Nancy Wolff

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Modeling costs and burden of informal caregiving for persons with bipolar disorder
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 9:99-110. 2006
  2. pmc Sexual violence inside prisons: rates of victimization
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Urban Health 83:835-48. 2006
  3. pmc Rates of sexual victimization in prison for inmates with and without mental disorders
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, 30 College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1087-94. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Feelings of safety inside prison among male inmates with different victimization experiences
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Violence Vict 24:800-16. 2009
  5. pmc Patterns of victimization among male and female inmates: evidence of an enduring legacy
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Violence Vict 24:469-84. 2009
  6. pmc Contextualization of physical and sexual assault in male prisons: incidents and their aftermath
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Correct Health Care 15:58-77; quiz 80-2. 2009
  7. pmc Gender-specific behavioral health and community release patterns among New Jersey prison inmates: implications for treatment and community reentry
    Cynthia L Blitz
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1741-6. 2005
  8. pmc Availability of behavioral health treatment for women in prison
    Cynthia L Blitz
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:356-60. 2006
  9. pmc Physical victimization in prison: the role of mental illness
    Cynthia L Blitz
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N J, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 31:385-93. 2008
  10. pmc Behavioral health problems, ex-offender reentry policies, and the "Second Chance Act"
    Wendy Pogorzelski
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1718-24. 2005

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Modeling costs and burden of informal caregiving for persons with bipolar disorder
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 9:99-110. 2006
    ..While a vast literature demonstrates this connection, the cost and financial burden of informal caregiving has received considerably less research attention, especially as it-pertains to bipolar disorder...
  2. pmc Sexual violence inside prisons: rates of victimization
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Urban Health 83:835-48. 2006
    ....
  3. pmc Rates of sexual victimization in prison for inmates with and without mental disorders
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, 30 College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1087-94. 2007
    ..This study estimated the rates of sexual victimization among prison inmates with and without a mental disorder...
  4. ncbi request reprint Feelings of safety inside prison among male inmates with different victimization experiences
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Violence Vict 24:800-16. 2009
    ..Inmate perceptions of safety varied between facilities. Variation in perceptions of safety among harmful situations and between facilities provides useful information about inmate safety and ways to improve it (n = 104)...
  5. pmc Patterns of victimization among male and female inmates: evidence of an enduring legacy
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Violence Vict 24:469-84. 2009
    ..The significance of the findings for practice are discussed along with recommendations to improve the health and welfare of people inside prison...
  6. pmc Contextualization of physical and sexual assault in male prisons: incidents and their aftermath
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Correct Health Care 15:58-77; quiz 80-2. 2009
    ..Emotional reactions to assaults were experienced by virtually all victims. Context information is vital in the development and implementation of prevention and therapeutic interventions...
  7. pmc Gender-specific behavioral health and community release patterns among New Jersey prison inmates: implications for treatment and community reentry
    Cynthia L Blitz
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1741-6. 2005
    ..We describe behavioral health diagnoses and community release patterns among adult male and female inmates in New Jersey prisons and assess their implications for correctional health care and community reentry...
  8. pmc Availability of behavioral health treatment for women in prison
    Cynthia L Blitz
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:356-60. 2006
    ..This study examined whether women with behavioral health needs are more likely to receive treatment for these problems in prison or in the community and to what extent prison disrupts or establishes involvement in treatment for these women...
  9. pmc Physical victimization in prison: the role of mental illness
    Cynthia L Blitz
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N J, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 31:385-93. 2008
    ..Overall, both males and females with mental disorder are disproportionately represented among victims of physical violence inside prison...
  10. pmc Behavioral health problems, ex-offender reentry policies, and the "Second Chance Act"
    Wendy Pogorzelski
    Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1718-24. 2005
    ..Without modification of federal and state policies, the ability of reentry services to foster behavioral health and community reintegration is limited...
  11. doi request reprint Obesity and weight-related medical problems of incarcerated persons with and without mental disorders
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Correct Health Care 18:219-32. 2012
    ..Evidence-based interventions are needed to monitor weight and obesity during incarceration and to teach weight management skills as part of an integrated psychiatric and medical program...
  12. doi request reprint Practice informs the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
    Int J Law Psychiatry 36:1-10. 2013
    ..The poly-problems of these clients suggest the need for an integrated and comprehensive approach, which is challenged by the fragmented and diverse ideologies of the behavioral health, criminal justice, and social service systems...
  13. doi request reprint Thinking styles and emotional states of male and female prison inmates by mental disorder status
    Nancy Wolff
    The Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1485-93. 2011
    ..This study explored criminal thinking styles and feelings of aggression and hopelessness among male and female inmates who reported mental disorders and those who did not...
  14. doi request reprint Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral trauma treatment for incarcerated women with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 176 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 26:703-10. 2012
    ..Future directions include the need for larger scale randomized controlled trials in medium or maximum security prisons and fidelity evaluations of non-research dissemination efforts...
  15. doi request reprint Measuring victimization inside prisons: questioning the questions
    Nancy Wolff
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA
    J Interpers Violence 23:1343-62. 2008
    ..Facts about victimization inside prison will become more certain when the methodology becomes more standardized and consistent with definitions of victimization...
