Attachment and Reunification
Building Parental Skills
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101292
About the Course:
For children whose parental bonds have already been disrupted by the effects of drugs, alcohol, and poverty, incarceration represents a major disturbance to child/caregiver attachment, leaving these children vulnerable to the development of future behavioral and psychological adjustment problems. This publication addresses the building of parental skills within justice-involved women with co-occurring disorders.
The GAINS Center
Andrea Karfgin, Ph.D.
About the Author:
Andrea Karfgin, 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 building parental skills within justice-involved women with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain the normal development of attachment bonds between children and their caretakers and factors that can disrupt the process.
Identify issues to be addressed in parental skill-building programs for women with co-occurring disorders involved with the justice system.
Describe promising programs that address the issues of parental attachment and reunification for justice-involved women.
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