Date & Time
Monday, October 24, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
427 START NOW: How Skills-Based Therapy Programs Improve Behavioral Problems*

Presenters from the Illinois DOC will describe how the START NOW skills program has reduced disciplinary infractions by 27% and self-reported aggression by 9%. This evidence-informed treatment model is designed to treat incarcerated individuals with mental health issues, behavioral disorders, and associated behavioral problems. START NOW integrates research, theory, and clinical experience, focusing on an accepting and collaborative clinical style. Find out if this approach could work in your facility.

Educational Objectives

  • Explain the successes and challenges of implementing the START NOW skills program in Illinois
  • Name the key components of the START NOW skills program
  • Analyze the data collected from 15 Illinois DOC facilities

Level Intermediate