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Adolescent Girls With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System

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About the Course:

People with co-occurring disorders who come to the attention of the justice system have often been poorly served by fragmented mental health and substance abuse services in the community. The information contained in this publication outlines some of the major topics concerning adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the juvenile justice system. It is meant to generate questions and dialogue that can facilitate further understanding, program development, collaboration, and policy development.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Adolescent Girls With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System created by Laura Prescott in 0.

Journal/Publisher:

The GAINS Center

Publication Date:

December 1997

Course Material Author

Laura Prescott

The author is associated with the GAINS Center. The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System is a national center for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the juvenile justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the profile of adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the juvenile justice system including characteristics, risk factors, prevalence rates, and trends.

  2. Discuss the problem of competing paradigms and uncoordinated service systems for justice-involved adolescent girls.

  3. Identify future challenges and creative re-direction for dealing with the issues of adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the justice system.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101360
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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82 members have taken this course