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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 11 Room: Salon C & D
Presenting: Gail Wasserman; Larkin McReynolds; Debra Kaplan
All Authors for this paper: Gail Wasserman; Larkin McReynolds; Debra Kaplan
Presentation Type: paper presentation
Synopsis: Despite compelling evidence of high rates of disorder in youth involved with the juvenile justice system, application of evidence-based practices for screening, assessment, and linkage with the mental health service sector has been slow. The juvenile justice system’s complex and fragmented nature, its low resources, and the social stigma of the youth it serves, make adoption of efficient and effective practices challenging and essential. We have developed a psychoeducational intervention (Project Connect) to increase Probation Officer/Provider linkage and communication. We present here results of a county-wide application, including information on feasibility, palatability, and changes in justice staff mental health knowledge, self-efficacy, and referral practices.
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006
Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Presentation Time: 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM