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Women's Risk Needs Assessment

Trainings and Presentations

Web-based Women's Risk Needs Assessment Orientation and Consulting

The University of Cincinnati has partnered with the National Institute of Corrections to offer FREE individualized orientation and consulting sessions to agencies interested in learning more about adoption of the Women's Risk Needs Assessment. These informational sessions are offered over the internet.

Women's Risk Needs Assessment Training

The University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute (UCCI) offers a 3 day training in the administration of the WRNA. The training covers: 1) evidence-based practices; 2) gender-responsive principles and practices; 3) adminstration and scoring of the Women's Risk Needs Assessment; 4) interview and assessment skills; and 5) gender-responsive, assessment-driven case planning.

Women's Risk Needs Assessment Booster Training

UCCI also offers a 1 day booster training for individuals who have already completed the Women's Risk Needs Assessment Training (above). This training session is customized for each individual site through survey feedback. This allows for the session to cover the materials most relevant to the training audience.

Women's Risk Needs Assessment Training for Trainers

This 5 day training is offered to agencies who are interested in developing their own internal training capacity. Trainees are taught how to deliver the 3 day WRNA training and are given hands-on experience delivering the training to their peers.

Women's Risk Needs Assessment Training for Supervisors

UCCI offers a 2 day training for supervisors of assessors and case managers that administer and utilize the WRNA. This training provides supervisors with an overview of the 3 day training that their staff receive on the administration of the tool and gives supervisors practical skills for the oversight and supervision of the assessment and accompanying case planning process.

Women's Risk Needs Assessment Agency-Wide Training

This 1 day training is offered to all agency staff (custody/supervision, treatment, administration, etc.) in order to inform these individuals about the WRNA assessment and case planning processes taking place within the agency. The purpose of this training session is to ensure that the entire agency is informed of the gender-responsive assessment and case planning practices and can work to support one another in the treatment and rehabilitation of the agency's female clients.

Women's Risk Needs Assessment Quality Assurance Training

This blended training is designed for individuals experienced in the administration and scoring of the WRNA. Ideally, the target audience would be comprised of supervisors or agency trainers of the WRNA. The training focuses on fidelity to the WRNA model and includes a combination of 2 days of onsite training and individual web-based participant follow-up. Participants learn to conduct WRNA documentation reviews and video reviews of WRNA assessors. An emphasis is placed on the collaborative development of coaching plans to accompany the video reviews in order to help improve future reviews of the interviewer.

Evidence-Based Practices Training

UCCI offers a 1 day training in evidence-based practices (EBP) or the "what works" model. This training is designed to provide a foundational background on the history and current status of evidence-based practices in corrections.

Gender-Responsive Programming and Services Training

This 1 day training is offered for those agencies new to gender-responsive practices or for those looking to brush up on the latest research and practices in the field. The training provides an overview of the theories and practices that have shaped the treatment of women in the criminal justice system.

Advanced Gender-Responsive Principles Training

This 1 day training builds upon the above Gender-Responsive Programming and Services Training. This interactive session provides additional details on gender-responsive principles and focuses on implementation of these principles within the agency.

Motivational Interviewing Training

UCCI offers a 2 day training in the principles and techniques of motivational interviewing. In this session staff have the opportunity to build their interviewing and case planning skills within the context of gender-responsive practice.

Advanced Motivational Interviewing Training

This 2 day training builds upon the above Motivational Interviewing Training. In this session participants learn the advanced skills of motivational interviewing in order to build their interviewing and case planning skills within the context of gender-responsive practice. Trainees have the opportunity to practice these skills in increasingly difficult scenarios.  

Incorporating Risk, Need, and Responsivity in Case Management Training

UCCI offers a 2 day training in the application of the risk, need, and responsivity principles to case plan creation and supervision. A special emphasis is placed on the unique needs and relational nature of justice involved women.

Leadership in an Evidence-Based World Training

This 1 day training for supervisors focuses on the integration of evidence-based practice in correctional settings. Trainees will learn techniques for evaluating correctional practices within their agencies, examining new correctional practices in the field, and making sense of the growing body of research in this area.

Managing Agency Change Training

UCCI offers a 2 day training for supervisors to assist with agency change processes. In this training supervisors learn techniques to help make agency changes in policy and practice a smooth transition for staff members. Supervisors will be engaged in critical thinking activities in which they must anticipate impacts of changes and how to motivate staff during transformative times.

Contact Ashley Bauman by phone at 513-556-1968 or by email at ashley.bauman@uc.edu for more information on any of these services or to schedule a training session for your agency.