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The 2002 Mental Health Strategy For Women Offenders

Jane Laishes
Mental Health, Health Services
2002

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The author wishes to express her gratitude to all internal and external stakeholders for their input and feedback during consultations on the revision of the Strategy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS SINCE THE 1997 STRATEGY

OVERVIEW OF WOMEN OFFENDERS IN CSC

NEED FOR A WOMEN SPECIFIC MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY FOR WOMEN OFFENDERS

GOAL OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR WOMEN OFFENDERS

KEY PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING THE DELIVERY OF MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR WOMEN OFFENDERS

ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL TO THE DELIVERY OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR WOMEN OFFENDERS

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: CONTINUUM OF CARE

MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAMS AND INTERVENTIONS

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

GAPS TO BE ADDRESSED

CONCLUSION

APPENDICES


APPENDIX A, SUMMARY OF THE CSC REPORTS USED TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTENSIVE INTERVENTION STRATEGY (IIS)

APPENDIX B, OVERVIEW OF WOMEN OFFENDERS IN CSC

APPENDIX C, FEDERAL WOMEN'S CORRECTIONS HISTORY OF EVENTS

APPENDIX D, GENDER DIFFERENCES WITH RESPECT TO MENTAL HEALTH

APPENDIX E, MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OF INCARCERATED WOMEN COMPARED TO COMMUNITY SAMPLES

APPENDIX F, RELEVANT POLICY CONSIDERATIONS

APPENDIX G, COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 800 - HEALTH SERVICES

APPENDIX H, COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 850 - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

APPENDIX I, COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 840 - PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

APPENDIX J, COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 702 - ABORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

APPENDIX K, COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 843 - PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE TO SUICIDE AND SELF-INJURY

APPENDIX L, WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH CONTINUUM OF CARE

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