15th February 2003
A new initiative to maintain child-parent ties for imprisoned mothers and father in Luxembourg is now under way in that country. Launched in 1996 to provide community-based structures to facilitate child-parent relationships, Service Treff-Punkt has extended its work into the Centre Pénitentiaire Luxembourg on behalf of children separated from imprisoned parents. They are offering discussion groups on child-related issues and crafts workshops for parents to make ‘transitional objects’ for the child, and will be accompanying children on prison visits to see parents, with preparation for the encounter beforehand. The association is composed of psychologists, child care workers and social workers.
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