From the NC4YC Website:
The National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) invites you to
participate in our next installment in a series of webinars focusing on improving the conditions of confinement.
Webinar Title:Creating Healthy Environments: Supporting the Mental Health of Youth in Confinement Facilities
Date & Time:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Over the last two decades, there has been much advancement in the
treatment of court-involved youth with mental health issues. Assessment
and screening tools have improved, access to clinicians and qualified
mental health professionals has increased, efforts have been made to
limit the effects of the correctional facility environment, and young
people have been connected to more community-based re-entry mental
health services than ever. However, as the juvenile justice system
downsizes, and the profile of youth in facilities reflects higher needs
and risks, there has been a troubling trend regarding the use of
practices that are not conducive to treating mental health conditions.
This webinar, the fourth in the NC4YC series on improving conditions of
confinement, will highlight the impact of these practices, and offer a
promising alternative for a safer and more effective approach to
providing mental health services in a proactive and responsive
Moderator:Ms. Joyce Burrell, Project Director, OJJDP State Training and Technical
Assistance Center; Juvenile Justice Program Leader, Principal
Investigator, American Institutes for Research
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Find more on this topic at NIC Juvenile Justice Resources.
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