The Roles of Forensic Social Work in Caring for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

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Jun 15th, 2023
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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People with SMI are treated across settings, including settings with forensic populations or those with people with criminal-legal overlap. As such, multidisciplinary teams work to support these individuals across the entire psychiatric care continuum from crisis services, to courts, to jails, prisons and forensic hospitals and community programs. These individuals have histories of criminal-legal involvement that is either early in their illness course or longstanding, some will have histories of problematic violent or sexual behavior, and many will have co-occurring conditions such as substance use disorders or cognitive and intellectual disability disorders. Among the multidisciplinary staff that plays a significant role in assisting them is the discipline of social workers, and forensic social work is itself an evolving field.  In this webinar, the presenters will describe their professional forensic experiences and discuss the field of forensic social work to help provide additional information to foster best practices for individuals with SMI in the criminal-legal system. 

Jun 15th, 2023
Free
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