Reentry Webinar – #10 Justice-Involved Women: Understanding Trauma and Violence
Offered by: The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
This webinar is part of a series about When Survivors Reenter their Communities after Jail or Prison.
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Mountain Time)
Presenter: Stephanie Covington, Ph.D., LCSW, Center for Gender & Justice (La Jolla, CA)
Description: Due to the increasing number of women in correctional settings, there is a growing recognition of the need for gender-responsive and trauma-informed services due, in large part, to an increasing understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma in their lives. Recognizing that the vast majority of these women will be released, the need for effective programming for incarcerated women is critical in helping them successfully reenter their communities after being released. However, too often the (few) programs that do exist for incarcerated women fail to make the needed connections between abuse, trauma, and subsequent violence.
This webinar will focus on both the violence and aggression – including interpersonal and domestic violence – women have experienced as well as when they have perpetrated. It will be conducted by Stephanie Covington, an internationally renowned trauma expert and trainer. In the webinar, Dr. Covington will introduce a new evidence-based curriculum entitled Beyond Violence which is designed for women who are in criminal justice settings (jails, prisons, and community corrections) with histories of aggression and/or violence. The curriculum addresses the factors that put people at risk for experiencing and/or inflicting violence.
Beyond Violence is the first manualized intervention for women that focuses on anger and utilizes a multi-level approach and a variety of evidence-based therapeutic strategies (i.e., psycho-education, role playing, mindfulness activities, cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and grounding skills for trauma triggers). This four-level model of violence prevention considers the complex interplay between individual, relationship, community, and societal factors. The program is designed to assist women in understanding trauma, the multiple aspects of anger, and emotional regulation.
- Define trauma-informed and gender-responsive services
- Describe the social-ecological model of violence
- Describe the theoretical foundation of Beyond Violence
- Discuss the evidence-base and research on Beyond Violence
- Introduce the Beyond Violence curriculum
Suggested Participants: Anyone currently working with or planning to work with charged, incarcerated, and reentering women and/or victims of battering will benefit from this webinar. This may include community- and system-based advocates, reentry program staff, criminal justice professionals (including probation and parole officers) and community corrections staff.
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