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CRWDP Webinar Series – Webinar #14 will be on May 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST
CRWDP Webinar Series
You are invited to attend CRWDP Webinar #14, taking place on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST.
This webinar will be presented by Amy Sheppard. Amy's presentation will discuss the intersection of mental health disability and a criminal record and the impacts on employment.
Presentation Description: Numbers of women prisoners are growing in Canada which means that there are also increasing numbers of women coming out of prisons. Histories of trauma, substance use and mental health concerns can impact female prisoner’s abilities to lead crime-free lifestyles once released from prison. My research explores the experiences of women released from a provincial prison and their goals for re-entry. This presentation focuses on the intersection of mental health disability and a criminal record and the impacts on employment as a part of re-entry. Initial findings show that stigma and gender roles impact women’s access to employment as well as services related to mental health and employment.
Presenter Bio: Amy is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfound and Labrador. She is a practicing Social Worker at a non-profit working with women in the criminal justice system. Her research and clinical interests focus on gender, criminalized women, trauma-informed practices as well as critical obesity/fat studies.
Be prepared to learn and ask questions. We will have a Q and A session after Amy’s presentation.
CRWDP Webinar #14
When: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: The intersection of mental health disability and a criminal record and the impacts on employment
Presenter: Amy Sheppard