Workforce Development and Women Offenders
Anytime--This e-course is intended for individuals working or volunteering in prisons, jails, community corrections, community and faith-based organizations, U.S. Department of Labor One-Stops, and other governmental organizations such as health and human services who are interested in workforce development issues specific to women offenders.
Women offenders face the same barriers as men when attempting to make the transition from incarceration to life and employment on the outside. However,they face some additional barriers as well,often including primary parenting responsibilities,the need for acceptable childcare services,and a lack of support through the transition period from incarceration to community release. Women offenders often have very limited knowledge and unrealistic expectations about the world of work,and are often unaware of the employment options they have.
At the conclusion of this e-course, participants will be able to:
- Describe typical characteristics of women offenders.
- Describe external barriers faced by women offenders.
- Describe how these characteristics and barriers affect the employability of women offenders.
- State several general principles about the facilitation skills that are successful with women.
- Identify good facilitation skills when they observe them.
- Apply good facilitation skills to their work with women offenders.
- Identify three different purposes for assessment of women offenders.
- Identify tools and techniques related to each of those purposes.
- Apply these tools and techniques to develop an action plan for a woman offender.
- Describe ways in which the career development of women differs from that of men.
- List the primary sources of information that offenders need in order to engage in career planning.
- Use these resources with ex-offenders to develop action plans.
- List and describe successful interventions with women offenders.
- Identify specialized resources for use with women offenders.
Individuals working or volunteering in prisons, jails, community corrections, community and faith-based organizations, U.S. Department of Labor One-Stops, and other governmental organizations such as health and human services who are interested in workforce development issues specific to women offenders.
This program does not have a video.