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NC4YC Webinar: Mental Health Services in Confinement Facilities
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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

Webinar Description:
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 environment.

Ms. Joyce Burrell, Project Director, OJJDP State Training and Technical Assistance Center; Juvenile Justice Program Leader, Principal Investigator, American Institutes for Research

  • Dr. Rodney Erwin, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, National Center for Youth in Custody Working Group Member
  • Ms. Ines Nieves, New York State Office of Children & Family Services, Associate Commissioner, Programs & Services
  • Dr. Joseph Tomassone, New York State Office of Children & Family Services, Chief of Treatment Services
  • Voices of Youth, Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home Schools-Intensive Learning Center

Read more and register >

Find more on this topic at NIC Juvenile Justice Resources.


Posted Wed, Feb 20 2013 2:41 PM by S. Cairns


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