WOMEN IN DRUG TREATMENT COURTS: SEXUAL ASSAULT AS THE UNDERLYING TRAUMA

WOMEN IN DRUG TREATMENT COURTS: SEXUAL ASSAULT AS THE UNDERLYING TRAUMA

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 

Contact Us

OFFICES

16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10016

(212) 925-6635

HelpLine: 212-925-6635 ext. 650

NOTE: We do not take walk-in requests for assistance.
You must make an appointment in advance.

E-MAIL

Request Help: peo@legalmomentum.org

Media Inquiries: pressinfo@legalmomentum.org

Donations and Events: friends@legalmomentum.org

Website Issues/Other Inquiries: info@legalmomentum.org

Sign up for news & action alerts.