Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders: Assessment, Treatment, and Research

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David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW, Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 16, 2007 - Psychology - 640 pages

Designated a Doody's Core Title!

Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume!

"...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice."
--from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College

From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system.

Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as:

  • Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths
  • Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering
  • Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents
  • The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency
  • Jail mental health services for adults
  • Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories
  • Recidivism prevention
  • Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders
  • Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice

Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.


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Forensic Risk Assessment Roles and Specialized Practices
Juvenile Justice Process Assessment and Treatment
Forensic Services and Programs for Adult Offenders
Restorative Justice and VictimOffender Mediation
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