Title

Houses of Healing: A Group Intervention for Grieving Women in Prison

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2009

Abstract

This study examines the impact of female inmate participation in a facilitator-led group on psychosocial (anxiety, depression, self-esteem) and spiritual well-being. A convenience sample of 36 women (21 intervention, 15 comparison) was recruited from a women's prison in the Northeast. Participants in the groups described positive outcomes in the interviews and in the quantitative measurements of anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Trends in the data, however, indicated an additional differential effect related to program involvement for depression and anxiety scores. The spirituality scores were high at all times for both groups, with slight increases over the period of the study. © 2009, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

The Prison Journal

Volume

89

Issue

1

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