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Bethesda Family Services Foundation Parenting Program
Assessment of Relational Issues Results Summary
Pennsylvania State Department of Corrections

The Assessment of Relational Issues is completed by each individual in the program. This assessment is given at the end of each Level One and each Level Two/Advanced 12-week course. The Assessments provide a basis from which to begin topics and reveal areas that may need more in-depth discussion. It also assists in measuring the changes in inmates upon program completion.

The before section should reflect what the inmates thought before they started the program. The after section is what they have learned by going through the course and what they currently believe. (However, both areas are filled out after the course has been completed.) Prior to completing the assessment of relational issues, the instructor fully explains each section.

SECTION ONE

Level One
There was a 30% increase in inmates beliefs about their ability to effectively communicate, handle conflict, resolve problems with others, and how their current behaviors are a result of things that happened in their past.

Level Two
There was a 32% increase in inmates beliefs about their ability to effectively communicate, handle conflict, resolve problems with others, and how their current behaviors are a result of things that happened in their past.

SECTION TWO

Level One
There was a 32% increase in inmates’ beliefs about their effectiveness in each of the following roles:

  1. Parent
  2. Spouse / Partner
  3. Friend
  4. Son / Daughter
  5. Employee / Worker
  6. Student

Level Two
There was a 34% increase in inmates' beliefs about their effectiveness in each of the above-stated roles.

SECTION THREE

Level One
There was a 26% increase in inmates' beliefs about the healthiness of their relationships with each of the following:

  1. Mother
  2. Father
  3. Child / Children
  4. Spouse / Partner
  5. Peers
  6. Those in authority

Level Two
There was a 31% increase in inmates' beliefs about the healthiness of their relationships with each of the above-stated.

SECTION FOUR

Overall (Level One and Level Two) Results:

  • Number of telephone calls with child(ren) per month increased by 25%.
  • Number of telephone calls with spouse / partner per month increased by 23%.
  • Number of letters from child(ren) per month increased by 27%.
  • Number of letters from spouse / partner per month increased by 23%.
  • Number of visits from family per month increased by 24%.
  • Number of negative incidents inmates were involved in decreased by 11%.
  • Number of times inmates felt or experienced rage decreased by 16%
  • Number of people with whom inmates have healthy relationships increased by 25%.
  • Number of people with whom inmates have troubled relationships decreased by 16%.

 

 
 
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