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Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

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Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

SKU# 9780826115140

Assessment, Treatment, and Research


  • David W. Springer PhD, LCSW
  • Albert R. Roberts DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE

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Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume!

...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice.
--from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College

From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system.

Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as:

  • Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths
  • Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering
  • Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents
  • The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency
  • Jail mental health services for adults
  • Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories
  • Recidivism prevention
  • Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders
  • Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice

Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 16, 2007
  • Page Count 640
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826115140
  • EISBN 9780826101136

Table of Contents 

, Frederic G. Reamer Preface
    Section I: Introduction
  1. Forensic Social Work in the 21st Century, David W. Springer and Albert R. Roberts

  2. Section II: Forensic Risk Assessment, Roles, and Specialized Practices
  3. Double Jeopardy: Risk Assessment in the Context of Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence, Aron Shlonsky and Colleen Friend
  4. Prevention of Prisoner Sudden Deaths: Safety Guidelines and Suicide Screening Protocols, Kenneth R. Yeager and Albert R. Roberts
  5. Forensic Social Work and Expert Witness Testimony in Child Welfare, Carlton E. Munson
  6. Expert Testimony on Woman Battering and Its Effects, Evan Stark
  7. The Role of the Forensic Social Worker in Developing Mitigation Evidence, John P. Niland
  8. Emerging Trends in Batterer Intervention Programming: Equipping Forensic Workers for Effective Practice, Fred Buttell and Michelle Mohr Carney

  9. Section III: Juvenile Justice Process, Assessment, and Treatment
  10. Treatment Effectiveness With Dually Diagnosed Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Offenders, Kimberly Bender, Johnny S. Kim, and David W. Springer
  11. Forensic Practices and Serving Dually Diagnosed Youth Involved With the Juvenile Justice System, Gerald Landsberg and Jo Rees
  12. Psychopathic Traits in Juveniles, Diana Falkenbach
  13. Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Rolling with Resistance: Motivational Interviewing in Juvenile Justice Settings, Sarah W. Feldstein and Joel I.D. Ginsburg
  14. From Augustus to BARJ: The Evolving Role of Social Work in Juvenile Justice, Jonathan B. Singer
  15. Social Work in Juvenile Courts, Allison Benesch, F. Carole Bryant, and Richard LaVallo
  16. Multisystemic Treatment of Serious Clinical Problems in Youths and Their Families, Scott W. Henggeler, Ashli J. Sheidow, and Terry Lee
  17. Treatment of Mentally Ill Juvenile Offenders, Lisa Rapp-Paglicci
  18. Overrepresentation of African Americans Incarcerated for Delinquency Offences in Juvenile Institutions, James Herbert Williams, Peter S. Hovmand, and Charlotte L. Bright

  19. Section IV: Forensic Services and Programs for Adult Offenders
  20. Drug Courts, Steven Belenko, David DeMatteo, and Nicholas Patapis
  21. Jail Mental Health Services, Diane S. Young
  22. Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Inmates With Histories of Substance Abuse, Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak and Isabel M. Rose
  23. Best Practices with HIV Infected/Affected Incarcerated Women, Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, Michele A. Rountree, and Danielle E. Parrish
  24. Aftercare and Recidivism Prevention, Jose B. Ashford, Bruce D. Sales, and Craig Winston LeCroy

  25. Section V: Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Mediation
  26. Victim-Offender Mediation and Forensic Practice, Marilyn Peterson Armour and Mark S. Umbreit
  27. Restorative Justice: Cultural and Gender Considerations
  28. Posttrauma Intervention: Basic Tasks, Gary Behrman and William H. Reid
  29. Epilogue: Social Work and Criminal Justice? Harris Chaiklin

Author Index
Subject Index