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ICPA Standard in Prison Health Training Workshop in Timisoara, Romania

The International Corrections and Prisons Association, in collaboration with the Center for Promoting Lifelong Learning (CPIP) and National Administration of Penitentiaries – Romania, is delighted to invite you to a two-day training workshop on Standards in Prison Health. The training will take place from 30 April to 1 May, 2019, in Timisoara, Romania.

ABOUT THE EVENT

International law recognizes the right of everyone, including people deprived of their liberty, to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. However, in practice, many prisoners receive healthcare of a far inferior standard to that available outside in the community, if they receive treatment at all.

Prisoners with existing healthcare conditions may have their health needs ignored or neglected, and others may develop health problems whilst in prison, thanks to unhealthy and unhygienic prison conditions and poor control of infectious diseases.

Health protection in prisons is a serious public health issue, which states ignore at their peril, as the vast majority of people in prison will return to the community at the end of their sentence.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Prison staff officials working in prisons.

PROGRAMME DRAFT*

Day 1 – 30 April 2019
9:00-9:15 Greetings/Introductions Mr. Mark Andrews, Health through Walls, USA
9:15-9:30 Program Overview Dr. John May, Chair, ICPA Healthcare Network
9:30-10:30 Introduction to the International Correctional Core Standards

(Introduction to ICCS; Discussion of examples of ICCS)

Presentation

Q&A

Dr. Elizabeth Gondles, Director of International Correctional Initiatives, American Correctional Association
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 Introduction to ICCS Care and Program Standards

(Overview of International Correctional Core Standards requirements and
documentation for the provision of inmate care and programs; extensive review of each standard inthese sections)

Presentation

Q&A

Dr. John May, Chair, ICPA Healthcare Network

Dr. Elizabeth Gondles, Director of International Correctional Initiatives, American Correctional Association

12:30-13:30 Lunch break
 13:30-14:45 Care and Program Standards Exercise

(Break into three teams for the care and program standards exercise.  Each team will review three standards and determine areas of compliance or non-compliance/weakness.)

Group Exercise Dr. Elizabeth Gondles, Director of International Correctional Initiatives, American Correctional Association
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-16:15 Institution Exercise Presentations

(Teams will present their findings with one participant speaking and one participant writing the standard on a whiteboard. For each standard there will be a new presenter from the group. Care section wrap-up and post-exercise discussion)

Group Exercise
16:15 Wrap-up
Day 2 – 1 May 2019
9:00-9:45 Responsible Health Care Authority

(Review options of organizational structure, responsibility and interaction with custody and community)

Presentation

Q&A

Dr. Elizabeth Gondles, Director of International Correctional Initiatives, American Correctional Association

Dr. John May, Chair, ICPA Healthcare Network

 9:45-10:30 Basic Services and Levels of Care

(Clinical roles and scope of service within justice systems)

Presentation

Q&A

Dr. John May, Chair, ICPA Healthcare Network
10:30-11:00 Basics of Mental Illness

(Understand components of behavioral health management)

Presentation

Q&A

Dr. Elizabeth Gondles, Director of International Correctional Initiatives, American Correctional Association
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Suicide and Self-Injury Prevention:Group Discussion of Mental Health Challenges

(Participants to break into small groups and share experiences of mental health concerns and strategies in correctional settings)

Group Exercise
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Mandela Rules and Bangkok Rules

(Review the United Nations Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners in the context of care delivery and health standards)

Presentation

Q&A

Dr. John May, Chair, ICPA Healthcare Network

Dr. Elizabeth Gondles, Director of International Correctional Initiatives, American Correctional Association

15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:00 International Declarations and Ethics

(Understand the international guidelines, directives and declarations relevant to the justice-involved populations)

Presentation

Q&A

Dr. John May, Chair, ICPA Healthcare Network

Dr. Elizabeth Gondles, Director of International Correctional Initiatives, American Correctional Association

16:00-16:30 Wrap-Up and Summary
16:30 End of the training

* This is just a draft of the programme. There might be some changes over the course to the event.

PRESENTERS

Dr. Elizabeth Gondles

Elizabeth F. Gondles, Ph.D., has served the last nine presidents of the American Correctional Association as healthcare advisor and now as special issues advisor. Gondles created ACA’s Office of Correctional Health Care. From 1999 to 2003, Gondles was the project director for ACA’s national program on the development of performance-based standards. In addition, she served on the committee for the development of national core jail standards and for the international core standards. She has performed technical assistance and training both in security and treatment. She has served on several ACA committees and subcommittees. Gondles currently serves and directs the national program of healthcare for Certification of Correctional Professionals. In addition, Gondles is one of the founding member of ACA’s Coalition of Correctional Health Authorities (CCHA). She has presented at United Nations conferences on quality correctional management. Dr. Gondles’ has established ACA in international training and technical assistance. Her work in healthcare and in international corrections has contributed significant expansion to ACA through un-restricted educational grants, co-operative agreements, training and accreditation contracts, and fees for certification and other ACA services.

Dr. John May

John May is a physician in Internal Medicine, practicing correctional health care for more than 20 years. He is the co-founder and president of Health through Walls, a non-governmental organization that provides support to prison health programs in low income countries, and Chief Medical Officer of Armor Correctional Health Services in Miami. John is also Chair of the ICPA Healthcare Network.

Mark C. Andrews

Co-founder of Health through Walls, MARK C. ANDREWS graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Masters in Education in the fields of Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. Andrews worked for several years as a counselor with foster children and troubled youth. His main focus has been the study of the prevention of recidivism and promotion of rehabilitation in a counseling setting. His interest in prisoner welfare led him in 2005 to co-found Health through Walls, Inc., and serve as the Secretary/Treasurer as the organization has grown.

Rodica Pana

I was born in Lugoj, Romania  in 1962. I graduated from Colegiul Banatean High School and I studied at West University in Timisoara Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. In 1992 I have open my accounting company and in the same time, together with other 4 friends we build up on NGO working in social fields. Although, I am economist as background, I have always been attracted by the NGO sector, developing programs and projects, teaching and training.In 2004 I start my study in Dialogical training methods, under umbrella of University of Leipzig. In 2005 I founded the Association Center for Promoting Ligelong Learning and until today, together with my team, we are running around 85 European projects on different topics and for different target groups. I am master trainer in Dialogical methods and I developed training programmes and projects on this subject.

FEES & REGISTRATION

The workshop fee is € 200 (€ 150 for ICPA Individual/Professional Members).

The fee includes:

  • Materials;
  • Accommodation;
  • Full board provided during the course of the event;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Certificate of attendance.

Please note that ICPA is not able to cover flights or any other travel fees. Participants have to make these arrangements themselves.

Registration deadline: 20 April 2019

Bear in mind that the capacity of the training is limited to 20 participants and therefore make sure you reserve a seat as early as possible.

Registration process: 1. Download the application form (click on the button below); 2. Fill in your details; 3. Submit it to contacticpa@icpa.org