ERIC Number: ED442029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Youth with Mental Health Disorders: Issues and Emerging Responses. Also: Wraparound Milwaukee Program: Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Facilities.
Juvenile Justice, v7 n1 Apr 2000
This issue of Juvenile Justice presents three main articles. "Youth with Mental Health Disorders: Issues and Emerging Responses" (J. J. Cocozza and K. Skowyra) discusses tragic mass homicides by juveniles, documented cases of neglect and inadequate services, and federal policy focusing on providing systems of care for at-risk juveniles that have propelled mental health issues among juvenile offenders into the headlines. The second main article, "Wraparound Milwaukee: Aiding Youth with Mental Health Needs" (B. Kamradt), discusses the difficulty of finding effective treatment models for youth in the juvenile justice system who have serious emotional, mental health, and behavioral needs. Wraparound Milwaukee's innovative, integrated approach offers care that is tailored to each youth. The final main article, "Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Facilities" (L. M. Hayes), states that youth suicide is recognized as a serious public health problem, but within juvenile facilities has not received comparable attention. Collaborative efforts and technical assistance training are essential components for suicide prevention within secure juvenile facilities. Also included are brief articles that discuss recent initiatives, programs, research, publications, and the Web site of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (Each article contains references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Prevention, Suicide, World Wide Web
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20049-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5600; Web site: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.