Justice Involved Women With Co-Occurring Disorders and Their Children

About the Course:

Though many correctional facilities recognize that women bring different health and relationship issues to their period of incarceration, operationally most have not adjusted practices already established for male inmates. Jails present a challenge to service provision due to their “short-term” nature where lengths of stay may range from overnight detention to a sentence up to one year. This series discusses topical issues relating to women in jails and highlights promising programs from around the nation.

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

September 2002

Author

Holly Hills

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, probation and correctional officers, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about women who are involved in the justice system who have co-occurring disorders and children. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the issues that women with co-occurring disorders and their children encounter.

  2. Describe some of the intervention programs that address the needs of women and their children.

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