101360: Adolescent Girls With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System

About the Course:

People with co-occurring disorders who come to the attention of the justice system have often been poorly served by fragmented mental health and substance abuse services in the community. The information contained in this publication outlines some of the major topics concerning adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the juvenile justice system. It is meant to generate questions and dialogue that can facilitate further understanding, program development, collaboration, and policy development.

Journal/Publisher:

The GAINS Center

Publication Date:

December 1997

Author

Laura Prescott

About the Author:

The author is associated with the GAINS Center. The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System is a national center for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the juvenile justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the profile of adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the juvenile justice system including characteristics, risk factors, prevalence rates, and trends.

  2. Discuss the problem of competing paradigms and uncoordinated service systems for justice-involved adolescent girls.

  3. Identify future challenges and creative re-direction for dealing with the issues of adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the justice system.

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