Trauma-Informed Care in the Criminal Justice System

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

1 Hour | 1 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Trauma-Informed Care in the Criminal Justice System is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD.

Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a strength-based approach and framework designed to better understand, recognize, and minimize the potential of traumatizing or re-traumatizing the client or care provider. This approach to care is built upon the recognition of trauma symptoms and acknowledgment of their potential consequences across the lifespan. Viable in diverse settings from health care to education systems, trauma-informed care is particularly promising in the criminal justice system, where clients are at substantially greater risk for previous traumatic experiences than the general population.

Here, trauma-informed care holds the potential to improve treatment outcomes, decrease the likelihood of future criminal behaviors, and increase the safety of the broader community. Designed for professionals working in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings, this training serves as an introduction to trauma-informed care. Empirically based research findings are highlighted throughout this program.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the causes, symptoms, and red flag indicators of trauma

Describe the role of trauma in the manifestation of criminal behavior

Describe the principles of the trauma-informed care model

Describe the potential of trauma-informed care in the criminal justice system

Describe relevant recent research findings


Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST...

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