Journal article

Understanding the needs of vulnerable prisoners: the role of social and emotional wellbeing.

Yvonne Maxwell, Andrew Day, Sharon Casey

International Journal of Prisoner Health | Published : 2013


PURPOSE: Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is a term used to refer to the state of an individual's overall wellbeing. This review aims to consider the importance of understanding and assessing SEWB in prisoner populations, and identify potentially important differences between groups of prisoners, including those who identify as from minority cultural backgrounds (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in Australia), protective custody prisoners, remand prisoners, prisoners identified with an intellectual disability, and prisoners with an acquired brain injury. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: The paper is a general review of the published literature, with a specific focus on work conducted w..

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