Describe about the report prepared to highlight the relevance of special probation and the type of treatment that needs to be provided to people who are in jail?
This report has been prepared to highlight the relevance of special probation and the type of treatment that needs to be provided to people who are in jail. The method that is selected for treating such people is quite different than treating the normal people. This is because; such individuals have no freedom and have more access to the possibilities of relapsing. People, who are in parole need additional assistance to earn livelihood, which becomes a challenge after being released from prison. Besides this, it is also necessary to integrate into the society in the best possible manner (Glaze, and Maruschak, 2008).
This report has been prepared on the process that needs to be followed to help different types of people like the ones who are addicted towards the substance abuses and the others suffering from HIV/AIDS. The experts rendering such services usually analyse the severity of the issue that affects the individual who indulge into substance abuses. This would help in selecting the type of treatment or counselling services that needs to be provided to the members. It is quite important to provide the right type of treatment, as this will help the individual to overcome the problem. Besides this, it would also help in leading a healthy and normal life. In this process, an attempt has been made to develop the best strategies through which the consequences related to the substance abuse treatment can be introduced for different individuals. The type of treatment that needs to be provided to the individual would be decided after analysing the problem that is faced by prisoner. This is quite an important task, and the right steps or measures needs to be taken for handling the challenges. Through such treatment, the experts draft policies to help in increasing self-esteem and identity of the individual who is addicted towards the substance addiction. Due to such a factor, the individual is expected to face financial concerns. This is one of the reasons; the experts counsel with the individuals and find the seriousness of the issue. In this process, the experts and the individual together can face lots of barriers that are related to treatment. It is quite important to overpower the same, as this will help in minimising the impact of the same. Apart from this, the experts will also develop the best strategy through which the addicted individual would be motivated to make the best use of the treatment (McClelland et al., 2004).
Prisoners suffering from dreadful disease like HIV/AIDS impact the confidence of the individual. In this case, it is quite important to help the prisoner to overcome the problem, without being negatively impacted. The role of social workers are well defined, as this will help them in undertaking the task that needs to be performed for helping such prisoners to lead a normal life. In this case, the job performed by the self-formed or self-help groups plays a key role in helping people suffering from HIV/AIDS. In this case, it is necessary to provide the right type of treatment to the patients or prisoners suffering from these dreadful diseases. Also, the supervision methods and conditions needs to be specified in the right manner. This will help in treating the patients in the right manner (Mumola and Karberg, 2007).
In this case, the experts usually face lots of challenges that are associated with the process of providing the accurate treatment that would benefit the patients. In this process, the aftercare services and continuing care services has to be also provided. Such steps have to be taken in the right manner, as the patients and the experts would be benefitted.
In order to provide the right type of treatment, it is necessary to develop the strategy through which the behavioural aspects of the patient can be understood in the right manner. In this case, the information about the problem needs to be gathered by the experts. This also includes sharing few confidentiality issues that causes the problem in the patients. The program is developed on individual basis, as this would help the patients in recovering from the issue.
Some of the programs that can be drafted by the individuals are –
1. TASC or treatment accountability for safer communities. In this program, the programs are developed as per the individual needs. This is meant to help the patients to overpower the problem.
2. Drafting strategies for breaking the cycle that is followed by the individuals. This is meant to help the individual in analysing the cause of the issue. Such a step would help the individual to handle the problem in the right manner. The program is drafted as per the individual need and the strategies are discussed with the members (National Center for State Courts, 2012).
In case of HIV/AIDS, the experts draft the program as per the severity of the issue. In this case, the below mentioned factors are taken care of –
1. Recovery stages - In this program, the experts draft the best policy through which the strategies could be developed for helping the patients to understand the severity of the problem. This step would help in understanding the steps that needs to be followed for controlling the medical issue.
2. Special program - In this case, the program has to be developed depending upon the severity of the medical problem. The experts analyse the steps that would have to be followed by the patients, as this will help in recovering from the dreadful disease.
The medical problem and substance abuse are some of the serious issues that can affect the individual. Methods followed for providing the treatment has to be exclusively drafted, as this will help in analysing the challenges that are involved in the process of providing the best treatment. In this method, the issue has to be analysed, as this will help the patients in recovering from the problem soon. The programs are developed in individually, as this will help the patients in recovering from the problem without facing many issues on the same.
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