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


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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