Working with Mental Health Issues or Disorders in Juvenile Detention

Brian Philson (2006)

This DVD is designed as a training tool to support and enhance current professional development efforts of juvenile detention center staff. Brian Philson, President/CEO of Highfields, Inc., former Director, Jackson County Youth Center in Jackson (MI), and Trainer/Consultant for the National Partnership for Juvenile Services will examine the issue of kids with mental health disorders in detention, discuss trends in the field, and offer interventions for specific disorders. The film visits two detention facilities in Illinois; Champaign County Detention Center and Dupage County Detention Center to examine the issues and to look at two approaches of working with kids in detention with mental health issues or disorders. Role playing segments portray some of the kinds of behaviors associated with certain disorders and the application of necessary skills to use when working with kids with mental health issues in detention. The program is separated into two parts to facilitate discussion and questions are provided to aid in the use of the DVD when training with detention line staff, detention managers, detention program staff, and detention mental health staff.

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