Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101328
About the Course:
Diversion programs serve as critical strategies in preventing people with mental illness who commit crimes from entering or unnecessarily remaining in the criminal justice system. The information in this publication is designed to help state and local Mental Health Associations and other advocacy groups organize local stakeholders to implement diversion programs.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Jail Diversion for People With Mental Illness: Developing Supportive Community Coalitions created by Wendi Cook and Charles Ingoglia
The TAPA Center for Jail Diversion
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about developing community coalitions to address the issue of jail diversion for people with mental illness. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain the need to divert people with mental illnesses away from jails and prisons and toward community-based mental health treatment.
Describe the process of generating community support for jail diversion.
Identify the roles of coalition members when building a diversion program.
Give examples of coalition-building and consensus-reaching strategies drawn from communities who have modeled the process.
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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