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Mental Health And Crisis Interventions In Criminal Justice

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Students will learn about human services delivery, crisis intervention, and mental health services within the criminal justice system. Students explore the skills associated with crisis intervention and mental health services and how they are applied in the field. Strategies for providing services to various populations in the criminal justice system also are examined.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Family Systems in Crisis

    • Describe the effect of family systems in crisis on the criminal justice system.
    • Analyze the role of criminal justice professionals in providing mental health services and crisis intervention to individuals and families in crisis.
    • Identify the applied intervention strategies for families in crisis utilized by criminal justice professionals.
    • Identify types of family systems in crisis.

    Critical Incidents, Emergency Preparedness, and Crisis Intervention

    • Identify the various types of critical incidents and their physical, financial, and societal effect on victims, first responders, and communities.
    • Analyze the psychological effect on victims, first responders, and communities from critical incidents.
    • Describe crisis intervention strategies for criminal justice professionals responding to critical incidents and inter-agency coordination initiatives.
    • Develop a comprehensive crisis intervention plan of action for responding to critical incidents from a criminal justice perspective.

    Human Services and Criminal Justice

    • Describe human service delivery, mental health services, and crisis intervention within the criminal justice system.
    • Identify characteristics necessary to effectively deliver mental health and crisis intervention services.
    • Explain the role of government in promoting crisis intervention and mental health services.

    Law Enforcement as First-Line Service Providers

    • Describe the role that law enforcement officers play as first-line service providers of mental health and crisis intervention.
    • Identify the typical calls for service that involve mental health services and crisis intervention.
    • Analyze the crisis intervention and mental health services strategies utilized by law enforcement.

    Mental Health and Addictions

    • Describe characteristics of mental health issues and mental health disorders.
    • Describe characteristics of addiction and substance abuse.
    • Assess the relationship between addition and crime.
    • Analyze the role of criminal justice professionals in providing intervention and rehabilitation to substance abuse offenders and persons with mental illness.
    • Identify the applied intervention and rehabilitation strategies utilized by criminal justice professionals.
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