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Youth With Mental Health Disorders: Issues and Emerging Responses

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Youth With Mental Health Disorders: Issues and Emerging Responses shows how tragic mass homocides by juveniles, documented cases of neglect and inadequate services, and Federal policy initiatives focusing on providing systems of care for at-risk juveniles have propelled mental health issues among juvenile offenders into the headlines. This article addresses the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. This course covers Adobe pages 5-15 only.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Youth With Mental Health Disorders: Issues and Emerging Responses created by Kathleen R. Skowyra and Joseph J. Cocozza


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Publication Date:

April 2000

Course Material Authors

Kathleen R. Skowyra

Kathleen R. Skowyra is an Area Manager (Violence and Criminal Justice) for PRA.

Joseph J. Cocozza

Joseph J. Cocozza, Ph.D., is Vice President of Policy Research Associates (PRA) and Director of the National GAINS Center for people with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

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 youth with mental health disorders. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the mental health needs of youth.

  2. Explain the prevalence of mental health disorders among youth.

  3. Describe the emerging strategies and models for youth with serious mental health problems.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101179
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
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