Discuss the pervasiveness of mental illness in the criminal justice system. Identify basic mental, sociological and educational characteristics of the mentally ill offender population. Explore strategies to address mental health and addiction concerns in crisis and non-crisis situations. Examine the complexity of co-occurring disorders and the interventions that are most effective. Gather tools to implement an action plan that addresses suicidal thoughts or behaviors, self-injury, reaction to trauma, overdose or withdrawal symptoms and others.
Course instruction includes mock scenarios and hands-on exercises.
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: * Explain mental, sociological and educational characteristics of the mentally ill population * Identify resources in your community that may support effective supervision of the mentally ill population * Implement an action plan to address concerns such as suicidal thoughts or behaviors, self-injury, impact of trauma, overdoses or withdrawal symptoms * Apply case management tools specific to this population