Learning about Santiago and Maternal Incarceration
Over the next two weeks we will be sharing our experiences through this blog as we work with Pontifica Universidad Catόlica to engage in a collaborative innovation project involving the women’s prison in Santiago.
Throughout the summer we have participated in classes integrating technology, community engagement, and community development theory and will utilize these skills while immersing ourselves in our field work at the women’s prison in Santiago. We will have the opportunity to work with women who have been incarcerated, their children and families, as well as the prison staff to develop innovative strategies in order to enhance the overall visitation process with the goal of improving overall mother-child attachment.
Our group is a mix of four Boston College Master of Social Work students, two Clinically focused, Elyse and Katherine, and two Macro focused, Julia and Alissa, as well as one Pontifica Universidad Catόlica School of Social Work student, Javiera. We are excited have this opportunity to work together and learn from each other!
As we embark on this journey to Santiago, we hope to share our experiences with you through this blog. We hope to invite discussion and initiate awareness about maternal incarceration and its effects on children and families.