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dc.contributor.authorO'Malley, Sinead
dc.contributor.authorDevaney, Carmel
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T15:10:01Z
dc.date.available2018-03-05T15:10:01Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-29
dc.identifier.citationSinead, O’Malley, & Carmel, Devaney. (2016). Supporting incarcerated mothers in Ireland with their familial relationships; a case for the revival of the social work role. Probation Journal, 63(3), 293-309. doi: 10.1177/0264550516648393en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1741-3079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/7181
dc.description.abstractAll families need both formal and informal supports throughout their life course. Parents relationships with their children need to be promoted, supported and maintained. For parents living with their children and acting as their primary carer this role, although fulfilling, is filled with challenges. At particular points in time and for a variety of reasons parents need to be supported in carrying out this role, striving towards healthy family functioning. For parents where there are additional stressors associated with their relationship with their children. The impact of this can be significant and far reaching for all involved. Incarcerated mothers and their children face particular difficulties in maintaining their relationships and for mothers to ‘perform’ a mothering role. Throughout the stages of childhood, family breakdown and separation from their mother is a traumatic experience for children. This paper considers the current provision within the Irish Prison System for supporting incarcerated mothers in their efforts to maintain relationships with their children and wider family members and highlights the deficits within this. This paper argues the case for reviving the role of supportive social work practitioners to work alongside incarcerated mothers in an effort to retain and realise their parental rights and duties and to maintain relationships with their children.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofProbation Journalen
dc.subjectMothersen_IE
dc.subjectImprisonmenten_IE
dc.subjectChildrenen_IE
dc.subjectSocial worken_IE
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_IE
dc.subjectPractitionersen_IE
dc.titleSupporting incarcerated mothers in Ireland with their familial relationships; a case for the revival of the social work roleen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-08-19T11:01:06Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0264550516648393
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0264550516648393en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid11188583
dc.local.contactCarmel Devaney, Political Science & Sociology, Nui Galway. 5733 Email: carmel.devaney@nuigalway.ie
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dc.local.versionPUBLISHED
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