System of Care for Formerly Incarcerated Dads (2 CE)
This course is for: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Addiction Counselors
Course by Helen Hinton, LPCC
Content by: Dion, R., Azur, M., Morzuch, M. & LaFlair, L. (2019). Creating a trauma-informed system of care for formerly incarcerated dads. OPRE Report Number 2019-62. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Course Description: Responsible Fatherhood (RF) program providers endeavor to serve fathers who are in the process of transitioning from incarcerated settings to post-release environments. Incarcerated men frequently endure traumatic experiences inclusive of, but not limited to, sexual assault, physical assault, and complicated grief and loss. These events commonly have a negative impact on these individuals in post-release environments. Consequently, these experiences can serve as contributory factors that exacerbate, or lead to, the development of mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and other related issues. The culmination of these disorders and additional contributing factors can hinder successful familial and community reintegration. Responsible Fatherhood program providers can effectively support fathers by developing and implementing a trauma-informed system of care to assist these individuals with transitioning post-release.
- Identify key elements for establishing an organizational commitment to a trauma-informed system of care
- Describe successful training methods for RF staff pertaining to trauma awareness and response
- Understand trauma-informed principles and practices that foster healing and prevent additional trauma
- Describe the resources and evidence-based practices for trauma-specific training, screening, assessment, and services
- Awareness and support for establishing and maintaining an organizational commitment to a trauma-informed system of care
- Formal and informal trauma-informed and trauma-specific training methods and approaches
- Key principles for facilitating healing and preventing additional trauma
- Participant screening and referral to clinical and/or other support services
- Evidence-based practices and resources for organizational assessment and implementation, trauma screening and assessment, and trauma specific services