Trauma-Informed Forensic Practice argues for placing trauma-informed practice and thinking at the heart of forensic services. It is written by forensic practitioners and service users from prison and forensic mental health, youth justice, and social care settings.
It provides a compassionate theoretical framework for understanding the links between trauma and offending. It also gives practical guidance on working with issues that are particularly associated with a history of trauma in forensic settings, such as self-harm and substance use, as well as on working with groups who are particularly vulnerable to trauma, such as those with intellectual disabilities and military veterans. Finally, it considers organisational aspects of delivering trauma-informed care, not just for service users but for the staff who work in challenging and dangerous forensic environments.
The book is the first of its kind to address such a broad range of issues and settings. It is aimed at forensic practitioners who wish to develop their own trauma-informed practice or trauma-responsive services. It also provides an accessible introduction to trauma-informed forensic practice for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|77 pages
Trauma and Offending
chapter 3|25 pages
Trauma-Informed Risk Assessment and Intervention
part Part II|72 pages
part Part III|84 pages
chapter 9|18 pages
“When You Have Got Like Twenty Thousand Thoughts in Your Head, that One Little Thing Can Just Make It All Go Away”
part Part IV|83 pages
chapter 15|15 pages
chapter 16|18 pages
Addressing Trauma with Young Adult Males in Custody
part Part V|97 pages