Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1984

Volume 9 Issue 3

Case Notes: A Personal View: The Effect of the News of Mothers Imprisonment on the Child: Some Implications for Treatment of Both

Barbara Bradbury

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A review article on prisoner mothers by Dennis Challinger (1982) questioned what, policies there should be for mothers in prison having their children with them. The present article is a personal view by a patient written at her request by a therapist. It deals with the impact of the knowledge that her mother had been in gaol for a year when she was four years of age and some thoughts about the efficacy of being with her and the help they both might have received if facilities had been available.

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