Key Issues in Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System
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Course Created: 2015
Practice Level: Intermediate
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA leads public health efforts that advance the behavioral health of the nation. On samhsa.gov SAMHSA states that its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities in America.
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This course examines a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of people in the justice system who have co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs). Use of evidence-based approaches for screening and assessment is likely to result in more accurate matching of offenders to treatment services and more effective treatment and supervision outcomes. Key systemic and clinical challenges are discussed, as well as state-of-the art approaches for conducting screening and assessment.
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- Discuss the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in the justice system
- Define co-occurring disorders
- Explain the importance of screening and assessment for this population
- List the key information to address in screening for CODs
- Discuss the importance of screening for suicide risk for CODs
- Prevalence and Significance of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System
- Defining Co-occurring Disorders
- Importance of Screening and Assessment for Co-occurring Disorders in Justice Settings
- Opportunities for Screening and Assessment
- Developing a Comprehensive Screening and Assessment Approach
- Key Information To Address in Screening and Assessment for Co-occurring Disorders
- Enhancing the Accuracy of Information in Screening and Assessment
- Special Clinical Issues in Screening and Assessment for Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System
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