The Public Safety Realignment Program provides trainings in research-supported models that are relevant to the successful implementation of AB109/AB117. Trainings are designed for mental health and substance use providers and leadership in county behavioral health agencies, community-based organizations, and correctional settings.
For more information about our trainings, please contact Dr. Karen Kurasaki at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This six-hour training covers general trauma-informed care, and the Seeking Safety model and its implementation. The training offers a particular focus on treating persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders and a criminal justice history.
The passage of AB 109 generated an unexpected need for treating sex offenders in the public mental health system. For public mental health agencies and their community-based partners that have not historically served this special population, this raises many unanswered questions related to what are the best approaches for assessment and treatment for persons with a past sex offense, and what organizational changes are needed to adequately serve sex offenders while maintaining the safety of other clients and staff.