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Introduction to Core Correctional Practices & Principles of Effective Interventions

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CE Credits: 1.5 Credits
Length: 1.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: Corrections
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
Evidence-based practices are a set of practices, principles, and treatments that improve outcomes and reduce recidivism among persons in the justice system. This introductory training explores foundational concepts underlying core correctional practices and effective interventions. By taking this training, you will gain a better understanding of how evidence-based practices are developed, how staff attitudes and beliefs can influence such practices, and how to assess which techniques line staff can learn to facilitate changes at the individual, group, and environmental levels.
Trainer Biography
Faye S. Taxman, Ph.D. is a University Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Department and Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence at George Mason University. Dr. Taxman is recognized for her work in the development of the seamless systems of care models that link the criminal justice with other service delivery systems as well as reengineering probation and parole supervision services, and organizational change models. Her work covers the breadth of the correctional system from jails and prisons to community corrections and adult and juvenile offenders, including all types of interventions and system improvement factors. She has had numerous grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Bureau of Justice Assistance. Dr. Taxman has published over 125 articles and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • List the components of core correctional practices
  • Identify how to establish a practice or policy as evidence-based
  • Understand how staff attitudes and beliefs can influence evidence-based practices
  • Assess what techniques facilitate changes at the individual, group, and environmental level

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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