WIN Family Services’ introduces its newest services for the Justice System – providing a venue for skillfully shaping the structure, communication, and inter-relational interactions within the inmates’ family. While working with Morgan State University’s School of Social Work in validating the model as an evidence-based practice; WIN has been working with the Baltimore Mayor’s office to establish the practice of Family Strengthening as signature platform for addressing many of the city’s issues with crime and domestic challenges. Today, WIN continues to offer Family Strengthening training and organizational development resources to governmental and community-based organizations.
Training offers and includes:
· a highly interactive presentation (communication skills, interventions, and strategies to strengthen inmates and their families)
· an easy to follow sequence of "one-two-three" communication response
· lessons on necessary inter-personal skills to maintain family and community supports
· introduces the “My Baby’s Father” (MBF) training, an urban family's storied odyssey that details the interactions and dramas of an urban family,
· help for inmates to examine their role and importance in their families and help identify healthy connections for planning reintegration back to the community.
· Communication and Intervention Skills Training - Terms and definitions of a practice that clearly delineates communications skills and reflective Interventions or “Mirrors.”
· Family Decision Meetings Training – and interactive method for engaging their family members in effective communication.
· The Attorney General’s comprehensive Anti-Violence Strategy, led by our Nation’s U.S. Attorneys, to reduce and prevent crime is the “three-legged stool” of enforcement, prevention, reentry.
· Every year, some 700,000 people are released from America’s prisons and millions more cycle through local jails.
· The last major study of recidivism rates found that two out of every three released prisoners were re-arrested for a new offense, and about half were re-incarcerated.
· There is a high recidivism rate among juvenile offenders Recent statistics show an average of 50% recidivism for juvenile offenders in Maryland
· Higher rates for youth that are in foster care and group homes.
Please Note: Family Strengthening can be presented to inmates both in large groups, smaller groups and individually with their family or identified support system.