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New in the Library – Health, Justice, Women (NIC Broadcast)
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If you missed the live broadcast, Health, Justice, Women: Transforming Systems—Changing Lives, on August 15, you can now view the entire taping from the NIC website.

About the broadcast:

Women and girls enter the criminal justice system with distinct and unique health care needs. Most are in their child bearing years, may have children, many are victims of abuse, have a mental health diagnosis, or typically exhibit more misconduct than male offenders. This complex mix of needs affects a system's ability to work effectively as it draws upon a higher percentage of resources to care for female offenders.

During this national discussion held on August 15, 2012, participants explored research, strategies, and resources designed to effect health care practices used with justice-involved women. At the conclusion of this broadcast, participants will be able to: Define and describe the unique health care needs of women involved with the justice system; Apply the public health model to working with justice-involved women in corrections settings; Express the critical role leaders play in creating systems and organizational processes that meet the health care needs of justice-involved women; and Identify strategies, resources, and partnerships that address the health care needs of justice-involved women as they reenter their communities.

Access the full broadcast here.

Posted Wed, Oct 3 2012 8:55 AM by Susan Powell


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