Leaving Jail: Service Linkage and Community Re-Entry for Mothers With Co-Occurring Disorders
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101293
About the Course:
The complex circumstances that lead to the incarceration of women require coordinated multi-agency solutions. Mental health, substance abuse and trauma treatment as well as housing, entitlements, vocational and educational services, are critical elements in successful re-entry programming. This publication addresses service linkage and community re-entry for mothers with co-occurring disorders who have been incarcerated.
The GAINS Center
Joan Gillece, Ph.D.
About the Author:
Joan Gillece, Ph.D., is associated with the National GAINS Center for People With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System, a national center for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about service linkage and community re-entry for mothers with co-occurring disorders who have been incarcerated. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain the need for programs designed to treat incarcerated mothers with co-occurring disorders and meet developmental needs of their children.
Identify tested ways to build in-jail services, plan effective re-entry, and address gender-specific needs for people with co-occurring disorders in jail.
Describe Maryland programs which have proven successful in handling the multi-faceted needs of inmates with co-occurring disorders.
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