Adapting Offender Treatment for Specific Populations

Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System TIP #44

About the Course:

Adapting Offender Treatment for Special Populations provides a basic overview of treatment needs of offenders belonging to subgroups including women, men, and violent offenders; gay, lesbian, and bisexual offenders; clients with physical and sensory disabilities; older adults; people with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders; people with infectious diseases, and sex offenders. This course covers Chapter 6 only. Adobe pages 117-147.



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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about adapting offender treatment for specific populations. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the relationship between substance abuse and violence.

  2. Identify the different co-occurring disorders.

  3. Describe the special considerations for each category of mental disorders.

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