Parenting, Prison and Pups: Incarcerated women in Westchester learn parenting skills
A program called Parenting, Prison and Pups
is helping incarcerated women learn to be better parents while coping with being separated from their children.
In many cases, women go months without seeing their children while incarcerated.
The Westchester County Jail is taking a unique approach, combining therapy dogs with parenting classes as part of a Pace University program.
The program teaches women basic parenting skills and allows them to care for and interact with the dogs. Organizers hope the bonds created will lead to better relationships with their families after they're released.