WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Education Centers Inc. (CEC) will be presenting a workshop regarding the company's Native American Treatment program at the upcoming American Correctional Association's 2017 Winter Conference on January 21 in San Antonio. Dr. Jordan Weisman, Vice President of Clinical Services will be presenting with Sherri Martin, Manager of the Native American Treatment Program at the Casper Reentry Center in Wyoming, where the program is conducted for residents referred from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 638 Tribes, and the Bureau of Prisons.
"The goal of the Casper Native American Treatment Program is to assist men and women with reentry to society by providing evidenced-based treatment with respect and embracement of their unique culture," said Dr. Weisman.
CEC has developed the 12-month substance abuse program as an alternative to incarceration. It engages Native American cultural elements combined with components of the CEC modified Therapeutic Community (TC) program to address healing from substance abuse and criminality. It is designed to progressively move female and male Native American residents in early stages of recovery to reentry services and community aftercare programs.
In addition to assessment and reentry services, this specialized treatment program uses manualized treatment modules designed specifically for Native Americans using cultural knowledge as a means for healing and recovery from substance abuse. This method emphasizes the important aspect of spiritual practice that is evident in Native American treatment. Cultural elements included in the program are White Bison 12-Step, Wellbriety, Native Sweat Lodges, Native Smudging, Drumming and traditional arts & crafts.
The Casper Re-Entry Center is a residential center that was established in 1985. It addresses the reentry needs of each individual offender referred from the Wyoming Department of Corrections and local government agencies utilizing CEC's continuum of care model that is proven to reduce recidivism.
The presentation will take place at 2pm Saturday January 21, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Conference Center Room 221C at the ACA conference.
CEC is a leading national provider of rehabilitative services for offenders in reentry and in-prison treatment facilities, as well as providing comprehensive management of county, state, and federal jail and detention facilities. The Company provides evidence-based programming for residential and non-residential clients and maintains a documented record of reducing recidivism. CEC services also include drug and alcohol testing by SECON, our comprehensive drug testing and screening company that provides services worldwide.
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