Evidence-Based Practice for Justice Involved Individuals Discussion Paper: Integrated Mental Health/Substance Abuse Responses to Justice Involved Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101371
About the Course:
There is an overrepresentation of persons with co-occurring disorders (COD) involved in the criminal justice system. The provision of integrated services to persons with COD has been identified as an evidence-based practice (EPB), and data suggests that positive public safety and health outcomes for justice involved persons with COD are associated with integrated program models as well. This paper reviews the research associated with integrated treatment, highlights efforts to adapt integrated treatment for justice involved persons with COD, and describes efforts along a justice continuum to identify and link these persons to integrated treatment.
The GAINS Center
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about integrated mental health/substance abuse responses to justice involved persons with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss the prevalence rates of co-occurring mental and substance related disorders within jails and prisons and the factors contributing to those rates.
Explain the history of COD (co-occurring disorder) treatment and the role of integrated treatment, programs, services, and systems.
Describe research supporting services integration for COD and the applications of evidence based practices for COD to justice involved persons.
Identify methods of applying integrated mental health and substance abuse services for justice involved persons with COD, including the sequential intercept model.
Article: Evidence-Based Practice for Justice Involved Individuals
This public domain article is reproduced from the SAMHSA’S GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation.
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