Using Storytelling, Film, and Role Play with Incarcerated Women

Abstract: 

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.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Dr. Cheryl Burleigh
Dr. Nola Veazie
Dr. Elizabeth Johnston
Year of Publication: 
2018
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Counselor, The Magazine for Addiction & Behavioral Health Professionals
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
6
Section: 
Feature Articles
Pages: 
31-37
Publisher: 
A Health Communications, Inc. Publication
Date Published: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Place Published: 
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Publication Language: 
English
ISSN Number: 
ISSN 1047-7314
Editors: 
Leah Honarbakhsh
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