Mothers in Prison: Visitation, and relationship maintenance

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Continued close contact and visitation are key to successful reunification
Continued close contact and visitation are key to successful reunification

Ina Thompson, a member of the National Executive Board (NEB) of the South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP), shares with Parent24 that children are prepared for visits to their mothers.

Social workers help the children to connect with their parent, and are invited to use tools such as a journal (appropriate for their age) to share during the visit. 

"The journal serves as a reminder of what the children would like to share with their mother, and ensures their mother remain part of their lives and is aware what is happening in their lives," she explains.

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