OUTLINE THE RATE AND NATURE OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS FOR ADULTS IN CORRECTIONAL SETTINGS.
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This activity addresses module outcome 1. Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to: MO1: Outline the rate and nature of mental health problems for adults in correctional settings. (CO1) MO2: Thoughtfully discuss the adverse impact of correctional settings on youth and adults with mental health problems. (CO3) Once you have completed all assigned readings, discussions, assignments, and other activities, you should be ready to respond to the following three essay questions. For each question, you are to prepare an essay of 500-600 words (not including citations). Questions 1. As has been discussed throughout this course, the behavioral health perspective and the criminal law perspective differ in their recommendations for the design and operation of many elements of criminal justice administration, particularly as they pertain to persons with mental disorders. Drawing upon the resources presented in this course, discuss how proponents of each ideological perspective would respond to the following issues of correctional administration: What factors should be considered in the assignment of institutional housing for persons entering the correctional setting with known pre-existent mental health problems? What factors should be considered in the (re)assignment of institutional housing for persons newly diagnosed with mental health problems while incarcerated? What is the appropriate institutional response to disciplinary infractions committed by persons with mental disorders? What factors should be considered in the recruitment and training of correctional staff whose primary responsibility is correctional security? 2. Law enforcement personnel are typically the initial responders to a call for assistance involving a person with a mental disorder. Often some action is required relative to the mental health status of an identified person. Drawing upon the resources presented in this course, as well as a minimum of two additional peer-reviewed sources, identify, and outline best practices for the nature, extent, and design of general mental health response training for law enforcement recruits during academy training. 3. Most offenders who are sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment will return to the community at some future date. Diverse inmate groups present with differential needs in terms of re-entry planning. Drawing upon the resources presented in this course, as well as a minimum of two additional peer-reviewed sources, identify, and outline best practices for the employment of trauma-informed care in re-entry planning for female offenders with confirmed trauma histories.