Trauma & Healing in Corrections: "The Impossible Dream?"
Wallace Kirby, Taylar Nuevelle, & Emily Tatro, J.D.
Panelists will share their personal perspectives as survivors of both the criminal justice and mental health systems on the importance of trauma-informed care and healing for people who are or have been incarcerated. In addition to describing the current state of trauma-informed care in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, panelists will share advocacy resources, highlight promising practices in states like Hawaii, and provide an analysis of how advocacy is bringing trauma-informed care to the District of Columbia's jail. Learning Goals and Objectives:
Participants will leave with
An understanding of what trauma-informed care is;
The importance of addressing and preventing trauma in criminal justice settings;
How the principles of trauma-informed care can be adopted by correctional facilities; and
How they can make a difference in their own communities for returning citizens and people who are currently incarcerated.
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