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Assessing Youth Mental Health in Juvenile Justice Settings

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About the Course:

This course is based on the results of a study that used a computerized, self-administered version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children to screen for psychiatric disorders in youth newly admitted to assessment centers in Illinois and New Jersey. Recommendations are offered regarding “best practices” for assessing the juvenile justice population.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Assessing Youth Mental Health in Juvenile Justice Settings created by Gail A. Wasserman, et al., U.S. Department of Justice

Course Material Author

Gail A. Wasserman, et al., U.S. Department of Justice

Gail A. Wasserman, et al., U.S. Department of Justice authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about youth mental health in the juvenile justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe how the DISC was utilized in the study outlined in this course.
  2. Compare studies presented to determine "best practices".
  3. Assess and be able to apply recommendations made for juvenile justice mental health assessment.

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Course Retired
Course Number 100867
1 CE credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $5.97
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