ERIC Number: ED452426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Addressing the Training and Employment Needs of Youth with Mental Health Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System. Conference Proceedings with Recommendations to the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities (March 3-4, 2000).
This document contains information about and from a conference on addressing the training and employment needs of youth with mental health disabilities in the juvenile justice system that was held by the National Mental Health Association (NMHA). The document begins with an executive summary and nine recommendations for the Youth Subcommittee of the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities. The introduction provides an overview of the conference objectives and proceedings. Presented next are the following presentations: "The Prevalence of Mental Health Disabilities among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System" (Peter Leone); "Description of Employment and Training Needs and Challenges among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System" (David Brown, John Savage, Edward DeJesus); "The Implications of Disability Law for the Training and Employment of Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System" (Joseph Tulman); "Panel Presentation: Perspectives on Needs and Barriers" (Gerald Rouse, Phyllis Eisen, Lili Garfinkel, Kurt Bumby, John McKinney, Jeremy Reed); "Description of Promising Programs for Youth with Mental Health Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System" (LaWanda Ravoira, Becky Anderson, Claudia Lann Valore, Deanne Unruh, David Montesano); "General Discussion about Promising Programs"; "NMHA Closing Comments"; "Context for Recommendations: Activities of the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities" (Michael Reardon); and "Closing Discussion." Concluding the document are lists of the meeting participants and addresses of 14 resource organizations. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Change Strategies, Conferences, Correctional Education, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Job Training, Juvenile Justice, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, National Organizations, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Special Education, Vocational Education, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
National Mental Health Association, 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2971; Tel: 800-969-6642; TTY: 800-433-5959; Fax: 703-684-5968; Web site: http://www.nmha.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Mental Health Association, Alexandria, VA.