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Webinar Beyond Boundaries: Innovative Approaches for IDD in the Criminal Justice System

  • Dec 08, 2023
Webinar Series # 4
Monday, December 18, 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Certificates of Attendance are available for webinar attendees!
Beyond Boundaries: Innovative Approaches for IDD in the Criminal Justice System
Nutritional Deficiencies and Unhealthy Dietary Practices and Problematic and Criminal Behaviors: A Clinical, Forensic, and Neurocriminological Perspective 
Training Description: 
Nutritional deficiencies and unhealthy dietary practices are linked to a variety of problematic and concerning behaviors like aggression, delinquency, violence, and other antisocial behaviors. In fact, several studies have examined these topics in different populations (e.g., adult offenders, juvenile offenders, and perpetrators of intimate partner violence) and contexts (e.g., community supervision, offender reentry, jail, and prison). Regardless of criminal justice system phase (ranging from arrest to community supervision), nutritional deficiencies and unhealthly dietary practices can significantly impact a person’s mood, behavior, cognition, and physical health. Unfortunately, poor dietary patterns and nutritional imbalances are rarely considered or addressed when working with criminal justice-involved clients. This is due, at least in part, to the lack of educational and continuing education training opportunities for professionals in the fields of criminal justice, forensic psychology, and allied disciplines on these topics. Designed to address this gap, the primary goal of this training is to offer attendees an in-depth review of the existing empirical literature through the lens of forensic psychology, neurocriminology, and other related fields of study.  
Training Objectives: 
  1. Learn about nutrition and healthy dietary habits.  
  2. Acquire an understanding of the association between nutritional deficiencies and unhealthy dietary practices and problematic and criminal behaviors. 
  3. Identify evidence-based interventions that can help ameliorate nutritional problems in justice-involved individuals. 
  4. Explore the role that nutritionists and other licensed health care providers can play in multidisciplinary clinical and forensic mental health teams. 
  5. Review existing peer-reviewed literature and discuss future directions for research on nutrition, diet, and crime. 
Presenter Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consultation services to a number of caregivers, professionals, and organizations pertaining to topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), confabulation, suggestibility, trauma and other life adversities, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and youth firesetting. Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Neuropsychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod has also conducted over 200 workshops, webinars, and on-demand trainings for various organizations and professional and student audiences. In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology fromSan Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, Jerrod is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuroscience and the Law from Michigan State University. Jerrod has published several articles and book chapters, and recently, co-edited the book Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2018) with Erv Weinkauf.  Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs. 
Certificates of Attendance
The certificates are emailed within 5 business days after the conclusion of the webinar. Thank you for your patience.
Contact The Criminal Justice Advocacy Program
cjap@arcnj.org / 732-733-6804

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