Critical Treatment Issues Session 8: Challenging Drug Court Case

The eighth webinar in the Critical Treatment Issues webinar series presents a Challenging Case submitted to the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University.

Critical Treatment Issues Session 7: How Do We Get There From Here?

Attitude changes in court personnel and treatment providers to create the collaborative team; what treatment provider reports should include informing court personnel on real change and outcomes; what treatment providers can expect of court teams to support outcomes we all want; systems changes necessary to deal with differing missions of all stakeholders; discussion of graduation ceremonies and discharge or termination categories.

Critical Treatment Issues Session 5: Relapse, Continued Use and Continued Problems – What to Do

Assessment of relapse potential for preventive actions and assessment of poor outcomes of reuse and addiction flare–ups. What to do that continues treatment, not discharge or , and sanctions; positive drug screens and what to do in early phases of problem–solving courts versus in later phases; discussion of proximal and distal approaches.

Critical Treatment Issues Session 4: Engaging Participants in a Self-Change Process

This webinar addresses stages of change and “discovery, dropout prevention” plans versus “recovery, relapse prevention” plans; holding participants accountable to an individualized treatment plan based on stage of change versus compliance with program phases and rules; evidence-based practices EBPs), therapeutic alliance and examples of EBPs that engage participants in a self-change process.

Critical Treatment Issues Webinar Session 3: Challenging Case in Family Drug Court

The third webinar in the Critical Treatment Issues webinar series presents a Challenging Case submitted to the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University.

Critical Treatment Issues Webinar Session 1: What to expect from state-of-the-art addiction treatment for criminal justice populations in applying the new ASAM Criteria

This webinar reviews how addiction is a brain disease with biopsychosocial-spiritual manifestations, causes and treatment needs; and how the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria is applied to criminal justice clients. It explains how comprehensive multidimensional assessment and person-centered, outcomes-driven services and treatment planning should be expected of, and delivered by treatment providers. We also discuss communication issues between treatment providers and court p...

Buffalo Drug Court Management Information System Webinar Series

This two part interactive webinar series demonstrates key features of the Buffalo Drug Court Management Information System for drug court staff who are interested in "hands-on" demonstration of its key features. The session was conducted by Jose Ferrer of the Buffalo City Drug Court who, with Judge Robert Russell and the late Hank Pirowski, has been the principal developer of the system.

Post Traumatic Stress and Trauma in Veterans Treatment Courts

This webinar covers issues related to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans treatment courts, including: (1) the prevalence of trauma in justice-involved veterans, (2) how to recognize some symptoms of PTSD, and (3) co-occurring conditions related to trauma exposure.

The Impact of PTSD on Veterans and Their Families in Drug Court

The focus of this webinar is to educate practitioners about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) so that they can identify associated symptoms and issues faced by veteran participants, recognize the impact these have on veterans’ families, and understand how treatment should be tailored to meet each individual veteran’s unique needs. This presentation also discusses special issues for women and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) veterans, including military sexual trauma (MTI) and p...

Veterans Treatment Court Session 2: Understanding Military Discharge Characterizations

The topics in session 2 addressed focus also on issues faced by the families of veterans, including military family dynamics, perspectives regarding the effect of the military culture on drug use, family functioning, and medical treatment and recovery.

Veterans Treatment Court Webinar Session 1

This Webinar describes methods to assist attorneys and other members of a treatment team in diverting the client from his or her own symptoms – not only from confinement. It also identifies some risks inherent in the professional’s exposure to a Veteran’s own traumatic experiences.

The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Court

The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session on The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Courts that was presented by Judge Robert Russell and Judge Vance. The webinar addresses issues relevant to role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Courts, including: (1) identifying the unique components of Veterans Treatment Courts; (2) planning and implementing a Veterans Treatment Court – including the incorporation of a mentor progr...

Specialized Housing Units for Veterans in Prisons and Jails

Conducted by the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University. Presented by Major Evan Seamone, Professor of Law and Senior Defense Counsel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and Warden Randall Liberty, Warden of the Maine State Prison and Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. This webinar addresses the different forms of veterans housing units that have been implemented in prisons and jails. It traces the initial concept to its origins in the 1920s following WWI, through...
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