Fleeing “The concrete mama”. Transitioning from prison to probation – A role for occupational therapy
Despite the restriction, oppression and deprivation of life within prison walls, for some, prison provides the stability and security which has been sorely lacking within their lives in the community.
So, what challenges face those who are transitioning back out into the community, and how can occupational therapy support individuals as they negotiate the challenges of re-establishing a life within the community.
Intensive intervention and risk management teams are a joint initiative between The National probation service and the NHS, commissioned to work in a psychologically informed way with individuals with personality disorder who present a high risk to the public. This presentation will explore the emerging role of OT within such teams.