Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101303
About the Course:
In the past 15 years, the number of women in the criminal justice system has increased 273 percent. Many of these women have multiple problems, including high rates of mental health and substance abuse problems, child rearing and parenting difficulties, health problems, and histories of violence, sexual abuse and resultant trauma. This publication highlights the Phoenix Project in Wicomico County, Maryland — a jail diversion program that focuses on the specific needs of women with severe mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders who have committed misdemeanors or non-violent felonies.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Addressing the Needs of Women in Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorder Jail Diversion Programs created by The GAINS Center
The GAINS Center
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 jail diversion programs for women with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Identify common characteristics of women involved with the criminal justice system.
Describe the development of the Maryland-based Phoenix Project.
Discuss the key components of the Phoenix Project and the method of being referred to the program.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
1 CE credit hour
American Psychological Association (APA)
1 CE credit hour
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
1 CE credit hour
This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1 CPD hour
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