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The Theme for the 9th Edition of Advancing Corrections will be on the Treatment & Management of the Mentally Ill and Mentally Unwell in Corrections. It is well accepted that Prisons have now become the New Asylums. In Community Corrections, dealing with the intensity and multiplicity of needs of the mentally ill has become both incredibly difficult to coordinate and exceedingly draining of resources. Correctional staff have had to become experts in working not just with criminality but with individuals suffering from a whole range of mental disorders. In this Edition, we want to hear from both researchers and practitioners about how corrections systems have stepped up to face this pervasive issue. We welcome both evidence and practice-informed discussions of how we can work more effectively with the mentally ill and mentally unwell within correctional settings. The focus of papers can range from:
In summary, what we are looking for are examples that have direct and practical application in improving corrections operations and effectiveness for dealing with the mentally ill, either in the prison or the community context.
(140.86 KB) | 2. October 2019 | Author: Frank J. Porporino, Ph.D. Chair ICPA R&D Network & Editor, Advancing CorrectionsDownload