A Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Approach
$9.00 | CEU Hours:3.00 | Intermediate
CEU Course Description
The majority of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system in this country have a diagnosable behavioral health condition. This CEU course discusses trauma and its effects on youth, especially those with behavioral health conditions; the types of trauma-related disorders, the behavioral manifestations of trauma that youth may display, and factors that affect the severity of trauma-related disorders. Key elements of a trauma-informed approach within the context of juvenile justice diversion are also described.
Author: Allen, O., Cocozza, J., Hill, A., Keator, K., Morris, J., and Parker, T. Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions. (2016, January). The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates, Inc.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Explain three reasons that many youth end up in the juvenile justice system.
2. Summarize important principles in a cross-system policy framework design.
3. Distinguish which specialized approach must be adopted to effectively identify and respond to youth with behavioral health conditions in contact with the juvenile justice system.
4. Appraise the link between a traumatic event and PTSD and other trauma-related disorders.
5. Define vicarious trauma.
6. Describe how the physical arrangement of offices can be made to feel welcoming.
CEU Outline with Main Points
a. Issue and Scope
b. Reducing Disparities
c. Psychological Trauma and Its Effects
d. SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach
2. Implementation Domains
b. Policy and Procedures
d. Engagement and Involvement
e. Cross Sector Collaboration
f. Intervention Continuum
g. Funding Strategies
h. Workforce Development
i. Quality Assurance and Evaluation
Date Added: 2017-12-28
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