Addressing Histories of Trauma and Victimization Through Treatment

About the Course:

Women in jail have often been the victims of physical or sexual abuse in childhood and/or adulthood. Consistent with the finding that most women with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders have histories of abuse, trauma histories can be considered the norm among women with co-occurring disorders in jail. This publication focuses on addressing histories of trauma and victimization through treatment.


The GAINS Center

Publication Date:

September, 2002


Colleen Clark, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Colleen Clark, Ph.D., is associated with the National GAINS Center for People With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System, a national center for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about addressing histories of trauma and victimization in justice-involved women. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the definition of and need for trauma-sensitive treatment in jail settings.

  2. Describe recommended methods for assessing a woman’s history of trauma and abuse.

  3. Identify key components of trauma-specific service planning and treatment approaches.

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Course Number: 101289
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 0.5cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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