The treatment of female Drug Court participants is rarely addressed as a stand-alone issue in judicial education programs and trainings for Drug Court professionals. Judicial education programs must take a comprehensive look at women and trauma to successfully treat substance abusing women who have been victimized by sexual and physical violence.
This Web course provides an in-depth look at dealing specifically with women, trauma, and substance abuse.
This course will instruct participants in:
- The high rate of substance abuse among women who were sexually abused as children and/or adults
- The nexus between sexual abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse
- The essential components of a drug treatment program that is effective for traumatized women
- The failure rate of women in non-specialized programs
- How to evaluate the efficacy for women of the drug treatment programs utilized by their court and require these programs to provide the necessary services
Aspects of the model curricula:
- NJEP’s curriculum is available at no charge for a variety of uses: it can be utilized as the basis for in-person trainings and webinars or reviewed by individuals online.
- The curriculum consists of:
- A faculty manual for teachers
- A Power Point presentation with suggested commentary
- Exercises for participants
- Handouts for participants
- The curriculum can be adapted to local laws and practices