Incarcerated fathers learning how to be parents

At any given time in the NSW prison system, between 13 or 14,000 children will have one or both their parents in prison.

Many of these parents say they didn’t have adult role models when they were kids, and now struggle to parent their own kids. But a parenting programs run by prisons are hoping to give parents the skills they need to be parents.

Cathrine Fowler has been involved with rolling out and studying the effects of these programs.

Cathrine is the Tresillian Chair in Child and Family Health and Professor of Child and Family Health Nursing at UTS. Cathrine joined Ellen Leabeater to talk about how these programs help Aboriginal fathers in particular.

Image: 710928003 on Flickr.

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