Community corrections professionals are responsible for working directly with individuals placed on community supervision, some of whom have behavioral health concerns or disorders. Working with individuals on supervision who have a diagnosis of or may have a behavioral health disorder can bring additional challenges. They often have special needs that require intervention for them to succeed on supervision and reduce their likelihood to recidivate. This course is designed for community corrections professionals working in adult and juvenile probation and parole agencies. You will learn about some of the factors related to being on community supervision that can have an impact on persons with behavioral health disorders. You also will review some of the common signs of behavioral health disorders. Finally, you will learn some strategies you can use when supervising persons with these types of disorders to help them access the treatment and resources they need to succeed on supervision and facilitate reductions in recidivism.
This activity is approved for 2.50 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Understanding Behavioral Health Disorders
What Are Behavioral Health Disorders?
Causes of Behavioral Health Disorders
Impact of System Involvement on Symptoms
How Diagnosis Impacts Supervision
Section 3: Common Groups of Behavioral Health Disorders
Common Behavioral Health Disorders
Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Substance Use Disorders
Section 4: Supervising Individuals with Behavioral Health Disorders
Screen and Assess
Collect Information: Potential Sources of Information
Communicate the Expectations
Develop Realistic Case Plans
Address Responsivity Factors
Adjust Supervision Conditions
Communicate with Treatment Providers
Act Quickly Upon Concerns
Respond to Violations
Respond to Success
Section 5: Conclusion
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Malinda Lamb
Malinda Lamb received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2005, with the emphasis in mental health. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), a Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP), an International Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IAADC) and a Sex Offender Treatment Professional (SOTPI). She has worked in a variety of settings in the Midwest including a forensic psychiatric hospital, county jail and community based corrections judicial district. She has provided direct clinical care and treatment to individuals with mental health, substance use and/or sexually based offenses, however she is now in more of an administrative/oversight capacity. Disclosure: Malinda Lamb has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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