May 10, 2021
Presented by Marcelo Cavalheiro, LMFT & David Heffon, NHA
Working with those that are Justice Involved and requiring mental health treatment requires a knowledge base on historical impacts that have led many to incarceration from structural racism within state and federal policies to the philosophical framework of prisons from Foucault. Bringing this to the present day, Telecare implements Recovery Centered Clinical Systems (RCCS) as a guide for the treatment of individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who are returning to their communities after many years in prison environments. Within this framework, we focus on the program culture as a primary intervention to help facilitate recovery. By shifting the program culture to address criminogenic needs, powerful relationships and environments for change can occur, which in turn result in significant reductions in recidivism. There will be opportunities throughout the training for reflection and discussion as to how to make these changes within yourself and your program community.