Working with the Violent Offender in the Community

Date: April 2, 2020 Price: $70.00 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm CEUs: 6.0 Class Type: Classroom
Level: Intermediate-Advanced Instructor: Brenda Westberry, MS Domain(s): 1,2,4,5,19,12 Domain Chart

This training is being offered by: 

The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI


Why do people behave so violently in our society? Individuals act aggressively due in part to the circumstances they are in, lifelong patterns of learning, socialization and biological factors. The criminal justice system houses many violent offenders who are released into the community while participating in outpatient treatment and services. There are violent risk factors that perpetuate the violent offender's actions within and outside of corrections leading to communities who are at risk for the consequences of those violent actions.

In this training, participants will explore strategies for working with the violent offender and the mentally ill offender in the criminal justice system. Specific attention will be given to the supervision of both types of offenders within the community setting.

Continuing Education Credits:

Social Worker CEUsDetermination of 6.0 National Association of Social Workers credits are pending.

Chemical Dependency Professionals CEUsThis training has been approved by the RI Certification Board for 6.0 continuing education credits (The RICB is an IC&RC affiliate).

Mental Health Counselors CEUsDetermination of 6.0 RI Mental Health Counselors Association are pending.

Please Note: A pre-test is required to be taken before the training. In order to receive a training certificate, each participant must complete a post-test, and training evaluation within ten (10) days of completing the training.  Instructions will be provided to the email address that you register with. Thank you.