ERIC Number: EJ812040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Reference Count: 12
Back to School: Recommendations to Assist Mentally Ill, Post-Incarcerated Youth Return to School
Wood, Ralph J.; Wood, Angela R.; Mullins, Daniel T.
Journal of School Health, v78 n9 p514-517 Sep 2008
A significant proportion of the US young people are currently involved in the juvenile justice system. Of all youth in the United States, approximately 21% suffer from a diagnosable mental or substance use disorder that causes at least minimal impairment. This estimate is likely 2-3 times higher for youth who enter the juvenile justice system. A continuum of services for mentally ill juvenile offenders is critical to assisting youth to reintegrate into their schools and communities. This article provides recommendations to school health professionals to assist with the reentry of mentally ill, post-incarcerated youth.
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Juvenile Justice, Youth, Reentry Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Substance Abuse, Mental Disorders, Correctional Institutions, Anxiety Disorders, Depression (Psychology), Intervention, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; United States