Substance Abuse Treatment for Women Offenders

Guide to Promising Practices

Author: Patricia A. Kassebaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756740085


Page: 174

View: 8238


How best to treat women in our prisons and jails is a new and significant concern for U.S. policymakers. The number of women incarcerated in the U.S. has increased greatly in the last two decades. Many of these women are young, 80% are mothers, and up to 80% of the women offenders in some State prison systems now have severe, long-standing substance abuse problems. These addicted women can be helped through comprehensive programs designed specifically for women, treating the factors associated with women's substance abuse. Chapters: Setting the State for Treatment; Designing Treatment Programs; Stages of Treatment Planning; Summaries of Programs; References; and Resource List. Charts and tables.

Substance Abuse Treatment for Criminal Offenders

An Evidence-based Guide for Practitioners

Author: David W. Springer,Carl Aaron McNeece,Elizabeth Mayfield Arnold

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781557989901

Category: Law

Page: 252

View: 7093


This work looks at what interventions work in assessing and treating substance-abusing criminal offenders. It covers approaches to treating offenders, including women, juveniles, and those with the dual diagnoses of substance abuse and a mental disorder. From assessment and diagnosis through individual, family, and group interventions and monitoring probationers, this work should be a useful resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, criminologists, sociologists, correctional officers, and other working in community-based and institutional settings.

Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients

Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings

Author: Letitia C Pallone,Barbara Sims

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136413510

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 5074


Explore the possibilities for successfully treating incarcerated or community-based substance abusers Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients: Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings provides key research findings and policy implications for treating alcohol- and drug-addicted correctional clients. This book addresses a range of critical issues associated with delivering treatment in institutional and community settings. The critical thinking questions, tables, extensive bibliographies, and name and subject index will help academics and practitioners in criminal justice, sociology, counseling/psychology, and public policy. Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients shares the practical knowledge of researchers and practitioners in the fields of drug and alcohol addictions, substance abuse counseling, and criminal justice. The first section provides a review of the theoretical explanations for substance abuse, “best practice” treatment programs for substance abusers, and the use of coerced/mandated treatment. The second section addresses the substance-addicted offender in the institutional setting, the third includes works that describe community-based treatment programs and the problems associated with them, and the fourth looks at special treatment populations, including juveniles and adolescent females. In Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients, you will find: reviews of various types of treatment programs being used to treat substance-addicted individuals a study of the predictors of success and/or failure in corrections-based substance abuse programming—how to identify and use the predictors to prevent relapse arguments for and against coerced treatment in the correctional environment, and the concept of “motivation” a thorough investigation of the therapeutic community (TC) program for institutional-based substance abusers descriptions of treatment programming designed specifically for substance abusing community corrections clients—drug courts and Pennsylvania’s Restrictive Intermediate Punishment treatment program Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients guides you through the major policy issues faced by those who provide substance abuse treatment under what can only be described as coercive circumstances. In this important resource, you will discover major treatment modules as well as advice for working with adult, juvenile, and male or female offenders. This book provides you with the techniques that treatment communities need for helping offenders stay clean after they re-enter the community environment.

Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorders from Institution to Community

Treatment Improvement Protocol

Author: Gary Field

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 078818587X

Category: Political Science

Page: 121

View: 7077


Spotlights the important moment in recovery when an offender who has received substance use disorder treatment while incarcerated is released into the community. Provides guidelines for ensuring continuity of care for the offender client. Treatment providers must collaborate with parole officers & others who supervise released offenders. This report explains how these & other members of a transition team can share records, develop sanctions, & coordinate relapse prevention so that treatment gains made insideÓ are not lost. Presents specific treatment guidelines to long-term medical conditions, & sex offenders.

Group Treatment for Substance Abuse, Second Edition

A Stages-of-Change Therapy Manual

Author: Mary Marden Velasquez,Cathy Crouch,Nanette Stokes Stephens,Carlo C. DiClemente

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462523404

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 2986


The leading manual on group-based treatment of substance use disorders, this highly practical book is grounded in the transtheoretical model and emphasizes the experiential and behavioral processes of change. The program helps clients move through the stages of change by building skills for acknowledging a problem, deciding to act, developing and executing a plan, and accomplishing other critical tasks. The expert authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the 35 structured sessions, along with strategies for enhancing motivation. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the volume includes 58 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Reflects significant developments in research and clinical practice. *Eight new sessions focusing on the brain and substance use, gratitude, self-control, mindfulness, acceptance, and more. *Updated discussions of motivational interviewing and the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques with groups. *41 of the 58 handouts are new or revised; all are now downloadable. See also Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition, by Gerard J. Connors et al., which explores how the transtheoretical model can inform treatment planning and intervention in diverse clinical contexts.

Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment for Women in Correctional Settings: Adjunct Provider's Guide

Female-Focused Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change-Pathways to Responsible Living

Author: Harvey B. Milkman,Kenneth W. Wanberg,Barbara A. Gagliardi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412905931

Category: Psychology

Page: 243

View: 4235


This Provider's Guide is an adjunct to the best-selling Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment. This text is specifically designed to meet the needs of practitioners working with female substance abusers.

