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Document 030112
Women, Trauma & Incarceration: What They Say, How We Work
By Matheson, Flora I.; Cuff, Robin. Downtown Toronto Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (DT-HSJCC) (Toronto, Ontario).
This presentation is a very good introduction for the impact of trauma on female offenders, and the need for justice-informed practices. It may be from Canada, but it speaks to all of the issues facing female trauma and incarceration in the United States. Topics discussed include: why trauma is an important issue; defining trauma; vicarious trauma; trauma-informed practices; voices of trauma—a call for help; triggers and trauma reactions; trauma-informed versus trauma-specific; where trauma-info... Read More

75 minutes|46 pages of presentation slides
Document 029513
Co-occurring Disorders Among Youth in Juvenile Justice
Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaboration for Change (NCMHJJ) (Delmar, NY).
"Individuals with co-occurring disorders experience substance use and another mental health disorder simultaneously. The conditions may precipitate or exacerbate one another, or they may exist independently … In youth with co-occurring disorders, the complexity of this interaction is heightened. Unique combinations of symptom patterns and behaviors can prevent youth from functioning adequately. Furthermore, co-occurring disorders in youth can impact brain development, making sustained recovery e... Read More
Document 028407
TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Rockville, MD). CDM Group, Inc. (CDM) (Bethesda, MD).
"The development of culturally responsive clinical skills is vital to the effectiveness of behavioral health services. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), cultural competence “refers to the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, languages, interpersonal styles, and behaviors of individuals and families receiving services, as well as staff members who are providing such services … This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) uses Sue’s (2001) multidimensional mode... Read More
340 pages
Document 026931
Seeking Safety: A Model for Trauma and/or Substance Abuse
Treatment Innovations (Newton Centre, MA).
Seeking Safety is a therapeutic program for women suffering from trauma, substance abuse, and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This website provides abundant information regarding this program and trauma-informed treatment. Points of entry are: the book “Seeking Safety; outcome results from evaluations of Seeking Safety; a wide range of articles regarding the Seeking Safety model (description and implementation) and empirical studies about it, PTSD and addiction, cognitive-behavioral and... Read More
Document 027221
Request for Proposals: Court-Based Substance Abuse Assessment Services for Adults in Baltimore City District Courts, Baltimore City Circuit Courts, and Baltimore City Detention Center
Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, Inc. (Baltimore, MD).
This is an example of a request for proposal (RFP) covering court-based substance abuse assessment services. Your agency may find it useful in creating your own RFP for similar services. “This request for proposals is being issued in order for BSAS [Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, Inc.] to contract with a state certified substance abuse treatment program(s) for the purpose of hiring and supervising clinical staff to perform substance abuse assessments for the adult population at five of the C... Read More
26 pages
Document 026930
Seeking Safety: An Intervention for Trauma-Exposed Incarcerated Women?
By Lynch, Sharron M.; Heath, Nicole M.; Mathews, Kathleen C.; Cepeda, Galatia J. .
“Recent guidelines for incarcerated women's programming have called for interventions that address offenders' traumatic experiences, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use in an integrated manner. Seeking Safety (SS) is an empirically supported cognitive behavioral manualized treatment for individuals with PTSD and substance use disorders” (p. 88). This article reports on the effectiveness of SS with incarcerated women. The research shows that SS is an effective intervention for... Read More
14 pages
Document 027070
Women’s Pathways to Jail: The Roles & Intersections of Serious Mental Illness & Trauma
By Lynch, Shannon M; DeHart, Dana D.; Belknap, Joanne; Green, Bonnie L.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC).
“This multi-site study addressed critical gaps in the literature by assessing the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders (SUD) in women in jail and pathways to offending for women with and without SMI … Understanding female offenders’ pathways to offending, including both risk for onset and risk for continued offending, helps elucidate the complexity of their experiences and identify key factors and intervening variables that... Read More
91 pages
Document 026605
Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery
By Osher, Fred; D'Amora, David A.; Plotkin, Martha; Jarrett, Nicole; Eggleston, Alexa. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY); Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project (New York, NY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This white paper presents a shared framework for reducing recidivism and behavioral health problems among individuals under correctional control or supervision—that is, for individuals in correctional facilities or who are on probation or parole. The paper is written for policymakers, administrators, and practitioners committed to making the most effective use of scarce resources to improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health problems who are involved in the corrections system. It i... Read More
82 pages
Document 026782
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual [and] Participant Workbook [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]|Revised [edition]
By Reilly, Patrick M.; Shopshire, Michael S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
'Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening. To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present 'Anger Management for Subst... Read More
2 volumes (volume 1 - 68 pages, volume 2 - 49 pages)
Document 026566
Criminal Justice (CJ) Treatment Forms
Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research (xxx).
