Council of State Governments Justice Center Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
- Wondering whether a mental health court might be right for your jurisdiction?
- Starting a mental health court and want guidance?
- Facing a particular challenge in an existing mental health court program?
- Joining a mental health court team?
Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum can help!
Featuring online components and live group activities, this free multimedia curriculum is the first single resource with the information teams need to start, maintain, or just learn about mental health courts based on research and best practices from the field.
Organized into freestanding modules, it can easily be customized for users’ specific learning needs and time considerations. Its multimedia content includes interviews with researchers, judges, court managers, program coordinators, treatment providers, probation officers, and other experts. A multi-part video follows a real mental health court team through common situations.
Developing a Mental Health Court is a crucial one-stop resource for judges, attorneys, mental health and substance abuse treatment providers and administrators, court managers, judicial educators, probation and law enforcement officers, and many others. It can be used by those interested in starting new mental health courts or retooling programs already in operation. Individuals joining existing programs will also find it helpful.
While the full curriculum is designed to take about 32 hours, groups can also use portions of the curriculum to complement their existing knowledge. Extensive resources are available on the curriculum website to help users make the most of the curriculum and to guide training coordinators and facilitators.
The curriculum was created by the Council of State Governments Justice Center with the support of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and in partnership with the National Center for State Courts, SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, the National Judicial College, and the Center for Court Innovation.
Developing a Mental Health Court is available at http://learning.csgjusticecenter.org/.
If you are interested in CSG Justice Center assistance with using Developing a Mental Health Court, please contact at: http://learning.csgjusticecenter.org/?page_id=45.
To view a webinar introducing this new resource visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCXtMR-WFNA&feature=youtu.be.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Offender Populations
This course is a cross-disciplinary training designed to increase knowledge and awareness of MAT, its application, and its effectiveness in the treatment for opioid addiction and alcoholism. It includes information specific to the use of medications to support addiction recovery among the offender population, especially as they re-enter and access community-based treatment.
Those successfully completing this 3-module curriculum are eligible to receive 3 continuing education hours (CEHs) issued by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals.
It can be found on the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment website: www.rsat-tta.com.
What is the National Drug Court Online Learning System?
The Online Learning System is an easy-to-use series of lessons on a wide array of topics relevant to adult drug courts. It offers educational material that can be used by drug court practitioners anywhere, with particular benefit to rural jurisdictions. Through the Online Learning System, you can learn from national experts about:
- psychopharmacology of addiction
- sanctions and incentives
- cultural competency
- integration of treatment with the court system
Why use the Online Learning System?
- It’s free.
- It gives you immediate access to the experience and knowledge of national experts, including interviews with practitioners and guided tours of drug courts across the U.S.
- It offers the most up-to-date information about this constantly changing field, including a comprehensive resource library.
- You can learn at your own pace.
- It’s fun and easy to use, with interactive online quizzes to gauge your progress.
- The system furthers the mission of the Bureau of Justice Assistance to reduce recidivism and improve drug court outcomes.
For more information: http://drugcourtsonline.org/
Policy Research Associates
- Sequential Intercept Mapping for Adult and Juvenile Justice Systems
- Sequential Intercept Mapping Facilitator Training
- SOAR Stepping Stones to Recovery
- SOAR Stepping Stones to Recovery Train-the Trainer
- Transforming Systems & Services: Strategic Planning
- Consumer Integration in Policy & Program Development
- Suicide Prevention Training for Community Corrections Professionals
- Suicide Prevention: Ethical Issues for Attorneys
- How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice Responses
- Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice
- Crisis Intervention Teams for Youth
SAMHSA Training Resources
SAMHSA provides various training resources for substance abuse and mental health.