Mental Health of Juvenile Detainees

PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth by Karen M. Abram, et. al., was just released by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  The report contains an overview of other studies concerning the prevalence of mental health problems among detained youth, and focuses on a longitudinal study, the Northwestern Project, that began in 1995 and continues to follow a population of detained youth.

The Northwestern Project website contains links to a number of other publications about detained youth and mental illness that were published over the last eleven years.

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  1. Pingback: Suicide Prevention Publications Available for Juvenile Justice Professionals | NAMI South Bay

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