Register Now for "Best Practices in Behavioral Health Treatment for Juveniles Returning from Out-of-Home Placement"
The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) announces webinar, WEBINAR: BEST PRACTICES IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT FOR JUVENILES RETURNING FROM OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT. In order to provide effective behavioral health treatment to justice-involved youth, juvenile justice authorities and their partners must be equipped to quickly identify behavioral health treatment needs, make referrals to appropriate services, and provide treatment and other necessary supports both while the youth is in custody and during his/her reentry process. Recent research on best practices in behavioral health treatment for youth underscores the importance of a continuum of care model. According to the research, this model should incorporate the following core elements:
- Rapid and reliable identification of a young person’s treatment and support needs;
Effective and promising treatment interventions;
Knowledge of the fundamental elements of any effective treatment intervention for youth;
A network of community agencies that provide effective treatment interventions;
Utilization decisions that are driven by outcomes and relative cost-effectiveness;
Availability of continuing care and recovery support that is tailored to this population; and
Supportive services that resonate with youth.
This webinar, which is the first in a two-part series, will focus on both identifying behavioral needs and delivering treatment based on best practices while the youth is in placement. Speakers will discuss the use of risk and needs assessments and the need to properly balance youths’ criminogenic risk factors with their behavioral health treatment needs in developing a treatment plan that will prepare them for reentry. The second webinar in the series, which will focus on the transition from placement to the community, will discuss ways that community supervision agencies and treatment providers can best support youth with behavioral health treatment needs; the date and time will be announced soon.
- Shay Bilchik, founder and director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute
- Randy Muck, M.Ed., senior clinical consultant, Advocates for Youth and Family Behavioral Health Treatment, LLC
- Gina Vincent, Ph.D., associate professor, Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School; co-director, National Youth Screening and Assessment Project
- Susan Cycyk, M.Ed., director, Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services, Delaware Children's Department
- Judge Michael Nash, presiding judge, Los Angeles Juvenile Court
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
To register for this webinar, click here.