Mental Health Issues for Detained Youth
$6.00 | CEU Hours:2.00 | Intermediate
CEU Course Description
Even though research indicates that the majority of youth in the juvenile justice system have been diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, they often do not receive the treatment and services they need. This CEU course examines changes in the prevalence and persistence of disorders during the 5 years after detention; describes youth’s perceptions of barriers to mental health services; and compares mortality rates for delinquent youth with those for the general population.
Article Author: Linda Teplin, Ph.D., Karen Abram, Ph.D., et al.
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CEU Course Objectives
1. Enumerate the most commonly reported barrier to services received outside of school.
2. Explain why males are more likely than females to continue antisocial behavior from childhood into adulthood.
3. Investigate characteristics associated with lower rates of service use prevalent among youth in the juvenile justice system.
4. Identify the most prevalent disorders found in the juvenile population.
5. Describe the common modifiable risk factors that can be addressed in an attempt to reduce violence.
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