Parenting Inside Out (PIO) is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral parent management skills training program created for incarcerated fathers that addresses the unique situation and issues of systems involved parents.
The program has been developed to help parents promote healthy child adjustment, prevent child problem behavior and ultimately interrupt the cycle of inter-generational criminality. Parents develop skills around emotion management, problem solving, communication skills, discipline and healthy relationships.
Services are provided to Scott County male inmates. Cohorts (10-12 fathers) meet for group sessions three times a week for 5 weeks with the PIO Educator. Participants will meet individually with the PIO Educator through the duration of the class. New Cohorts are determined a week after the last group's sessions are concluded.
In order to qualify for the program the participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Have a child up to 5-years-old, as well as visitation rights to at least one of those children (unborn children also qualify)
• Have a child who is a resident of Scott County
• Have never been convicted of a child sexual abuse
• Speak English fluently
• Must be an incarcerated male
“ I feel when I get out I can become a more responsible father due to this class. Alyssa (PIO Parent Educator) taught be things from a different perspective and ways that I never looked at parenting before. Without this class I think my parenting skills would definitely be rough around the edges. I want to thank Alyssa and the program for giving the chance to better myself as a parent.” –James, PIO father