Juvenile Offenders with Mental Health Disorders : Who Are They and What Do We Do with Them? by Lisa Melanie Boesky
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The number of individuals entering the juvenile justice system with some form of mental health disorder continues to grow. Those housed in juvenile correctional facilities provide new challenges to those in charge of their care. This book is a guide for professionals working with this population. Regardless of whether you are an officer, administrator, mental health counselor, probation and parole officer, nurse or anyone else working with offenders with mental health disorders, this book is for you. Topics discussed include: Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders, Depression; Bipolar Disorder; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Substance Abuse Disorders, Suicidal Behavior; Self Injurious Behavior; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Psychosis; Screening and Assessment; treatments; and more.


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