  16. doi request reprint Trauma exposure and mental health characteristics of incarcerated females self-referred to specialty PTSD treatment
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, 176 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:954-8. 2011
    ..This study examined the traumatic and stressful event exposure history and psychiatric health characteristics of soon-to-be released female inmates who self-referred to specialty posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment...
  17. ncbi request reprint (New) public management of mentally disordered offenders. Part II: A vision with promise
    Nancy Wolff
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1293, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 25:427-44. 2002
  18. ncbi request reprint The impact of drug pricing policies on the health of the elderly
    Louise B Russell
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:151-5. 2002
    ..At higher drug prices, expenditures for essential preventive interventions, such as those aimed at hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, buy less health for the elderly. The magnitude of this effect, however, is unknown...
  19. ncbi request reprint Clinicians as advocates: an exploratory study of responses to managed care by mental health professionals
    Nancy Wolff
    EJ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Center for Research on the Organization and Financing of Care for the Severely Mentally Ill, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 29:274-87. 2002
    ..These results are preliminary but suggest that providers condition their advocacy behavior in response to their experiences with and perceptions of managed care plans...
  20. ncbi request reprint State mental hospitals and their host communities: the origins of hostile public reactions
    Nancy Wolff
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1293, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 29:304-17. 2002
    ..These results suggest that the best way to improve relations between hospitals and their host communities is for hospitals to behave like "good" neighbors...
  21. pmc Community reintegration of prisoners with mental illness: a social investment perspective
    Nancy Wolff
    The Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, United States
    Int J Law Psychiatry 28:43-58. 2005
    ..The third part recommends an investment strategy and a set of operational changes that might minimize the loss and maximize the return on the public's investment dollar in mental health...
  22. pmc Childhood and adult trauma experiences of incarcerated persons and their relationship to adult behavioral health problems and treatment
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 176 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1908-26. 2012
    ..Trauma exposure was found to be strongly associated with a wide range of behavioral problems and clinical symptoms. Given the sheer numbers of incarcerated men and the strength of these associations, targeted intervention is critical...
  23. doi request reprint Mental health courts and their selection processes: modeling variation for consistency
    Nancy Wolff
    Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Law Hum Behav 35:402-12. 2011
    ..The results of this study suggest that clients selected by mental health courts are shaped by the formal and informal selection criteria, as well as by the local treatment system...
  24. ncbi request reprint Release planning for inmates with mental illness compared with those who have other chronic illnesses
    Nancy Wolff
    E J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:1469-71. 2002
    ..A lack of release planning was noted for the other chronic conditions. Release planning for particular chronic problems is most common and complete in facilities with special treatment programs, such as a mental health unit...
  25. ncbi request reprint Risk, response, and mental health policy: learning from the experience of the United Kingdom
    Nancy Wolff
    Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 27:801-32. 2002
    ..The path to a better outcome lies in the responsible management of the right risks. Lessons from the United Kingdom experience can be usefully applied to mental health issues in many industrial democracies...
  26. ncbi request reprint "New" public management of mentally disordered offenders: Part I. A cautionary tale
    Nancy Wolff
    Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Institute for Health, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1293, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 25:15-28. 2002
  27. ncbi request reprint Courts as therapeutic agents: thinking past the novelty of mental health courts
    Nancy Wolff
    Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1293, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 30:431-7. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint Treating homeless clients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders: costs and outcomes
    Gary A Morse
    Community Alternatives, St Louis, MO, USA
    Community Ment Health J 42:377-404. 2006
    ..The average total costs associated with the IACT and Control conditions were significantly less than the average total costs for the ACTO condition...
  29. ncbi request reprint Money, innovation, and access: the mental health system in motion
    Nancy Wolff
    Int J Law Psychiatry 28:457-66. 2005
  30. doi request reprint Caregiver burden and health in bipolar disorder: a cluster analytic approach
    Deborah A Perlick
    Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10019, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:484-91. 2008
    ..Cluster analysis is a promising method for identifying subgroups of caregivers with different stress and coping profiles associated with different health-related outcomes...
  31. pmc Drug-related arrests in a cohort of public mental health service recipients
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1448-53. 2007
    ..This study examined the prevalence of drug arrests in a cohort of persons receiving services from a state mental health agency who were followed for roughly ten years...
  32. ncbi request reprint Perceived stigma and depression among caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder
    Deborah A Perlick
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 190:535-6. 2007
    ..Results suggest that caregivers' perceptions of stigma may negatively affect their mental health by reducing their coping effectiveness...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of burden among caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder enrolled in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder
    Deborah A Perlick
    Department of Psychiatry, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Bipolar Disord 9:262-73. 2007
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  34. pmc Patterns and prevalence of arrest in a statewide cohort of mental health care consumers
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1623-8. 2006
    ..This study examined rates, patterns, offenses, and sociodemographic correlates of arrest in a large cohort of mental health service recipients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Understanding community re-entry of former prisoners with mental illness: a conceptual model to guide new research
    Jeffrey Draine
    University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
    Behav Sci Law 23:689-707. 2005
    ..The model is designed to generate new questions for research that address both individual and community level issues...
  36. pmc Beyond criminalization: toward a criminologically informed framework for mental health policy and services research
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:544-57. 2006
    ....