Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101359
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About the Course:
While attention has begun to focus on the mental health and substance recovery needs of youth in the juvenile justice system in general, little emphasis has been given to the gender-specific needs of adolescent girls. In an effort to provide an overview of existing prevalence rates, trends, characteristics, risk factors and future challenges for discussion, the National GAINS Center prepared a report. This publication provides a summary of that report, followed by a presentation of critical issues that emerged from collaborative efforts. The last section discusses specific recommendations for enhancing joint efforts in supporting gender-specific, culturally and developmentally sensitive policy and practice.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Improving Policy and Practice for Adolescent Girls With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System created by Laura Prescott
Journal/Publisher:The GAINS Center
Publication Date:June, 1998
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about improving policy and practice for adolescent girls with co-occurring disorders in the juvenile justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Identify gender and age-specific issues involving female adolescents with co-occurring disorders in the juvenile justice system.
- Explain policy and practice recommendations regarding gender-specific and culturally sensitive programs and practices, including intervention protocols and procedures.
- Discuss training and dissemination of policy and practice recommendations and issues related to research and evaluation.
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