Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101269
About the Course:
This document is intended to provide a basic understanding of the unique issues women with co-occurring disorders face and how to incorporate gender-specific and trauma-specific services into diversion/specialty court programs.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Special Needs of Women With Co-Occurring Disorders Diverted From the Criminal Justice System created by Hills, Holly A., Ph.D.
Journal/Publisher:National GAINS Center and the TAPA Center for Jail Diversion
Publication Date:April, 2004
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about women with co-occurring disorders diverted from the criminal justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss gender-specific and trauma-informed diversion programs and specialty courts.
- Explain the special needs of women with co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system and the barriers to treatment that exist.
- Identify the logistical considerations of treating incarcerated women who have custody of children at the time of their arrest.
- Describe the affect of trauma on women and the need for trauma-sensitive treatment programs.
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