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GAINS Training: How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Case Management Responses for Criminal Justice-Involved Clients

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
4.5 for PCB, CPRP and IACET; 4 for SW

Although prevalence estimates may vary, there is consensus that high percentages of justice-involved women and men have experienced serious trauma throughout their lifetime.  The reverberating effects of traumatic experiences can challenge a person’s capacity for recovery and pose significant barriers to accessing services, often resulting in an increased risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system.

Trauma-informed case management responses can help to avoid re-traumatizing individuals, and thereby increase safety for all, decrease recidivism, and promote and support recovery of justice-involved men and women.  Partnerships across systems can also help to link individuals to trauma-informed services and treatment for trauma.

Learning Objectives: 
  • By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    • Display increased understanding of trauma
    • Create an awareness of the impact of trauma on behavior
    • Develop trauma-informed responses to individuals receiving services
    • Discuss the need for establishing safe working relationships with persons with trauma histories
    • Develop trauma-informed responses to individuals receiving services


Intended Audience: 

This highly interactive training is specifically tailored to community-based case management professionals who work with criminal justice-involved clients- By Invitation Only

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits