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Behavioral Health Disorders and Employment for Justice Involved Adolescents

Behavioral Health Disorders and Employment for Justice Involved Adolescents
April 18, 2018
Edward Mulvey and Carol Schubert

Description: There is widespread concern about the needs of adolescents with mental illness involved in the justice system. Mental health and social service providers have initiated numerous programs to identify and intervene with these adolescents at high risk for poor community outcomes and continued involvement with the criminal justice system. However, there is little empirical information to guide these efforts. In particular, little is known about how the relationship between mental health symptoms and positive outcomes (e.g., employment) in these adolescents.

This webinar will examine and compare patterns of education and employment over 7 years for justice-involved adolescent offenders with and without mental health conditions. The presenters will share findings on:

  1. The influence of mental health status on employment and education outcomes;
  2. How symptoms might are related to markers of successful employment and how employment might affect symptoms; and
  3. How interventions can be focused to assist these youth in achieving positive employment experiences.

Webinar Slides