Understanding Mental Illness and Treatment in Juveniles
Understanding Mental Illness and Treatment in Juveniles

E-Learning

Understanding Mental Illness and Treatment in Juveniles

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice says close to 70% of juvenile offenders have a diagnosable mental health disorder, and youths in juvenile placements have nearly three times the risk for suicide as youths in the general population. Supervising youths who have a mental disorder is challenging for juvenile careworkers. These youths are at a higher risk for misbehavior, suicide, and victimization.

In this course, you will learn about what mental illness is, what causes it, and how it affects adolescents, particularly juvenile offenders. You also will examine the common mental disorders that juveniles may have and the treatment that is provided to help them learn new ways of thinking and behaving. This course addresses the role of the juvenile careworker.
ACA Hours: 10
64.00