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Familial impact of imprisonment and the community specialist practitioner

Hardy, Tracey and Snowden, Michael (2010) Familial impact of imprisonment and the community specialist practitioner. Community Practitioner, 83 (8). pp. 21-24. ISSN 1462-2815

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the impact of imprisonment upon family members and illuminates the effects of imprisonment upon family health and wellbeing, the affect of shame and stigma and the lack of formal health and social welfare provision available to this distinct marginalised group. The dilemmas generated by the transition faced by families when someone receives a custodial sentence are significant and include physical and emotional loss; social mobility; income stability; stigmatisation; stress and anxiety. The health visitor has a significant role to play in assessing and assisting families to acknowledge and meet the needs of this marginalised group within society. Research to inform practice is limited, typically the research available is of poor quality, dated and has limited application to the UK. This paper provides a number of recommendations for Community Specialist Practitioners and highlights the need for further research in this poorly researched subject.
    Key Words
    Family; Imprisonment; transitions; Community Specialist Practitioner; Needs.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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    Depositing User: Tracy Hardy
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 14:29
    Last Modified: 06 Jan 2011 19:54
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9006

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