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The Special Needs of Women With Co-Occurring Disorders Diverted From the Criminal Justice System

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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

Hills, Holly A., Ph.D.
The author is an associate professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida.

Hills, Holly A., Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

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.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss gender-specific and trauma-informed diversion programs and specialty courts.
  2. Explain the special needs of women with co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system and the barriers to treatment that exist.
  3. Identify the logistical considerations of treating incarcerated women who have custody of children at the time of their arrest.
  4. Describe the affect of trauma on women and the need for trauma-sensitive treatment programs.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101269
  • 2 CE credit hours
  • NBCC: 1.5 CE credit hour

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $11.94
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