This course covers two areas that are very critical in corrections – Substance Abuse and Contraband.
The morning session will focus on the fact that the correctional setting is a mental health provider for the underserved populations that are cared for inside their walls. Correctional settings have also turned into detox and treatment facilities for substance abuse disorders and dependence issues. Providing adequate mental health and substance abuse services in the correctional setting can be a unique obstacle for the institutions and jails to navigate. The first question a correctional professional might ask themselves is how does the addiction happen in the first place? The answer is different for each person. In this session a wide variety of substances will be covered, specific correctional setting complications will be explored, and the attendees will learn what to do when dealing with someone under the influence.
In the afternoon the instructors will cover the critical component of maintaining the safety of those within the correctional facility. The instructors will focus on methods that contraband is entering our facilities and techniques that can be used to detect that prior to entry as well as through cell searches.