Helping Women Recover, Correctional Package, A Program for Treating Addiction, Special Edition for Use in Correctional Settings (Package includes Facilitator's Guide and A Woman's Journal)

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A Step-by-Step Guide to a Powerful Process for Working with Substance Abusing Women in Correctional Settings

While there is a wealth of material available for the treatment of substance abuse, most of the information is based on research focused on men-not women. Helping Women Recover is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of substance abusing women. Created for use with women's groups in a variety of correctional settings, Helping Women Recover offers mental health ...

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Overview

A Step-by-Step Guide to a Powerful Process for Working with Substance Abusing Women in Correctional Settings

While there is a wealth of material available for the treatment of substance abuse, most of the information is based on research focused on men-not women. Helping Women Recover is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of substance abusing women. Created for use with women's groups in a variety of correctional settings, Helping Women Recover offers mental health professionals, corrections personnel, and program administrators the tools they need to implement this highly effective program.

"An important contribution to the tools available to corrections personnel in working with women with addictions. With its superb Facilitator's Guide it provides a unique, comprehensive, and realistic approach to recovery. It fills a huge gap in the criminal justice system by offering a framework for gender-specific programming. As part of a drug and alcohol treatment program in prisons, jails, and community corrections, it will significantly aid staff in presenting material in an appropriate and sensitive manner."—Martin F. Horn, secretary of corrections, Department of Corrections, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

"A clear and comprehensive guide. Covington provides addiction professionals with a precise and detailed curriculum based on her knowledge, caring, and years of experience addressing the special needs of addicted women."—Monessa Overby, vice president, clinical services, Betty Ford Center

"An excellent tool for integrating women's issues with relapse prevention therapy. Helping Women Recover is practical and easy to use and helps guide clinicians to work on the deeper recovery issues with addicted women."—Terence T. Gorski, founder, clinical director, National Relapse Prevention Certification School

"A comprehensive, practical, and extraordinarily valuable guide for anyone involved in creating, implementing, or facilitating women's treatment programs."—Janet L. Surrey, founding scholar, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Stone Center, Wellesley College

"Practitioners, researchers, and institutional- and community-based staff will benefit from reading and applying the theoretical and practical perspectives of Helping Women Recover. Frankly, it is refreshing to read information of this caliber that is based on experiences of working with women offenders."—Mary V. Leftridge Byrd, superintendent, Department of Corrections, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

"For the first time, Stephanie Covington's Helping Women Recover addresses the real issues underlying female criminality. The curriculum is based on sound theories about women's psychosocial development and experiences and is designed for a variety of criminal justice settings. The curriculum is restorative in nature, providing meaningful ways for each woman to find her own 'right path'."—Anne McDiarmid, criminal justice consultant, St. Paul, Minnesota

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"Practitioners, researchers, and institutional- and community-based staff will benefit from reading and applying the theoretical and practical perspectives of Helping Women Recover. Frankly, it is refreshing to read information of this caliber that is based on experiences of working with women offAnders." (Mary V. Leftridge Byrd, superintAndent, Department of Corrections, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)

"For the first time, Stephanie Covington's Helping Women Recover addresses the real issues underlying female criminality. The curriculum is based on sound theories about women's psychosocial development and experiences and is designed for a variety of criminal justice settings. The curriculum is restorative in nature, providing meaningful ways for each woman to find her own 'right path'." (Anne McDiarmid, criminal justice consultant, St. Paul, Minnesota)

"A clear and comprehensive guide. Covington provides addiction professionals with a precise and detailed curriculum based on her knowledge, caring, and years of experience addressing the special needs of addicted women." (Monessa Overby, vice president, clinical services, Betty Ford Center)

"An excellent tool for integrating women's issues with relapse prevention therapy. Helping Women Recover is practical and easy to use and helps guide clinicians to work on the deeper recovery issues with addicted women." (Terence T. Gorski, founder, clinical director, National Relapse Prevention Certification School)

"A comprehensive, practical, and extraordinarily valuable guide for anyone involved in creating, implementing, or facilitating women's treatment programs." (Janet L. Surrey, founding scholar, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Stone Center, Wellesley College)

"An important contribution to the tools available to corrections personnel in working with women with addictions. With its superb Facilitator's Guide it provides a unique, comprehensive, and realistic approach to recovery. It fills a huge gap in the criminal justice system by offering a framework for gAnder-specific programming. As part of a drug and alcohol treatment program in prisons, jails, and community corrections, it will significantly aid staff in presenting material in an appropriate and sensitive manner." (Martin F. Horn, secretary of corrections, Department of Corrections, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)

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Drawing on two decades of experience as a clinician, trainer, academic, and organizational consultant (including the treatment program at the Betty Ford Center), Covington has developed a program that integrates theories of addiction, women's psychological development, and trauma. The is a step-by-step manual for group facilitators who will lead participants through a 17- session program. It is complemented by which is used by each participant as a workbook for her journey through the program and a diary of her progress. Three-ring binder format. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787946098
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/5/1999
  • Edition description: RINGBOUND
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 11.66 (w) x 11.56 (h) x 2.99 (d)

Meet the Author

STEPHANIE S. COVINGTON, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. is a nationally recognized clinician, author, and organizational consultant noted for her pioneering work on women's issues. Using a whole systems approach with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, she is facilitating change in women's institutions, designing women's programs, and providing staff training and development. Her other consulting work includes the North Carolina Department of Mental Health, the National Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention, and the National Institute of Corrections.
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