Incarcerated fathers who create meaningful ties with their children and family on the outside are the best prisoners on the inside. The InsideOut Dad Guide® to Family Ties covers many topics that help incarcerated fathers learn the importance of getting in touch - and staying in touch - with their family, maybe even for the first time. It also helps incarcerated fathers create strong ties between themselves and their children, and between them and the mother(s) of their child(ren).
By connecting with their children, incarcerated fathers are motivated to maintain good behavior to keep visiting rights, which is beneficial for both the facility and correctional officers working with them. In addition, research shows that fathers who connect with their children (and families) prior to release have a higher likelihood of staying out of jail/prison.
What's Inside the Guide?
- Purpose and Parts of the Guide
- Part 1: What to Expect - Your Children, Your Childrenäó»s Mother, What You Should Do
- Part 2: Assess Yourself as Dad and Partner - The Ideal, The Real, The Deal
- Part 3: Getting and staying in touch - With Your Children's Mother, With Your Children, Become an Expert on Your Children, Become a Long Distance Coach, Ways to Get and Stay in Touch
- Part 4: Create a reentry plan - Your Reentry Plan, Your Role in the Family, Bad Feelings, Gatekeepers, New Father Figures
- Part 1: Advice on what to expect for the relationships with your children and their mother while you're away.
- Part 2: Assess the relationships with your children and their mother.
- Part 3: Advice and tips on getting and staying involved with your children and their mother while you're away.
- Part 4: Advice and tips on a plan for reentry with a focus on getting back with your family in a healthy way for them and for you.