Parenting Inside Out: Parenting education in the justice system – St. Helens Chronicle

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The Child and Family Development programs of Community Action Team (CAT) are entering a new era with Parenting Education Programs.

In collaboration with Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Community Justice, parenting education will be provided for those on parole or probation as well as corrections inmates through Justice Reinvestment Grant funds. The parent educator provides a 2.5-hour, 10-week, evidenced based curriculum, “Parenting Inside Out” in the jail, developed by the Oregon Social Learning Center.

According to Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization, more than five million American children have had at least one parent in prison. The group says children living outside metropolitan areas are more likely to…

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