Explanation of Meridians Model
Meridians for Incarcerated Women is a 20-session gender-informed, evidenced based support and intervention program for women who have experienced, perpetrated, survived, and/or witnessed domestic violence. The skills-based program provides women the unique opportunity to reflect upon their pasts as they make choices for violence-free futures.
The Meridians for Incarcerated Women: Participant Workbook assignments and presentations facilitate group participant healing and introspection. The Participant Workbook begins with an emphasis on deconstructing power and control dynamics and concludes with women identifying previously unrecognized resources, skills, and social supports.
The Meridians for Incarcerated Women: Facilitator Manual guides group facilitators through each assignment and presentation’s purpose, implementation, and key points. In addition, the Facilitator Manual is rich with supplemental statistics, group facilitation exercises, and more!