Domestic Violence Treatment for Abusive Women

A Treatment Manual

Author: Ellen L. Bowen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136867244


Page: 214

View: 7933


Recognizing that women can be as abusive in their intimate partnerships as men, this book provides the clinician with comprehensive information to understand the unique characteristics and treatment implications for women's domestic violence. Practical and effective guidance is given for conducting group treatment of abusive women.

Helping Women Recover

A Program for Treating Addiction

Author: Stephanie S. Covington

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787995331

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 4211


Since it was first published in 1999, Helping Women Recover has set the standard for best practice in the field of women’s treatment. Helping Women Recover is based on Dr. Covington’s Women’s Integrated Treatment (WIT) model. It offers a program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs or have co-occurring disorders. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes evidence-based and empirically tested therapeutic interventions which are used to treat addiction and trauma in an innovative way. The Helping Women Recover program offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program administrators the tools they need to implement a gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment program in group therapy settings or with individual clients. Included in SAMHSA’a National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: John Smith

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765704528

Category: Medical

Page: 119

View: 2423


This book is a basic overview of current evidence-based practices for treating co-occurring disorders and is designed to provide clinicians with the basic knowledge and skills required to effectively assess and treat co-occurring disorders.

Working with Women Offenders in the Community

Author: Rosemary Sheehan,Gill McIvor,Chris Trotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136839941

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 1956


Contributions to this book challenge policy-makers and corrections systems to concentrate on community provision for women offenders and resist popular calls for more punitive responses to all offenders, women included. Contributors come from a wide range of countries including Australia, Canada, UK and USA. They argue that the criminogenic lens applied to women’s offending must be gender-responsive if systems are to be successful at addressing the disadvantage and risk associated with offending behaviour.

Counseling Female Offenders: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199802241

Category: Social Science

Page: 26

View: 6252


This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation

Author: Patricia Van Voorhis,Emily J. Salisbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131736001X

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 2552


Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, 9th ed., presents foundations of correctional intervention, including overviews of the major systems of therapeutic intervention, diagnosis of mental illness, and correctional assessment and classification. Now fully updated to reflect DSM-5, its detailed descriptions and cross-approach comparisons help students prepare for a career in correctional counseling and allow working professionals to better determine which techniques might be most useful in their particular setting. The content is divided into five parts: (1) A Professional Framework for Correctional Counseling; (2) Understanding the Special Challenges Faced by the Correctional Counselor in the Prison Setting; (3) Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Classification; (4) Contemporary Approaches to Correctional Counseling and Treatment, (5) Interventions for Special Populations, and (6) Putting It All Together. The book is appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Psychology, and Social Work programs as well as correctional counseling practitioners.

Social Work Practice in the Addictions

Author: Michael G. Vaughn,Brian E. Perron

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461453577

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 2092


Social workers represent the largest body of addiction and mental health service providers, and there is a consistent need for up-to-date information. Social Work Practice in the Addictions is a comprehensive evidence-based volume. Contributing authors of this volume have been carefully selected to ensure representation of the leading social work addiction researchers. Additionally, researchers from other allied fields, including psychiatry, psychology, and public health, will also be involved to ensure a strong interdisciplinary perspective. Unlike other texts on addiction, this book incorporates ideas of social justice, practice with diverse communities, and ethics to represent the entire knowledge base of social work.

Breaking Women

Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment

Author: Jill A. McCorkel

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814761496

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6520


Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women's rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. In Breaking Women, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women's prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly affected those incarcerated there, and how the very nature of punishment in women's detention centres has been deeply altered as a result. Through compelling interviews with prisoners and state personnel, McCorkel reveals that popular so-called "habilitation" drug treatment programs force women to accept a view of themselves as inherently damaged, aberrant addicts in order to secure an earlier release. These programs work to enforce stereotypes of deviancy that ultimately humiliate and degrade the women. The prisoners are left feeling lost and alienated in the end, and many never truly address their addiction as the programs' organizers may have hoped. A fascinating and yet sobering study, Breaking Women foregrounds the gendered and racialized assumptions behind tough-on-crime policies while offering a vivid account of how the contemporary penal system impacts individual lives. Jill A. McCorkel is Associate Professor of Sociology at Villanova University.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Options, Challenges, and Effectiveness

Author: Sylvia I. Mignon,Sylvia Mignon, MSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195784

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9217



Female Offenders and Reentry

Pathways and Barriers to Returning to Society

Author: Lisa M. Carter,Catherine D. Marcum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351651196

Category: Law

Page: 342

View: 9008


Often, research concerning the female offender is scarce. This book adds to the criminological literature on the topic of reentry for women, focusing on the barriers women face as they return to society and adjust to life after incarceration. Each chapter addresses specific issues, challenges, and obstacles affiliated with the hindrance of successful reentry processes associated with female offenders, as well as data-driven empirical studies. While corrections has often misunderstood or overlooked the needs of returning offenders, the shortcomings of the institutions have a greater impact on women than on their male counterparts, particularly regarding the occurrence of social and medical problems, especially those related to mental health and substance abuse. Female Offenders and Reentry helps criminal justice students and practitioners see the full picture when considering the challenges faced by female offenders reintegrating into society.