Addressing the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs of Juvenile Justice Involved Youth Through Systems of Care

Event Date

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 1:00PM EST

Sponsored By

Technical Assistance Partnership

Description

This NDTAC Webinar explored the impact of mental health issues and substance abuse on the lives of young people within the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, as well as on the lives of youth at risk of delinquency and/or academic failure.

Dr. Sharon Hunt, Principal Project Specialist for the American Institutes for Research (AIR), discussed the system of care approach of providing coordinated, comprehensive, community-based children's mental health services and supports. Dr. Hunt, along with Ms. Liz Doyle, Clinical Director for Child & Adolescent Services, McHenry County Mental Health Board of Illinois, shared information regarding the benefits of systems of care involvement for these youth as measured by improved academic, vocational, and behavioral outcomes and improved social and emotional well-being.

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