The Parenting Inside Out® program is an evidence-based parenting skills training program developed for criminal justice involved parents. The prison parenting program is provided to incarcerated mothers who are parenting from prison. The community version is appropriate for parents on parole or probation. As part of a reentry program, Parenting Inside Out has a proven impact on reducing recidivism and criminal behavior while improving family relationships and parenting skills. Parenting Inside Out has helped thousands of parents rebuild their relationships with their children and families. Topics covered: 

  • Communications skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Emotion regulation (anger management)

  • Child development

  • Nurturing children through reading and play

  • Family dynamics

  • Giving effective directions and using positive reinforcement

  • Child guidance and non-violent discipline techniques

  • Adult development and the parenting role

  • Transition planning and family reintegration

PARENTING INSIDE OUT

Mother and Child

This program offers a low barrier environment for mothers who are navigating child protection to connect and share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Activities explored include: 

  • Games night: resources 

  • Sharing stories: paint night 

  • Cultural supports: pot luck

  • Reproductive rights: movie night 

  • Understanding your rights: yoga

MOTHERS SUPPORT GROUP

Yoga Session

HELPING WOMEN RECOVER: A PROGRAM FOR TREATING ADDICTION

This revised edition of Dr. Covington’s innovative, evidence-based program integrates theories of women’s psychological development, trauma, and addiction to meet the needs of women with addictive disorders. The comprehensive, twenty-session curriculum contains four modules that address the areas that women in treatment identify as triggers for relapse: self, relationships, sexuality and spirituality. They include the issues of self-esteem, sexism, family of origin, relationships, domestic violence, and trauma.  The user-friendly and self-instructive materials are a step-by-step facilitator’s guide and a participant’s journal, entitled A Woman’s Journal, that is filled with self-tests, checklists, and exercises to enable each participant to create a personalized guide to recovery. Core Topics explored include: 

  • Self

  • Relationships 

  • Sexuality 

  • Spirituality 

Outdoor Study Group

CAITLANS PLACE PROGRAMMING AND SUPPORTS

Residents at Caitlan's Place have access to a range of programs that address the social determinants of health and justice and support their overall well-being using a trauma and gender informed approach grounded in restorative philosophy. All residents have access to services that target the following: 

  • Food Security 

  • Health Promotion 

  • Mental Health 

  • Mental Health and Justice 

  • Harm Reduction 

  • Drop-in and Community Program

  • Recreational Programs

Woman Working in Garden

GIRLS AND CULTURE

This program supports Black youth in developing racial and ethnic identities that support their wellbeing. It provides a community space for youth to connect and explore different topics and conversations around gender, race, culture, community and wellness. Some topics explored include: 

  • Gender and gender identity 

  • Cooking 

  • Meditation and yoga

  • Leadership skills 

Native Drums

VOICES

Voices was created to address the unique needs of adolescent girls and young women. It encourages them to seek and celebrate their “true selves” by providing a safe space, encouragement, structure, and the support they need to embrace their journeys of self-discovery. The program includes modules on self, connecting with others, healthy living, and the journey ahead. Today we are hearing more about girls and bullying, the pressures of social media, early puberty, gender exploration, human sex trafficking, and binge drinking. Texting, social media, and online or “in real life” (IRL) friends are part of the changes in girls’ social lives. These are some of the topics added to the 2nd edition. It is used in many settings (e.g., outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment, schools, juvenile justice, and private practice). 

School Girls During Workout