ERIC Number: ED443039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 31.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.; CDM Group, Inc.
This TIP is designed to teach juvenile justice, health services, education, and substance abuse treatment personnel about how to identify, screen, and assess people 11-to-21 years old who may be experiencing substance-related problems. It details warning signs of substance use disorders, when to screen, when to assess, what domains besides substance use to assess, and how to involve the family. Screening and assessment instruments for use with adolescents should be guided by these factors: (1) the reliability and validity of the tool; (2) its appropriateness to an adolescent population; (3) the type of settings in which the instrument was developed; and (4) the intended purpose of the instrument. Legal issues of screening and assessing adolescents, including confidentiality, duty to warn, and how to communicate with other agencies, are also considered. Many adolescents entering the juvenile justice system have experienced physical or sexual abuse, have psychological and emotional problems, perform poorly in school, and/or experience family or gang violence on a regular basis. Because of the complexity of their situations, their treatment calls for a more holistic approach. A chapter is included that covers screening and assessment for these youth. The volume contains four appendixes: "Bibliography,""Instrument Summaries,""Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System," and "Field Reviewers." (Contains 9 figures and approximately 100 resources.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Counselor Training, Early Identification, Emotional Adjustment, Evaluation, Family Counseling, Family Role, High Risk Students, Intervention, Screening Tests, Substance Abuse, Youth Problems
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1036, Rockville, MD 20857. Tel: 240-276-2000; Fax: 240-276-2010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.; CDM Group, Inc.
Note: For other documents in the TIP Series, see CG 030 099-103 and CG 030 130-134.