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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 eac…

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 Tre…

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…

Strategies for Systematically Screening for Drug Court

The panelists for the session are: Caroline Cooper (BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project, American University): Moderator Judge Dennis Fuchs (ret.), Salt Lake City, Utah. Drug Court Judge and currently consultant to the Utah Supreme Court; Judge Jamey Hueston, Baltimore, Maryland: Drug Court…

The Role of the Mentor in Veterans Treatment Courts

This webinar was presented by Mr. Jack O’Connor, Mentor Coordinator for the Buffalo, NY, Veterans Treatment Court, and Mr. Greg Coker, the Mentor Coordinator for the San Bernardino, CA, Veterans Treatment Court. This webinar addresses issues relevant to establishing and managing a mentor program for…

The Impact of Gender in the Drug Court Setting

Presented by Paul Warren (LMSW, NDRI), the focus of the first half of this webinar is upon defining “gender,” describing the importance and relevance of addressing issues relating to gender in the drug court setting, and providing participants with practical suggestions for effectively planning and…

Treatment COD Webinar

This webinar had a focus on increasing a participants’ knowledge about treatment for co-occurring disorders (CODs) and referrals.

Screening and Assessment Webinar

Presented by Paul Warren (NDRI), the focus of the presentation is to increase participants’ knowledge about useful screening and assessment instruments for co-occurring disorders (CODs).