|TITLE:||FATHERING INTERVENTION NEEDS ASSESMENT|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||NIGH, NICHOLAS|
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/SWK/LEGAL STUDIES
(816) 271 4467
File Created: February 13, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: February 13, 2013
Current Status: Final Status Report Received
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this research is to assess the need for a Fathering intervention program within the prison system at (WRDCC). ). It is estimated 80% of incarcerated men grow up without an involved father (NFI, 2008). A fathering intervention program can be used to address the needs for incarcerated men to develop better fathering skills. These programs are designed to help increase the inmate’s successful reentry into society and more specifically their family.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYSurveys will be taken from professional staff at the WRDCC treatment center in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The surveys will consist of 7 likert response questions and will be accompanied by a semi-structured interview. These surveys will be used to determine the needs of implementing a fathering intervention program at WRDCC.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThis research will open the door for the implementations of a fathering program like 24/7 Dads. This will also provide me as a student with a good opportunity to do some practical research and program development work with-in my discipline. Risk will be minimal. Participants will have an opportunity to opt out of the survey at any time. Offenders’ demographic info will be collected. No demographic information will be linked to a particular participant.
SUBJECT SELECTIONSubstance abuse counselors, supervisors, and mental health professionals who work within the WRDCC treatment center will be surveyed. Prisoners’ demographic information will be randomly selected from the WRDCC treatment center.
CONFIDENTIALITYNo individuals will be identified in the research results or any other portion of this project. Prisoner demographic information will not be linked to any particular individual.
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