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Preventing Suicide Through Improved Collaboration for Juvenile Justice Youth

Introduction

1. State mental health and juvenile justice agencies should establish effective data collection and information-sharing for the purpose of:

A. Law, policy, and program development related to youth at risk for suicidal behavior.

B. Individual case-planning and decision-making.

C. Program evaluation and performance measurement addressing suicide prevention.

D. All of the above.


Overarching Priorities to Improve Collaboration

2. Information-sharing is critically important in that it:

A. Saves all practitioners time.

B. Encourages a more coordinated, coherent, and comprehensive approach to supports and services for youth.

C. Helps to establish a set of data or metrics for program evaluation and future decision-making.

D. All of the above.


3. Combining funds from several agencies, jurisdictions, or programs into a single funding stream is known as:

A. Blending

B. Pooling

C. Devolving

D. Coordinating


4. Juvenile justice and mental health agencies should work together to ensure that youth who are at risk of suicide always receive evidence-based services in the least restrictive settings possible.

A. True

B. False


5. Intensive evidence-based treatments, such as _____ have consistently demonstrated both improved outcomes related to future crime as well as decreased risk for suicide and self-harm.

A. Functional Family Therapy

B. Multi-System Therapy for Juvenile Offenders

C. Both (A) and (B)

D. None of the above


6. Services that engender an enhancement sense of maturity of thought and emotions are to be considered a protective factor against suicide risk.

A. True

B. False


7. Youth transitioning from secure care to their home-based communities need transition plans that address which potential area of concern?

A. Education

B. Job skills

C. Peer / family relationships

D. All of the above


8. For youth placed on medication as part of mental health treatment while confined, an appointment at a community mental health agency must be established and the youth must be provided with enough medication for the period between release and the initial appointment.

A. True

B. False


9. Adolescents’ developmental needs should be based on their chronological age, as all adolescents of the same age will have the same psychological needs.

A. True

B. False


10. Juvenile justice and mental health cooperative agreements should work together to place youth in the juvenile justice system solely to access mental health services in order to prevent suicidal behavior.

A. True

B. False


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