Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Youth Development

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

1

Last Page

12

Abstract

4-H LIFE represents a promising approach to addressing the needs of children of offenders and their caregivers. The 4-H Living Interactive Education (LIFE) Program was established in 1999 at the Potosi Correctional Center, a maximum security prison/ 4-H LIFE is an enhanced or therapeutic visitation program with three key components:

1) parent engagement

2) parent education

3) 4-H activities for children of offenders, led by the incarcerated parents.

Since inception, 141 youths between the ages of 5 and 18 have participated; 59 incarcerated fathers and 106 caregivers have also been engaged at PCC. Program evaluations suggest that parent-child outcomes improved. In 2005, 4-H LIFE received the Annie E. Casey Foundation Family Strengthening Award.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Youth Development 2 (2007): 1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Youth Development

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf