Mental Health Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice

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Thomas Grisso, Gina Vincent, Daniel Seagrave
Guilford Press, 2005 - Psychology - 397 pages
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It is well known that many children and adolescents entering the juvenile justice system suffer from serious mental disorders. Yet until now, few resources have been available to help mental health and juvenile justice professionals accurately identify the mental health needs of the youths in their care. Filling a crucial gap, this volume offers a practical primer on screening and assessment together with in-depth reviews of over 20 widely used instruments. Comprehensive and timely, it brings together leading experts to provide authoritative guidance in this challenging area of clinical practice.
Grounded in extensive research and real world practical experience, this is an indispensable reference for clinical and forensic psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists, as well as juvenile justice administrators and others who work with youths in the justice system. An informative resource for students, it is an ideal supplemental text for graduate-level courses.
  

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Contents

A Developmental Perspective on Adolescent
22
The Context for Mental Health Screening
44
Evaluating the Properties of Instruments
71
MULTIDIMENSIONAL BRIEF SCREENING TOOLS
95
ProblemOriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers
112
Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale
123
Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory
139
Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children
152
Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory
253
RISK FOR VIOLENCE AND RECIDIVISM
265
Washington State Juvenile Court Assessment
271
Youth Level of ServiceCase Management Inventory
283
Early Assessment Risk Lists for Boys and Girls
295
Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth
311
Youth Version
324
FORENSIC ASSESSMENT TOOLS
339

Scales for Assessing AttentionDeficitHyperactivity
166
COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS
185
Personality Inventory for Children Second Edition
205
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
240
Instruments for Assessing Understanding
357
MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool
370
Index
385
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About the author (2005)

Thomas Grisso, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychology, and Coordinator of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. His research, teaching, and clinical practice focus on forensic mental health evaluations and services. Dr. Grisso has received numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, and has authored several books on psychology and juvenile justice. He is also a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice.

Gina Vincent, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Law and Psychiatry Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is Co-Investigator of the National Norms for the MAYSI-2 project, funded by the William T. Grant Foundation, and Project Director of the Juvenile Adjudicative Competence project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Vincent has published and presented widely in the areas of juvenile psychopathy, juvenile sex offending, violence risk assessment, and mental disorder in juvenile justice.

Daniel Seagrave, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist who holds a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the former Director of the Forensic Division of the New Mexico State Hospital. Dr. Seagrave's private practice focused on forensic evaluations for both criminal and juvenile court. He is currently employed as a clinical psychologist with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests include juvenile violence risk assessment and the application of psychopathy concepts to juvenile offenders.

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