'TCU assessments for treatment in correctional (Criminal Justice) settings are included in this section. They include adaptations of forms originally used in community settings (based on the DATAR project) as well as assessments designed as part of the TCU Criminal Justice projects, beginning in 1994, for assessing needs and progress of offenders. Emphasis has been on offender needs and problem severity at intake to the CJ system, as well as continued psychosocial functioning and therapeutic e... Read More
Document 027139
Drug Court Treatment Services: Applying Research Findings to Practice
By Cooper, Caroline; Manley, Stephen V.; Peters, Roger H.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). American University. School of Public Affairs. National Center for State Courts (Washington, DC).
Presentation slides from a Webinar about the effectiveness of drug courts can be accessed at this website. This is a great primer to issues related to the success of drug courts to address participants’ drug abuse. Topics covered include: hierarchy of scientific evidence; drug court and treatment outcomes; components of effective drug court treatment; evidence-based practices—their impact on treatment; and what is known and not known about drug court treatment—next steps for research.... Read More
51 pages
Document 024856
Treatment4Addiction.com: Online Recovery Resource Directory
Treatment4 Addiction.com (N.P.).
“Treatment4Addiction.com (T4A) is a comprehensive information resource regarding addiction treatment and mental health.” Points of access to this website are: Sober Search—“an in-depth directory of addiction treatment centers, detox centers, and interventionists” by state; drug guide; articles and video; Doctors Opinion; blog; rehab; treatment; addiction; disorders; and recovery.... Read More
2 pages
Document 025321
NPC Research Materials
NPC Research (Portland, OR).
“NPC Research provides quality social services evaluation, policy analysis, research, and training.” This website provides information, reports, and evaluations pertaining to a wide range of project areas. Specialty Areas include child abuse and its prevention, community health, criminal justice, drug treatment courts and other problem-solving courts, early childhood and family well-being, juvenile justice, literacy, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and youth development and strengths. ... Read More
Document 025372
Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders among Adult Men on Probation or Parole: Some Success against a Persistent Challenge
By Feucht, Thomas E.; Gfroerer, Joseph. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Rockville, MD).
“This report presents data on mental and substance use disorders among adult males on correctional supervised release–parole or probation–from local, state and federal prisons and jails. It examines issues that have grown increasingly salient with the rising costs associated with managing the growing community- and facility-based criminal justice population” (p. 1). Results are given for: trends in the number of probationers and parolees; substance use, dependence and abuse and unmet treatment ... Read More
16 pages
Document 025432
Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU
Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR-TCU) (Fort Worth, TX).
The Institute of Behavioral Research is a “National Research Center for addiction treatment studies in community and correctional settings.” If you are looking for training programs covering various substance abuse treatment issues you want to check this out first. Points of entry to this website that has over 700 free treatment resource files include: manuals; forms; evidence; publications and abstracts; newsletters; downloads; about IBR-TCU; staff; projects; what’s new; other links; download t... Read More
Document 025508
White Paper on Offender Reentry and Substance Abuse in Missouri Prepared by the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) 2011
By Deason, Chris; Hygrade, Cynthia; Adams, Madeline; Jones, Karen. St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) (St. Louis, MO).
This document provides brief descriptions of various types of substance abuse treatment programs in Missouri. It also discusses: substance abuse affects the majority of U.S. offenders; offenders with substance abuse issues have the highest recidivism rates; they also have very high death rates and mental health challenges; promising practices and access to service; and prison-based treatment centers.... Read More
4 pages
Document 025839
TIP 53: Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Rockville, MD). CDM Group, Inc. (Bethesda, MD); JBS International, Inc. (Rockville, MD).
