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Resources by Topic: Criminal justice system

"It's on Us": Healthcare's Unique Position in the Response to Human Trafficking
Provides an overview of human trafficking and explains the role healthcare providers can play in addressing this issue in rural communities. Features a rural hospital CEO, a State Office of Rural Health (SORH) director, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and a Safe Harbor Regional Navigator sharing their experiences combating human trafficking.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Guidance for Law Enforcement and First Responders Administering Naloxone
Provides guidance for naloxone administration by law enforcement and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details recommendations for administering both intranasal and intramuscular naloxone.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Concussion in Rural America: Experts Detail Injury and Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury
Reports on concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), in rural areas. Discusses the impact of these injuries, the role of support networks, TBI training for rural clinicians, rural TBI data, and management of mTBI in rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Federal SUD/OUD Resources and Funding Opportunities in Support of Rural Communities
Highlights the slides of several breakout sessions from the 2020 RCORP conference discussing funding and resources pertaining to opioid use disorder in rural communities. Features presentations from representatives of the Department of Labor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Appalachian Regional Commission, Bureau of Health Workforce, and the Federal Transit Administration.
Additional links: Agenda, Session 2 Presentations
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance
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SOAR for Native Communities
Training module designed to help people serving indigenous populations to understand human trafficking and its impact on American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Includes resources relevant to indigenous populations and supports professionals in building trauma-informed and culturally appropriate interventions. Content is free with account creation.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
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West Virginia Substance Use Response Plan
Outlines West Virginia's plan to prevent and treat substance use disorder throughout the state. Details a number of goals in terms of prevention, treatment, research, and the criminal justice system pertaining to substance use disorder.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
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Interdisciplinary Collaboration Needed in Obtaining High-Quality Medical Information in Child Abuse Investigations
Study addressing the lack of collaboration and reporting between healthcare providers and investigative professionals in cases of suspected child abuse in Wisconsin. Discusses the intervention of the Wisconsin Child Abuse Network and the barriers to providing and accessing medical information in abuse investigations, including rural-specific issues. Analyzes data from focus group interviews with providers, child protective services, judges, lawyers, and law enforcement with experience in child abuse cases.
Author(s): Elizabeth Cleek, Norah Johnson, Lynn Sheets
Citation: Child Abuse and Neglect, 92, 167-178
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth
Focuses on the impact of social determinants of health on adolescents. Discusses adolescent development; how the environment affects biology; and how societal factors such as education, healthcare, the child welfare system, and the justice system create disparities. Offers recommendations for each area and includes some discussion of rural disparities in the health system chapter.
Additional links: Read Online, Report Highlights
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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State Options for Promoting Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid or Substance Use Disorder
Reports on interviews with health officials in Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania regarding how their states help pregnant women and young mothers with substance use disorders, focusing on opioids. Discusses Medicaid's role, funding sources of state initiatives, medication-assisted treatment, and issues for incarcerated women. Includes considerations and examples related to rural health throughout.
Author(s): Becky Normile, Carrie Hanlon, Hannah Eichner
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Late Life Domestic Violence: No Such Thing as "Maturing Out" of Elder Abuse
Focuses on elder abuse, with information on prevalence, screening, costs, and legal issues. Also features work being done in indigenous populations to address elder abuse.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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