DSW Candidate – Jordan Geenen, LCADC, CSW, 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

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Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Addressing Treatment Disparities Among Dually Diagnosed Offenders in Treatment-Based Diversion Programs: Developing a Culturally Responsive Trauma Intervention

DSW Candidate – Jordan Geenen, LCADC, CSW

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


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Description

Addressing Treatment Disparities Among Dually Diagnosed Offenders in Treatment-Based Diversion Programs: Developing a Culturally Responsive Trauma Intervention

Treatment-based diversion programs, such as Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Treatment Court, redirect individuals who have substance use or mental health disorders away from the criminal justice system and into community-based treatment. Most participants in treatment-based diversion programs are dually diagnosed offenders (DDOs), or offenders with comorbid mental health and substance use disorders. In addition to being overrepresented in the criminal justice system, DDOs have significantly worse treatment outcomes than diversion program participants without comorbid disorders, including lower rates of graduation and higher rates of recidivism.

This capstone presentation will focus on addressing treatment disparities among DDOs in treatment-based diversion programs, with an emphasis on racial minority offenders. Learners will hear about the barriers and facilitators to positive treatment outcomes for DDOs, how the socio-ecological model can be used to conceptualize the multi-dimensional factors that influence treatment outcomes, the relationship between racism, trauma, and substance use, and how to implement the Healing Us from Racial Trauma (HURT) intervention to help racial minority DDOs process and cope with racial trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the barriers and facilitators to positive treatment outcomes for dually diagnosed offenders in treatment-based diversion programs.
  2. Participants will be able to utilize the socio-ecological model to describe treatment disparities among minority DDOs in treatment-based diversion programs.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the relationship between racism, trauma, and substance use, as highlighted by the HURT model.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.

 

Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.