Juvenile Justice

Ethical Issues in Offender Treatment: Professional Boundaries

This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar notes that ethical issues related to professional boundaries are among the most problematic and challenging. Although some issues may seem cut and dried in a correctional setting, others may fall into the "gray area" depending on one's role / job description. This training will provide an awareness and understanding of professional boundaries, what they are, and why they are important. It will introduce participants to the concept of the Power Differential and how it impacts the relationships between all RSAT Program staff and community members.

Treating Men with Substance Use Disorders

This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar will focus on the special challenges in treating male inmates. Specifically, it will focus on the role their self-definitions of masculinity plays in substance abuse treatment. Masculinity ideologies not only affect how many males think and feel about themselves but influence how they behave.  If not considered by therapists, it may compromise the RSAT substance abuse treatment program.   

Reducing the Use of Segregation in Correctional Facilities: Lessons from the Field/ Webinar # 1: Using Assessment to Drive Reform

This is the first in a series of webinars presented by the Vera Institute of Justice’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative. The purpose of the series is to highlight reforms to segregated housing (also referred to as restrictive housing or solitary confinement) being implemented by corrections agencies across the country. 

Taking the Next Steps toward Integrated Recidivism Reduction and Treatment Planning for Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders

This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar will discuss criminogenic risk and needs and behavioral health, as well as best practices for the integration of information about criminogenic risk, substance use, and mental disorders into treatment plans. Innovative programs, such as MISSION-Criminal Justice, will be highlighted as one example of a framework for behavioral health reentry programming that has aimed to address criminogenic risk factors with a behavioral health and trauma-informed lens.

2016 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training

The 5th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training is a three-day comprehensive training for both operational Wellness Courts and courts in the planning stages. This training features dual tracks, ranging from legal issues, to treatment considerations, to strategies for better incorporating culture and tradition into the Healing to Wellness Court structure. Operational Wellness Courts will share their experiences and advice. There will also be opportunities for networking.

TCU Mapping-Enhanced Counseling (TMEC)

This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar will introduce you to TCU Mapping-Enhanced Counseling (TMEC) and show you some ideas about how to use it. The TCU/IBR Website (www.ibr.tcu.edu) contains the references, abstracts and other free downloadable manuals that will help you incorporate TMEC into your program. TMEC evolved from earlier work on graphic representation to improve the communication and thinking of teachers and students. The success of visual approaches, in particular node-link mapping, in education led to applications in counseling starting in 1989.

Regional Training #3: Effective Strategies for Supervising Specialized Offender Populations

Promote healing, enhance public safety, and reduce recidivism in your role as a tribal probation officer. During this training, you will explore strengths-based supervision strategies and case management skills for the following populations on probation: probationers with mental illness, alcohol and substance abuse addiction, and domestic violence offenses. Engage in a variety of activities to enhance your ability to effectively case manage high risk populations. Examine strategies for multi-disciplinary team building to support tribal probation.

Regional Training #1: Tribal Probation Training Series: Strenghths-Based Approaches to Supervising High Risk Offenders

This training will provide tribal probation officers with insight on the unique needs of specialized offender populations including mentally ill, alcohol and substance abusing offenders, and domestic violence offenders. Tips, tools, and techinques for effective case management of these populations will be explored, and participants will have the opportunity to practice skills through hands-on training, interactive scenarios, and role plays.

2016 Tribal Probation Academy - Session III

The Basic Tribal Probation Academy (TPA)* is a comprehensive training academy that provides foundational knowledge and practical, skill-based training infused with cultural awareness through traditional, evidence-based and alternative approaches to community supervision. The Academy continues to evolve by incorporating new examples, case studies and growing field expertise of faculty to complement and enhance delivery of the core curriculum. Training is presented using hands-on and interactive learning, role plays, and scenarios. This enables the students to readily apply the knowledge and skills gained in each session.