Community Based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-Involved Individuals (For Social Workers)

$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning

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CE Course Description

Individuals with behavioral health issues are overrepresented in jails and prisons across the United States.  Most of these individuals return to their communities, families, and social networks and subsequently require community-based behavioral and physical health care services.  This CE course explores the principles that provide a foundation for realizing a quality, community-based behavioral health treatment system that is responsive to all individuals with mental and substance use disorders and skilled in serving those with histories of justice involvement.

Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide.  HHS Publication No. SMA-19-5097.  Rockville, MD: Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation.  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2019.

References / Contributions by:

Lowencamp, C., VanNostrand, M., & Holsinger, A.  (2013).  The hidden costs of pre-trial detention.

Lurigio, A. J.  (2011).  People with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system: Causes, consequences, and correctives.  The Prison Journal, 91(3), 66S-86S.

Collins, S. E., Lonczak, H. S., & Clifasefe, S. L.  (2017).  Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD): Program effects on recidivism outcomes.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 64, 49-56.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Compare four evidence-based programs in mental health treatment for justice-involved individuals.

2.  Differentiate between the three Risk-Needs-Responsivity principles.

3.  Identify which criminogenic risk factor poses a static risk of the client lacking self-control or becoming aggressive.

4.  List the eight major criminogenic risk factors associated with committing future crimes.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  The Eight Principles

2.  Frequently Asked Questions

a.  Criminal Justice

b.  Collaboration

c.  Providing Optimal Health Services

d.  Disparate Outcomes



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, 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: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 'General' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2019-12-02

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