Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Greenfield, MA Public Safety Through Treatment: A New Direction for County Corrections Levin Schwartz, LICSW SOCIAL WORK VOICE | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 11 Amid a national opioid epidemic, the political context continues to lean toward the over incarceration of people struggling with addiction and mental health. Typically, people are sent to facilities ill-equipped to intervene… Continue reading Public Safety Through Treatment: A New Direction for County Corrections
Hi all, I have been thinking a lot about how ACT can be applied in various aspects of social work. It is very clear to me that ACT can be a powerful tool to affect behavioral change in multiple contexts. The most obvious is in individual and group psychotherapy. There has been a tremendous amount… Continue reading Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Case Work
This webinar was completed for the Council of State Governments and the National Reentry Resource Center. Scaffolded by the functions and modes of DBT, and an overarching paradigm of contextual behavioral therapies, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Greenfield MA has implemented an evidence based clinical reentry program.
Check out this article featuring Dr. Ruth Potee. She is an incredibly kind, intelligent and driven person whom I have the pleasure to work with at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Go Public Radio! One Remarkable Doctor Who's Fighting Opioid Addiction in Smalltown Massachusetts By RICH FISHER • JUL 2, 2018
Happy to have our local news center picking up the story. I would like to encourage all people covering stories like this to consider language that does not disenfranchise people stuck in the cycle of addiction and incarceration. Thanks News Center 22! https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/franklin-county/franklin-county-jail-helps-inmates-recover-from-drug-addictions/1265713304
This is a piece that Chris James, CNN Producer (Beme News), completed after visiting our facility. Published on Jun 21, 2018 https://youtu.be/xXN42gxbghE
DBT and ACT in a Correctional Facility My team has taken great strides in the past five years and I am continuously impressed and motivated by both my colleagues and the complexity of our pursuit; reducing recidivism by enhancing our client’s capacities to attain, make stronger, and generalize the skills they need in-order to pursue… Continue reading Reflections on clinical reentry programs behind the walls