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Substance Abuse Community: Helping Women Re-enter The Community After Incarceration

1. If a woman is engaged in a substance use treatment program while incarcerated, which of the following showed take place post-release?  

A. The women should receive services within 24 to 72 hours after release.

B. The women should receive services within 1 to 2 weeks after release.

C. The women should receive services within 2 to 4 weeks after release.

D. The women should receive services within 1 to 2 months after release.


2. A fellow health care professional has questions regarding treatment approaches for justice-involved women. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?

A. MAT is considered a best practice for treating pregnant women.

B. MAT should not be used to treat pregnant women.

C. Harm reduction is a specific treatment for women over the age of 18.

D. Harm reduction is a specific treatment for women under the age of 18.


3. If an appointment with a mental health provider is not immediately available after a women is released from incarceration, health care professionals should ensure which of the following?

A. The woman is able to obtain sufficient amounts of any prescribed medication to last for 24 hours.

B. The woman is able to obtain sufficient amounts of any prescribed medication to last for 48 hours.

C. The woman is able to obtain sufficient amounts of any prescribed medication to last for only 72 hours.

D. The woman is able to obtain sufficient amounts of any prescribed medication to last until the scheduled appointment.


4. A fellow health care professional has questions regarding contraceptive services and incarcerated women. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?

A. Health care professionals should only provide short-acting, contraceptive services to incarcerated women prior to reentry.

B. Providing long-acting, reversible contraceptive services to incarcerated women prior to reentry helps them avoid common barriers to contraceptive care in the community.

C. Health care professionals should not offer contraceptive services to incarcerated women.

D. Incarcerated women do not have a choice regarding contraception.


5. How can health care professionals ensure a space is trauma-responsive?

A. Keep doors closed.

B. Offer one seating option.

C. Use dim lighting and keep all windows closed.

D. Have a female provider and/or women-only groups available.


6. A 25-year-old female patient has questions regarding triggers. Which of the following educational points should be expressed to the patient?

A. Women under the age of 25 should not avoid triggers.

B. Women over the age of 25 should not avoid triggers.

C. Triggers do not typically lead to feelings of re-experiencing a past traumatic event.

D. Triggers may lead to flashbacks.


7. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. Trusting relationships do not encourage women to ask for help when they need it.

B. Service providers should not develop a rapport with their clients.

C. It is not necessary for providers to set boundaries with their clients.

D. Motivational interviewing can be used as a trust-building tool for individuals who work with incarcerated or formerly incarcerated women.


8. A fellow health care professional has questions regarding the Adoption and Safe Families Act. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?

A. The Adoption and Safe Families Act calls for states to terminate parental rights for children who have been in foster care 4 of the last 6 months.

B. The Adoption and Safe Families Act calls for states to terminate parental rights for children who have been in foster care 6 of the last 12 months.

C. The Adoption and Safe Families Act calls for states to terminate parental rights for children who have been in foster care 15 of the last 22 months.

D. The Adoption and Safe Families Act informs states that they cannot terminate parental rights for children who have been in foster care for any reason.


9. A 20-year-old female patient has questions regarding self-efficacy. Which of the following educational points should be expressed to the patient?

A. Individuals with higher levels of self-efficacy cannot typically manage challenges well.

B. High self-efficacy is associated with negative outcomes.

C. Low self-efficacy is associated with negative outcomes such as criminal activity.

D. Low self-efficacy is associated with positive outcomes such as graduating college.


10. According to the course, the use of peer specialists has been linked to which of the following outcomes?  

A. Increased psychiatric hospitalizations

B. Increased engagement in treatment

C. Decreased stability

D. A decrease in positive substance use disorder outcomes


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