Strengthening the Couple and Family Relationships of Fathers Behind Bars: The Promise and Perils of Corrections-Based Programming. Recruitment and Motivation among the Target Population

08/30/2009

The Challenges of Recruiting Reluctant Incarcerated Fathers
Picture of two inmates listening to someone out of the frame.Some men were resistant to participating in relationship/family programs. The main reasons included:
  • not wanting to appear weak in front of others,
  • not wanting to acknowledge their need for relationship or parenting skills training,
  • prioritizing other training needs such as education and employment,
  • being suspicious of the programs motivations, and
  • having concerns about breaches in confidentiality.

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