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Substance Abuse Treatment for Women Offenders: Setting the Stage For Treatment

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Over the past two decades, we have gained considerable new knowledge about women and addiction-about why women become addicted and how these women can be helped to overcome their addiction and the related problems in which addiction is frequently embedded. For many addicted women offenders, their substance abuse is coincident with poverty and multiple psychosocial problems, including mental illness, a history of trauma and abuse, and involvement in abusive relationships, Today, substance-abusing women are entering the jails and prisons of our Nation at unprecedented rates. Yet little research has been done to demonstrate what works best to habituate and heal addicted women offenders in the criminal justice system. Note; This course is from chapters 1-3.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Substance Abuse Treatment for Women Offenders: Setting the Stage For Treatment created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

Reprinted 2004

Course Material Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment for women offenders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain why women need specific treatment approaches.

  2. Identify the assumptions of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment’s (CSAT) prison and jail programs for women.

  3. Describe the recommendations for treatment programs.

  4. Explain the advantages of a systemic approach.

  5. Describe the types of community-based models.

  6. Describe CSAT’s recommended approaches for establishing networks.

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4 CPD hours

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Course Number 101034
4 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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51 members have taken this course

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