The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) team, will host a no-cost webinar on July 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
This “COAP Webinar Series: Telemental Health in Correctional Settings” webinar focuses on the integration of telemental health interventions – specifically, real-time audiovisual technologies (i.e., videoconferencing) – in correctional settings, including jails, prisons, and community supervision. The webinar will begin with a brief summary of remote mental health practices and this prevalence, followed by an overview of the benefits of telemental health to criminal justice-involved populations and the existing empirical basis for its use with this population. The majority of the webinar will center on tips and tricks for program collaboration, development, and implementation based primarily on the presenter’s own experiences. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of client considerations specific to the use of videoconferencing.
During this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least three barriers to traditional mental health services in correctional settings and be able to explain how telemental health can overcome these barriers.
- Summarize the existing literature base on telemental health for justice-involved populations.
- Identify at least three strategies/tips for implementing a telemental health program in jail or prison.
- Discuss the Risk-Needs-Responsivity Model and at least two additional evidence-based treatment elements.