U.S. Department of Justice

Effective Prison Mental Health Services: Guidelines to Expand and Improve Treatment. 2004 ed.

Publication year: 2004 | Cataloged on: Oct. 31, 2006
Thumbnail preview ANNOTATION: "[H]istorical , legal, and ethical issues relevant to dealing with mental illness in the field of corrections" are discussed (p. iii). Chapters include: introduction; screening and assessment; mental health and substance abuse treatment; use of seclusion, segregation, and restraints; suicide prevention; treating women offenders; psychopharmacological intervention for psychiatric disorders; transitional services; treatment of special populations (e.g., persons with mental retardation or developmental disability, violent offenders, sex offenders, and older adults); and profiles of three states (Maryland, Oregon, and Texas).
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