Working with Female Probationers: Advanced Skill Practice, 8 hours
This skills course covers a variety of issues specific to women and girls on probation: substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, self-care, building a peer support group, and mental health challenges. Case studies and real-life scenarios are effective as practice vehicles to help probation officers build more competency in understanding and becoming more skilled at working effectively interviewing, building, and maintaining a strong professional alliance with women of all ages. Particular and careful attention is paid to cultural differences and the impact of physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and weak problem-solving skills. This is an evidence-based skills course.