Mental Health Trends and Needs in Juvenile Justice (3 CEUs)

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Presented by Linda Johnson, LMFT, LAADC It was never intended that our juvenile halls, jails and prisons be used as mental health treatment facilities, but that is a primary function of our detention facilities in this country. We have experienced an increasingly urgent need for mental health education, expertise and programming within our multidisciplinary justice systems. Youth may be particularly negatively impacted by contact with law enforcement, arrest, and subsequent detention, as it occurs during some of the most difficult and delicate developmental tasks of their lives. Program Goal The goal of this program is for participants to increase their understanding regarding the importance of clinically accurate intake assessment and diagnosis, and the need to provide more appropriate treatment interventions to juvenile justice-involved youth and their families. Learning Objectives 1. Identify four reasons other than “criminal intent” that youth end up in the juvenile justice system. 2. Name three ways juvenile justice systems can more appropriately meet the growing mental health needs of youth. 3. List three ways mental health intake assessment can be used to benefit youth who encounter juvenile justice systems. 4. Identify two practices that have harmed or exacerbated youth mental health in our juvenile justice systems/programming. TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, LEP Event listing: To get the CEUs, you need to send an email to after viewing the recording. You will then be sent the evaluation and test.

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