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Title Correctional mental health handbook / Thomas J. Fagan, Robert K. Ax.

Publication Info. Thousand Oaks [Calif.] : Sage Publications, [2003]

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 353 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Administration, organization, and ethics. Mental health in corrections: a model for service delivery. Correctional mental health professionals. Correctional mental health ethics revisited -- pt. 2. Services and programs. Basic mental health services: services and issues. Substance abuse treatment programs in prisons and jails. Managing and treating mentally disordered offenders in jails and prisons. Managing and treating female offenders. Treating and managing sexual offenders and predators. Identifying juvenile offenders with mental health disorders. Other special offender populations -- pt. 3. Training and consultation. Staff services and programs. Staff training: multiple roles for mental health professionals. Mental health professionals as institutional consultants and problem solvers. Research-based practice in corrections: a selective review. A viable future for correctional mental health care.
Summary The Correctional Mental Health Handbook is the first book to offer a comprehensive overview of the services provided by correctional mental health professionals for the various populations found in correctional programs and facilities. Edited by Thomas J. Fagan and Robert K. Ax, experts with over 40 years of correctional mental health experience, this unique handbook is divided into three sections. The first section provides a flexible model for organizing mental health services based on staffing levels, facility mission, and local need. The second section considers typical offender problems.
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Subject Prisoners -- Mental health services -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Prisoners -- Mental health services.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Subject Prisoners -- Mental health services -- U.S. states.
Mental health services.
Mental health services.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Added Author Ax, Robert Kirk, 1952-
Fagan, Thomas J., 1949-
Other Form: Print version: 9780761927532
ISBN 9781452262123 (electronic book)
1452262128 (electronic book)
9781452224947 (ebook)
1452224943 (ebook)
0761927530 (cloth)