Mandated for work in the juvenile justice system by the federal government and highly recommended for work with adult female offenders as well, the gender sensitive approach takes into account the special needs of girls and women. Addressing this gap in the literature, this book shows how professionals can address the needs of female offenders. Social workers, counselors, psychologists, and correctional officers who work with female offenders are provided with counseling skills in treating female offenders on anger management, communication, stress management, and other issues.
KATHERINE VAN WORMER is a Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa. She has also taught in the departments of sociology and criminal justice. Van Wormer is the author of fourteen books and numerous book chapters and journal articles. Among her scholarship awards, she has won the McKay Faculty Research Award, the Faculty Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Scholarship Award.