The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology – December 2017

The December edition of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology has been published.  This issue includes articles on the impact of collaborative case formulation with high risk offenders with personality disorder and predicting daily-life antisocial behaviour in institutionalized adolescents with Transgression-related Implicit Association Tests.

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Obesity in mental health secure units

Public Health England, February 2017

This review summarises the latest evidence on obesity in secure mental health units. It has been produced by Public Health England and the University of Sheffield to support the NHS England Mental Health Programme of Care Board and the future commissioning of these services.

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The forensic mental health social work: capabilities framework

Department of Health, November 2016

This framework sets out progression and developments for forensic mental health social workers. It builds on the capabilities set out in the framework for social workers and it outlines pathways for post-qualifying progression and development for social workers practising within forensic mental health settings.

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Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system: draft guidance

NICE, October 2016

This draft guidance seeks to improve the assessment, treatment and prevention of mental health problems in adults. When the guideline is finalised, it will apply to anyone who comes into contact with the English criminal justice system, including time spent serving a community or prison sentence, and any probationary periods. It highlights the need for all staff working within the criminal justice system to receive training to recognise and respond to mental health problems.

Comments and feedback are currently being sought on this draft guidance until 18 November 2016.

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Understanding the whole person: What are the common concepts for recovery and desistance across the fields of mental health, substance misuse, and criminology?

Revolving Doors, December 2015

This review by Revolving Doors finds that people facing complex needs and disadvantaged lives will see many common steps across their recovery journeys.

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