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Correctional Health

2007  

$261,614 over 24 months

Philadelphia Inmate Services and Healthcare:PhISH


To develop and implement an occupational therapy/gender based model for female inmates with psychiatric disorders. The project recognizes and defines inmates' needs, identifies mental/physical health care providers, helps them to learn methods to negotiate with these providers/systems while in prison and to establish connections with providers/systems post-release. Occupational Therapists (OTs) are uniquely trained to assess inmate' individual abilities /limitations and prescribe methods to enable more robust self-reliance and strengthen inmate' transition from institution to community.
Philadelphia University's OT faculty, graduate students and project partners (Philadelphia Prison System, Frankford Hospital, Jewish Employment Vocational Services, and City of Philadelphia Mental Health Services) designed a multifaceted assessment/intervention approach to optimize female inmate cognitive learning which in turn enables these inmates to manage their health and mental health care when they return to their communities.



To develop and implement an occupational therapy/gender based model for female inmates with psychiatric disorders. The project recognizes and defines inmates' needs, identifies mental/physical health care providers, helps them to learn methods to negotiate with these providers/systems while in prison and to establish connections with providers/systems post-release. Occupational Therapists (OTs) are uniquely trained to assess inmate' individual abilities /limitations and prescribe methods to enable more robust self-reliance and strengthen inmate' transition from institution to community.
Philadelphia University's OT faculty, graduate students and project partners (Philadelphia Prison System, Frankford Hospital, Jewish Employment Vocational Services, and City of Philadelphia Mental Health Services) designed a multifaceted assessment/intervention approach to optimize female inmate cognitive learning which in turn enables these inmates to manage their health and mental health care when they return to their communities.




Contact:Sherri Wilcauskas, Director, Foundation and Corporate Relations
Email:wilcauskas@PhilaU.edu
Phone:215.951.2865
Address: School House Lane & Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144



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