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731.Th From Behind the Wall and Beyond: Working with Men in the Criminal Justice System

Males are born into a society that treats them differently than females from birth with a distinct set of operative rules that severely curtail permissible emotional expression. This is especially true for men involved in the criminal justice (CJ)system. Most traditional treatment models have aimed at "breaking men down", and have failed and often re-traumatized men. The impact of male socialization and trauma must be considered when working with men in the CJ system who seek or need behavioral health treatment. This presentation guides practitioners to deliver a trauma-informed approach that acknowledges the struggles and strengths of men in the CJ system.
•Describe the impact of male socialization and trauma on a man's treatment experience;
•Conceptualize a case study from a male responsive trauma-informed framework; and
•Design intervention strategies to address specific areas of need in working with men in the CJ system to enhance engagement & success.

Starts: Jun. 7, 2018 12:00 am
Ends: Jun. 7, 2018 12:00 am
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June 7, 2018
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