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Perceived Importance of Substance Use Prevention in Juvenile Justice: a Multi-level Analysis

About the Course

This course examines the staff perceived importance of substance use prevention in the juvenile justice community. This is a multi-site meta-analysis in 7 states. Measures included are demographics, staff position, staff attitudes, unit type, and strengthening a myriad of juvenile skills.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Perceived Importance of Substance Use Prevention in Juvenile Justice: a Multi-level Analysis created by Jessica M. Sales, PhD et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

Health and Justice (2018) 6:12 May 2018

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were 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.

Jessica M. Sales, PhD

Dr. Sales is a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her research examines factors which enhance health promotion programs' successes, as well as uncover barriers or unmet needs of youth post-exposure to health promotion interventions. The ultimate goal of her research is the identification of critical intervention targets that optimize health promotion programs for youth thereby improving their health now and in the future. More than 200 of her works have been published in peer reviewed journals.

Gail Wasserman, PhD

Dr. Wasserman is a professor at Columbia University in New York. She has been investigating the psychopathology of child and adolescent conduct problems for over 30 years and worked with a team to develop a systems-level NIMH-supported multilayered intervention to support practices that more effectively connect juvenile probationers to community providers. Dr. Wasserman has authored or co-authored approximately one hundred papers for academic and practitioner audiences.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, prevention specialists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of substance use prevention in juvenile youth.
  2. Identify the staff most likely to see prevention as a key tool in reducing recidivism.
  3. Describe the barriers to prevention implementation.

Disclosure to Learners

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Planners and Reviewers

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Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103374
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