No ____ No information

4. Adulthood experiences

____ Gives a general statement on having experienced abuse (unspecified experiences of abuse)

    Abuser: ____ partner ____ other (_______)

_____ States that she did not experience any kind of abuse

    Reports:

_____ Physical abuse

    Abuser: ____ partner ____ other (_______)

____ Verbal/emotional abuse

    Abuser: ____ partner ____ other (_______)

____ Sexual abuse

    Abuser: ____ partner ____ other (_______)

Relationships qualified as:

___ All abusive ___ Some abusive ____ Positive ______ No information

_____ No reference to experiences of abuse in adulthood