Wounded healers: How formerly incarcerated women help themselves by helping others

Select your manager software from the list below and click on download. This mixed methods study explores the role that being a helper/wounded healer has for formerly incarcerated women

Gretchen Heidemann; Julie A Cederbaum; Sidney Martinez; Thomas P LeBel

2016

Scholarcy highlights

  • Select your manager software from the list below and click on download. This mixed methods study explores the role that being a helper/wounded healer has for formerly incarcerated women
  • Regression analyses examining the influence of a helper/wounded healer orientation on self-esteem and social support are triangulated with in-depth responses to probes regarding the benefits of helping others among a purposive sample of previously incarcerated women
  • Results reveal that helping others benefits the helper by boosting self-esteem, increasing prosocial activity, and enhancing social connectedness
  • Implications for policy and practice are offered

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