This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) covers viral hepatitis in individuals who have substance abuse problems. “Each TIP involves the development of topic-specific best-practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental disorders” (p. vii). Chapters contained in this TIP are: overview of viral hepatitis; screening for viral hepatitis; evaluation of chronic hepatitis; helping clients make medical decisions about hepatitis treatment; hepatitis treatment; counselin... Read More
146 pages
Document 017384
Critical Knowledge About 12-Step Programs for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • [Videoconference held August 29, 2001]
  • By Gornik, Mark. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 3-hour program discusses the strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs and how they integrate with "what works" in the correctional field. The following topics are addressed:
    • Enhancing communication and cooperation and supporting the appropriate use of 12-step programs;
    • Recognizing the benefits of 12-step programs throughout the criminal justice system;
    • Understanding how the mission of 12-step programs complements the goal of corrections;
    • Special issues with 12-step progr... Read More
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    Document 016721
    Correctional Health Care: Women Offenders [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]; Prison Health Care: Women Offenders
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    The unique challenges of providing health care to women incarcerated in adult facilities are discussed during this 20-hour training program. Sections of this manual cover: objectives and overview; managing women offenders; litigation issues; health issues; mental health issues; creating infrastructure; substance abuse and women; co-occurring; infectious diseases; crisis intervention; and final action plans.... Read More
    2 v. (v.1 - ca. 185 p., v.2 - ca. 175 p.)
    Document 014000
    Community Corrections in America: New Directions and Sounder Investments for Persons with Mental Illness and Codisorders
    By Lurigio, Arthur J., ed.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Rockville, MD); National Institute of Corrections . National Coalition for Mental and Substance Abuse Health Care in the Justice System (Seattle, WA).
    Fifteen contributors provide ten chapters in this document, titled as follows: 1. The Challenge of Responding to Persons with Mental Illness on Community Corrections Supervision; 2. Persons with Mental Illness on Probation and Parole: The Importance of Information; 3. Offenders with Mental Illness on Probation Supervision; 4. Women in Probation and Parole; 5. Working with Seriously Mentally Ill Substance Abusers; 6. People of Color; 7. Juveniles: The First Frontier; ... Read More
    184 p.
    Document 012207
    Safety Awareness Workbook: Anticipating, Identifying, and Resolving the Potential Victimization of Probation and Parole Officers
    By Kipp, Richard A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Lehigh County Adult Probation and Parole (Allentown, PA).
    This workbook discusses worker safety issues in probation and parole. Officers' mental attitudes and use of force are addressed. General indications of drug use by clients, signs of aggression, possible resistance or attack, discussion of mental health issues, and general warning signs related to sex offenders are discussed. Finally, safety tactics, such as light conditions, building design, and vehicle considerations are discussed as they relate to officer safety.... Read More
    88 p.
    Document 012934
    Proceedings of a National Forum on Creating Jail Mental Health Services for Tomorrow's Health Care Systems
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC).
    This report on the proceedings of the first national forum on mental health services in jails contains copies of the remarks made by the speakers and summaries of each session of the meeting. The forum resulted from a strong concern about the numbers of mentally ill persons in correctional facilities. Areas of focus included mental health services in San Francisco Sheriff's Department facilities, and special mental health and substance abuse issues for women.... Read More
    75 p.
    Document 011716
    Abstracts of Currently Utilized Substance Abuse Assessment Instruments
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This document briefly describes ten substance abuse assessment instruments in use throughout the United States. Each abstract describes the instrument's purpose, target population, validity and reliability data, administration/scoring, training requirements, source, and cost.... Read More
    10 p.
    Document 002267
    Competency Profile of Administrator of Substance Abuse Services
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    The administrator of substance abuse services develops, implements, and directs a continuum of substance abuse services in a correctional system. Using a DACUM format, duties and tasks are listed as well as traits & attitudes, knowledge & skills, resources & equipment, and education/licenses requirements of an administrator of substance abuse services.... Read More
    4 p.
    Document 010481
    Community Sanctions Evaluation Project: Final Report
    By Phelan, Lynn; Brown, Lynn; Friel, Charles. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University. Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX).
    Developed to measure the cost/benefit of applying community sanctions to a specific group of parolees in danger of having their parole revoked, this project required the accomplishment of two goals: 1) Design, test, and document the utility of using spreadsheet technology to evaluate the cost/benefit of alternative community sanctions. 2) Evaluate the cost/benefit of enhanced alternatives proposed by the U.S. Parole Commission in supervising parolees with special drug and alcohol restric... Read More
    61 p.
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