Evaluation of the day treatment program at Brown Creek Correctional Institution : a follow-up study

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Tracy R. Baucom (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Sally MacKain

Abstract: There are a substantial number of mentally ill individuals within the prison system in need of treatment and supervision in order to survive in the prison setting. Preliminary evidence suggests that a psychosocial rehabilitation approach that emphasizes social skills training is effective in teaching social and independent living skills to mentally ill inmates. This study examined the durability of gains made by participants of these programs. A follow-up interview was devised for inmates from Brown Creek Correctional Institutions’ Social Skills Day Training Program to assess retention of knowledge obtained from the program, symptom severity, general functioning of participants both before and after treatment, and overall satisfaction with the program. The findings of this research project indicated that knowledge is maintained, while the application of skills is not. Symptom severity was reduced and overall functioning was improved, and participants reported high levels of satisfaction with the program overall. The findings support development of similar programs both within and outside the North Carolina prison system.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Brown Creek Correctional Institution--North Carolina--Polkton, Prisoners and prisons--Mental health, Prisoners and prisons--North Carolina--Treatment
Subjects
Brown Creek Correctional Institution -- North Carolina -- Polkton
Prisoners and prisons -- Mental health
Prisoners and prisons -- North Carolina -- Treatment

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