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What are trauma-informed practices with justice-involved women?

Continuing Care and Trauma in Women Offenders' Substance Use, Psychiatric Status, and Self Efficacy Outcomes

Saxena, Preeta, Christine E. Grella, and Nena P. Messina, 2016

Findings support the importance of a continuing care treatment model for women offenders exposed to multiple forms of traumatic events, and provide evidence of the effectiveness of integrating trauma-informed treatment into women’s substance abuse treatment.

Trauma-Informed Care: Principles & Practices for Justice-Involved Women with Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Substance Use

Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Arizona State University, 2015

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, 55-99% of women in substance use treatment, and 85-95% of women in the public mental health system, report a history of trauma.

Becoming Trauma-Informed: A Core Element in Women's Treatment

Covington, Stephanie S., 2015

This article discusses the rationale for gender-responsive, trauma-informed practice and describes seven evidence-based and best practices curricula that service providers may find helpful when advocating for and designing treatment and other programs.

Using Trauma-Informed Practices to Enhance Safety and Security in Women's Correctional Facilities

Benedict, Alyssa, National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW), 2014

This document provides a brief overview of trauma and its effects on women offenders, and specifically defines trauma-informed practices for women's correctional facilities.

Document ID: 028184

Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use

Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), 2014

The past, present, & future of federal government's commitment to addressing the impact of trauma on women.

Document ID: 028239

Trauma Annotated Bibliography

National Institute of Corrections Information Center (NICIC), 2014

This bibliography attempts to offer a compilation of information on trauma-informed care by reviewing general information about trauma as well as focusing on the criminal justice system and corrections (women, adults, and younger people), peer support, and screening/assessment for trauma.

Document ID: 028314

SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014

The purpose of this paper is to develop a working concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach and to develop a shared understanding of these concepts that would be acceptable and appropriate across an array of service systems and stakeholder groups.

Document ID: 028436

Creating A Place of Healing and Forgiveness: The Trauma-Informed Care Initiative at the Women's Community Correctional Center of Hawaii

Penney, Darby, National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC), National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), Inc., 2013

Document ID: 028152

Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives: A Working Document, Second Report

Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma, 2013

This document reflects how the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma’s efforts to promote, adopt, and implement trauma-informed approaches have enhanced the effectiveness of a wide range of government services and supports. It also demonstrates the impact of the Committee’s coordinated cross-agency efforts.

Document ID: 027657

Trauma Matters Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women's Substance Use Services

Jean Tweed Centre (Canada), 2013

The guidelines set out in this document focus specifically on the intersections of trauma and substance use issues among adult women.

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