These 4 days are designed to give staff assigned to the new Forensic Sub-Specialty residential units an overview of effective methods to work with Mandated Clients who are “Returning Citizens”. The series is also designed to help mitigate and reduce violence and harm by sensitizing staff to the effects of correctional incarceration. Staff will more confidently manage risk and screen/assess for violent behavior using specific tools and skills. The focus will be on prevention of violence and risk taking behaviors of residents.
- Discuss at least 3 ways adaptive behaviors learned during incarceration, that are misunderstood in community treatment settings
- Discuss at least 3 ways pro-social behaviors can be modeled and encouraged by staff
- Outline how staff can (by challenging anti-social and pro-criminal behavior) facilitate a reduction in reoffending
- Outline how recidivism reduction goals can be incorporated into recovery-oriented treatment plans.
- Describe how identifying pre-escalation behaviors and applying risk assessment tools can reduce violence
Clinicians, Case managers, Line staff
Assessment of Learning will involve self-report, group activity with report-outs, role plays with instructor, instructor observation of skill development and written products. Participants must attend full day session to receive a certificate of completion.