Using Storytelling, Film, and Role Play with Incarcerated Women
Helping incarcerated women overcome addiction is one of the most challenging feats for addiction counselors and behavioral health professionals. Incarcerated women report a history of trauma and abuse at a much higher rate than the general population (O’Brien, 2002). As a result, increased numbers of female offenders in the criminal justice system suffer from addiction and have experienced trauma (Sydney, 2005). To assist incarcerated women who have experienced trauma, addiction counselors and behavioral health professionals employ a number of trauma-informed interventions and other techniques to ameliorate the problem.
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