Nearly all incarcerated individuals have experienced trauma, and many meet criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder. Untreated PTSD increases risk for drug and alcohol use problems following release, contributing to a cycle of trauma, addiction, and incarceration that has been well-documented. This session will summarize current research on trauma prevalence and sequelae, describe best practices for treatment of PTSD, and discuss implementation considerations and strategies to support PTSD treatment uptake in correctional settings.
- Review the prevalence rates of trauma and PTSD among people who are incarcerated
- Summarize best practices for treatment of PTSD and how they can be implemented in correctional settings
- Discuss strategies to support evidence-based PTSD treatment uptake in corrections