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Moving On

"This program empowers currently incarcerated women to move forward from negative past experiences by strengthening their sense of self [...]"

ABOUT

Moving On: A Program for At-Risk Women is a curriculum developed by clinical psychologist Marilyn Van Dieten, who has worked to help turn the lives of incarcerated individuals around for more than two decades.

This program empowers currently incarcerated women to move forward from negative past experiences by strengthening their sense of self through learning new skills, which include how to maintain healthy relationships, express emotions,  and be assertive.

WHY IS THIS PROJECT IMPORTANT?

WAMI plans to implement Moving On in various Connecticut jails and prisons, such as the York Correctional Institution, in order to empower women to create a better future for themselves and achieve their goals. Then, in alignment with WAMI's goals and mission, we hope to train former program participants as facilitators in order to create a supportive environment that encourages self-growth and is grounded in empathy. 

"We hope to train former program participants as facilitators in order to create a supportive environment that encourages self-growth and is grounded in empathy." 

Our Work

  • Adapted facilitator modules to make them Connecticut-specific.

  • Reviewed the original curriculum in order to think critically about how we can implement it in Connecticut.

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