ERIC Number: ED410738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Families, Juvenile Justice and Children's Mental Health.
McManus, Marilyn C., Ed.
Focal Point, v11 n1 Spr 1997
The theme issue of this bulletin is a discussion of youth with emotional disturbances who are in the juvenile justice system and how to meet their needs. Articles include: (1) "Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System" (Susan Rotenberg); (2) "Prevalence of Mental Disorders among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System" (John F. Edens and Randy K. Otto); (3) "The Trouble with Delinquent Girls" (Joanne Belknap and Kristi Holsinger), which discusses how juvenile justice service providers and parents treat girls inequitably and why girls become law-breakers; (4) "Overrepresentation of Youth of Color in the Juvenile Justice System: Culturally Competent Service System Strategies" (Marva P. Benjamin); (5) "Parents at the Front Door in Family Court and Child Welfare: Developing Parent Supports in the Juvenile Justice System" (Carol Lichtenwalter and others); (6) "The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: A Federal Partner in Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders" (Shay Bilchik); (7) "Youth with Disabilities in the Justice System: Integrating Disability Specific Approaches" (Lili Garfinkel), which addresses the impact that certain disabilities have on criminal behavior and the need to consider these influences in making adjudication and placement decisions; (8) "Multisystemic Therapy: An Effective Community-Based Alternative to Incarceration" (Scott W. Henggeler); (9) "'Intensive Aftercare' in Juvenile Corrections--The Colorado Experience" (David B. Bennett); "Bethesda Family Services Foundation'Committed To Healing America's Families'" (Dominic Herbst); and (10) "The Virginia Intensive Parole Program" (Valerie Boykin). The Social Security Administration's new rules for the children's Supplemental Security Income program are also discussed. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Children, Community Programs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Delinquency, Emotional Disturbances, Family Involvement, Federal Programs, Incidence, Intervention, Juvenile Justice, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Psychiatric Services, Sex Differences, Social Services
Portland State University, Research & Training Center, Regional Research Institute for Human Services, P.O. Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207-0751; telephone: 503-725-4175; fax: 503-725-4180.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Regional Research Inst. for Human Services.