Specialized Training: PREA Medical and Mental Care Standards

National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Curriculum Content
The intent of the curriculum is to provide prisons, jails, community confinement, and juvenile detention facilities with specialized training for medical and mental health personnel on specific aspects of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specifically, this curriculum provides training on how to detect and assess signs of sexual abuse, preserve physical evidence, and respond effectively and professionally to victims.

Intended Audience
The intended audience is health professionals. This includes but is not limited to physicians, psychologists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, health administrators, social workers, and other professionals who provide, support, or administer health care services in correctional environments.

Curriculum Modules and Training Length
The curriculum contains four modules and should take four hours to complete, including breaks and time for questions. All modules are considered essential.