Most women who are incarcerated have experienced gender violence such as intimate partner abuse, rape, sexual assault, harassment and exploitation, human trafficking, and child abuse. Evidence-based psychological interventions are most successful when they use a combination of trauma, feminist, and behavioral techniques in group format. Many women find psychoeducation useful while learning to process, make connections with their own situation, and develop new skills that help them heal.
- Assess five forms of gender violence that survivors in prison display
- Describe psychological interventions that are effective in addressing the gender-related trauma experienced by incarcerated women
- Practice cognitive behavioral skills to reduce anxiety and depression displayed by survivors of interpersonal violence