Components of Tribal Healing Wellness Courts

$12.00 | CEU Hours:4.00 | Intermediate


CEU Course Description

This CEU course provides an overview of Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and discusses the history of the drug court movement and the adaptation of the drug court model for tribal justice systems.  In addition, the critical issues and challenges faced by Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, including the challenge of incorporating tribal customs and traditions, addressing the high volume of alcohol abuse cases, and addressing jurisdictional and resource limitations will be looked at.  Finally, current guidelines as well as key issues in developing treatment, developing a Tribal Wellness Court treatment program, adapting treatment program components, identifying special considerations regarding treatment services, and evaluating strategies for maintaining sobriety / relapse prevention will be examined.

Author:  Thomas, J., Garrow, C., and Sekaquaptewa, P.  (2014, May).  Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts: The Key Components.  Tribal Law and Policy Institute, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.

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CEU Course Objectives

1.  Evaluate which articles in the participant’s case file the Tribal Wellness Court team should properly review before deciding on acceptance of an individual as a participant.

2.  Explain the Tribal Healing to Wellness Court / drug court model.

3.  Consider, in addition to screening for alcohol and drug abuse, which intake processes treatment professionals recommend performing.

4.  Rank the items that should be taken into account for a participant’s individualized treatment plan.

5.  Identify three specific objectives of Tribal Healing to Wellness Court.

6.  Describe the timeframe that provides a window of opportunity for intervening and emphasizing the value of alcohol and drug abuse treatment.


CEU Outline with Main Points

1.  Individual and Community Healing Focus

2.  Referral Points and Legal Process

3.  Screening and Eligibility

4.  Treatment and Rehabilitation

5.  Intensive Supervision

6.  Incentives and Sanctions

7.  Judicial Interaction

8.  Monitoring and Evaluation

9.  Continuing Interdisciplinary and Community Education

10.  Team Interaction



Date Added: 2017-12-28

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